Re: [Usability]Keeping the Quit menu item
- From: Havoc Pennington <hp redhat com>
- To: Jeffrey Baker <jwbaker acm org>
- Cc: usability gnome org
- Subject: Re: [Usability]Keeping the Quit menu item
- Date: Wed, 19 Mar 2003 22:12:51 -0500
On Wed, Mar 19, 2003 at 05:18:42PM -0800, Jeffrey Baker wrote:
> > There's simply no reason I see why I'd Quit Evolution for example,
> > other than to exit the Evolution process. If I don't want an Evolution
> > window, I'd just close it. Why would I Quit instead? If there's a
> > reason for Evolution, what makes gnome-terminal or nautilus different?
> Why not? I'd Quit Evolution because I was done reading
> email. What am I going to do now? I'm going to *Quit*
> reading my email!
Unfortunately, if you quit reading your email you'll also quit viewing
your calendar and todo list. ;-)
> For Evolution, I wouldn't expect my Calendar to go away when I
> Quit reading my email, but I would expect three different
> Calendar windows to go away if I Quit the Calendar. Perhaps
> the concept of Quit should be tied into the concept of
> windows providing all the same functionality.
Yup. So you are defining Quit as 'close all windows of the same kind'
(where 'evolution window' isn't a useful 'kind' in this context)
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