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 stooovie on Fri 10th Oct 2008 10:37 UTC in reply to "Screen space..."
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This is perfect example of different usage patterns of users... I for one absolutely HATE that on OSX, earlier Photoshop versions and other apps cannot take over the whole screen. I don't want to see my wallpaper and icon clutter when I work in Photoshop. I want to focus on my single task. That's why Apple Pro Apps (FCP, Motion...) and even Photoshop now include a mode which obscure the desktop much in a way Windows does. Mac OS mode introduces unwanted visual noise and can in fact shorten attention span - you just check everything all the time, because you can see everything all the time...

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