Linked by David Adams on Thu 12th May 2011 17:19 UTC, submitted by rhyder
Graphics, User Interfaces Back in the 80s, a GUI paradigm called WIMP (Windows, Icons, Mouse, Pointer) began to establish itself as the new way in which most people interacted with a computer. When it comes to one of the most significant elements of that system, overlapping windows, I'm beginning to wonder, has it had its day?
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by No it isnt on Thu 12th May 2011 17:34 UTC
No it isnt
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Most of the computer illiterate users I know use apps full screen most of the time. Personally, I see no advantage to it, as it is a waste of screen real estate (with modern 22"++ screens, it wastes a lot) and makes simple things like drag + drop difficult. Maybe that's the reason why OS X doesn't have a proper maximise feature, a better idea than removing the option to use overlapping windows to accommodate for people who don't use the feature.

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