Fitt's Law

Joe Crawford joetainment at
Sun Apr 17 22:26:20 CEST 2005

Another suggestion for XFCE usibility.

I've noticed that the main menu on the panel isn't by default at the
extreme corner of the screen.

The main menu should be at the absolute corner of the screen. That
makes it extremely easy to hit. This is in accordance with Fitt's Law.

Also, if there's other really common things we think the user will hit
a lot, perhaps we should consider putting them in the other extreme

There's a really good article here:

Obviously the user should be able to move stuff around, but a default
setup like that could make more sense.


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