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I've been in this situation many times. What I've always done is program the app to scroll the child-most element that the cursor is over and only that element: To clarify, when I say only that element, I mean that if you're scrolling an element in one direction and you reach the end of that scrollbar, I program it such that it does not proceed by ...


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A bad situation to be in, but it somtimes happens when maintaining old applications. There are a few things you could do to make things a little less confusing: Scroll the main window scrollbar by default, and only scroll inner controls if the user explicitly clicks on them. This would also require some visual feedback on which control is currently ...


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From Tog himself Not that any of the above True Facts will stop the religious wars. And, in fact, I find myself on the opposite side in at least one instance, namely editing. By using Command X, C, and V, the user can select with one hand and act with the other. Two-handed input. Two-handed input can result in solid productivity gains (Buxton 1986). It ...


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Absolutely do not change the default behaviour in this regard. Why? Because this is one of those rare things where OS behaviour is too strictly and consistently defined to break it. As of yet I have not seen a single application breaking this behaviour (not counting crazy old half emulated applications which were never meant to be run on windows or are ...


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I've never seen a physical middle click on any laptop but I've seen those implementation: Press both left and right click at the same time Three-finger tap/click anywhere on the trackpad My analysis on the lack of physical middle button is that its usage is not that common and thus not worth to use precious space for it. Many, many users do not even use ...


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In all honesty even the big companies don't always practice proper UX. There is no reason to ever have a tooltip that says the exact same thing that is already stated. It is a waste of time, resources and overall won't benefit the user in anyway. Tooltips are used to inform the user of what they are hovering over if it is unclear from what is already ...


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Is this a reasonable default? Yes, if you want the small areas scrollable. What can be done to improve the user experience here? Get rid of te nesting, use 3 tabs for example, content area 1, content area 2, rest of page. Or replace areas with buttons to open a popupwindow. With more details what is inside the boxes people can give you better specialized ...



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