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Disable Minimize to System Tray when you click X

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I could swear it used to be that if I clicked the 'X' in the upper right, Enpass exited. Now it minimizes to the system tray and that drives me insane. Since the dawn of Windows there has been a minimize button. 'X' is not it! Most programs give you a setting: minimize to taskbar or minimize to system tray. If I hit 'X' I want the same behavior expected of every application that has following UX guidelines in Windows since day one. Quit the program completely!

Did I miss something? How do I get Enpass to do what it is supposed to do and honor my desire to fully quit the app?

I am running the fat app 6.3.1 on Windows 10. I cannot stand UWP.

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The close button is intended to close the app. I think you might have it confused with the minimize button, the underscore / hyphen / m-dash, two to the left. Ctrl-Q is required for good UX design but is unacceptable for my purposes because it requires touching the keyboard. I am looking for intuitive, which means your app should behave like every other app... ever.

If you want to continue to employ poor UX please include an option in settings.

When can I expect this will be fixed?

 

Edited by patanne

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In a multi-window app – in the Microsoft world called a Multi-Document Interface (MDI) – the red dot on a Mac closes the window but not the app, as does the X on Windows. In single-window app (SDI), which Enpass is, X closes the program. It has been a cornerstone of Microsoft's expanded interpretation of CUA (by IBM) since Windows 95. So, in the Windows world it is extremely poor design given the minimize button nearby and that nearly every SDI program ever conforms to the behavior that X closes the program. For those who enjoy the violation, you are apparently one Mr Doe, any offending program – rare but always one that wants to run in the background – has an accompanying setting to toggle behavior. This is the first time I've seen a program without the setting. It's bad UX whether you like it or not.

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I think we are talking about Windows app behavior, no?

In my experience pressing the X button on Windows usually closes the app entirely unless a setting specifies otherwise. I also find it annoying that Enpass minimizes to the tray when I click the X. The other thing that I find annoying is that if I then right click on the tray icon to close the app that way it loads another UI which I then need to click another "hamburger" style menu and then close the application down that way.

This could just be me and a couple others being stuck in our ways but this is fairly frustrating for some. Please at least give us an option to have the app fully close and not minimize to the system tray. There are a lot of programs out there that have this setting in their configuration. It's very common.

If I do not manually close Enpass each time, my sync software does not sync the files between my devices as it says the files which need to be synced are in use. This adds to my annoyance of the issue. It would be very nice to have an option to just have the app close when the X is clicked.

Edited by policeshootout
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Funny thing is that you guys (Enpass team) have been talking about this for over a year and all we get is platitudes. If you were actually interested in getting resolved, you would have already. If it wasn't that I already paid for this app, I would have already moved on to better options that exist out there.giphy.gif

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