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Maximize/Return

Users can focus on a set of windows by maximizing them to cover the whole screen. The maximize operation is performed by selecting the operation from the window menu or by clicking on the maximize widget at the upper right corner of the window.

The maximize operation is particularly useful when users need to work on a set of windows for a long time. With the maximize operation, users can use more of the screen real estate, decreasing the loss of screen space due to too many nestings. Windows at any level the hierarchy can be maximized allowing users to work on their tasks at multiple levels of details.

The return operation restores the screen layout to its previous configuration. Maximize and return operations are performed in a stack-like manner, i.e. the return operation offsets the effects of the last maximize operation. The return operation is performed similar to the maximize operation.

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Eser Kandogan
Sun Sep 13 18:34:46 EDT 1998

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