Re: Close/Exit Votes

Subject: Re: Close/Exit Votes
From: Phil Stracchino (
Date: Wed Aug 29 2001 - 13:26:20 CDT

On Wed, Aug 29, 2001 at 06:27:03AM -0400, John H. Raines, Jr. wrote:
> A voting update regarding the Close/Exit debate, for those that haven't looked:
> 1751 - Open new document when closing last document. 236
> 1911 - Close with dialogue when closing last document. 35
> 1909 - Close program when closing last document (current behavior). 59

Gaaah! And 75% of the votes are for the most irrational and
counter-intuitive behavior of all!

For heaven's sake, *why not make it a preference setting*???? Provide the
functionality to do any of the three, and let the users pick which way
they want their copy to behave. Since there's obviously wide difference
of opinion about this, trying to force everyone into a one-size-fits-all
box is just going to drive away those for whom it doesn't.

 Linux Now!   ..........Because friends don't let friends use Microsoft.
 phil stracchino   --   the renaissance man   --   mystic zen biker geek      
   2000 CBR929RR, 1991 VFR750F3 (foully murdered), 1986 VF500F (sold)

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