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Friday, November 26, 2004

Closing windows quickly in Windows

The 'active area' furniture in Windows' windows actually extends beyond the physical size of the button. This leads to a very useful feature of the way the window works.

When a window is maximised, as it often will be when working under MS Windows, the user is able to close a window simply by moving the mouse swiftly to the extreme top and right edges of the screen and then clicking. The button's active area extends to the most extreme pixel on the top-right of the screen when the window is maximised, therefore the user can use the top and right edges of the screen to decelerate the mouse cursor for them rather than having to hunt around for the button.


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