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Re: How to completely deactivate the startup question window?

Subject: Re: How to completely deactivate the startup question window?
From: Gerhard Fiedler
Date: Wed, 4 Jan 2006 18:31:13 -0200
Newsgroups: opera.general
Matthew Winn wrote:

>>> but as others have said, it's safer to teach safe shutdown, rather then
>>> risk file corruption, especially, on M$ ware.
>> 
>> No!, she does a perfect safe shutdown, without any possibility for file
>> corruptions - as long as programs behave well... 
> 
> If she's not closing every interactive program before shutting down
> then it's NOT a safe shutdown, and that's all there is to it.  

Well, yes and no... It's not safe for unsafe applications. An application
can stop Windows from shutting down if it is inclined to do so. Windows
will see that the app doesn't close after a certain time and ask the user
if she wants to force the app to close. And that time is not that short;
it's way longer anyway than Opera usually takes to close its process.

If Opera does it this way, it's not because it "crashes" -- it's probably
because the developers deliberately think of this situation as a special
type of crash (that is, Opera not specifically closed by the user) and
don't /want/ to handle it differently. It's not that this wouldn't be
possible.

And all that crap about "you have to close all applications before closing
Windows" is just that -- crap for crappy applications. Decent applications
/can/ do whatever they need to do before Windows closes and close
gracefully. 

Gerhard

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