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X11, Window Managers

CDE 2.2.1 has been released on March 1. The release includes various bugfixes, a NetBSD port and improvement for UTF-8 locales with a new Greek UTF-8 translation.

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RE[4]: CDE?
by kurkosdr on Wed 5th Mar 2014 11:38 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: CDE?"
kurkosdr
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Middle click on the title bar to push the window "back" (including full screen windows).

Thanks. Although I don't have a CDE to try it because we upgraded from Solaris 9 to Debian.

I also believe there is a "show desktop" keyboard shortcut in CDE, but I don't know what it is. Showing desktop would be much easier than pushing back all maximized windows when having one editor window at the back and 4 maxmimized windows on top of it, lol.

This is a classic case of knowing your audience. Sun thought people buying a Solaris workstation are professionals who wouldn't mind reading a bit about how the window manager worked, so not everything has to be a click away. Microsoft thought that oridnary Windows users don't read window manager guides (a correct assumption IMO) so let's put everything within a click's reach, taskbar it is.

PS: What I used to do with a new maximized window in CDE is move it a bit to the right, so all windows below are visible, lol (yes, CDE allows you to move maximized windows)

Edited 2014-03-05 11:47 UTC

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