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  • by Juerd (1796) on 2005.01.15 7:11 (#37514) Homepage
    Because I'm one of those people who have dozens of windows open all the time, I do not want to have a task bar taking up space and telling me that I indeed have 10 terminals, a couple of kghostviews, some gimp windows and five openoffice.org documents open.

    I can find these windows, because I know where they are. I know where they are, because my mind is so inflexible that they must always be in the same place. Mess with my virtual desktops and I will have to kill you.

    But within an application, it is very handy to have an overview of the open documents. I use tabs in Firefox, Konqueror and Konsole, and really miss them in things like oowriter.

    My GUI workspace is more or less hierarchically structured, and I don't care about the first two layers, because I know those and they do not change rapidly. But the third layer is something that changes often, and I like to have a visual overview.

    At this moment, I have 9 tabs open in firefox. And no tabs in Konsole, because on this box I use a big screen that allows me to display six 80x24 terminals in a 2x3 layout :)
    • I do not want to have a task bar taking up space and telling me that I indeed have 10 terminals, a couple of kghostviews, some gimp windows and five openoffice.org documents open.

      Any good taskbar will autohide to save space. OS X's dock and Window's task bar both do.

      • Things that appear when I move the mouse to a certain border suck. The borders of a screen are the most important space. I want to be able to move my mouse in that direction and then aim and click. Auto hiding stuff interferes with that. I don't want docks/taskbars to auto hide, I don't want automatic virtual desktop switching.

        The top side of the screen is where title bars are. The right side is where scroll bars are. The bottom is where status bars are. And the left side, which used to be the only solutio