[texworks] close and exit

Jonathan Kew jfkthame at googlemail.com
Sun Apr 4 18:51:07 CEST 2010

On 4 Apr 2010, at 03:14, david allen wrote:

> when one has a single file open, the "close" command both closes the file and exits the program. 
> I sometimes want stop work on one project and start work on another. I find that behavior annoying.
> for "close" not to mean just close is so Microsoftesque.

Surely it's normal for an application to exit if you close its last (or only) open window? Once the window is closed, there's no user interface for you to interact with it further. What would you expect to see after you close the window?

This would be different in a MDI-style application or a tabbed-editing model, where documents are opened into sub-windows within an overall application workspace; but that's not how TeXworks is designed. (Yes, tabbed editing is on the wish-list as an alternative interface model for the future.)

(I presume you're working on Windows or Linux, as this behavior is different on Mac OS X.)


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