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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RE[3]: Who knows
by phoenix on Thu 12th May 2011 22:04 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Who knows"
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Dragging over the taskbar icon will cause that app to come to the front. Very useful on small screens where you don't have the luxury of enough space to keep more than one app visible at a time.

What's nice about kwin in KDE4 is the "drag to window border to resize" feature, which even works with maximised windows. Gives you the benefits of "keep everything maximised" with all the benefits of "non-overlapping" when you want more than one window onscreen.

Neither "always non-overlapping", nor "always maximised", nor "jumble of windows everywhere" is the best. Use the mode that suits the task at hand.

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