Why does iPhoto quit when I close the window?

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  1. adk macrumors 68000

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    Just wondering, but does anybody know why iPhoto actually quits when I close the window? I can't think of another application that does that, save for the pseudo-app System Preferences.


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  2. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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    Some apps are programmed this way, another app that does this is Azureus.
     
  3. apfhex macrumors 68030

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    Dictionary, and a few others, do this too. They're programmed to do that, but it's stupid inconsistent behavior. It makes sense for System Preferences, but I hate it when other apps do it.
     
  4. Ladybug macrumors 65816

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    Only reason I can think of that might or might not be why would be that if you have a very large image library, it eats more resources on your computer.

    I agree that its inconsistant. Coming from a Windows background I actually wish all programs closed, but then thats what I was accustomed to.
     
  5. njmac macrumors 68000

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    I use to think that way too, until I realized how much faster it is just to hide the app. OS X is very capable of running many apps at once. It bugs me that iPhoto doesn't hide when I close the window.

    Calculator quits too.
     
  6. ravenvii macrumors 604

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    It does that because in Apple's logic, all applications that have only one window, and only one possible window, should quit upon closing of that window. iPhoto, iMovie, System Preferences, Dictionary and Calculator are such apps.
     
  7. njmac macrumors 68000

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    They should give the user a choice by putting in system pref's the choice to hide or quit one window programs.

    Thanks for the explanation. :)
     
  8. ero87 macrumors 65816

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    iMovie doens't quit when you close a project.

    Photobooth has this behavior too, i agree it involves having only one window possibly open. It's inconsistent and un-maclike, but it makes a little sense...
     
  9. ravenvii macrumors 604

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    Really? I must have sworn that it does. Or at least did, I haven't used iMovie since iMovie '04.
     
  10. eXan macrumors 601

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    Urgh, just wanted to say this :eek:
     
  11. adk thread starter macrumors 68000

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    That (sort of) makes sense to me. I'm glad to think that apple had at least put some thought into it.
     

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