[texworks] Close not Quit?

David Perry hospes.primus at verizon.net
Sat Jul 18 04:01:43 CEST 2009

OK, I did miss the obvious.  I notice now that when TeXworks starts 
there is actually a blank, untitled document open; so the close (= quit) 
behavior makes a little more sense.  As an enhancement for a future 
version, though, I think it would be nice to have TeXworks behave more 
like many apps in this regard.  Both Word and OpenOffice Writer, for 
instance, start with a blank document that you can close without leaving 
the app.

Why would this be useful?  I have a long document with several \include 
commands.  I wanted to close the subdocument I was editing and then open 
the master document to typeset, so I hit Ctrl-W, thinking it would just 
close the file and let me open another one.  That's what got me thinking 
about this.


David Perry wrote:
> I'm using ver. .01 (r322 with printing) under Vista.  When I choose 
> File/Close or type Ctrl-W, TeXworks quits.  Would the expected behavior 
> not be to close the file being worked on, but leave the application open 
> (just as it is when you first start, a blank window with no document)? 
> Or am I missing something obvious?
> David

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