>>> "close" is close, "minimize" is minimize - it's really that simple!don't generalize. read more carefully on "service" part of message.
The notification area provides notifications and status. Well-designed programs use the notification area appropriately, without being annoying or distracting.
Use the Minimize button on the application's title bar, not the Close button.
- when foobar is fullscreened, it's much more easier to position on [X] button, not on [_], so I'm waisting time moving pointer around that corner
- I'm used with apps like uTorrent and amaroK, they support Close to tray function on default
- I want foobar to be like "music service" (mocp, mpd on linux), not an application. So closing the "frontend" *MUST NOT* stop the music. Option "Close to tray" is the simplest way to achieve service-like behavior
- one more: foobar is started with system and ended with system down. Music may be paused, but why closing app?
Why developers have to add this option:- there is a bunch of guys, who also like such behavior, and there are cons for it. Why ignore? Make this people happy! This is what makes devs happy - when users are happy.
- standarts. Standarts are good, but two problems:-- standarts are not constant on time, just on period of time-- Close on tray behavior is quite standart, when interpreting foobar as "service" and foobar window as "frontend"
That was critical -1 for foobar.
"people need an option, people have arguments, arguments are real - why not adding?".
foobar2000 isn't a service,
Also take a look at the section titled "Minimized single-instance application", it states that applications may minimize to the Notification Area if certain conditions apply (which foobar2000 already allows), and even that behaviour is strongly discouraged for Win7 and later. MSDN also expressively states:QuoteUse the Minimize button on the application's title bar, not the Close button.Also, it may be even faster to hit Alt+Space + n (blame MS for not providing a better shortcut) to minimize foobar2000, than hitting the X in the corner.
Personally I loathe all programs who don't close upon hitting the X in the corner, it defies common Windows application rules and the principle of least surprises. It's not at all a standard way. I don't know how adding that feature is beneficial to the usability and user-friendliness of foobar2000, and more options means also more necessary user support due to misconfigurations or misconceptions.
Last but not least, similar discussions (you have linked yourself) have been closed with a WONTFIX answer before, expect the same here, or just straight binning.
BTW: It's spelled standard
Because someone have to spent his spare time to add an option he doesn't want. If this would be an option (I know Peter wouldn't do this)
how much would you pay for it, to have this functionality?
Quote from: fbuser on 15 April, 2012, 07:24:06 AMBTW: It's spelled standardthanks. I'm not englishman, as you see =)
Ok, maybe there is a way to write plug-in for this? That solved the problem too.