Hello devs, I have a problem with the way our BAboutWindow currently behaves. The idea of the current code is that you create the window on the first call to App::AboutRequested and show it. Instead of closing, the window is hidden, so that subsequent calls just show it again. To do this, the BAboutWindow code overrides QuitRequested to hide the window and return false (that stops the quitting process). An annoying side effect is that Application::QuitRequested will not quit the app if a window returns false from this method. Moreover, having the window hidden means its BLooper keeps running. This sounds like wasting more resources that recreating the window if it is needed again (an unlikely event, you don't usually look at an about window multiple times). It also is nonstandard behavior, and a trap for the unsuspecting developers using the class. This can easily be fixed by letting the window close. Callers in our source tree can be adjusted to always recreate it. There is a regression in doing that, however: we also had code to detect an already visible about window and bring it to the current workspace and/or activating it. I can see no easy way of doing that if the application does not keep a reference to the window, and since the window can quit itself, I don't see how the app could make sure the reference is still valid. I think a way to solve this is making the about window application-modal. This will make sure it is above other windows for the app and removes the need for explicitly activating it in useful cases (you could still manage to open multiple about windows using hey, but I don't think that's an actual problem). Having separate about window in different workspaces don't seem too much of a problem either (or maybe application-modality already solves that as well ?) On a final note, I also plan to use BAboutWindow as the default behavior for BApplication::BAboutRequested, which currently opens a BAlert with just the application name in it. I think BAboutWindow will show good enough results (it gets the icon, application name, and other informations from the app resources). I wanted to make sure it's ok to do these changes, as it will need reworking all BAboutWindow users in our source tree. Is everyone ok with these changes? -- Adrien.