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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RE: No reason
by modmans2ndcoming on Sun 5th Oct 2008 18:17 UTC in reply to "No reason"
modmans2ndcoming
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2005-11-09

It is not unnecessary at all. In fact it is very usable. There are many times that I am reading a text and working on something related to that text. a large wide screen monitor makes that workable (the best solution is two monitors, but that can be expensive.)

Plus, with the wide screen, the vista sidebar is available all the time and gives me access to lots of nice information and resources with out having to leave my current work. (the MSDN search bar is the most useful , though I like the app launcher and piglet too)

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RE[2]: No reason
by DrillSgt on Mon 6th Oct 2008 02:53 in reply to "RE: No reason"
DrillSgt Member since:
2005-12-02

I stand corrected. I have never seen anyone actually use it like this. I use a 2 monitor setup, as it was cheaper for 2 19" flat panels than for a single large flat panel at the time.

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