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Apr
5
comment What could be a better workflow for this software installer step?
Ah, I like this idea, thanks. I may go for something like this for the second part: “Once this is done, you may return to this screen and proceed with the installation”, what do you think about the wording? i.imgur.com/8q8GIf0.png
Apr
5
comment What could be a better workflow for this software installer step?
I appreciate the suggestion, then. It’s true that if seen as an additional help then it does not have to cover 100% of the use cases.
Apr
5
comment What could be a better workflow for this software installer step?
Relying on the header seems like an awful technical decision: it requires unnecessary server-side development and support, it’s not guaranteed to be here (old browsers, web proxies), it won’t work if my software is downloaded from other places, or installed on another machine, it’s browser-dependent, it requires a version of .NET more recent than what my software actually requires. Even for the cases where it might work, I would still need some kind of prerequisite discovery in my installer, and back to square one.
Apr
5
comment What could be a better workflow for this software installer step?
I really can’t do that. My software weighs about 1.2 MiB, whereas .NET is about 230 MiB, plus optional security fixes downloaded by its installer.
Nov
23
comment What character can I use to represent the space bar?
Thanks. I eventually went for this solution. It required changing the GUI toolkit but the end result is a lot more satisfying. See i.imgur.com/kSt8ptX.png
Apr
4
comment What character can I use to represent the space bar?
The major problem is that it makes the “Sequence” column very wide, because it adapts to the width of the longest sequence. But you’re right — there is no reason why I couldn’t use it, and I think it’s worth making that suggestion an answer.
Apr
4
comment What character can I use to represent the space bar?
For the same reason I didn’t like {spc}: it’s too verbose (I’ll make that more clear in my question) and I was hoping there was a single replacement character that might convey enough meaning.
Jan
3
comment Do people really want to look at multiple windows at once?
@Shauna There is (mediocre but usable) undocumented support for focus-follows-mouse in all versions of Windows until at least Win7 through a simple registry key. See for instance TXMouse.
Jan
2
comment Do people really want to look at multiple windows at once?
@mikebabcock But how many browsers let you display several websites at once, each page able to get focus, potentially focus-follows-mouse, or with drag-and-drop between those pages?
Dec
10
comment How could one prevent drunk users from using a mobile application?
Since the best answer to your question is probably “by preventing anyone from using it”, can you maybe hint on the impact of false positives versus false negatives?
Dec
8
comment Is clockwise or counter-clockwise rotated text easier to read?
@Kris: My observation is that there is a link with the way of "selling" the book through its appearance. It seems to me that a lot of modern novels attempt to print the title or author's name as large as possible on the spine, thus always writing vertically. The books that do not rotate the text, printing it in much smaller characters, are usually from publishers considered more prestigious, such as the French "Nouvelle Revue Française".
Dec
7
comment Is clockwise or counter-clockwise rotated text easier to read?
It could be that the rationale is different for the two configurations, and that European book spines are easier to read when the book is on a shelf, and American book spines are easier to read when the book is lying flat.