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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RE[2]: Ah, CDE.
by meianoite on Mon 26th Nov 2007 18:31 UTC in reply to "RE: Ah, CDE."
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In 10.4, you can actually go to the View Menu -> Dock Icon, choose the dock icon you want, and close the Activity Monitor window. But I've never used CDE, so I don't know if this will provide what you want.

I know so, you're just forgetting the whole "If only Activity Monitor was just a tiny little dock applet, instead of a real, full-fledged, ahem, activity monitor =P" part ;)

I.e., unlike the CDE dock applet, you can't dissociate the Activity-Monitor-animated-dock-monitor from the larger - and quite resource-consuming by itself - Activity-Monitor-the-application-proper.

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