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Wikipedia seems to be popular with the information so far... :) So here's info from the history section of the page on caps lock The Caps Lock key is a modified version of the Shift lock key that occupies the same position on the keyboards of mechanical typewriters. An early innovation in mechanical typewriters was the introduction of a second ...


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I speculate that you have two main types of user in this situation: People who have a particular time/date in mind and want to find a free room (any room) on that date ("I need to arrange an urgent meeting for Tomorrow morning and I don't care where"); People who require a particular room and want to find a date when that room is free ("I want to book the ...


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It may be related to QWERTZ keyboard layouts. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/QWERTZ And you probably see it on most keyboards because you live/work in a country (Germany, Austria, etal) that uses the QWERTZ keyboard layout. See the orange countries in this pic. ...


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If you copy something (as you would do with a copying machine) then you have an identical image of something you can start working on in the same environment. Whereas if you import something, your also copying an object but instead it might not fit in to the environment you intend to use it in. Either your copy gets transformed or you have to ...


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Copy from sounds strange to me and import implies this button will get some data from outside of the system. I would name it use grades from other class or get grades from other class


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As it is going to to be used by non-professionals, I would suggest using swatches in the first place. It's a great starting point, often offering proper balance between choice and usability for such use. As a second level (only for situations, where swatches are not enough for user) you can indeed provide an optional color picker. You have following options ...


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I would have to agree with BlueFlame, a three dimensional view of the building would make the experience worse. I don't think the point is where in the building the meeting should take place, but when it's taking place. Which is where your first option looks like the winner. Take Google Calender for example, it's interface is something along the lines of ...


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Why would you do CAD for room booking? Isn't the process of finding a room and selecting the available time slot already not too cumbersome! Top that with a heavy page having a 3D rotating building which looks nothing like a booking website! Now the user has to learn how to control that 3D structure! I don't care about the architecture of the building and ...


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While it is probably not overly relevant, on a mechanical typewriter the shift lock key tilts slightly down and in direction of the typist to lock. Given its small size (it is smaller than the regular shift key) and the considerable mechanical force one has to employ with one's pinky (and the typical pinky inclination one row above the usual shift row), one ...


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As others have mentioned, the downward arrow seems to be a particularity of German and Austrian QWERTZ keyboards. There is a standard for depicting the function keys on a keyboard, part of ISO/IEC 9995. You'll see there are two possible symbols for Caps Lock, both of which point upward. The standard considers the different types of Shift and Caps lock ...


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I tried to find the source of who proposed the idea of using Space to Pause and Resume a video. Unfortunately, I could not find an exact source. That being said, it has a reason to be there. When watching a video the focus of attention of the user is entirely on the video itself. It makes sense to place the largest key in the keyboard to perform the ...


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This is all about the communication; keep your client informed, make sure that all they need to know is on this page (at any time), and they won't need to phone you. I've drafted a rewrite of the text, giving more emphasis to: A title which summarises the content; "client information" isn't very helpful, because the whole page is information for the ...


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Yes, you could use labels instead if you wanted to, but that involves adding CSS to style the labels to mimic the other rows or to style them any other way. Leaving them readonly requires you to use CSS to show that you shouldn't focus the inputs. The simplest thing to do is also the easiest thing to do: Use the disabled property. This is exactly what it ...


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There is fundamentail difference in both approaches, which is defined by resource accessibility. To manage Exclusive resource you should provide planning, sheduling, or queuing tools to make the task easy. So the interface becomes more complex, to make the task more efficient. You case probably falls into this category. Non-exclusive resources don't ...


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I've done this a lot in the past few months, and the best solution would be to just change the color of the link to blue (link color but not underline), change the mouse cursor on hover + highlight the cell. (bottom line in the picture). The idea is to keep the table light and make actions look like buttons more than links, links usually have external ...


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If the link is on the product name, users will suppose that the link is about the product but it is not. If the purpose is to show similar products, the link should be on a "smiliar-product information" like the number of these. download bmml source – Wireframes created with Balsamiq Mockups


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With assumptions and without seeing the example: Graying out a control typically means its read-only, static or not editable. A missing element means, well, that it does not exist. If the icon is tightly coupled with the control (its a clickable element or the like in context) then it should appear as the control does. My other opinion is a screen with ...


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I'm not sure why, but this is one of the only meaningful discussions I can find for this. My take on this is that the app-centric approach is a symptom of efforts to lock users into a company's ecosystem. The app-centric framework makes it difficult to take content to a different platform, therby



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