RE: Display, Displays, or Appears

Subject: RE: Display, Displays, or Appears
From: "McLauchlan, Kevin" <Kevin -dot- McLauchlan -at- safenet-inc -dot- com>
To: "Lauren" <lauren -at- writeco -dot- net>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 6 Jun 2008 12:32:05 -0400

On Behalf Of Lauren informed us:
> Personally, I choose whatever term causes the least amount of grief in
> dealing with my clients. If they have a rule about "displays or
> then I use that rule. Otherwise, I pick whatever feels right for the
> moment
> and go with that. The window pops up(drops down), opens(closes),
> displays(hides), is displayed(is concealed), appears(disappears),
> unhides(hides again), is forced to submit to my commands(cowers and
> away), flies-in(flees), and does any number of things depending on my
> mood(does nothing).

What about some of my faves that I inject into this discussion on a
regular basis?

Manifests (de-manifests/obscures)
Coalesces (dissolves/deliquesces)

I think that those could be especially apropos for (say) Compiz/Beryl on
Linux, or maybe even Vista with maximum eye-candy and effects enabled.
As for that last clause in your paragraph, it actually "does any number
of things depending on [Windows'] mood(does nothing)". Your mood (or
mine) has little effect, except sometimes to spur it on to greater
depths of depravity... or indifference... but that way lies a rant, I



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Re: Display, Displays, or Appears: From: Amy P.
RE: Display, Displays, or Appears: From: Lauren

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