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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Comment by Drumhellar
by Drumhellar on Thu 12th May 2011 18:54 UTC
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I run my browser maximized simply because I don't have as much vertical space as I'd like, so every pixel helps.

If I had a sufficiently large screen again, I wouldn't.

I think that's the key, really. People who barely use computers might still maximize everything, but I think anybody who spends more than a couple hours a day in front of one doing work has a better handle on window management, and won't maximize everything automatically, provided they have enough real estate on their screen.

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