Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 22nd Jan 2010 17:06 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes Taking a break from reporting on the latest netbook or phone rumours, Engadget posted an article yesterday about several elements in desktop operating systems writer Paul Miller finds outdated. While there's some interesting stuff in there, there's also a lot to discuss.
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RE[3]: Minimize Windows
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Fri 22nd Jan 2010 20:41 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Minimize Windows"
Bill Shooter of Bul
Member since:
2006-07-14

You don't understand the situation I was describing. Sometimes I arrange terminal windows into a grid pattern, with no overlapping. Sometimes one of them is running a long process with lots of output dumped to the screen. Its sorta distracting, so I want to hide it. There is no window its overlapping (other windows are on other virtual desktops). I want all other windows to stay exactly where they are. There isn't anything better for this situation other than minimize.

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RE[4]: Minimize Windows
by btrimby on Sat 23rd Jan 2010 00:26 in reply to "RE[3]: Minimize Windows"
btrimby Member since:
2009-09-30

Window shading would work for your example as well.

At least, I think it's called shading, where it "rolls up" to show only the title bar.

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RE[5]: Minimize Windows
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Sat 23rd Jan 2010 08:12 in reply to "RE[4]: Minimize Windows"
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

Sounds like a variant of minimizing, if you ask me. They both satisfy the "Make this a smaller size" or "hide the window contents from me" command. I'd be ok with just "shading", I think I'd have to play with it a bit.

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