Comment 417 for bug 532633


I like the idea in post #414. You need real world data, not just from us geeks, but Joe Sixpack End-User.

That being said....

" - where does the average mouse rest?"

Upper-righthand corner

"i.e., when it's not being used, where is the mouse, usually?"

Same place as the upper right-hand corner.

"are there accidental clicks on the close button in the new location?"

Yes. A little story that applies here... Back when I worked as a Guitar Tech, my motto was "Never let the musician think" because if they have to think, they can't play. They lose their flow. Crazy as it sounds, but if that effects pedal is not in the exact same place on that stage every night, it WILL throw them off. I guarantee it. It becomes habit to "feel" and "know" where "X" (whatever X is" be it an X button or an X pedal on a stage. EVERYONE is a creature of habit, and while we can adapt, some things are better left *as is* unless there is a VERY good reason otherwise. I have not seen any concrete reasoning other than some vague references to possibilities in 10.10; and as someone else said here awhile ago....why not have those unnamed/unverified features a spot on the left vs the right side? As for those features, I think people would at least like a rough idea of your concepts for that spot.

To quote use a famous movie quote..."throw me a bone here, people."

"We know that the new location has lots going on around it."

Yes. Too much in fact.

"Are people accidentally clicking the wrong thing?"

I'm not...because I refuse to use it that way. I tried liver once too and know I don't like it, so why eat it? Ya know?

"does it take longer to click it in the new location, once one is moving with intent in the right direction?"

Yes. See my comments on moving and thinking, crteatures of habit, etc.

"We know that the fact that there's a lot around the target means finer motor control is required, and we know that generally means slower, more careful, more irritating movements."

In where many older people are using Ubuntu and America's boomers are getting older, this is not such a good idea.

"But is that actually measurably observed?"

Tangibly? No, not in hard data format, but only tangible in the sense that it affects those who attempt to use it that way.