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May
31
comment Is it safe to assume everyone uses / has mouse wheels?
@O.R.Mapper oh I agree completely but not every one does
May
28
comment Is it safe to assume everyone uses / has mouse wheels?
@user11153 not so much anymore with endless scrolling pages...
May
7
comment Is it good idea to send user password upon register?
@DannyVarod but an archived mailbox will include the password allowing the attacker to log in without needing real-time access to the mailbox (which resets require)
Apr
30
comment Why do traffic lights have three separate light bulbs instead of having one?
In Belgium the law explicitly (Dutch link) states that the light have to be 3 colored and red has to be on top and green at the bottom. Thus to change the lights they'd first have to change the law.
Apr
30
comment Why do traffic lights have three separate light bulbs instead of having one?
@JoshuaBarron especially when many green lights have a blue component to help differentiate between them.
Apr
16
comment Should forms always appears within a box?
in the facebook example there is a clear divide between the for and the non related elements caused by the left align of the form elements
Mar
2
comment Why do the popular browsers copy each other's user interfaces?
@keavon they already did
Feb
24
comment Thermostat UIs make me guess and think too hard
no need to confirm/cancel the hold in the first place, just let the user return to the old temp by setting it manually
Feb
24
comment Why are TV bezels there?
and there are tvs with backlighting so the wall gets the same color as the picture blurring the line even more
Feb
19
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Feb
10
comment Why is the input field always at the bottom of a chat window?
and from a history perspective the command line shell always has the line you are typing below the previous output
Feb
7
comment Why do electric fan knobs often place the highest setting right after the off position?
@cimmanon there is a difference between 12V DC (car) and 220/120V AC (regular outlet) for the inrush current
Jan
15
comment Why do washing machines have windows?
to differentiate from the front-loading dryer right next to it
Jan
14
comment Understanding the visual effects of monitor change
or just mis-configure one of them, you'd be amazed how far you can adjust a monitor's color control and the effect on what you see
Jan
14
comment Understanding the visual effects of monitor change
many monitors' color control can be adjusted so the highlights don't show up, some will also save the mappings
Dec
2
comment What is the UX strategy for not allowing tweets to be edited?
in other words it's like not being able to edit an email after hitting the send button; it's already gone
Nov
21
comment Why are normal water coolers so low?
in office environments?
Sep
18
comment How should I present 100+ client logos on a website?
obligatory xkcd reference
Aug
23
comment How to introduce a new interaction style without using a help guide?
@Shauna but both games and windows tour allows you to go through the tutorial again (after you find the option)
Aug
23
comment How to introduce a new interaction style without using a help guide?
but when the second user comes along he/she won't be able to discover the features