Linked by Eugenia Loli on Mon 17th Mar 2003 22:49 UTC
Graphics, User Interfaces So many operating systems and so many graphical desktop environments... This article is a comparison of the UI and usability of several Desktop Environments (DEs), that have been widely used, admired and reviled: Windows XP Luna, BeOS 6 (Dano/Zeta), Mac OS X Aqua and Unix's KDE and Gnome. Read on which one got our best score on our long term test and usage.
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GUI usability. . .
by kelly on Tue 18th Mar 2003 03:26 UTC

Pertaining menu bars, task bars or the panel, they should be at the top of the screen. People, in the western world, read top to bottom, left to right. Hence having the task bar at the top makes absolute sense.

The trash can should be at the lower right of the screen. Most people are (unfortunately) right handed and, as such, it is an easier movement to drag an item to the trash in a sweeping arch (clockwise direction).

The print function should be directly above the trash for drap and drop functionality and for the same reasons as listed above.

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