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1. Is the standard for both Windows and OSX. You should go with this. Update: (Note that when clicking at extreme bottom of screen it will automatically display as 4,when at extreme right it will display as 3, and at extreme bottom right it displays as 2.) This seems to make sense, you right click, and are at the top left position of the list of options. ...


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Yes, this will improve efficiency. For desktop users, it will mean that users who are not yet in position to use the keyboard will be able to proceed without delay (which reduces your GOMS or KLM score). For touch users, it means that the user does not have to rely on the often rather fiddly native text paste controls. That being said, I am unsure about ...


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I have rather strong views on this subject so please take my opinions with whatever serving of salt you like. That said, I love right click in the browser. When I am on the desktop and working within a web application (Google Dive for example) I often find myself right clicking and seeking to perform an action. And often times - especially when operating ...


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I'm not familiar with the Amiga Workbench UI that you describe, and from what I understand the idea is that there's no menu that's visible at all times, and you need to right-click anywhere and hold, which makes the menu appear, and then while holding the mouse button down you need to operate the menu. This is a screenshot that I found. I can see a few ...


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Is the item something that you can add a tooltip? For instance, on a forgot-password image, I added a tooltip: <a href="{% url password-reset %}"><img src="/media/bitmaps/qmark.png/" title="forgot password?" width="50" height="50" /></a> Which results in Alternately, if it's not some single object(s), then what about storing a ...


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The optimal position is #1, the top left corner, for text that reads left to right and top to bottom. This positioning allows for the text to be easily read and for the user to move the mouse and their eyes in the same direction that they normally read. But when the mouse is positioned close to the edge of the viewport the panel should be displayed so as ...


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It's possible that in the future the right click will go the way of the Dodo, but a lot here depends on your intentions and your user demographic. If your intention is to be strictly cutting edge and your user demographic is very familiar with gestures (and perhaps Mac users?), then by all means avoid it. If your intention is to hang on to conventions that ...


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I must say that I don't really like the sound of skipping the standard menu and totally relying on keybindings/contextual menu. This is however of personal preference and I have no third party evidence to back me up so you may want to take what I say with a pinch of salt. Personally I would try to add an actual navigation/menu control. I would guess there ...


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Interestingly, from the Fitts' Law point of view, the optimal one would be which reduces the mean distance to target to half. Well, the really optimal would be one where the cursor is already on top of an option, but that's not going to end well.


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You may simply change the mouse pointer icon that represents right-click. The icon will tell users that they have extra options when cursor changed, so in this case that doesnt matter if user is right handed or not. ("Right-click" is more a concept than a meaning. So both, right-handed and left-handed, users think and act the same way for this concept.) ...


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The first thing that comes to mind is to change the display of the (default) pointer cursor to something slightly different. Maybe a pointer with a small indicator next to it, like an (R). Although that may not work for left-handed people that have swapped the mouse buttons. But you get the idea. Hope this helps.


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Granted using a special button to paste will have a visual indicator of the action. The following things should be considered: What happens when you have nothing on your clipboard? Is it greyed out/Is it invisible? If you're changing the state of the button based on the availability of the paste option, then you have to notify it to the user that the state ...


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Why not go with a Dropdown at the end of the list that says «more actions»? I think this solves your issue of users looking for actions they cannot find, and lets the user customize the toolbar if he wants to. If this is not an option, I would go for the right click showing all options of the buttons for accessibility reasons. If the user did right-click ...


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In this scenario you really have to consider precedent. Text fields are prevalent over all sorts of devices and interfaces and none of them have special paste buttons. I think it's safe to assume that users of your program will know how to use text boxes, and if they figured out how to copy something to the clipboard, they can most likely figure out how to ...


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If a user takes the effort to open the in-page tab in a new tab/window, you can assume they do so because they want to read the contents later on, but are currently reading the info on the screen right now. My advice would be to open the new browser tab with the selecte in-page tab shown, while keeping the current page the way it is.


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It mostly depends on how users first copied the URL. Processing new UI controls always impacts the UX. Giving your users the same options for copying and pasting won't increase the cognitive load, which is what really matters. Also, by having similar input methods you also reduce the number of physical mouse/keyboard combination changes, which is usually ...


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Firstly, right click isn't a consideration in website design, but may be in desktop software. Try to design your software to not need a right click in the first place. It will be more discoverable, and will translate to mobile well. I have seen some applications use a long press as the equivalent of a right click, but I wouldn't recommend this as you ...


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There is a traditional way of approaching this problem which can be exemplified by visual studio's implementation They group the menu bar into functional sections, and each section has a little arrow drop at the end of it that shows all of the tool and an customization link. It feels a little complicated using it but it does accomplish the goals rather ...


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You could function the right-click when hovering a specific element, and keep doing so until the user right-clicks. Maybe it will help if you told us the functionality of your right-click?


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How will they know what a right-click pointer is? I think the point that ARTniyet was trying to make is that users will know that something is "different" about the cursor. Initially, they may need instructions or a key/legend to indicate that this different cursor = right click, but if they use this application often, it should quickly become a known ...



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