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comment Why do people clear the screen multiple times when using a calculator?
@JustinOhms You're very correct! The way this happened to me (and I would guess, many) is that one of my first pocket calculators had really crappy buttons and would often need a firm, long press to ensure it worked. The failure of a number or operation key to work produced immediate and obvious feed back, but the clear key failing is just as you described in your answer. +1
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comment How should I design a small help system for a Windows application?
I think that one should provide redundent help. That way, if a user doesn't find one, they will still have a chance to find others. I'm asking what the best way to display a medium amount of, only slightly related, information is.
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comment How should I design a small help system for a Windows application?
That's a pretty good idea. While that would work well for labeled components, I don't really see how that would work for things like the input file. I'm also a bit worried about surprising users with a modal window that may open unexpectedly.
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comment How should I design a small help system for a Windows application?
This is a great idea about how to improve the textual input and I'll implement it tomorrow. Unfortunately, it doesn't actually answer what I asked; what is the most effective way to present a small collection of help documentation?
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