>> Could it be Multiple Document Interface as is found in VB?
>Could be - but remember - I said I was TERMINALLY ignorant - what is
>"Mutliple Document Interface"?
When a program has multiple subwindows that are all contained within a single
main window, it's using MDI. The alternative is creating multiple independent
windows. Netscape does not use MDI as every new browser you open creates a
top-level window independent of the others. Programs like Excel or Word, on the
other hand, do use MDI as each document window is open inside of the main
The idea is that each application has a window and every document you open has
a subwindow inside that main window. If you have Win95, only the main windows
show up on the taskbar. Personally, I don't like MDI as it prevents usage of
ALT+TAB in the proper fashion.It's also worth noting that IBM's usability
testing showed MDI to be a bad idea and has basically depracated it on OS/2.
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