Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 5th Oct 2008 15:57 UTC
Windows There is one thing that really pushes my buttons, one thing that is sure to send me off on a rant on life, the universe, and everything. I have a 21" widescreen 1680x1050 display - which might not be large to some of the real geeks in here, but to me, it's pretty huge. With so much screen real estate, why oh why do my friends all still insist on maximising every window they come across when they sit down behind my computer? This - and more - is the subject of the latest post on Microsoft's Engineering 7 weblog.
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Comment by sbergman27
by sbergman27 on Sun 5th Oct 2008 16:48 UTC
sbergman27
Member since:
2005-07-24

With so much screen real estate, why oh why do my friends all still insist on maximising every window they come across when they sit down behind my computer?

Because unless what they are doing requires viewing more than one Window at a time, multiple windows are just an annoying distraction.

Next up at Usability Central: "Rethinking Unreadable Microscopic Fonts in MSDN Blog Pages"

Edited 2008-10-05 16:49 UTC

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RE: Comment by sbergman27
by anevilyak on Sun 5th Oct 2008 17:10 in reply to "Comment by sbergman27"
anevilyak Member since:
2005-09-14

Um....the font on that page looks perfectly fine here, size-wise. (Chrome/win32).

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RE[2]: Comment by sbergman27
by sbergman27 on Sun 5th Oct 2008 19:20 in reply to "RE: Comment by sbergman27"
sbergman27 Member since:
2005-07-24

In Epiphany 2.24 and FF3, with the default font size set to 12pt, the actual font on that page is 7pt.

Update: Same thing with Epiphany-Webkit

Edited 2008-10-05 19:24 UTC

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RE: Comment by sbergman27
by fernandotcl on Sun 5th Oct 2008 17:19 in reply to "Comment by sbergman27"
fernandotcl Member since:
2007-08-12

Next up at Usability Central: "Rethinking Unreadable Microscopic Fonts in MSDN Blog Pages"

It seems to me that the very first thing every webdesigner does is to add a "font-size: 90%" clause to "body" in the style sheet. Cause yea, we users don't know what size is best for us.

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RE: Comment by sbergman27
by Ford Prefect on Mon 6th Oct 2008 00:42 in reply to "Comment by sbergman27"
Ford Prefect Member since:
2006-01-16

Next up at Usability Central: "Getting rid of annyoing and unnecessary fixed pixel(!) width constraint on OSnews".

And did I mention the beauty of this combined with some strange font size problems/inconsistencys on OSnews?

:-)

http://fopref.meinungsverstaerker.de/div/osnews.png

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