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My suggestions are: Q is a traditional key for exiting in old PC games. You can try this. And of course you need to show a tip like Q:exit/back on the bottom of the page. For menu based interaction, depending on how you trigger the confirm action, I'd use the opposite for cancel/back. E.g. ← for → or Q for enter. And again, show instructions on ...


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Instead of just trying to provide a 1-for-1 replacement for Esc , you could implement a workaround in each case. For example, in your "confirm" popup, have a "confirm" option next to a "cancel" option; if the user wants "cancel", they press an arrow key to switch to the other option, and then the same button they use to confirm menu options. You could ...


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While in general, it is definitely preferable to design the interface in a way that users are already used to, due to external technical limitations that you have no influence on, this is not possible in the described case. Hence, there is no choice but have users adapt to a different convention. What you can do now is make that adaptation as easy as ...


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I have no formal research into your issue directly but have recently implemented something similar to a eCommerce web application. It is a requirement of the order confirmation page that the user enters their email address twice to increase accuracy. To allow the user to copy and paste their email address defeats the purpose of asking for it twice in the ...


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Training users to do something different than in the usual way is extremely hard to do. This might be especially true in a computer game where the actions are less thought-through and often reflex-like. So you'd run into problems even if you laid the Esc functions on a different key. Users still would expect the confirm popup to close and might get ...


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For many retro keyboard-based games, I've seen them put key Legends at the bottom similar to this: Ok I know that the example is a host file change but the idea is there where the available commands are explicitly placed. Or you can introduce the keys on the first screen to show how to use the game like this instruction screen:


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Why People Do this? I guess pretty much the same answer given by the other readers. We all have been doing this but the question is that what we learn from this behaviour and how to overcome that? Learning I believe my biggest learning is I actually close the tab (accidentally) which I needed the most. Reason can be Titles of the tabs are not visible. ...


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I'll add another to complement the other good answers: The Wikipedia/TV Tropes 'waterfall' effect: http://xkcd.com/214/ Particularly on wiki-format sites, many tabs accumulate as an effect of finding related articles the user fully intends to read later. The user sees something interesting but they don't want to go and read it right now - they want to ...


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Humans have a tendency (which varies from person to person) to accumulate and hold on to objects which have been useful in the past, or are perceived to be useful in the future. This is a hording behavior. When you close a tab, the information is of course still available again, but somehow people feel that an open tab is a "collected item" that they want ...


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I disagree with your statement that, at the end of browser sessions, most people close previously opened tabs. I am certain that most people, who open large number of tabs in browser, keep them open across browser sessions and do that for the following perfectly valid reasons: 1) to establish multi-source and/or multi-topic context for their work activities ...


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Tabs that user opens beyond 5 or 6 tabs are in most cases for a quick view. They had no intention to browse those tabs deeper, after they view what made them to view that.In some cases they keep those tabs open, if they find something interesting. Multiple tabs linked from same website Imagine you are viewing a portfolio website, while there are multiple ...


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FavBrowser as very good ones for the specific case of Internet Explorer 6: Why People are Still Using Internet Explorer 6? You Seem to Be Using IE6 Internet Explorer 6 Motivation How To Deal With People That Use Internet Explorer 6 Internet Explorer 6 CSS Mess



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