Opened 15 years ago

Closed 14 years ago

#122 closed defect/bug (wontfix)

do not put a quit button in the toolbar

Reported by: kiddo Owned by: KaZeR
Priority: minor Milestone: version 0.2.0
Component: gui/gtk Version:
Severity: Keywords: usability


shamelessly quoting the HIG: "Don't add buttons for Help, Close or Quit to your toolbar by default, as these are rarely used and the space is better used for more useful controls. Similarly, only provide buttons for Undo, Redo and the standard clipboard functions if there is space on the toolbar to do so without sacrificing more useful, application-specific controls."

I would add to that the fact that the Quit button is already in the menus, and the fact that the window manager has a nice quit/close button in the titlebar that screams "use me! use me!".

At least, not in the desktop gtk version.

Attachments (1)

remove_quit.patch (491 bytes) - added by Kiddo 14 years ago.
one-liner patch for the gtk gui (is this needed for other guis?)

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Change History (6)

comment:1 Changed 15 years ago by KaZeR

  • Milestone set to version 0.1.0
  • Owner changed from somebody to KaZeR
  • Status changed from new to assigned

Open for discussion. I don't mind removing it personnally.

comment:2 Changed 14 years ago by introspekt@…

Personnally I think it should stay, it's useful on a touchscreen (operated via finger) in fullscreen mode :-)

comment:3 Changed 14 years ago by introspekt@…

I've been thinking about this more and have come to the conclusion that a minimise button would be more useful than a quit button in a carpc situation as it can be used to hide navit as to access other software.

comment:4 Changed 14 years ago by kiddo

maybe a minimize button should appear only when in fullscreen mode, then?

Changed 14 years ago by Kiddo

one-liner patch for the gtk gui (is this needed for other guis?)

comment:5 Changed 14 years ago by Singesang

  • Resolution set to wontfix
  • Status changed from assigned to closed

That button won't get removed until we need that space. As there are still people, who use the GTK gui on touchscreens it'll stay there (like Introspekt said).

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