A blog about someones first time with a Linux desktop which mentions Pidgin

Felipe Contreras felipe.contreras at gmail.com
Thu May 1 06:22:44 EDT 2008

On Thu, May 1, 2008 at 12:47 AM, Fredrik Tolf <fredrik at dolda2000.com> wrote:
> On Tue, 2008-04-29 at 15:10 +0300, Felipe Contreras wrote:
>  > [...]
> > I also don't understand why clicking on the X button moves Pidgin to
>  > the notification area. It should "close" Pidgin.
>  I don't agree with that. The X button does close the Pidgin window; the
>  notification icon exists independently of the window. In other words:
>  the X button doesn't "move" the Pidgin window into the notification area
>  or anything like that, since the notification icon is there regardlessly
>  of whether there currently is a Pidgin window open. The only problem is
>  that a user may not have noticed that the notification icon exists. I
>  think it would be kind of weird to assume that the X button should "shut
>  down the program" or something like that -- after all, it doesn't do
>  that for the conversation windows.

Yeah, but there's no quit button, or move to the tray area button.

On the other hand you might say that closing the main window should
quit the application. But then there would be no easy way to move to
the notification area.

Felipe Contreras

More information about the Devel mailing list