Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 5th Oct 2008 15:57 UTC
Windows There is one thing that really pushes my buttons, one thing that is sure to send me off on a rant on life, the universe, and everything. I have a 21" widescreen 1680x1050 display - which might not be large to some of the real geeks in here, but to me, it's pretty huge. With so much screen real estate, why oh why do my friends all still insist on maximising every window they come across when they sit down behind my computer? This - and more - is the subject of the latest post on Microsoft's Engineering 7 weblog.
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Screen space...
by bert64 on Sun 5th Oct 2008 17:31 UTC
bert64
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Maximizing everything has a lot to do with how windows is designed... The window management is very poor, and most apps are seemingly designed to be full screen while being used as a result...

By contrast, many unix and mac apps are designed to run alongside other apps on the same screen... The windows photoshop has all its toolbars inside a large window, on the mac the toolbars float as separate windows above your background or other apps, even the msoffice apps work this way on mac too.

The presence of multiple workspaces on unix, and since leopard, mac too also helps, you can lay the applications out how you want in each workspace and flip between your sets of applications at will, very convenient and i couldn't use a system which lacked workspaces. windows ofcourse, still lacks this basic feature by default.

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