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As someone who is platform agnostic. I have to say that horizontal scrolling confuses me in either OS. With vertical scrolling I would immediately reach for the scroll wheel on the mouse (or gently stroke the top of the magic mouse) or use the multi-touch touch-pad with two fingers to scroll down the page. I am currently writing this from a company Dell ...


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Apple removed scrollbars from appearing, unless in use, from viewports in 2011 with the release of Lion, immediately sparking multiple articles about how to get them back. The usability rationale and merit of this can still be debated today. Not showing it until it is needed is a clean design and does not clutter the display, but the user must figure out ...


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I find it all speculative, kinda like understanding what an artists means with his art. But to me it seems that by "darkening" the disabled, they want to make it like "the light isn't on", nobody is home thus it isn't enabled. Personally I find that this stands out more than the W8.1... In the end, I guess it's an easy to test out situation and can even be ...


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The registry is not designed for users regedit was never designed as an end-user application to manage application settings. Rather, the registry itself is a storage mechanism for application settings. Data in the registry is "owned" by the application, not by the user. Settings should be changed through application-specific mechanisms / UI. regedit is ...


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There are layers to any system. The user interface is where the system and user interacts with each other. In the subsequent layers, it goes more and more efficient and functional. One would go an extra mile to make sure that users precisely understand what they are doing. That is only done when it is expected that users will frequently interact with it. ...


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You've got it almost right. The Enter key and the OK button Enter is the access key for the OK button, by default. As with all defaults, the user's actions can modify this. In the case of Enter and OK, users can only modify this temporarily, because the dialog box will (is supposed to) revert to the default. At times the OK button cannot be accessed by ...



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