Is it possible to make propane ask me if I want to leave a room?

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06 May, 2009 05:23 PM

Sometimes i quickly hit Apple-W to close a window on another app, but propane's in the front and I end up exiting the room.

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by trevor on 06 May, 2009 06:31 PM

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    Hi Sean,

    there's a bit of a tug-of war on features like this one. There's no chance of "losing your work" so closing without a prompt is a reasonable action.

    But both of us have been occasionally nailed by closing the wrong window.

    I would rather just re-open the room than have to deal with a confirmation prompt each time I hit command-w, so I'd want a preference for it. And it would probably be polite to add "don't ask me this again" to the confirmation dialog.

    And suddenly this feature (that I find annoying anyhow) takes up all kinds of cognitive space and lines of code.

    But I'm only one user so if other people chime in and say "hell yeah, it's a pain point for me too" I'll definitely put in the effort.

    Until then, the only option is for us to arm-wrestle over the issue to see who wins :-)

    Regards, Trevor

  2. 2 Posted by tekkub on 16 Aug, 2009 01:47 AM

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    I'll put in my "yes please" vote. You don't really need a config option, just have a "never ask again" option in the prompt. First time it bugs someone that doesn't want the behavior, they check that, and it never bothers them again.

  3. 3 Posted by Ignacio on 07 Apr, 2010 05:14 PM

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    I would like to leave the room when I hit cmd + q, that would be possible?

    Should I open another question / ticket?


  4. 4 Posted by Ignacio on 07 Apr, 2010 05:18 PM

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    Hi again!

    i forgot to add an explanation about why I'm asking that. If I leave the rooms before to close propane it doesn't go into these rooms next time. If I close it with cmd + q next time that I open propone it goes directly to the same rooms that in the previous session, and that's pretty nice :)


  5. 5 Posted by Rob Chisholm on 08 Dec, 2010 03:59 AM

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    I really would like this feature as well... it's far too easy to get logged out of a room accidentally.

  6. 6 Posted by James Broadhead on 24 May, 2012 01:25 PM

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    We use Propane here at work, and people are constantly dropping out of chatrooms that they want to idle/listen in because they accidentally leave the room by closing the window.

    Personally, I'd like Propane to open up the same set of rooms every time I open it, and to never leave them.

  7. Support Staff 7 Posted by trevor on 24 May, 2012 04:54 PM

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    The current behavior is definitely slated to change.

    There's some pretty important details to work out as far as multiple windows goes, but the spirit of the change will be: "presence in a room is permanent until you explicitly leave the room".


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