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comment Who needs an external on/off Wi-Fi button?
@JohnGB: I'm not talking about takeoff and landing. I'm talking about during the flight, when the FAA doesn't disallow using devices but the airlines often do disallow enabling wireless transmitters.
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comment Who needs an external on/off Wi-Fi button?
@JohnGB: I don't think anybody is saying that a physical switch was specifically mandated by the FAA (or anyone else). My point is that under the rules that do exist, a physical switch switch is a useful feature. Wireless transmitters are required to be turned off on many flights -- this seems to be left up to the airlines themselves (your own link to the FAA says so) and may vary from flight to flight.
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comment Who needs an external on/off Wi-Fi button?
@JohnGB: I don't think aircraft safety is relevant. Aircraft rules (whether imposed by FAA, FCC, individual airlines, or anyone else) are. Also, a number of Dell's laptop setup guides specifically mention flying as a use case for their wireless button (for example, page 13 of downloads.dell.com/Manuals/all-products/esuprt_laptop/…). It requires the computer to be on, so I'll grant that it's not quite the same thing, but so far this is the closest thing to an explanation I've seen from a manufacturer.
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comment How could the Golden Ratio be used to improve form layouts?
@BDotA: Because I aligned them to the left side of the inputs. ;-) The idea is to strengthen the association between each label and the widget it describes. It's an arguable choice, and different platforms have different guidelines. Some align labels to the left, some to the right (as in my example), and some place the labels above the inputs (as in the original design). I happen to like the labels the way I aligned them, but I try to follow the conventions of the platform I'm working on. This is a concern that a form-specific layout will generally handle for you.
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comment How could the Golden Ratio be used to improve form layouts?
@JonW: I think your edit changed the question.
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