Actually, this is not the way Windows works. You can open programs without opening any working file. By working file I mean - spreadsheet for Excel, document for Word, project for VB6, etc. In other words, you can open Excel, Word, VB6, etc empty and ready for whatever you want to do - start new file or open existing file. When you close the working file, the program remains open.
I am unable to figure out what that setting does. Can I close a project without closing the IDE? How can I also open the IDE empty? It will be nice to be able to keep the IDE opened empty during the work day.
[quote]When closing last window
This setting is only available on Windows.
When Keep Xojo running is selected, a new icon appears in the Taskbar Notifications area (also known as the System Tray) and Xojo remains running when you close the last Workspace window (instead of quitting). You can right-click on the Notification icon to display a menu with New Project, About Xojo and Exit. New Project opens the Project Chooser window, About Xojo displays the About window and Exit quits Xojo completely.[/quote]
No wonder I cannot get my head around this. Clicking on Close [X] control button is not the same as File-Exit. Not finding a Close Project in the File menu. And my Notification Area (system tray) is set not to “Always show all icons and notifications on the taskbar” (which is the default if I remember correctly) in the Taskbar and Start Menu Properties settings so I never get to see the Xojo icon there.
Default windows behavior groups application icons in the System Tray, but you can change that behavior by contextual clicking the system tray, choosing settings and down the bottom in the Notification area is a hotlink to “Select which icons appear on the taskbar”. In there you can set the option to always show all icons which stops that grouping behavior or you can just switch on the xojo application, but this will need to be done for each version.