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: Screen space...
by siride on Mon 6th Oct 2008 00:49 UTC in reply to "Screen space..."
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I find that kind of window management borderline unusable. I don't want to see a bunch of unrelated or semi-related windows visible on my screen at once. It's confusing and difficult to manage, no matter how fancy your window manager is. There's nothing wrong with maximizing windows and focussing on one task at a time. In fact, mentally speaking, this is a *good* thing.

I've been trying to live with Mac OS X's style of window management for 6-8 months now and I still hate it. I gave it an honest shot, but it just doesn't fit my mental picture.

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RE[2]: Screen space...
by telemachus81 on Mon 6th Oct 2008 09:29 in reply to "RE: Screen space..."
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Last time I used them, the OS X toolbox windows disappeared when switching to another application, and reappeared when switching back; so there wasn't really any extra clutter from other applications when you switch to something else.

The thing I don't really like about Windows' style of window management is that, as the g/p post stated, it seems to have encouraged a lot of MDI applications, which really reduces the usefulness of multiple monitors.

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