Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 25th Nov 2007 23:05 UTC
Graphics, User Interfaces This is the seventh article in a series on common usability and graphical user interface related terms [part I | part II | part III | part IV | part V | part VI]. On the internet, and especially in forum discussions like we all have here on OSNews, it is almost certain that in any given discussion, someone will most likely bring up usability and GUI related terms - things like spatial memory, widgets, consistency, Fitts' Law, and more. The aim of this series is to explain these terms, learn something about their origins, and finally rate their importance in the field of usability and (graphical) user interface design. In part VII, as promised in part VI, we focus completely on CDE, the Common Desktop Environment.
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RE: Color modes
by Chicken Blood on Mon 26th Nov 2007 06:26 UTC in reply to "Color modes"
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"It really didn't make things much prettier, either; the most noticeable effect is each workspace gets a different backdrop color, which is used to color the workspace-switcher buttons as well."

It also gives secondary dialogs a different background color to main windows.

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