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Re: [Emacs-diffs] /srv/bzr/emacs/trunk r99650: Put scroll-bar on right b

From: Miles Bader
Subject: Re: [Emacs-diffs] /srv/bzr/emacs/trunk r99650: Put scroll-bar on right by default on UNIX.
Date: Mon, 15 Mar 2010 10:01:04 +0900

Daniel Pittman <address@hidden> writes:
> [3]  ...the articles discussing actual research into scroll-bar placement,
>      posted earlier in this thread, suggest that "on the right" was the best
>      option twenty years ago, and it is now even more embedded in the learned
>      experience of computing.

Note that in the articles quoted by Chong, no actual research seems to
have been done, and their reasoning isn't particularly compelling: it
comes down to "well, because people use their right hand with the
mouse", and "it reduces visual clutter".

Not obviously _wrong_ of course (you apparently feel the same way about
clutter), but not exactly a slam-dunk either...


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