[Konsole-devel] [Bug 167869] tabs can be closed without confirmation

Robert Knight robertknight at gmail.com
Thu Jul 31 22:36:10 UTC 2008

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           What    |Removed                     |Added
         AssignedTo|konsole-devel kde org       |robertknight gmail com
           Severity|grave                       |normal
             Status|NEW                         |ASSIGNED

------- Additional Comments From robertknight gmail com  2008-08-01 00:36 -------
> setting severity to "grave" because it's used for "loss of data" 

Any number of things can cause data loss in a terminal.  It is and has been for a long time a completely unsafe environment.  Almost every keyboard shortcut in Konsole is probably 'destructive' in one application or another - probably many in applications I have never heard of or used (I am a heavy Vim user).  Ctrl+D, Ctrl+C are much more common examples.

This is the first time the bug has been reported to me (on bugs.kde.org) or anywhere - and I normally hear about this sort of thing very quickly - see the bugs and IRC chatter after I implemented close tabs on buttons.

I will:
- Set this bug to 'normal', because there are bugs which are bothering many more users.  Making the shell 'safe' frankly involves a lot more than changing two shortcuts.
- Provide a close warning when an application other than the shell is running in the terminal

Unless this bug report gets lots of dupes on people complaining to me on IRC or my blog I do not plan to change the default shortcuts.  They match (as close as possible) shortcuts used to manage tabs in other applications which is I think makes learning them easier.

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