Re: Thumbs up!


Mac OS X has dock. Windows 7 has its own version of taskbar, which is
cascading, if I remember correctly.

All these have the same common trait as the taskbar; they are tiny representations of open apps, placed NOT according to the real window's location. Which was precisely my point.
People remember things visually, by shape, size and position.

Therefore it must be easier for them to identify their windows looking at relatively smaller representations of them, located in relatively similar positions, rather than in tiny representations located according to launch order instead of position. Which is what a taskbar, a dock and even the Dash are.

Surely you will agree with this, won't you?
Not semantics. If I look at my workspace switcher in Gnome 2 now, my
windows are where they are. They won't move or resize.

So, in Gnome 2. How do you reach a window that's hidden behind a bigger one? Without resorting to the taskbar, of course, which, based on your own arguments, we already established is worse for finding stuff.

I know there's more to your message, but I'd rather just have that out of the way before discussing your other points.

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