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Jul
18
comment Why is the drag area usually limited to the “title bar”?
@Ruslan Yes, but still only one window manager amongst the many many WMs for the many many OSes with GUIs in existence. The vast majority of implementations in OSes do not exhibit this behavior as a design choice. And this is the UX SE, so the question is the design choice, not if Unix is a cool/neat/popular OS too just those over-buzzed Windows and OS X OSes that surely nobody actually uses.
Jul
18
awarded  Commentator
Jul
18
comment Why is the drag area usually limited to the “title bar”?
Makes sense: The title bar is OS-level UI for OS-level tasks, (nearly) the rest of the window is app-level. And apps (from a UX perspective, not programmatic) have little-to-no jurisdiction over the positioning their windows across the screen(s).
Jul
18
comment Why is the drag area usually limited to the “title bar”?
Oxygen isn't software? Again, the OP's question isn't “is this common?”, it's “why is it the way it is (most of the time)?” You're combatting the assumed premise of the question, not answering it.
Jul
17
awarded  Critic
Jul
17
comment Why is the drag area usually limited to the “title bar”?
-1 Doesn't as much answer the question as combat the statement “Why is it uncommon”. OP is clear that there are examples of software that implement windows that are indeed draggable.
Apr
30
answered Scrolling Checkerboard Background for Transparent Images
Apr
11
comment What is this side menu called that can be found in many multi-touch apps, and where does it originate from?
Bottommost screenshot (YouTube on iPad). It's there.
Apr
2
awarded  Guru
Mar
23
awarded  Yearling
Oct
28
comment What is this side menu called that can be found in many multi-touch apps, and where does it originate from?
@NewAlexandria If I ever chance upon a new UI concept to coin, I'm going to think of you and seriously consider naming it The Single-Malt Menu/Button/Bar/Indicator/Widget/etc.
Sep
19
revised What is this side menu called that can be found in many multi-touch apps, and where does it originate from?
update link for SlideMenuController
Sep
19
revised What is this side menu called that can be found in many multi-touch apps, and where does it originate from?
updated link for PKRevealController, previously ZUUIRevealController
Jul
31
awarded  Good Answer
May
17
comment What is this side menu called that can be found in many multi-touch apps, and where does it originate from?
@JoelGlovier I think there's a number of ways to look at it. There's the icon itself, which strangely is horizontal lines not vertical lines like the resize/gripper buttons of yore. Then there's the stacked nature of the menu, like a super-tall burger. And then there's the layered feel of the screen, like one is sliding off the top bun to reveal what's inside. None of these concisely say “hamburger” or “hotdog”, but with the union of these interpretations (and perhaps others), the name seems to have stuck.
May
17
revised What is this side menu called that can be found in many multi-touch apps, and where does it originate from?
Added a whole bunch of explanation of what this is in order to stop people from telling me that the hamburger means just the sidebar or just the icon on the button, which side-steps the question completely.  Also, changed the HTML entity change to reference the unicode character instead.
Apr
21
awarded  Nice Answer
Apr
17
awarded  Yearling
Apr
17
awarded  Organizer
Apr
17
revised What is this side menu called that can be found in many multi-touch apps, and where does it originate from?
added tags terminology and taxonomy