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    Question Multi-tasking.

    How many windows do you normally have open at a time?
    (Just wondering.)

    My average: 8

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    Like 3, tops. Except for some "special" occasions...
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    On average, 5-6. Most I've had, purposefully, was probably about 20.

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    At home no more than 3-4, but at work I typically have anywhere from 10-12 open.

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    Right now, 19, but sometimes even more.

    4 instances of cmd.exe
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    1 outlook
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    3 explorer

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    At home, I usually have around 4-6, which is usually Firefox, Notepad, 1-2 Explorer, an IDE/Compiler, and sometimes an image editor like Photoshop or maybe 3DS Max. Though if you consider Firefox has around 4 webpages in it's tab browser, you could say it's more. I also keep WinAmp and Trillian minimized in the tray most of the time.
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    depends... sometimes the average is about 7-8, sometimes it's no more than 2... sometimes I bring it down to 1...

    then again that's on my main desktop... I have four desktops enabled, sometimes all of which are in use with their seperate groups of programs running... my main desktop (1) - usually running X-Chat, XMMS, Firefox, and whatever else, my background process desktop (3) - running things that have windows that I dont' want to monitor or dont' want cluttering anything else,, my torrent destkop (4) - azureus takes up the whole deskto and I like to keep it open so I can see it quickly, and my "other" main desktop (2), which I use when I do something like programming or anything that makes me open a few related windows...
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    Usually Visual Studio, explorer, mIRC, a couple of MSN windows, firefox (with a tonne of tabs) and windows media player (dunno if that counts because it's shrunk).

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    I usually have like 4-6 , they are usually big programs, such as 3ds max, photoshop, MSVC, probably internet exlporer too. If it was minimized i might have a game or two running in the background.

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    no more than three...plus 3 that do not show up in task bar.

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    Usually no more than 2 or 3, after that my computer slows down to a halt.
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    Increase your virtual memory, then minimize your inactive windows.
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    I dont really have more than 3-4 open

    Usualy 1-2 aim windows, a firefox, and something else... I keep a lot of things by my clock as little icons, such as WinAmp, Outlook, and other programs.
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    Typically, I'll have between 8 and 14 windows on XP at work, and between 4 and 10 at home. On MacOS X, I usually have about 6. On Linux, I generally have between 4 and 20, depending on what project I'm working on.
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