Minimized Windows™

The Land of Wind, Ghosts and Minimised Windows

Windows can’t, you see, just blithely stop drawing a program’s window when it’s minimised. I think that’s because you can’t count on programs to redraw themselves correctly, or because they may freak out if one or more of their various window-drawing strategies is not correctly bit-bucketed.

WinNT and its descendants – possibly even Vista, though I’m not sure – move minimised windows to the undisplayable location -32000, -32000. Way up there, eight to ten metres above and to the left of your monitor(s), all of your “minimised” windows are hanging in the air.

This is just seperb!

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