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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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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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The reason for this is that you most likely are more familiar with left-to-right (LTR) languages, so your engrained progress is moving from the left to the right. People who are more familiar with right-to-left (RTL) languages such as Arabic or Hebrew, are likely to see a progression from the right to left as moving forward. You can see this in common ...


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Question: should login/signup appear before or after the navbar? (question clarified by OP) In short: If it's in that top right corner, then it doesn't matter very much. Here's why: Top-right consoles are rarely perceived by users, because the F-Pattern shows that users rarely scan that corner unless they are specifically looking for something. ...


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This is a "it depends on the complexity" type of question. At the end of the day, you want to dedicate just enough real estate for your persistent navigation that is easy for your users to understand. Any more will take away space from your primary content, any less will be too confusing to use. For a site with a relatively simple navigational structure ...


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This type of form interaction has been coined by web forms guru Luke W. as "selection-dependent inputs". He talks about it here: http://www.lukew.com/ff/entry.asp?764 and http://www.uxmatters.com/mt/archives/2007/02/selection-dependent-inputs.php The biggest issue with this interaction style is that it can disorientate the user, if it is not done properly. ...


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I would use the word clone. I am a developer and that is the word we use. In many development languages that is exactly what clone means. If it was just temporary the term developers would use the term impersonate. For lack of something better I would use the technical term. Please see the comments. The OP asked be to add that as an answer.


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How about combining Total and Sum as a single field? Like this download bmml source – Wireframes created with Balsamiq Mockups The input field for the selected item gets enabled. The other option is disabled. You'll probably need to come up with a better label than "totalling method" though.


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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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On a login page, what is the order for most important fields for all the users? (Irrespective of whether they want to stay logged in or not) I think most of us would have it this way: Username/email Password Login button Keep me logged in option Now going by this order, it won't make a good UX (or even pratically possible) to have a 'Keep me logged in' ...


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I'd say the best thing to do would be something like this: download bmml source – Wireframes created with Balsamiq Mockups You could also do a small arrow outside the text field, like it's done in the Windows 7 login screen. You probably would want to restyle the button... maybe making it blend into the textbox until you hover over it. The ...


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I don't see any common use case to show both the inches and millimeters at the same time, while showing them at the same time may cause confusion. Visuals such as colour aside, I would keep the switch and the question, but only show the "Size in inches" if the switch shows inches, and similarly for millimeters. As an aside, I would use "inches" not "IN" on ...


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Why not look at it from another POV. Why do we need a checkbox "Keep me signed in" at the first place? It does nothing more than just toggle a setting right? Why not add 2 confirmation buttons? One with the text "Login and never ask again" and one with "Login and please nag me again next time" (maybe do something on the labels??) Clicking the first button ...


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"Cascading dependencies" between user interface components.


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I can think of two ways Search for the right word : "Match" Provide a warning/note : Stay with "Copy" but put a warning message explaining that existing permission would be deleted and selected user's permission would be copied.


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I think 'import' or 'transfer' are the best terms to describe this, because you are essentially transferring data from one source to another, and 'importing' the new settings to the user.


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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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Long-press is akin to a context menu and is predominantly used in Android. In iOS I have only seen Long Press in WhatsApp. Its good as one gets more real estate on top of existing ones. But yes it is not very intuitive and needs a bit of discovery. But I guess a little bit of discovery and learn-ability is inevitable. Also Long-press is more heavy on ...


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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, thereby forcing users to upgrade within the company's eco system. In ...



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