• Subject: RE: RTFM (was: CPYF behavior)
  • From: "Fisher, Don" <DRF@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 18 Jan 2000 13:46:15 -0500

Pardon my ignorance, but how does this differ from having all open
applications "maximized" and using the ALT-TAB key sequence to switch
between them?

I can't say I'm overly enamored of Windows, but it does provide the ability
to open as many copies of your softcopy manuals as you want and switch
between them at will.  I can't say I see much difference between this and
having multiple printed books open on my desk.  Except, of course, the
printed books take up gobs of space.

Donald R. Fisher, III
Project Manager
Heilig-Meyers Furniture Company
(804) 784-7500 ext. 2124
Don.Fisher@HeiligMeyers.com

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One great feature of X-based workstations (like Linux) is
multiple virtual displays that you can easily switch between
using one physical monitor.  You can have one virtual display
with an editor open to your work, another with help text,
a third running Minesweeper, etc.  It's something I really
miss here at work - the WNT desktop is horrible in comparison.

Cheers!  Hans
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