Cody Gray
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Why do dialogs have grey backgrounds?
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There is not really a "UX" reason for this—or if there is, it is a very limited one. The actual reason why dialog backgrounds are (by default) some shade of grey is because some designers thought that ...

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Redundant behaviors in context menu
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Alan Cooper, in his classic interface design book, About Face, speaks directly to this question. He points out, as you have, that there are multiple distinct techniques for issuing instructions to a ...

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