Poll results: 50.4% of respondents maximise windows

Windows and Linux users maximise to a similar extent, while Mac
users are much less likely to maximise. I expected that, but I did
think fewer Mac users and more Windows users would maximise.

To make it easier to handle the large amounts of screen resolutions,
I have looked at width only, and consolidated almost similar widths.

Screen width Number Maximisers
800 6 3 (50%)
1024 167 122 (73%)
1152 17 12 (71%)
1280 617 374 (61%)
1400 167 63 (38%)
1600 128 60 (47%)
>1600 283 63 (22%)
Yes No
698 (50.4%) 687 (49.6%)

An even split.

OS Number Maximisers
Mac 440 89 (20%)
Windows 777 502 (65%)
Linux 165 106 (64%)
NetBSD 3 1 (33%)

At higher resolutions, the percentage of maximisers drops. I expected that.

I could show many more tables and charts, but that is all I have
time for right now. In case you feel like playing around with the data,
you are welcome to download the cleaned and consolidated CSV file.




Practised in managing multidisciplinary teams, strategic direction and development of an award-winning ‘Customer Experience Design Team’, Jonathan is the author of New Brand Media’s User-Centred Design methodology and brings an in-depth understanding of the branding, design and technology challenges facing enterprise-level clients today. Equally importantly, the exciting opportunities the connected web is creating for organisations, both large and small.

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