Re: [Usability] Closing windows with doubleclick
- From: Alan Horkan <horkana@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 16 Mar 2006 16:17:29 +0000 (GMT)
On Wed, 15 Mar 2006, Corey Burger wrote:
Date: Wed, 15 Mar 2006 11:59:37 -0800
From: Corey Burger <corey.burger@xxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [Usability] Closing windows with doubleclick
On 3/15/06, Joachim Noreiko <jnoreiko@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
--- Alan Horkan <horkana@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
I'm a sucker for consistency, despite some of the
comments in the bug
report I figure if everyone else is doing it Gnome
probably should too.
We shouldn't be Lemmings and blindly follow what
everyone else is doing
but if we are going to be different we should have a
good reason for it,
and the burden of proof should be on those who want
to block this feature.
I understand the arguments against, and I think they
Basically, I think we should not implement this for a number of reasons:
1. User click everywhere
2. Users like to doubleclick
3. The consequences of closing can be grave
Examples please? Gnome applications preferably.
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.)
I am sure this could be done if people really wanted to do it.
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.)
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