Well, minimize buttons could be added in my framework, but i know i won't do it, i don't even like title bars stealing my real estate.
Personally, i'm all about choice which is why i'm writing my own window manager that can be customized however anybody want's it, using whatever keystrokes, mouse event, or gesture, which is why i'd be interested in why you use minimize.
What i said has nothing to do with Gnome, but how to use any windowmanager. You do know they are there to actually MANAGE windows right? If you don't know how to set it up so windows start where you want them and in the state you want them, then you're probably a windows user no? Why minimize something (except to look at the pretty graphics) when you can more quickly alt-tab it away? If it's a problem because you have multiple windows occupying the screen, learn how to organize your information into desktops. This is just complaining by people that haven't learned how to use the new abstractions and are caught in windows 3.1 stage.
we do countless minimize-maximize actions over the course of a normal workday.
It seems like you do not know how to work your window-manager. I can't even remember the last time i had to use maximise or minimize.
White people needed to build all these things to try and find that elusive happiness and joy.
Now, which do you think is the smarter people?
From someone being on the receiving end of their activities and seeing it occur to my coloured friends, take my word they won't ever let this happen.
P.S. it doesn't matter that the police in my area discriminated using ethnicity and language, there is always something to discriminate upon.
US'ians sure have their own form of doublespeak.
Except to people who were trained on an OS that means "deleted should mean move to a trash folder so I can undelete it".
Which OS are you talking about? Ubuntu? OSX?
Where are the calculations that go with a calculated risk?