Re: [Usability] Logging Out - Still a bit of a mess

Totally Agree

On 11/16/06, Mariano Suárez-Alvarez <msuarezalvarez arnet com ar> wrote:
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?

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