Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 16th Mar 2009 20:29 UTC
Graphics, User Interfaces It's a bit of a slow newsday at the moment, so I figured we'd pass the time with something special. Let's take a look at some obscure and/or older user interfaces listed in ToastyTech's GUI gallery, and see if there are any interesting ideas that can be found in those old user interfaces that we would like to see in our modern user interfaces.
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boldingd
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2009-02-19

It's been a while since I've used XFCE, but, as I recall, its Desktop has several modes of operation; file icons are just one of them. Another option was to have windows minimize to the Desktop as icons. It was cool - and it was interesting enough that you wondered why no-one else had an option to do it - but it wasn't particularly useful, at least for me.

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helf Member since:
2005-07-06

Programs in NEXTSTEP minimize to an icon at the bottom of the screen and from there you can arrange them however you want. It is quite nice.

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