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 sbergman27 on Mon 6th Oct 2008 01:30 UTC in reply to "No reason"
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2005-07-24

...wide screen comes in handy for gaming or watching widescreen movies. Beyond that it is overkill IMO.

Writing web applications. Bluefish with the file selector in the sidebar. A browser window next to that. And a terminal window running the application server under that. I do not find my 22" monitor to be excessive for that use. But for normal tasks... I maximize my windows like everyone else.

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RE[2]: No reason
by DrillSgt on Mon 6th Oct 2008 02:55 in reply to "RE: No reason"
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2005-12-02

"Writing web applications. Bluefish with the file selector in the sidebar. A browser window next to that. And a terminal window running the application server under that."

Good use of it. I use 2 monitors for the same type of thing, but never thought to make that equivalent to a widescreen flat panel. My bad.

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