Closed Bug 41408 Opened 22 years ago Closed 22 years ago
file -> quite closes all windows without warning
From Bugzilla Helper: User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux 2.2.14-15mdk i686; en-US; m16) Gecko/20000602 BuildID: 2000060221 if a user does a file-> quite from any window, all Mozilla instances will also close without warning. This is the way that the Linux Netscape version has always worked, but I think there is a usability issue here that should be addressed. The Netscape Windows version's menu item is "exit" rather than "quit" which is think is a more appropriate name. Also in windows, you get a dialog box warning you of what you are about to do. I think Mozilla should implement this behavior as well. It may prevent a lot of confused users as "quit" doesn't give any real indication you are about to *really* quit Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1.Open test case 2.Press button. A new window will open with CNN. 3.Choose file->quit. All browser instances will close. perform the same test with Netscape Linux and Netscape Windows. You will get the same (bad) behavior in Netscape Linux. In Netscape Windows choose "exit" rather than quit. you will be prompted with a dioalig box confirming your drastic action Actual Results: All windows close on a File->quit Expected Results: A dialog box should ask if you want to close all windows I would actually recommend that the quit menu item be replaced with a "close all" item or some other term instantly idemtifying the purpose of the item. Quit is not descriptive of what really happens when it is selected.
In your humble opinion, I'm sure. Confirmation dialogs are the antithesis of usability for everyday things like quitting Netscape. Confirmations are only to be used when you are about to do something extreme, like format your system partition. "Close" is for closing a window, "Quit" is to quit using the program.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 39057 ***
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Closed: 22 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
Sorry for the spam. New QA Contact for Browser General. Thanks for your help Joseph (good luck with the new job) and welcome aboard Doron Rosenberg
QA Contact: jelwell → doronr
verified dupe of an invalid bug
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
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