FS#4950 - Closing windows with right click

Attached to Project: OpenTTD
Opened by Rūdolfs Mazurs (Tranzistors) - Wednesday, 04 January 2012, 21:43 GMT
Last edited by Peter Nelson (peter1138) - Friday, 24 March 2017, 18:55 GMT
Type Feature Request
Category Interface
Status Closed
Assigned To No-one
Operating System All
Severity Medium
Priority Normal
Reported Version 1.2.0-beta1
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 1
Private No


Right now to close a window, mouse pointer has to be positioned in a small corner of the window, which is difficult and slow.

Windows could be closed with a right mouse click on any place in the window (the same way as in Widelands game). So far I haven't seen right click used for anything else in windows.
This task depends upon

Closed by  Peter Nelson (peter1138)
Friday, 24 March 2017, 18:55 GMT
Reason for closing:  Implemented
Additional comments about closing:  In r27825
Comment by Transportman (Transportman) - Thursday, 05 January 2012, 11:28 GMT
Right mouse click can be used to show tooltips for buttons in windows. See the setting under Advanced Settings -> Interface.
Comment by Rūdolfs Mazurs (Tranzistors) - Thursday, 05 January 2012, 19:54 GMT
Good point. Maybe put it as an option?
Comment by Damntry (damntry) - Saturday, 21 July 2012, 21:09 GMT
I agree with Rūdolfs, it would improve gameplay flow. Right now is kind of hard with high resolutions.

Maybe it could close when right clicking/double left clicking the window title bar, so you dont have to look and aim for the small X in the corner.
Comment by One Shot (oneshot) - Wednesday, 20 May 2015, 14:03 GMT
I too would also like a quick method to close the last opened, or top most, or simply the active window. So I can quickly refer to something and put it away again. The option to pin windows or "close all but pinned (delete)" simply aren't flexible enough.

Maybe a toggle? If I open the map with "M" then I can't hit "M" again, I have to click a tiny little corner button.

Or if I quickly open a list of vehicles with "Shift + F2" I can't simply toggle it off or press a "close window" hotkey but have to find that little corner button to click on.
Comment by Flamefire (Flamefire) - Tuesday, 21 June 2016, 11:10 GMT
I created a patch that enables this functionality as this bothers me quite a lot: Many open windows and no way to fast close some of them.
It adds an option that also contains a hint, that this will disable the tooltip right click.
Comment by Peter Nelson (peter1138) - Wednesday, 15 March 2017, 11:13 GMT
How does this interact with windows that use the RMB, e.g. extra viewports and the map window?
Comment by Flamefire (Flamefire) - Friday, 17 March 2017, 06:22 GMT
This is handled last. So if no element (like viewports) handled the right click the window will be closed. So pretty much unintrusive