Improved close button (mockup)

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements

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The close button could be enhanced to not close the "program", only the window, by minimizing it.

A possible configuration would be click to minimize, double click to close, and pushing for an amount of time to kill.

Minimizing is the behaviour of the close button on PDA's, and in kopete and amarok (each app could decide if it should minimize to the task bar or to the icon tray). Also, this would give coherence to the behaviour of those two apps in kde.

Collateraly, you won't ever close an app by mistake (you can recall it from the taskbar), and even better,
no need to go all the way File->Exit when you really want to close kopete or amarok.

jsowieso

13 years ago

I would prefer a universal close button on the upper right side of the screen. It should always be visible. Using mouse wheel should cycle between open windows, click should close actual window and dbclick shut kill it (great idea). Maybe a middle-click could send it to tray or something else.

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Fri13

13 years ago

Okay, what we have, three buttons.... all of them have own purpose... user knows what those does.

Windows users only have three buttons and when double clickin windeco, it goes fullsize.

KDE users has many options, like midle click on mini.../max... buttons and double ckick on windeco or mouse wheel on windeco....

Close buttons should be button what _close_ the window or program. I like idea that holding 1 second close button, application will be killed. But when application freeze, KDE ask should it be killed when user klicks close button and application dont answer for a while.

And with XGL/AiXGL application/window what dont respond anymore, changes itself to B/W and dark so user knows what is happening.


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prankxd

13 years ago

More interesting will be:
Close button -> minimize to tray.

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maarizwan

13 years ago

you know it is annoying if things just won't happen as expected. double click could be taken as single click, or someone might press the button for too long to minimize it...

alternatively if we want to save the "button space", we could use "one expandable button" > clicking on it will show the available buttons and there we go with the options in just 2 clicks...

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emilsedgh

13 years ago

Right click on the title bar, go to Advanced menu.this should be the place for a new button.Plasma guys should take a look at KDocker and porting it into their new menu.

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emilsedgh

13 years ago

Here it is:
http://kdocker.sourceforge.net/

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tminos

13 years ago

please no.

I like the idea of invoking some kind of xkill like behavior on a prolonged click, though.

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DanaKil

13 years ago

please, no ! ^__^'

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Fanaz

13 years ago

I agree with "AndreSomers", idea about merging "close" and "minimize" is not good.
But idea of "killing" inactive window is good. Maybe.. long-press "Close" button and menu of "Close / Suspend / Kill" app?

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AndreSomers

13 years ago

Is it really that hard for you to distinguish between the close and the minimize button? If I click close, I'd like a window to actually close, thank you very much. If I wanted it to minimize, I would have clicked that button. Introducing a double click just sucks. Why make it that hard to close a window?

If you make the mistake of often choosing the wrong button, why don't you change the layout of your buttons so the mistake isn't so easy to make?

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