Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 14th Jul 2009 15:30 UTC
Amiga & AROS So we finally meet! You can't imagine how hard I've tried to get my hands on a machine that could run AmigaOS 4 in all its glory. I've never used the Amiga before - not during its heydays, and not during its afterglow - so it meant an unexplored world for me. You can imagine my excitement when ACube Systems, makers of the sam440ep board that runs AmigaOS 4.1, offered a review machine to me, built around their own PowerPC sam440ep flex motherboard.
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by jack_perry on Wed 15th Jul 2009 05:25 UTC
jack_perry
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Clicking a window in AmigaOS 4 will not bring said window to front; it will just activate it. Consequently, you can actually drag windows behind other windows; you need to click the right-most icon on the title bar to actually bring the window to front. This has to be one of the most annoying things I have ever encountered in window management, since having to hit that small little button every time I want to switch to another window started to get on my nerves real fast.


Annoying to you because you're not used to it. As a former Amiga user, I find it to be a wonderful feature that allows one to, for example, activate one window for input and write about something that you need to keep visible in another window.

For me, it's irritating that Windows and Mac force the active window to front each and every time. KDE lets me configure an Amiga-like behavior (although not quite the Amiga behavior) so on Linux I can mostly get around it.

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