Instead of closing the Hipchat window with "Command + W" it is closing the latest chat, why?

Every other application I know just closes the application window by pressing "Command + W". Not with HipChat, it is closing your most valuable latest chat... 

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This is actually the expected behavior of the shortcut. We've setup the shortcut keys to behave similar to what you might find in other tab-based apps (browsers, Terminal, etc). ⌘W closes the current tab and W closes the window (although doesn't actually cause you to leave any of the rooms you're in).

A couple other users have mentioned that they'd prefer the alternative (where ⌘W closes the window), but it hasn't been something that risen to the top of our UX priorities so far. You can view / comment / vote on the suggestions at or

Incidentally, if you ever close a tab by accident, you can always use the ⌘T shortcut (or File > Reopen Last Chat from the menu) to reopen it.

Hi Christopher, did you read the biography of Steve Jobs? If not, do it. 

not to aggravate you – but it explains that the devil is in the details.

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