D16169: Add option to close Kate when last file closes

Francisco de Zuviría noreply at phabricator.kde.org
Fri Oct 12 23:34:53 BST 2018

zetazeta added a comment.

  In D16169#342247 <https://phabricator.kde.org/D16169#342247>, @ngraham wrote:
  > +1 for implementing the feature.
  > However, I'm always a bit wary about adding new off-by-default options. Making something optional in the first place is an a certain lack of confidence in the feature; having it off by default magnifies that. If this should really be both optional and off by default, should it really be done at all? My vote would be for turning it on by default, but I think ideally, this would be a global setting somewhere in System Settings (maybe the same place we'd put the options requested in https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=376992) and would affect all KDE apps with tabs.
  Please please please implement this, it will boost my productivity.
  My use case: if I close a session with alt+f4, the next time I open it it will have the same files which sometimes is not desired if there is too much clutter (let's say, 20 log files that I don't need anymore). So I hold down ctrl + w to close all, and then have to reach out to alt+f4, which not only is annoying but leaves far away from alt+tab. This feature would be sweet (I even made my first account just to vote on this, lol).
  I think it should be on by default. It's hard for me to imagine that someone closing his last document will want to start working on a new empty file.
  Another reason: it would be consistent with how popular tabbed software works: in both firefox and chrome when I close the last tab, the window is closed, I don't get a new welcome tab.  "Simple by default powerful when needed" I think familiarity is related to simplicity to an extent...

  R40 Kate


To: thsurrel, #kate, #vdg
Cc: zetazeta, ngraham, kwrite-devel, michaelh, demsking, cullmann, sars, dhaumann
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