Re: Close and Exit

Subject: Re: Close and Exit
From: John H. Raines, Jr. (
Date: Fri Aug 24 2001 - 06:34:32 CDT

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I don't want any stray gui windows left over. I don't want abiword cluttering up my memory.
If I want a new document, all I must do is type 7 characters a,b,i,w,o,r,d,
plus of course a return. I often add a & at the end to avoid tying up my window (so that makes 8),
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If there was a dialogue when you closed the last document that ask you if you would like to start a new document or would you like to exit it would only take 1 extra typed letter (or 1 click) to respond. There would never be anything unintended left in memory & no user would ever be surprised by exiting the program when they didn't intent to.

Having been on the user end of computing for 30 some years, I still think that anticipating user need & minimizing clicks is the most desirable programming.

J. Raines

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