You know, sometimes the whole windows-desktop metaphor is just a little too strong. I just had some papers with notes written on them propped up against the right side of my laptop screen, and was typing into a window on the left side of the screen. I wanted to do something briefly in a window that was mostly covered by the papers, and I clicked not once but three times in an effort to bring the window to the foreground.
It may also have had something to do with it being 3:30 in the morning, I suppose.
"'Charges' is what the uninsured are required to pay for medical
attention, and it's defined as what a drunken sheik from the Middle East
could pay, if his wife weren't around to care." --Uwe Reinhardt
on 14 Apr 2003