Feature Requests item #1095477, was opened at 2005-01-03 23:24
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Category: core
Group: None
>Status: Closed
Resolution: None
Priority: 5
Private: No
Submitted By: Marko Simovic (markobarko)
Assigned to: Nobody/Anonymous (nobody)
Summary: Minimize to system tray - change button?

Initial Comment:
Just an annoyance really...Can we change the minimize 
button to minimize the app to the system tray while the 
close button actually exits the app? Outlook 2003 does 
it this way and when using both i get 
confused...lol...either change or make as an option. that 
would be great!!!

What does everyone else think of this?


Comment By: Luke Schierer (lschiere)
Date: 2007-04-20 11:00

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As we are closing this tracker, please submit any feature request that is
still valid to http://developer.pidgin.im.  Thanks. 


Comment By: Michael Toews (mwtoews)
Date: 2006-10-17 21:13

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A work-around solution to this request is to disable the
system tray, which is in the plugins. Once it has been
disabled, the close button closes, and exits gaim.


Comment By: Richard Laager (rlaager)
Date: 2006-10-16 22:02

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I agree with eperez. I've filed feature requests on other
applications to ask that the close button minimize to the
system tray.

Some people want it each way, and neither is really more
"correct" than the other. I personally prefer this option
because I minimize to tray more frequently than I quit the
application, so I believe it makes sense to optimize for
that case. I wish the GNOME HIG would weigh in on this, so
that we might get some consistency. (However, Gaim is not a
GNOME app and so the HIG is not binding.)


Comment By: Michael Toews (mwtoews)
Date: 2006-07-20 01:01

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I agree with the first comment. It conflicts with basic GUI
usability: the big X closes the window (and the program),
and the minimize button minimizes the program (yes, good
idea about into the system tray). Having the X and minimize
do essentially the same thing is annoyingly redundant.

Currently the behavior voids these basic GUI principle, and
it appears to mimic the behavior of Windows Messenger ..
please, I thought that a main purpose of Gaim was that it

I'm thinking that Windows Messenger's behavior is rooted in
idiots that run the program, and blindly bat at buttons to
try and make it go away, but deep down inside don't want to
actually close the program. We aren't idiots. We can do
better than this, by actually pressing the buttons to do
their intended action.

Windows Messenger has it wrong, so please don't copy their
close/minimize behavior, and stick to the basic GUI
principles that everyone is familiar with. Sorry if this
appears as a rant .. I guess it is.


Comment By: Eduardo Perez Ureta (eperez)
Date: 2005-01-29 12:32

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I prefer current behavior, because close doesn't mean quit.
Close means get rid of this window because I don't want to
see it, but it doesn't have to disconnect any account. And I
like the minimize button to put the window in the taskbar
because sometimes I like it there. Anyway I'm not a
usability expert.


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