Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 25th Nov 2007 23:05 UTC
Graphics, User Interfaces This is the seventh article in a series on common usability and graphical user interface related terms [part I | part II | part III | part IV | part V | part VI]. On the internet, and especially in forum discussions like we all have here on OSNews, it is almost certain that in any given discussion, someone will most likely bring up usability and GUI related terms - things like spatial memory, widgets, consistency, Fitts' Law, and more. The aim of this series is to explain these terms, learn something about their origins, and finally rate their importance in the field of usability and (graphical) user interface design. In part VII, as promised in part VI, we focus completely on CDE, the Common Desktop Environment.
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Iconify
by RandomGuy on Mon 26th Nov 2007 00:55 UTC
RandomGuy
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2006-07-30

The whole iconify thing makes a lot of sense to me.
Can you also iconify to any folder or just to Desktop and dock?

The whole non-modal thing on the other hand has me a little confused:
Does this mean you cannot run applications that depend on modal dialogs under CDE or how is this problem solved?

Now somebody gauge out my eyes! ;-)

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