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Feb
8
comment Why do profile pictures overlap banner images in most websites?
I wish Facebook would do face detection on the banner/background image, and strongly discourage users from using a photo with faces and encourage one with scenery, patterns, art, etc.
Jan
17
comment Are you sure you want to answer this question?
@MaxdeMooij It's not a general solution, but works well for shutdown— the user's next likely action is walking away from the computer, so a 60-second delay is not a pain point. Still, this type of interaction (performing a potentially-destructive action after the user has shown they're not interested in preventing it) could be used more often. I suppose iOS's Photos app's “Recently Deleted” album — which works like a trash can with 30-day-delayed auto-delete — is another example of this.
Jan
17
comment Are you sure you want to answer this question?
The most utilitaristic way to solve it is actually to reduce or eliminate the consequences of proceed, which is the way tech is heading. For example, browsers used to ask “Do you want to close all tabs?” because there was potential data and workflow loss from proceeding. It's far less common now because tabs re-opening when the browser re-opens, and page state being restored when reopening (such as filled-in form fields) has now become state-of-the-art. I know this doesn't directly answer your question, but I think it's important to see these messages as stop-gap solutions.
Jul
21
revised What is this side menu called that can be found in many multi-touch apps, and where does it originate from?
Updated now-404-ing DDMenuController link to the currently most-forked DDMenuController repo on GitHub
Jul
21
revised What is this side menu called that can be found in many multi-touch apps, and where does it originate from?
grammar & tweaks
Mar
23
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Feb
27
revised What is this side menu called that can be found in many multi-touch apps, and where does it originate from?
Minor grammar fix in last sentence
Jan
13
awarded  Caucus
Sep
30
awarded  Explainer
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.