Built-in system apps should not have the "Close" menu item in "Window" menu

Number:rdar://51142104 Date Originated:2019-05-26
Status:Open Resolved:
Product:macOS + SDK Product Version:macOS 10.14.5
Classification:UI/Usability Reproducible:Always

The "Close" menu item should be in the "File" menu.

From the Human Interface Guidelines:
> The Window menu also doesn’t include a Close menu item; instead, it is in the File menu.
> - https://developer.apple.com/design/human-interface-guidelines/macos/menus/menu-bar-menus/#window-menu

However, the following built-in apps break that rule by having it in the "Window" menu:
- Photo Booth
- App Store
- FaceTime
- System Preferences
- VoiceOver Utility
- Chess
- Audio MIDI Setup
- Boot Camp Assistant

It doesn't set a good example for third-party developers that Apple doesn't follow its own Human Interface Guidelines.

Steps to Reproduce:

Open Photo Booth and click the "Window" menu.

Expected Results:

Expected to not see a "Close" menu item.

Actual Results:

There's a "Close" menu item there.


macOS 10.14.5


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