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 orestes
by orestes on Thu 12th May 2011 19:36 UTC
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If we, collectively, were going to get rid of overlapping windows I think we'd be better off with something like Jef Raskin's Archy than with more traditional tiling WMs.

Not that I think it's a great idea for designers to be forcing that sort of decision on the userbase en masse in the first place. As an option sure, but not a wholesale shift.

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