window shopping

(jargon)window shopping - A term used among users of WIMP environments like the X Window System or the Macintosh at the US Geological Survey for extended experimentation with new window colours, fonts, and icon shapes. This activity can take up hours of what might otherwise have been productive working time. "I spent the afternoon window shopping until I found the coolest shade of green for my active window borders --- now they perfectly match my medium slate blue background." Serious window shoppers will spend their days with bitmap editors, creating new and different icons and background patterns for all to see. Also: "window dressing", the act of applying new fonts, colours, etc.

See fritterware, compare macdink.
window dressing
window envelope
window frame
window glass
window lock
window manager
Window martin
window oyster
window pane
Window RAM
Window Random Access Memory
window sash
window screen
window seat
window shade
Window shell
-- window shopping --
Window shutter
Window sill
Window swallow
window system
Window tax
window trimmer
window washer
windowing system
windowpane oyster
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