Maximize Me?

When I only used PCs I would always maximize all of my windows. For some reason I couldn’t stand the fact that I could see my desktop or a windows in the background. Something was unsettling about it. But, when I got my PowerBook over a year ago that was all thrown out the window since maximize is a concept that OS X doesn’t know. So, I got used to it on my Mac and just accepted it. But, just now, I caught myself maximizing all of my windows on my work PC because it was driving me crazy, but if I was on my Mac having not all the windws covering up the screen real estate would be just fine. So strange, I don’t get it. What is it about OS X / Windows that makes me want to have my windows not maximized or maximized?

4 thoughts on “Maximize Me?”

  1. Yeah, I remember being really uncomfortable at first with my iBook and the inability to maximize windows. But now, I think I prefer the OS X window management. When I’m on my PC I get frustrated that I can’t manipulate windows like I can on my iBook, I don’t even care to maximize everything anymore. :P

  2. I’m the exact opposite as you Ryan. I don’t hit the maximize button, I actually stretch my windows to their full size. I don’t know, I just like the feeling that I can move them around whenever I want and re-size them. I hate it when people hit the maximize button! :(

  3. I know exactly what you mean. It’s just how you use different operating systems. On my mac I don’t mind at all not having windows maximized. But, when I use Windows or Linux, I almost must have them maximized.

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