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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worthless... or atleast worth very little.
by Zedicus on Tue 17th Jul 2007 12:16 UTC
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its literally just a more detailed taskbar. nothing more. its not even iconifying the window. in no way is it comparible to iconifying a window. think of this as a standard taskbar with slightly more usefull info in it.

will this prove to be usefull? if implemented correctly it could be very usefull. but i think if its left in this free form state of the programs maintainer allowed to put whatever they want in it its going to end up being very un-uniform and will give a hodge-podge feal to the OS.

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