[racket-dev] drRacket Close/Close tab

From: Shriram Krishnamurthi (sk at cs.brown.edu)
Date: Thu Aug 25 15:29:16 EDT 2011

Robby, this is something I've brought up before, too.  It may be the
default on the Mac, but it's certainly strange behavior on other
platforms.  I often find DrRacket disappearing on me and wondering
why, then realizing...uh oh, close means something different.

On Thu, Aug 25, 2011 at 1:30 PM, Robby Findler
<robby at eecs.northwestern.edu> wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 25, 2011 at 9:12 AM, Marijn <hkBst at gentoo.org> wrote:
>> Hash: SHA1
>> Hi Robby,
>> On 08/25/11 14:13, Robby Findler wrote:
>>> The intention is that "close" means "close window" and the
>>> <menukey>-w shortcut moves between the close and close tab menu items
>>> depending on how many tabs are open.
>>> Are you seeing something different than that?
>> On Linux, in my File menu the Ctrl-w shortcut is always listed as
>> shortcut for Close, while Close Tab has no shortcut, but I see now that
>> Ctrl-w's behavior is actually to close the current tab. So in this case
>> my suggestion comes down to just relabelling the menu items from:
>> File -> Close
>> to
>> File -> Close Window
> I'm going to follow the apple human interface guidelines on this point
> and leave things as they are:
> http://developer.apple.com/library/mac/#documentation/UserExperience/Conceptual/AppleHIGuidelines/Menus/Menus.html
>> and fixing the moving of the Ctrl+W keybinding in the labels.
>> Another option is to change:
>> File -> Close (Ctrl+W)
>> File -> Close Tab
>> to
>> File -> Close Window (Ctrl+Shift+W)
>> File -> Close Tab (Ctrl+W)
>> and not move the shortcuts depending on tab plurality.
>> Firefox and Midori both have Ctrl+Shift+W bound to Close Window, so
>> maybe that is a good candidate for drRacket too (if a shortcut beyond
>> Alt+F4 is desired for Close Window). Other programs with tabs I checked
>> only have one of Close Window and Quit, in each case bound to
>> Ctrl+(Shift+)Q.
> I like the idea of adding shift, but I've changed things so that
> instead of the w shortcut going away, the close menu item becomes
> <menukey>-shift-w (so the shifting behavior is still there and we are
> complying with the guidelines in the no-tabs case).
> Robby
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