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Apr
15
comment Why are the controls opposite/inverted when flying in a game?
Also, many aircraft do have a control stick, not the wheel looking column. Jet fighters, ultra lights, helicopters for example.
Apr
15
comment Is maintaining scroll good?
depends on the webpage I would say. If relevant info changes at the top, it should be within focus. If the only probable actions with the page after the refresh is where the user was, then the page position should be maintained.
Apr
15
comment Why internet explorer is being used by many users
I use IE 11, Chrome and Firefox based on what I am doing. 11 has a great (maybe the best debug console imo) and is just as fast as chrome but also more stable when used for a long long time without a new process.
Apr
15
comment Why are the controls opposite/inverted when flying in a game?
You are on the right track: Pulling back lifts the elevator angling the plane UP. Intuitively, when you pull back, you look up / lean back yourself. So coming out of a climb you slowly put your body from an up position to an at rest position and the plane is sort of following the movement of your shoulders. Google images illustration: 0.tqn.com/d/rcvehicles/1/0/S/7/-/-/Elevators.png
Mar
19
comment Should a 'Calculator' support '{' (curly braces) and '[' (box braces)
Also, [] is used for absolute value and in matrix notation...
Mar
7
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Dec
26
awarded  Enlightened
Dec
26
awarded  Nice Answer
Dec
22
answered Why do department stores create bad experiences with escalators?
Oct
18
comment Email address as username--how to reduce incidence of bad entry
@cimmanon more likely, maybe... But most seasoned surfers will have only one to a few usernames, so its not like we are talking orders of magnitude here to my knowledge.
Oct
7
comment Shower Controls
3 handle faucets are no longer allowed to be built in new homes, from what I gather. The explanation I got was that they can not prevent super hot water like a single handle can. Old homes can get replacement 3 handle'rs but new homes must have the single.
Sep
16
comment Why dvorak's layout left home row is AOEIU?
Except the QWERTY layout was designed to prevent the keys from binding, most keys are next to keys they are rarely used in combination with, and keys that are used often together are far away so the levers would not collide or bind during rapid typing...
Sep
10
comment In Final Fantasy games, why are your characters on the right hand side instead of the left hand side?
If I had to venture a guess, I would guess reading order. In English we read left to right, so that is our natural flow. Japanese by contrast is top to bottom, right to left. The character at the beginning of the mental flow of information, from a Japanese perspective makes sense to start on the right as much as American games starting the visual cues on the left.
Sep
6
answered How Do I Avoid Users Becoming Numb to Warnings?
Aug
29
comment Are hourglass cursors still relevant?
You will get a "busy" cursor if an application thread locks too, or goes not-responding. But if you have isolated the work thread from the UI thread, you should not see this.
Aug
7
comment Good idea to accept only JPEG uploads on a social media site?
PNG is also the default format for many image editors (Even Paint now), so if someone does a s simple "Save as" they may have a PNG from a jpg and not realize it.
Aug
6
comment Different UX for multi-edit vs. single record edit
Yes, a mockup would go a long way perhaps the free Pencil?
Jul
27
comment Submit and Reset button, what's the best order?
This assumes a webform that a user rarely uses, correct? What about a work related webform that is potentially used dozens of times a day by a staff member?
Jul
23
comment Personal information in messages
@AndrewLeach There are already similar questions/ answer and relevant: security.stackexchange.com/questions/13079/…
Jul
23
comment Personal information in messages
Would it be horribly off topic to do it as an answer I wonder, it could get long winded