Bug 520052 - "Close this window?" dialog should be configurable
Summary: "Close this window?" dialog should be configurable
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gnome-terminal
Version: 11
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Behdad Esfahbod
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2009-08-28 07:14 UTC by Tim
Modified: 2010-06-28 14:20 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2010-06-28 14:20:55 UTC

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Description Tim 2009-08-28 07:14:26 UTC
Description of problem:

When there's a process running under a window, if you click the close box in the upper right hand corner, you get a dialog box "Close this window?" This does not appear to be configurable, and really should be. There are many cases in which a user may want to close a window with an "active" process, and the requirement to deal with the dialog box is annoying. For instance, you have an ssh session open to a remote system and lose connectivity, etc...

Or more to the point, I never click the close box unless I really want the window to close, so... I'd rather it just closed!

Of course, I understand the rationale for the dialog, but it should be a user choice (configuration option). A "Never show me this again" checkbox in the dialog might be useful, too.

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How reproducible:


Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open a terminal window
2. Run a utility like "top"
3. Click the close box
Actual results:

Dialog box appears.

Expected results:

The dialog box should be configurable.

Additional info:

Comment 1 dosboss64 2010-04-23 14:37:31 UTC
This may seem like a 'me too' comment, but it is really annoying to have this question dialog for open terminals I want to close.  Indeed as the bug filer mentioned, if I click the close window widget, I expect the window to close.  Configurability of this dialog is completely acceptable, IMHO.

In addition to the bug, I would like to mention that the 'process still running in the terminal' in my case is 'sudo -i' - in other words, it is sitting at a root prompt.  This is not what I would expect the logic for this dialog window to catch on.

As an aside, I run a couple boxes with the 'fruit' OS, and the terminal there also has this dialog.  However, not only does it have an 'off switch' for the dialog, but it is configurable to ignore a *list* of running execs in a terminal window when closing - in other words it will not pop up the dialog if one of the listed execs is running (this is also reversible, e.g. it will show the dialog if on of the listed execs is running, but it will not show for anything else).  Is it possible to have that type of functionality in Fedora/Gnome terminal?

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