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Poll: People with really large screens: Do you use your windows maximized? (94 member(s) have cast votes)

Maximizing - how much?

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In case you voted some get maximized - which applications?

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#31 Cøi

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Posted 18 March 2012 - 13:37

Since I have 3 screens I find myself maximizing windows a lot more (on 1 screen of course) because of all the other space I still have. :p (not that large, 23")
I do use Alt-Tab a lot though. It's still a lot quicker than using the mouse.


#32 Max Norris

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Posted 18 March 2012 - 14:10

Depends on the application. Three monitors; typically one has a web browser full screen, one has Visual Studio full screen (or whatever I'm primarily working/playing on at the time), and one has four applications "quartered", usually documentation viewers, a TV tuner, Outlook 2010 and a console.

#33 Damian

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Posted 20 March 2012 - 14:58

At 27" I don't need to maximize anything.

#34 Charisma

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Posted 20 March 2012 - 14:59

Only thing I maximise is the browser, most of the time.
For the rest of it I like to utilise all this real estate and have several things open/visible at once. I need that for some of the work I do, that's why I have the large screen in the first place :D

#35 Richard C.

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 08:30

in Mac OS, just the browser, and TextWrangler get the full screen treatment
in Windows, just Visual Studio, and some debug software gets full screen treatment

#36 +hedleigh

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 09:20

Only games and photoshop on my 27" monitor.

#37 Freelancer1111

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Posted 17 May 2012 - 16:01

I maximize Chrome, Winamp, any Productivity App ( Photoshop, After Effects, Visual Studio, UDK, QtSDK ...) and any Game i play on my 24" Monitor.

For normal Explorer Windows I use Aero Snap to make them use half of the screen.

For any other app I leave them at their default state, with some exceptions of course.

#38 c3ntury

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Posted 17 May 2012 - 16:07

I have 2 monitors (24" and 21" respectively), and I tend to have my main focus on the larger one maximised (in this case, Chrome), and on the 21", media (music or a movie).

#39 LaP

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Posted 17 May 2012 - 16:14

I'm using my 32" secondary TV often as a monitor for my PC. I dont work on it so can't comment abour productivity softwares like Office. I'm using the diNovo mini to control the PC.

I never really feel like i need to maximize a window. Most of the time i maximize the browser. I also of course play games and watch movies in full screen. But that's about it. Everything else is in windowed mode (email, messenger, itune, wmp, ...).

#40 Geoffrey B.

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Posted 17 May 2012 - 16:15

2-22in monitors and i keep my browser maximized for the most part unless for some reason i have other stuff going on. and i keep notepadd++ full screened on the right display most of the time

#41 Anibal P

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Posted 17 May 2012 - 16:17

Games and movies are the only things that ever get maximized on my screen

#42 zeta_immersion

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Posted 17 May 2012 - 16:19

browser yes = too many pront tabs open. most games yes, however other prorams like word excel, only half the screen

I woud tend to have some RD sessions wither full/half ... depends on what I am doing .... currently at 3x24"

#43 ThaCrip

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 00:22

i don't need to max anything unless i am playing back a HD video in which case you obviously want it running full screen.

but your typical application like a web browser i don't need it running maximized simply because it running in a window is like it's maximized anyways.

p.s. i got a 24" LCD @ 1920x1080.