Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 10th Dec 2009 19:52 UTC
Graphics, User Interfaces For as long as I can remember, I've been having issues with scrolling in Windows and its applications. When scrolling via dragging the scroll blob, it seemed as if Windows had the annoying habit of randomly resetting your scroll blob to its starting position, which irritated me to no end. It took me a while to figure out, but I finally know when this behaviour occurs - now I just need to know: why?!
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RE[3]: Comment by Darak
by mrAmiga500 on Thu 10th Dec 2009 21:17 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Darak"
mrAmiga500
Member since:
2009-03-20

I've never understood why people don't use 100% of their screen estate... you paid for that big screen, use it! Or even worse, on smaller screen (eg. netbook) the space is rare so I want my windows to be not only maximized, but fullscreen.


I agree. The thing that annoys me most is windows that don't remember your size setting and stupidly open very small with list columns stupidly narrow. So, you open the program, maximize/resize, then manually adjust the list column widths so you can read the damn stuff (because it's too stupid to adjust automatically to the new size). If you close the program and re-open it, you have to do all that again. Microsoft programs are famous for that.

One Amiga (MUI) feature that other operating systems lack is the ability to "snapshot" all window sizes, positions and column sizes. After you snapshot (click the window gadget), the program ALWAYS opens to your preferred size and position. This works for every single Amiga MUI program. (automatic - doesn't depend on program author) You can even back up your preferred settings and use them on another computer.

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RE[4]: Comment by Darak
by Thom_Holwerda on Thu 10th Dec 2009 21:18 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by Darak"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

I NEVER maximise a window. It's so utterly pointless for 99% of the applications out there - all you gain is extra white space.

I bought my large LCD to be able to see multiple windows at once - not to see the same content but with added useless whitespace.

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RE[5]: Comment by Darak
by mrAmiga500 on Thu 10th Dec 2009 21:27 in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by Darak"
mrAmiga500 Member since:
2009-03-20

I NEVER maximise a window. It's so utterly pointless for 99% of the applications out there - all you gain is extra white space.

I bought my large LCD to be able to see multiple windows at once - not to see the same content but with added useless whitespace.


For huge screens, I agree. I was commenting more on optimum window size - good width & position, maximum vertical space for windows I have to scroll. I'd rather not scroll unnecessarily if I can make the window big enough so that I don't have to.

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RE[5]: Comment by Darak
by sorpigal on Fri 11th Dec 2009 00:01 in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by Darak"
sorpigal Member since:
2005-11-02

This is one of the reasons I *know* you're crazy. I maximize all of my windows, with few exceptions. Need two windows? Alt+Tab. At once? Two screens. Works really well, futzing with sizing windows is something I haven't done for the better part of a decade.

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RE[5]: Comment by Darak
by sbergman27 on Fri 11th Dec 2009 00:18 in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by Darak"
sbergman27 Member since:
2005-07-24

I NEVER maximise a window. It's so utterly pointless for 99% of the applications out there - all you gain is extra white space.

What you gain is having your entire workspace displaying things you care about plus a very non-distracting ether.

I maximize pretty much any window I'm working in.

Edited 2009-12-11 00:18 UTC

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RE[5]: Comment by Darak
by wojnicki on Fri 11th Dec 2009 12:39 in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by Darak"
wojnicki Member since:
2009-06-23

True... for most of the applications except... the beb browser! It depends on the particular webpage, but if the page layout is designed well you won't get those 'white' spaces, and using maximization makes sense then.

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RE[4]: Comment by Darak
by cycoj on Thu 10th Dec 2009 23:17 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by Darak"
cycoj Member since:
2007-11-04

"I've never understood why people don't use 100% of their screen estate... you paid for that big screen, use it! Or even worse, on smaller screen (eg. netbook) the space is rare so I want my windows to be not only maximized, but fullscreen.


I agree. The thing that annoys me most is windows that don't remember your size setting and stupidly open very small with list columns stupidly narrow. So, you open the program, maximize/resize, then manually adjust the list column widths so you can read the damn stuff (because it's too stupid to adjust automatically to the new size). If you close the program and re-open it, you have to do all that again. Microsoft programs are famous for that.

One Amiga (MUI) feature that other operating systems lack is the ability to "snapshot" all window sizes, positions and column sizes. After you snapshot (click the window gadget), the program ALWAYS opens to your preferred size and position. This works for every single Amiga MUI program. (automatic - doesn't depend on program author) You can even back up your preferred settings and use them on another computer.
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Actually not true. I know of at least two windowmanagers which let you remember size,position,virtual desktop and a number of other things, enlightenment e16 and e17. I'm also quite sure that a number of other windowmanagers do have this feature.
One feature I miss in e17 that was available in e16 was the ability to group windows fixing their relative position to each other

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RE[5]: Comment by Darak
by SnowBuddha on Fri 11th Dec 2009 17:03 in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by Darak"
SnowBuddha Member since:
2009-04-17

Fluxbox can do this as well.

I'm with Thom on the scroll bar issue - that has always annoyed me!

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