[Request] quit application when last window closed

When the last window/tab is closed, then quit the application so that it doesn’t show the active indicator in the dock.

I will vote against this request, as Mac apps should not quit when all of the windows are closed.

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and it’s the kind of custom behaviour that could be defined (for those who want it) in the form of a Keyboard Maestro Macro attached to ⌘W for TaskPaper alone.

(Close document window, and if none remain, then the app too)

( No need, really, to push the app itself outside the macOS GUI conventions – to a place where others might be surprised or inconvenienced)


The source for an Execute a JavaScript for Automation action in a TaskPaper-only Keyboard Maestro macro assigned to ⌘W might be something like:

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(() => {
    "use strict";

        taskpaper = Application("TaskPaper"),
        windows = taskpaper.windows,
        intWins = windows.length;

    return 0 < intWins ? (
        1 === intWins ? (
            "Last window closed, TaskPaper quit."
        ) : (
            "One TaskPaper window closed."
    ) : (
        "TaskPaper quit."
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i agree with all the replies here. thanks!

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