Programs that minimize to tray are like the Hotel California

Matthew at 2017-02-21T05:08:28Z

I press the universally-recognized "minimize" button, they minimize to tray.

I press the universally-recognized "close" button, they minimize to tray.

I go to File > Exit, they minimize to tray.

I right-click and select "close", they minimize to tray.

I press alt+f4, they minimize to tray.


By 2020, even running over the PC tower with a monster truck will just minimize to tray.

File > Exit should never minimize to tray...


But for the record, pressing the window's close button, pressing alt+f4 (or whatever shortcut your WM uses), and right-clicking a taskmanager's button and selecting "close" are equivalent actions, by which I mean, the program is receiving the exact same input.

JanKusanagi at 2017-02-21T09:32:21Z

>> JanKusanagi @ DM:

“File > Exit should never minimize to tray...

But for the record, pressing the window's close button, pressing alt+f4 (or whatever shortcut your WM uses), and right-clicking a taskmanager's button and selecting "close" are equivalent actions, by which I mean, the program is receiving the exact same input.”

This is true, but I've used a few programs that re-bound the key shortcuts and did similar silliness.

Matthew at 2017-02-23T04:47:04Z