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When is opening a new window a good idea?

Because users have a 1600x1200 display, a convenient window size to see the content is 800x600. Multiple windows are a more efficient usage of this screen than a single bigger one.

It's very context dependent as yet, but we are getting to situation where multiple windows are useful. IMHO, we're going to see valid uses for multi-window content becoming more and more popular for the desktop web.

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