Hide Station instead of close / Don't shut down when closing Station's window / Keep apps running in the background

(Vytautas Butkus) #1

Hello,

I’ve just started using Station and found a little annoying thing. When I press CLOSE in the app it’s being shut down instead of hidden. I use Station for mostly messaging purposes, messenger, slack, etc… most of such apps instead of closing hides the app.
It wouldn’t be a big issue if Station could start up faster, but right now after accidentally killing it, it takes a while to continue working.

I was wondering if you could add an option in preferences to change this behaviour?

Don't Shutdown Apps While Exiting The App
macOS - Don't fully close the app on close
Hide Station instead of quitting when clicking x close button
(Gaspar Rajoy) #2

Don’t fully close the app on close

Station should behave as most Mac apps; don’t “kill” the app when closing the app using cmd+W or clicking the upper left red icon. For example, Slack is made with Electron, like Station, and does it already. When closing the app, it should stay live in the background, otherwise when you open it again, it has to reload everything.

The main advantages for me are:

  • Speed up, constant notifications, lower CPU usage since it won’t be opening all the time, etc.
(Ján Bočínec) #3

+1

It really bothers me when I close the app by accident and then I have to wait for all the apps to reload.

It would be nice if you have an option to disable the close button at all or minimize/hide the app instead.

Thanks.

#4

:bulb: SUMMARY
Your need in one sentence

i want Station don’t shutdown the app when i press the x button

:question:GIVE US CONTEXT
Tell us about the current experience

it’s just horrible, i don’t like station close it self

:writing_hand: PROVIDE DETAILS
Tell us what you are looking to change

I’d like … station to always on in background

:fire: DESCRIBE THE IMPACT
How would it change your experience

The main advantages for me are:

*i don’t need to reopen it

(Kevin Auvinet) #5

+1

If this feature can be to available on Linux too, it will be great ! Thanks :slight_smile:

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(Isa Hassen) #6

:bulb: SUMMARY
Your need in one sentence

As a user I want to keep Station open in the background unless I explicitly quit so that when I close the window, the background processes and notifications are still running and can be instantly restored.

:question:GIVE US CONTEXT
Tell us about the current experience

When I click the close button, it exits Station, so that I lose all my notifications and background tabs.

:writing_hand: PROVIDE DETAILS
Tell us what you are looking to change

I’d like the close window button mapped to CMD-H on MacOS instead of CMD-Q

:fire: DESCRIBE THE IMPACT
How would it change your experience

The main advantages for me are:

  • ability to reload Station instantly
  • ability to keep notifications coming in even Station is “closed”
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(Srinivas Chundi) #7

It would be great if we have this feature since most of the times I have the habit of closing the messenger apps assuming it goes into background instead of real shutdown of the app

(Cedric Schoenecker) #8

+1

Currently it is not normal behavior unlike other applications, It would be really perfect if the click on close, hide the application instead of closing it completely (like all others app on Mac OSX).

(workaround : CMD+H)

Cedric

(Mitch Talmadge) #9

+1 It’s easy to say “well then keep it open” but that takes up room on my desktop or taskbar, and is MUCH easier said than done. I have a habit of closing my chat apps. I keep closing Station once I’m done messaging someone, sometimes without even realizing it. Then I miss important messages because it’s not open. This is extremely frustrating, and honestly I feel like we shouldn’t have to be requesting a taskbar icon — it should have been standard from the start.

Station is incredible and capable of so much, but this lack of basic functionality makes it very unappealing.

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(Arpit C) #10

I really need this for Windows too.