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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by Nutela on Wed 28th Nov 2007 16:32 UTC
Nutela
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2006-02-09

The first window manager I used on Linux was fwm2 on Suse linux 5.2 I liked it but I could never find the use of iconifying the windows, how can you find those icons if they are under your other windows? What use is it then?

BeOS lists file contents when you right click on the desktop or any folder and the fact that it's tabs give more oportunity for a part of the desktop to be visible this iconify-ing makes a lot more sense or?

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