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jargon 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.