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The Non-Maximizing Maximize Button

The Non-Maximizing Maximize Button:

That’s my problem with Apple’s non-maximizing maximize button. Allowing users to maximize any window to a monitor has its problems, to be sure. But Apple’s method of forcing users to deal with more windows by preventing maximization is not good user interface design. It is fundamentally and deeply flawed. Users don’t want to deal with the mental overhead of juggling multiple windows, and I can’t blame them: neither do I. Designers should be coming up with alternative user interfaces that minimize windowing, instead of forcing enforcing arbitrary window size limits on the user for their own good.

(Via Coding Horror.)

Spoken like someone who has yet to embrace Exposé. Flick to the corner, flick to the window.