Johan Aires Rastén <johan@xxxxxxxx> wrote: > Ari, Maxime and Truls: > If you think double click on title to minimize/hide is good, > please add some reasons why you think it is. If you don't, > you're only expressing your personal taste and not arguing > your point. 15 years of collective taste! As an aside, send-to-back (by right-clicking the window tab) lessens the need to minimize windows, as you don't necessarily have to minimize a window in the foreground to reveal windows covered by it. There are many ways to reveal covered windows, including Ctrl/ Alt-Tab, using Deskbar, or dbl-clicking. Especially Deskbar should be a no-brainer even for newcomers. It's just a matter of getting used to not having a minimize widget on window tabs. I wonder if not this "one visible button per action" concept is soon old school usability. With multitouch there's going to be a whole new world of hidden functionality. ... > @Maxime: > You appear to consider a narrow tab very important. Why do > you think those 5mm you gain more important than improved > usability? When stacking windows, having narrow tabs allows for more windows to be stacked and still have their full window titles show. ... > From a pure user point of view, is there really such a big > difference between a hidden application and a non-running > application? Maybe not in a fully document- or task-centric system. Which Haiku clearly is not, IMO. (In spite of what was claimed for BeOS.) ... > Would a system that instantly restores any application be > considered "ideal", and how close to this could we get in > reality? That's an interesting question, but I think the constant-on computer usage we're seeing these days lessens the need to come up with elaborate session management and app state saving. /Jonas.