karlchen wrote:Hello, Alexander.
First of all what you see when you try to quit a programme where you have unsaved data is not a notification but a confirmation dialogue.
About the confiramtion dialogue covering the main editor window:
The editor application window is very small. As a consequence the dialogue box happens to be the same size and cover the main application window.
But where is the problem?
You must decide whether to save or discard the unsaved documents. So you cannot use the main window before you have replied to the dialogue.
The Thunderbid situation is similar. Thunderbird expects you to confirm the delete action. Only this time the dialogue box does not cover the large Thunderbird windows at all. The dialogue box is much smaller. Nontheless, again the dialogue box needs to be answered before you can return to the main window.
Again where is the problem?
What you see has been implemented in this way by design, in order to prevent the user from ignoring confirmation dialogues which require his decision. You will be able to reproduce the same behaviour not only on Cinnamon, but on xfce oder Mate as well.
$ inxi -Fxz
System: Host: unimatrix0 Kernel: 3.11.0-15-generic i686 (32 bit, gcc: 4.8.1)
Desktop: Xfce 4.10.2 (Gtk 2.24.20) Distro: Linux Mint 16 Petra
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I did not rely on assumptions. I tested the gedit case and reported my results. Screenshots added as pieces of evidence that I did not guess wildly. but tried to reproduce the situation.All your assumptions are wrong.
Yes, exactly this is what happens.It is not the case, that the modal dialog covers all of the gedit window.
No, my tests give strong evidence that the main window does not got away at all. You only have to move the dialogue to confirm that the main window is still present.Reality is, that the main window completely goes away.
No, this is twisting the meaning my explanation. The save dialogue box will be on top of the main window. This is by design. The fact that in your case and in my second try on Mint 16 the dialogue box covers the whole underlying Gedit window is caused by the fact that we both made the main Gedit window really tiny. And Gedit 2.30 (Mint 16) seems to display a larger dialogue box than Gedit 3.41 (Mint 13). A larger dialogue box is more likely to cover the whole application window than a small dialogue box. That's all.If you say, that hiding the main application window is by design
You may think so. Fact, however, is that my second try was done on xfce, no Cinnamon involved. This does not real support your verdict against Cinnamon.Cinnamon is broken by design
I have.If you would have also watched the Thunderbird video
alexs77 wrote:Or in Thunderbird, when going to delete an email thread, it also hides the full window: http://vid.ly/4r1d7p
Hey thanks for this hint. - Just checked the setting here. It is uncked (disabled). This must be the default, because I cannot remember ever having changed any setting in this dialogue box at all.blackelephant wrote:Settings > Windows> uncheck attach dialog windows to their parent window's tilebar is one fix.
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