There was a day when your piece of crap windows machine had trouble running more than one application at a time. That’s when people got used to closing out applications to keep their computers alive.
Now your piece of crap windows machine will run multiple applications nicely. But almost everyone here is still closing applications when they really want to switch to another program.
As the guy at work who is supposed to explain these things to folks, it makes me loopy when I’m instructing someone on something and they close Explorer to check their mail in Outlook. 9 out of 10 people head straight for the red ‘X’ to shut the program down when they really only want to switch to the other application.
This is fundamental stuff.
Although your new piece of crap windows machine can boot most applications in a few seconds, we’re still talking seconds. Add all of your switching during the day and you are probably looking at 5 or 10 minutes out of your day sitting there looking at the screen waiting for programs to boot that should be running in the background in the first place.
I’ve resigned myself to the fact that you will never get this. Never. You are happy with your inefficiency.