Re: Re: ZIP File Manager

Subject: Re: Re: ZIP File Manager
From: Susan W. Gallagher <sgallagher5 -at- cox -dot- net>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 3 Jul 2003 15:25:25 -0400

It's the Multiple Document Interface (MDI) and it has
disappeared to make our lives simpler (HA!). I miss it
too! It's even gone from MS Word, where you used to be able to tile several documents in the same window and drag n drop
between 'em. Now you have separate instances of Word,
Explorer, and all the other MS apps.

The absolute worst implementation of the Single Document
Interface (SDI), however, was in VB6 (and I haven't worked
in VB for a while, so don't know if it's still broken). When
you opened a second doc, you'd get two instances of VB with
both docs loaded into each instance! Jeez, what a mess!

-Sue Gallagher

Richard wrote:

> Thanks, but that's not what I mean...
> Remember the Win3.1 File Manager? In the upper half, you could display one
> location (say, C:\My Documents), and in the lower half, you could display
> another location (say, M:\departmentdocs). PowerDesk lets you do that.
> Explorer doesn't. To compare two different directories (or easily drag/drop,
> etc.), you have to open two instances of Explorer and arrange the windows. A
> step backward, if you ask me.


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