The "X" Button. ~The Huge {Close} Button~

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by pcr_neo, Apr 5, 2007.

  1. pcr_neo

    pcr_neo Guest

    I have one simple question.. And it's about the design. We all know that
    Windows Vista has good looks. My big problem seems to be that I don't
    understand why it was necessary to use a double sized "close" button instead
    of a normal one. Why???
    It looks really bad. Like it's made for those silly people who can't manage
    to find the close button of a window because they're too drunk. And usually
    I'm not drunk. I can see that button. It's even worse than this. Sometimes
    you don't wanna close anything but accidentally you do - it's a big button..
    what do you know.

    So please tell me.. why?
     
    pcr_neo, Apr 5, 2007
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  2. I don't know why, but during the early BETAs, when it was just a clear close
    button, it was a bit hard to decipher. I guess its to put emphasis on what
    you are doing when your mouse pointer is in that region of the window.
     
    Andre Da Costa[ActiveWin], Apr 5, 2007
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    Victor Guest

    At least UAC doesnt ask if youre SURE you really want to close.
     
    Victor, Apr 5, 2007
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  4. pcr_neo

    Guest Guest

    Users get fatigued. The longer I sit at a computer or the later in the day
    the more often I start missing thinks I'm aiming for. Especially cascading
    menus.

    But Exit/Close was put there, where it is now, because prior to that one had
    to dbl click the system menu icon (titlebar icon) which many users didn't
    learn or found difficult. That system menu icon is still there even if it is
    invisible in explorer windows.

    Dbl click titlebar to maximise/restore, except where the system icon would
    be, dbl click exits. The menu functions of the system menu are now
    accessab;e by right clicking the titlebar anywhere and still by left
    clicking where the icon would be.

    However, and this applies to shell windows specifically, one used to be able
    to right click the system menu icon, and get the context menu for the opened
    folder (also in older versions the current folder icon in web view). This no
    longer seems possible. And is a great disappointment. The feature was only
    introduced in 1997. Gone by 2007.
     
    Guest, Apr 5, 2007
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  5. pcr_neo

    Guest Guest

    If a person is thinking hard through the day. Over half of calories burned
    will be in the brain. Not to mention the emotional hatred one feels towards
    MS whenever one is using a computer. That burns energy too.
     
    Guest, Apr 5, 2007
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    NoStop Guest

    Just quit complaining about Vista. I think Vista is great!!!! It's the best
    operating system that I've ever used. If you're too dumb to click
    the "close" button when you didn't mean to, that's your problem. I love the
    way Vista looks. It's got that WOW factor. Sometimes I wake up in the
    middle of the night, just to go down to my computer and look at how
    beautiful Vista looks. I'm not the least bit sorry that I spent hundreds of
    dollars on new hardware and Vista. I can live with a big "close" button.

    Cheers,
    Doris Day


    --
    The "Wow" starts now.


    "No sane person wants Vista, so Microsoft is making sure they have no
    choice."
    http://www.aaxnet.com/editor/edit043.html
     
    NoStop, Apr 6, 2007
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    notspecified Guest

    Its for the times that you ARE drunk.
     
    notspecified, Apr 6, 2007
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