Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 7th Sep 2010 18:11 UTC
Internet Explorer We already know quite a few details about Internet Explorer 9, Microsoft's upcoming attempt to retain - or grow - its market share in the browser world. Standards and speed are the main focus of IE9, and if a video of the upcoming beta release is anything to go by, they're doing pretty well. Just... Did they just manage to make the interface even less appealing?
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RE[3]: Comment by Kroc
by flynn on Tue 7th Sep 2010 20:16 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Kroc"
flynn
Member since:
2009-03-19

I maximize my browser windows, because there is no reason not to.

When reading an article or a thread in a forum I don't actually need to see anything else on my screen besides the page itself. If I didn't keep my browser maximized, then all the space wasted by whitespace on the page would just be equally wasted by my wallpaper.

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RE[4]: Comment by Kroc
by WereCatf on Tue 7th Sep 2010 22:18 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by Kroc"
WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

I maximize my browser windows, because there is no reason not to.

When reading an article or a thread in a forum I don't actually need to see anything else on my screen besides the page itself. If I didn't keep my browser maximized, then all the space wasted by whitespace on the page would just be equally wasted by my wallpaper.


This is mostly the same reason why I maximize them: there is nothing on my desktop that I need to be able to see all the time so I can just as well have the window cover it all and use the space for viewing a webpage instead. There's plenty of pages I view that work fine both on wide browser windows and narrow ones, and I prefer to see it all at once rather than having to scroll up and down.

It's just plain arrogant to claim that only stupid users maximize their windows or that it's because of the window manager's capabilities (or the lack of them.)

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