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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
Jun
17
comment Should 'ABC' keyboard layout be used in single-purpose devices?
with the export market as it is its easier to use a single ABC than multiple qwertys and azertys variations
May
31
comment Why does the mouse cursor switch direction over line numbers in programming IDEs?
the only downside really is that it becomes annoying to click before the first char in the line with the mouse, (a small buffer zone will fix this)
May
31
comment What is the expected timeframe of a double click?
this is a user setting on windows see technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc978662.aspx (allows for 100ms to 900ms defaults to 500ms)
May
15
answered Wording suggestions for “unhidden”, esp given translations
Apr
9
comment Why did Microsoft put close and minimize buttons on the Office splash screens?
and because a splash screen that stays in the foreground for 2 minutes while you are trying to work on something is annoying