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I'm guessing this is a simulator for internal systems only? Because if it is to be distributed to many users there are going to be all types of devices some with no mouse, some with a mouse but no scroll wheel, and some with no middle/right click. So it would be best to drop the wheel interface all together. If it is on standardized devices, and to answer ...
I actually disagree that it's expected behavior. Because in Windows, middle clicking a program on the taskbar duplicates it. I don't know about Mac and Linux, but I'd expect similar behavior. Matter of fact, I actually discovered that feature by accident: I middle clicked a tab expecting it to be duplicated, and instead it closed! However, since all major ...
Use workflow analysis to figure it out Think about the user's workflow for a popup. A typical workflow might be: User sees something onscreen User wants to find out more, and presses a popup trigger Popup is displayed User re-orients vision to the popup, and reads the popup title. User may close the popup after the title (if it's not useful ...
Top right is consistent with close buttons for browser windows. If it is moved, users could think it's deliberate and deceitful.
I think that certain situations could warrant a solution like this:
This concept of what is easier is very very relative. It might be easy for left handed users if the left side had an X, but difficult for right handed users, and vice versa... This sort of notion comes back to the whole debate of what is better Ok/Cancel or Cancel/Ok? What they found is that it doesn't matter. What matters is consistency, because breaking ...
Top right seems to be the most common placement for close (x) buttons in dialog windows in the Web
Find your balance Do not ask the question, Which is the best position? But instead ask the question What do I want to get from the popup and how can my exit point help? Most of the time a little bit of ambiguity will work wonders for advertisements. You want to challenge the typical location of things, this is to escape falling victim to sleep-walking ...
Have a look at Similar Question asked before In a nutshell given that both the patterns have been used, let the decision be driven by which OS is your audience likely to originate from. If it is iOS then place the close on the top left and if windows then top right. If you closely notice you will find discrepancy everywhere. For e.g. Inbox app(by google) ...
A message near the mouse cursor that says "You can [tab] to move between fields!" would at least get the message out. It could fade after a few seconds and only appear once to minimize distraction.
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