Re: [Usability] Logging Out - Still a bit of a mess
- From: Christian Neumair <chris gnome-de org>
- To: Mariano Suárez-Alvarez <msuarezalvarez arnet com ar>
- Cc: usability gnome org
- Subject: Re: [Usability] Logging Out - Still a bit of a mess
- Date: Thu, 21 Dec 2006 18:43:05 +0100
Am Donnerstag, den 16.11.2006, 19:00 -0300 schrieb Mariano
> On Fri, 2006-11-10 at 16:05 +0000, Steve Fosdick wrote:
> > When logging out from Gnome is is reasonably common to see applications
> > suddenly appear on the screen which had previously been hidden (minimised
> > or on a different workspace). These applications don't usually get a chance
> > to fully re-draw their windows but the whole think looks a mess and a bit
> > unprofessional.
> > To me, ideally, if an application is not going to prompt to save unsaved
> > work it should exit silently without reappearing on the screen. Do people
> > agree with this?
> > Looking into the technical details I reckon the reason this happens is
> > because the window manager quits before the application(s) concerned. As
> > the window manager manages things like desktops and the minimised state,
> > as soon as it exists, all application windows get mapped.
> > If my understanding is correct, what we would ideally do is to arrange things
> > so the window manager is recogised as that and not just another application in
> > the session so it can be kept alive until all the other applications (except
> > the session manager) have quit.
> > This should look cleaner and more professional.
> > What do people think?
> Cf. <http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=144107>
Proposed patch attached.
Christian Neumair <chris gnome-de org>
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