[texworks] close and exit

Paul A Norman paul.a.norman at gmail.com
Mon Apr 5 07:34:35 CEST 2010

For years when programming in Delphi for Windows expectation of users
was broadly that File/Exit would close all open windows/tabs/panes

File/Close would mostly ever only close the current window/tab/pane
and depending upon the application you were designing either leaving a
blank document showing or a bare menu bar with reduced active menu
choices, including the Help menu so people could work out where to go
next :)

My 2c worth ... I have quite got use to having different windows open
in TeXWorks and have developed a very good work-flow around it, I now
quite like it, Especially on a two screen layout.

...  BUT would love that the last window 'closed' did not close the
whole program!  I can use File/Quit TexWorks for that.

 Could that (the last window 'closed' did not close the whole program)
be a preferences option please? It would be a great help.  Many a time
I have had to completely restart TeXWorks.


On 5 April 2010 14:08, Ben Harrison <ben.harrison at liquidmesh.com> wrote:
> On 5 April 2010 10:46, David J. Perry <hospes.primus at verizon.net> wrote:
>> I work mainly on Windows, and a great many programs (including MS Office;
>> also FontLab Studio, GIMP, OpenOffice, and Adobe Reader, to name just those
>> that I have used today) allow you to close all open documents, leaving you
>> with a mostly blank screen and a menu bar with only a limited number of
>> options: File/Open, Open Recent, New, or Exit, with the rest grayed out.  I
>> always think of "close" as meaning "close the document" and "exit" as "shut
>> down the program."
> Some of these programs operate this way on Linux also. The GIMP, OOo,
> gedit, geany.
> Some don't: Gnumeric, Inkscape, web browsers in general, Bluefish.
> You get used to their idiosyncrasies eventually.
> ben.

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