Linked by David Adams on Thu 12th May 2011 17:19 UTC, submitted by rhyder
Graphics, User Interfaces Back in the 80s, a GUI paradigm called WIMP (Windows, Icons, Mouse, Pointer) began to establish itself as the new way in which most people interacted with a computer. When it comes to one of the most significant elements of that system, overlapping windows, I'm beginning to wonder, has it had its day?
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I guess I live in the future then
by senicar on Thu 12th May 2011 18:55 UTC
senicar
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2008-02-27

I don't think tiling window managers are the thing of the future, I'm using a tiling window manager right now and I've been using it for quite some time. They just are not (were not) that mainstream I guess. But once you use and accept the concept of automatic tilling you barley spend any more time on moving and resizing windows and the idea of going back to overlapping windows is just ... well it's madness ;)

The only drawback, to me at least, is that some chrome rich applications use a lot of space and you still need to maximize them or everything looks cramped.

However I find it sad that drag&drop is still considered an expert feature.

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Icaria Member since:
2010-06-19

I find it sad that D&D is still a feature. If ever there were an error-prone computing activity, D&D would be it. If the computer illiterate aren't dragging-and-dropping, that's a good thing; it means fewer people coming to me, asking where their files ended up after their finger slipped.

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