[Users] Scary composer feature: ""

Ralf Mardorf info.mardorf at rocketmail.com
Thu Jan 28 19:22:13 CET 2016

On Thu, 28 Jan 2016 13:04:30 -0500, Pierre Fortin wrote:
>On Thu, 28 Jan 2016 18:29:48 +0100 Ralf Mardorf wrote:
>>On Thu, 28 Jan 2016 12:19:36 -0500, Pierre Fortin wrote:  
>>>On Thu, 28 Jan 2016 16:14:59 +0000 Paul wrote:
>>>>When you enter an address, notice the scrollbar on the right.      
>>>This complaint happens quite a bit. Maybe moving the scroll bar to
>>>where the user's eyes are focusing would help...  such as having it
>>>appear between the {To|Bcc|...} selectors and the address inputs...
>>>:)   <=============<<<  
>>That's an odd idea, it absolutely makes no sense to change the design
>>this way.  
>The current design triggers "disappearing address fields" quite often,
>so the current design/default-settings is apparently not so
>Sometimes, humorous/outlandish suggestions trigger other ideas...  
>Check out a little book titled "Poke the box"   :)
>>Scroll bars should be on the bottom for horizontal and on the
>>right side for vertical scrolling. This are the most common
>>places, that fit best to the averaged work-flow.  
>That's only by convention. Left-handed people might prefer the scroll
>bar on the left side; some apps allow for that. Top v. bottom too.
>It amazes me to see some apps insist on knowing better, while the poor
>end-user puts way more miles on the mouse than necessary...
>Increasing the minimum height for the Header area might be the simplest

The scroll bar argument is less related to the left-handed and
right-handed difference, more related to the Western style to write
from left to right. Again, usually horizontally scrolling should be
avoided and vertically scrolling should be done with the wheel, so it
doesn't matter, if you're right-handed, left-handed or from Arabia. It's
just important that everybody easily finds the scroll bar at a common
location, for the exceptional cases, when it's needed. The mouse wheel
can be used to scroll through the address fields.

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