I've just hit on yet another oscillation (mine, not FM) of creating a new window or just going to the related record (typically). So I'm wondering how others handle this. There are times when looking at a list of records, more detail or some other action is desired.
So, do I pop a new window to retain the list and work on the details, or just go to the related record and keep a clean desktop. Certainly, FM17 makes this dead-easy with the new Master-Detail functionality, but I'm finding even that has limitations. There are still just some areas where a full-on list view is more desirable than a "split" screen.
Lots of windows are pretty easy to deal with on a desktop, but I have inserted a last window close script to catch me if I'm inadvertently closing the last window (more times than I care to admit). The other catch, if you will, is the iPad. Multiple windows aren't necessarily a problem, they're just not readily visible, regardless how far you set the offset. WebDirect isn't far from this either.
I'm curious to know how other people address this issue. Different actions for a particular platform, or just do it regardless. I'm looking forward to learning a different approach.