Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 17th Jul 2007 09:53 UTC, submitted by drfelip
Graphics, User Interfaces "An interesting patent application recently filed by Microsoft may offer a glimpse at the future of the Windows interface. The patent describes a 'method for managing windows in a display' that seems to describe a method of task switching that is neither Taskbar nor Expose, but something in between." It reminds me of a feature called 'iconify', where you can minimise windows into an icon on the desktop (as CDE has, for instance), a feature I miss in most modern desktop environments.
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*rolls eyes*
by RISCOSMike on Tue 17th Jul 2007 11:05 UTC
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2006-09-03

When are Microsoft going to come up with something original?

This is kind of similar to a feature iv been using in RISC OS for 15 years, where the window minimises into an icon to the side of the pinboard.

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