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Sep
4
awarded  Critic
Sep
4
comment When does a prototype become alpha software?
If this were true, no software would ever be shipped
Feb
19
comment Why is the mouse cursor slightly tilted and not straight?
It has nothing to do with calculation time and everything to do programmers wanting to make their lives easier. I would have made the same decision (and in fact, I have - video games often implement their own cursor logic). +1
Nov
30
comment How can we communicate the ability to use the same login credentials across multiple sites?
@MarjanVenema: But, sharing the user's ID across sites on the backend (which is a good thing) is completely different from asking the user to share their credentials across multiple sites (a very bad thing, see my answer). OP is talking about the latter.
Nov
28
comment How can we communicate the ability to use the same login credentials across multiple sites?
@uxfelix: There is no third-party here. SiteA is your OpenID auth-server.
Nov
28
comment How can we communicate the ability to use the same login credentials across multiple sites?
"as does "StackExchange" for *.stackexchange.com" - Except that StackExchange does not share credentials across multiple sites, it uses OpenID.
Nov
28
answered How can we communicate the ability to use the same login credentials across multiple sites?
Oct
22
answered How to highlight the selected option when there are only 2 elements
Aug
9
comment How to make font that clearly distinct “b” and “d” without sacrificing legibility
MOV EBX, EDX SAR EBX, 31 XOR EDX, EBX SUB EDX, EBX
Apr
29
comment Synonym for 'GUI' for non-technical people?
Most programs just have a checkbox for "advanced settings" in the settings menu, which defaults to off.
Apr
12
awarded  Yearling
Apr
5
answered How should you show that an accordion is expanded?
Mar
21
awarded  Teacher
Mar
21
comment How to make a progress-speed bar more understandable?
@Virtlink: Well, the graph shows (MB/s) vs. MB. You're correct though that the derivative graph would have units 1/s, and would give, roughly, how (un)stable the transfer speed is at each point in the file. But, that's off-topic :)
Mar
21
awarded  Editor
Mar
21
revised How to make a progress-speed bar more understandable?
added 84 characters in body
Mar
21
comment How to make a progress-speed bar more understandable?
Not sure why this answer has so many upvotes, it's basically just repeating what was already said in the question, but with bold letters.
Mar
21
comment How to make a progress-speed bar more understandable?
+1 This is the correct answer, and may be what Microsoft is already doing. Has anyone tested to see?
Mar
21
answered How to make a progress-speed bar more understandable?
Mar
20
comment Can an OK button do nothing?
When I do this, I always also leave an indication on the form as to why "ok" is disabled. Something along the lines of a red, bolded label just above the buttons saying "Please select an item or items to <verb>"