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Application designs that don't differentiate between active and inactive windows are violating the principles that: A. Recognition is more valuable then recall B. A system should inform the user about its state. C. The system should help prevent errors These are all Nielson classics. Showing the user what window is in focus prevents users from "typing ...


As far as I'm concerned, putting single entry points into folders is just annoying. However, if I have multiple program entry points and they can be categorised, I'd put them in folders. But that's just my preference. To be frank: users will put things wherever the f*** they want. I know people who OCD-style categorise everything and would put your entry ...

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