@scottalanmiller said in Why are Windows Management GUI Elements So Tiny?:
So I've wondered this for a long time. When working on any other platform, and I have a management tool, I normally set it to full screen so that I can see as much as possible all at once. Say I'm working with user permissions or reading a log, I want to see a lot at once. It's critical to reading things and finding things quickly.
But on Windows, so often their GUI elements have an enforced, and insanely tiny, size. Take the Data Properties dialogue on a file for example, or the Event Viewer. In these cases, nothing that I need to see or do every fits on the screen. For even the most trivial operation, I have to scroll and scroll. The Data Properties dialogue shows only three items on the screen at one time, no matter how big your screen is. It's so few, that it is hard to have your eyes track the scrolling rate as there isn't enough space to track the movement, and when used over a remote session, it is even worse.
Why do the force us to use such horrible GUI elements, so much of Windows would be faster, more reliable, easier, and more attractive, if we could simply resize windows. I can do this with a web page, why not the Windows desktop? This seems like a very arbitrary crippling of the interface with no obvious benefits to Microsoft to make their systems so unfriendly.
Ill keep this in mind for my apps