move Close Tab and Close Window to File menu



Camino Graveyard
Toolbars & Menus
16 years ago
16 years ago


(Reporter: sairuh (rarely reading bugmail), Assigned: Simon Fraser)





16 years ago
i noticed that there's no File > Close Window menu item...also, when trying to
figure out how to close a tab, i couldn't figure out how to do so --it'd be good
to have Close Tab added to the File menu as well. (see also bug 150244, where
the current shortcut for tab closing isn't as obvious as cmd+W.)


16 years ago
Last Resolved: 16 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID

Comment 1

16 years ago
Close Window is under the Window menu now, a more MacOS X style placement you'll
see appearing in other apps. Again, Close Tab is under the Window menu

Comment 2

16 years ago
The Aqua HIG explicitly prohibits apps from putting close in the window menu; I
think we could put the tab commands anywhere we want.

"Window menu items appear in this order: Minimize, Zoom, <separator>,
<application-specific window commands>, <separator>, Bring All to Front
(optional), <separator>, <list of open documents>. The Close command should
appear in the File menu, below the Open command."

Comment 3

16 years ago
changing summary to "move Close Tab and Close Window to File menu"

It is worth noting that Apple itself doesn't follow the HIG in several places.
If anything maybe the commands should be in both places until something more
sane is worked out (ha!)
Resolution: INVALID → ---
Summary: add Close Tab and Close Window to File menu → move Close Tab and Close Window to File menu

Comment 4

16 years ago
pinkerton, I'll let you decide on what we want to do with this
Assignee: saari → pinkerton

Comment 5

16 years ago
FWIW, I also had problems finding the Close Tab menu item, and quickly
discovered that Command-W doesn't behave like it does in Mozilla (whose
behaviour I like).

Comment 6

16 years ago
Simon, get together with pink and figure out what the "right thing" to do is here.

Comment 7

16 years ago
Close Window and Close Tab should be in the File menu (per discussion with smfr
and pink)

Comment 8

16 years ago
Should we go with Command-W to close tabs, until the last one? How about
Command-option-W to close a window with several open tabs?
sounds reasonable to me...whatever mozilla does.

Comment 10

16 years ago
I prefer Command-shift-W (instead of Command-Option-W) since that is what
Mozilla has and my fingers will get too confused if we are different.

Comment 11

16 years ago
Fine by me. I guess command-option tab is often 'close all windows' in some apps.
hrm, thought i did this earlier
Assignee: pinkerton → sfraser

Comment 13

16 years ago
Isn't Command+Option+W much more commonly used to close all windows in Mac apps?


16 years ago
QA Contact: winnie → sairuh

Comment 14

16 years ago
Have a fix ready to check in.

Close Tab and Close Window have been moved to the File menu, in a grouping above
Save. Command-W is used as the normal command-key equivalent for Close window,
when the key window is a tabless browser window, or any other kind of window.
When a browser window with multiple tabs is the key window, then Close Windows
gets Command-Shift-W, and Close Tab gets Command-W.

Note that floating windows like the Find dialog should be dealt with OK. When
you bring up the Find dialog, it becomes the key window, and Command-W will
close it. If, while the Find dialog is up, you click on the browser window, then
_that_ becomes the key window (even though the Find dialog is frontmost).

Comment 15

16 years ago
Fix checked in.
Last Resolved: 16 years ago16 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED

Comment 16

16 years ago
vrfy'd fixed with 2002.07.08.05 nb.
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