04-01-2012 08:36 - edited 04-01-2012 08:52
All users should be aware that currently 3 out 5 methods that purport to close SKYPE DO NOT CLOSE IT.
1. LEFT Clicking the X in the top right corner of the SKYPE application DOES NOT EXIT SKYPE.
2. LEFT Clicking SKYPE then CLOSE of the SKYPE application menu DOES NOT EXIT SKYPE.
3. RIGHT Clicking the SKYPE ICON in the Task Bar and left clicking CLOSE DOES NOT EXIT SKYPE.
RIGHT Clicking the SKYPE ICON in the Task Bar and left clicking QUIT SKYPE DOES EXIT SKYPE.
RIGHT Clicking the SKYPE ICON in the Task Bar and left clicking SIGN OUT DOES EXIT SKYPE
It should be obvious that this is a security breach waiting to happen and it could be argued in a court of law that Skype are deliberately or negligently putting users at risk of hijacked accounts and loss of privacy, possibly in order to claim higher online numbers in order to increase marketing statistics such as users online. I urge Skype directors to instruct developers without further delay to conform to standard menu definitions such that CLOSE means CLOSE and X closes the Application. You should also consider a timeout LOCKING option. Internet cafe situations arise where a user thinks they have safely EXITED and closed the application but predators can hijack their account, change passwords, and make unauthorised telephone calls.
I am an IT professional and I find these matters totally unacceptable. As previously stated History Management and Recent Contacts persistince and contact's Icons in Skype Home without options to selectively remove them are also lacking in usability features that jeopardise Privacy.
I request urgent action on these points.
AtoZ is completely right. I am a software developer, and I cannot stress how frustrating, deceitful, and (as AtoZ pointed out) DANGEROUS it is to try to "help" your users after they have told you to go away! If you don't want them clicking the top right X button, DISABLE IT, or MAKE IT GONE, don't allow it to work incorrectly.
13-01-2012 16:39 - edited 13-01-2012 17:56
I am also a developer, and it is important to note that the ("X") on a ("Form/Window") was designed to close a Form/Window.
While it can be used to stop a program or application, not doing so, is not abusing the intent of why it was created.
This fact can be found in any Microsoft documentation, of the use of ("X") in a Form/Window.
Note: Anytime you change your Skype password, if there were any running Skype clients on any devices/computers anywhere else, those runnning Skype client programs will logoff when a password change is done. Even if other devices/computers were set to auto-logon, because of the password change, that cannot happen in the future.
Excuse me but I beg to differ. I am also a developer and Microsoft Word for Windows and Google Chrome both conform to the standard behavior of a Windows application and Skype does not. Only the child (inner) windows of a parent window will close if the X of the child window is clicked the outermost X. The parent (outermost) window of the exe application WILL CLOSE the application in almost all conforming applications. In some apps you will get an "are you sure you want to exit" warning message. In Word you don't. X closes Word, so why not Skype?
So I repeat my allegation that given the obvious security risks that are the result of mistakenly leaving Skype open due to erroneous programming by Skype, Skype are duty bound to protect their users by altering the behavior of their application such that it conforms to common practice. If they don't they deserve to get sued. At best they deserve to get a lot of bad press about it and believe me, I can work on that. I am not a qualified software engineer for nothing. I have 20 years experience and IMHO I have never seen a worse mass usage commercial GUI in all my born days.
28-01-2012 06:34 - edited 31-01-2012 05:26
Hello.Im not a developer.
.i just use skype. I really dont care
about an x an o, or a $ sign.
you are both petty in your thinking.
and I dont use Windows..I use Linux.
and I just quit when im done...
and it logs out automatic.
I think you both made a big deal about nothing.