Re: [Usability] Closing windows with doubleclick

On Thu, 2006-03-16 at 16:17 +0000, Alan Horkan wrote:
> > 4. Closing is a not a recoverable action
> Please back up that assertion.  The point I made in my previous mail was
> that a good application would warn you if you had any unsaved data.
> Increasinly applications will remember window position and other state
> information.  (The request is for close not kill or force quit.)

Epiphany with 15 tabs open.  Press the window manager close button and
*poof* all gone.

> Also if we are so worried about users accidentally closing windows and if
> it is as dangerous as others claim why is a non-destructive action like
> Maximize put right beside the close button?  (There should be some dead
> space between close and maximize, but maybe that is simply an issue with
> the default Clearlooks theme.)

This is why I don't have the window icon button but have Close on the
left and maximise/minimise on the right.  If I want the menu I can
right-click on the titlebar.  I really do think that should be the
default layout for Metacity...

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