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comment Why are the “Undo” and “Redo” arrow icons commonly round?
(Incidentally, Word 6 immediately followed 2 - the version number jump is because the Mac version number was on 5).
2d
comment Why are the “Undo” and “Redo” arrow icons commonly round?
Your image is almost useless for seeing the icon. Also, it does show the new-style icon (introduced alongside the multi-level undo dropdowns and the redo button). The old icon, which I originally thought you were attempting to illustrate, is in Word 2: sunflowerhead.com/msimages/Word2.png - It shows an eraser removing some text.
Aug
3
comment Should we use the 3x3 9-dots icon as an apps menu?
"8x8px vs at least 18x18" - if the 3x3 can be 8x8, why can't the 4x4 be 11x11?
Jun
8
comment Is a grayscale bar a bad way of showing temperature?
+1 for stating that just numbers for intensity are not enough. I'm always confused by refrigerators that have number settings - I have to try it out to see which direction causes it to cycle on or off.
Apr
22
comment Should I redirect the user if there's only one search result, or still show the results list?
MediaWiki's behavior is "exact match", not "only match". Reddit does this when you search for a URL and the same URL has been recently submitted.
Apr
16
comment How to convey: “don't move until the task is done!”
It doesn't necessarily need to be louder, it could be a different pitch - a lower pitch (than the progress beeps) or a dissonant chord such as a minor third may work well to convey failure.
Apr
1
comment Why do some websites (including Google) trim whitespaces in passwords?
@Tyrsius In principle, the issue could be caused on the browser (paste) side, which cannot be affected by whether it is being copied by a password manager or otherwise.
Apr
1
comment Why do some websites (including Google) trim whitespaces in passwords?
@Falco any unexpected folding of a password (e.g. case-insensitive passwords for another somewhat common example) reduces the effective entropy and could influence the user's decision on choosing a password.
Mar
27
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Mar
26
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Mar
26
revised How to display duration (HH:MM) so it isn't confused with clock time
fix punctuation
Mar
25
answered How to display duration (HH:MM) so it isn't confused with clock time
Apr
29
comment Is constantly updating the formatting of a numeric input box a good idea?
I don't know about formatting, but instantly correcting to the max value screws me up every time when I'm trying to change an already entered value to a different one.
Feb
23
comment Who needs an external on/off Wi-Fi button?
"If this were a requirement for safety, every device allowed on an aircraft would have to have a hardware button" - however, it can take much longer to get to the option on a computer (particularly if it's currently turned off and you have to turn it on to get to the option) than on a tablet/phone/etc.
Feb
6
comment How can users be prevented from pouring water into the bean compartment of a coffee machine?
If you're going to have a pipe for coffee, why not pipe it in liquid form. Then this could actually be feasible if you ignore all the reasons it's not feasible.
Feb
6
comment How can users be prevented from pouring water into the bean compartment of a coffee machine?
Well the question is if you're designing a new machine, or attempting to alter the existing machine. Designing a new machine can easily mean have a real-looking reservoir, or even an actually real one that fills from the water hookup (maybe it could even be filled by hand if the same machine is moved somewhere that it can't be hooked up to a water pipe)
Feb
6
comment How can users be prevented from pouring water into the bean compartment of a coffee machine?
I think @ratchetfreak's idea of a dummy water container (whether sealed, filled with lucite, or simply open but not leading anywhere into the machine) is probably the best way to show users that you don't need to put water in because there already is water. Maybe even have it so there is a normal water container that the pipe runs into, and the same machine can be used with or without a plumbing hookup.
Jan
1
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Jan
1
revised When should a year be added to a timestamp?
added 119 characters in body
Jan
1
comment When should a year be added to a timestamp?
The date is often shown in another format for machine-readability: Hover your mouse over "1 hour ago" and you can see the full timestamp in ISO 8601 format.