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comment Origin of eject symbol
@user1757436 Rather than "up", it's more like the horizontal line is the slot you insert the cassette into, and the arrow means "out". A down arrow below the horizontal line could have meant the same thing.
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comment How do I make every user's data “the most important”?
@NathanRabe If you're considering Option 1, then consider also that you should be able to use that customizable UI to create the defaults for Option 2...
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comment Why did Windows add a pointer trail feature?
Yep, my dad had a Windows 3.1 laptop. Your choices at the time boiled down to, too fast to be visible while in motion, slow enough to be annoyed, or somewhere in between where the pointer gained a fuzzy quality that made you not want to look directly at it.
Sep
11
comment Why does the Caps Lock not toggle upper and lower case for selected text?
@Izhaki "B" also doesn't toggle as the OP is asking, given the example sentence: "fooBAR" -> "FOObar"
Aug
26
comment Should I empty the wrongly filled fields or leave as user has filled after validation message?
With touch, you don't even need to hold the delete key on some devices/browsers - I can long-press the field and "clear all"
Aug
24
comment Does the Oxford Comma increase readability?
@KenMohnkern If you click the "help" link next to the comment box, it shows how to put nice links in comments
Aug
24
comment Does the Oxford Comma increase readability?
@DavidRicherby and Franchesca, spoken commas include changes of pitch, not just pauses. The point is that they do indicate a break of some sort that can't otherwise be written in text.
Aug
12
comment Fibonacci pagination
+10 pages -> Looking for a specific time period on a forum
Aug
3
comment How can wiring systems be designed to not rely solely on colour?
You'd also no longer have the option of shortening the wire, since that would remove all identification marks
Aug
1
comment How can wiring systems be designed to not rely solely on colour?
Well, crap. According to this, I learned violet was purple and purple was violet...
Jul
28
comment Should a progressbar go both ways?
@Lodewijk If by "everlasting" you're referring to the "Checking for updates.." image in the answer, part of the point of them is to show the user that nothing crashed and their computer didn't freeze. This was necessary on older Windows, although nowadays they should be temporary as mentioned in the answer
Jul
23
comment What to do with the “last” button in pagination?
Good or not, it's inherited from hardware days. VCRs and other recorders put Fast-Forward to the right of Play, and also used the double-arrow. (And in fact, I've seen it used like that on occasion online - using >> jumps ahead 5 or 10 pages, but not to the end)
Jul
19
comment Should I support minimum page widths below 960px on a non-responsive layout?
@Luke Windows 7 has dual-column docking, one of my brothers uses it to play games on one side and browse on the other
Jul
19
comment Stop user opening links in a new tab
@That--Guy_ So, I open Firebug and set a breakpoint to modify it before it's sent...
Jul
17
comment Messages such as “Operation Successfully Completed”: Is word “successfully” really necessary?
Operation Terrifyingly Completed
Jul
17
comment Why is the drag area usually limited to the “title bar”?
And I'm using a window manager that, if I hold the super key on the keyboard (aka the "Windows" key), the left mouse button can drag any window from anywhere in the window
Jul
12
comment Is it easier to read an inline or vertical names list?
"Is it easier to read an inline or vertical names list?" "Yes." ;)
Jul
9
comment Alternatives to “Like”, “+1”, “Bookmark”, and “Favorite”?
I think +1 is far more associated with StackExchange's upvote/downvote arrows than G+...
Jun
6
comment What is more memorable: Avatar or Username?
No need for dyslexia. It always takes me a moment when two users with the same capital letters are both commenting. Like if someone with M______V___ started commenting here aside from @MarjanVenema
Jun
6
comment What is more memorable: Avatar or Username?
@Sheff Since SciFi was used as an example, I will point out that among the top users, several have changed their name at some point. Usually it's a derivative of the previous, but even so it's not always obvious.