The Grumpy Editor's Guide to graphical IRC clients
Posted Feb 22, 2007 19:15 UTC (Thu) by velociraptor
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"That's a feature, actually. GAIM is primarily an IM client that also handles IRC, not the other way around. Would you really want your IM client to exit whenever you stop talking to the last person? Seriously, that makes about as much sense as your MUA quitting as soon as you have no unread mail in your inbox anymore."
I think what the GE meant by unintuitive in this case was not closing the last "chat" window, but closing the Buddy List window. Instead, GAIM still runs in the background, and you have to right click the tray icon to "really" exit. Iirc, <Alt-Q> is a recent addition to the Buddy menu, but I've just started to use GAIM again recently and can't say for sure.
Trillian (Windows) behaves the same way. I don't grokked the decision to not exit when the Buddy list is closed, either, so GE is not alone.
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