Do not connect KStandardAction::quit() to QApplication::quit()

Matthew Woehlke mw_triad at
Sat Feb 16 02:33:29 GMT 2008

Aurélien Gâteau wrote:
> David Faure wrote:
>> The styleguide (in KDE 3 at least; the current styleguide on
>> seems to have nothing about this) says: "Closing the
>> application by selecting Quit in the File-menu closes the document-window
>> and the document within it. Closing the document-window by selecting the X
>> on the window border is equivalent to selecting Quit in the File-menu.
>> "Implementation Note
>> "   Please note that closing the application does not necessarily mean
>> terminating the UNIX process - other application instances may be using
>> the same UNIX process and they should remain unaffected!
>> This means that connecting to closeAllWindows() is just as wrong as
>> connecting to quit(). In most KDE applications, the quit standardaction
>> should be connected to "this, SLOT(close())".
> Hum, I see. I guess I got used to Option+Q on Mac OS X being used to
> *really* quit the whole application. Whether it's the behavior users will
> expect should be debated on kde-usability. Will post a message about it.

What ever happened to this? I don't remember a debate on kde-usability.

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