7 hours ago, DeathByVisualStudio wrote
You means infinite scroll like the start screen or like Bing's image search?
Neither, I'm not talking about scrolling. I'm talking about the fact that since your mouse stops at the top edge of the display, you can think about whatever is along that very top row of pixels as if it were an infinite number of rows of pixels. See the following illustration I found from someone suggesting this for Firefox:
Instead of the tab being 180px * 20px, it is now 180px * infinity. And for Fitts's Law, this means that anything along the edge is much easier to hit with a mouse.
Chrome already does this when maximized. That's one of the main reasons I have always preferred that browser. Firefox has implemented this behavior recently. IE 11 seems to have missed the importance of this feature; the tabs have been moved to the top but they don't inhabit the top pixel when maximized.
Anyway... the same rule can be applied to the corner pixel, except in both dimensions. That 1px * 1px area now becomes infinity * infinity, which makes the four corners by far the most valuable 4 pixels on your display (for mouse users).
Why pick on just this one? Am I to infer you agreed with my previous quotes and points?
I agree with the quote about optimizing around the roles of mouse-keyboard and touch. The Charms Bar quote, I don't really know if there was anything to respond to.
Suffice it to say if that's what the Mac folks are used to then so be it.
The full screen thing is something relatively new.
All-in-all bonds I have to say I'm pretty disappointed.
All-in-all I don't care.