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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RE: Comment by Luminair
by Icaria on Fri 13th May 2011 10:53 UTC in reply to "Comment by Luminair"
Icaria
Member since:
2010-06-19

Managing a bunch of them sucks and always has


Agreed, which is why I just posted this on the linux journal article:

Dead simple solution

Dumb down window placement and resizing. No one needs 1920*1080 different possible window sizes and positions; 10*5, or 8*4, or some user-configurable number of x and y fractions is more than enough.

Morons can still maximise and stack every window but tiling has also been made user-accessible and window management just became a lot less daunting. Done, fixed. Next.

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RE[2]: Comment by Luminair
by Luminair on Sat 14th May 2011 14:55 in reply to "RE: Comment by Luminair"
Luminair Member since:
2007-03-30

agreed. the next user interface revolution: standardized window fractions

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