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To: Doren who wrote (210920)10/3/2021 7:48:20 AM
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For usabilty people customizable is a bad idea.
Oh, so you'd rather take what any corporation says you should be doing with your software because they know best?

You're arguing against bad UI design, not customizability here. If UI design were tested thoroughly with focus groups and refined to the nth degree, then sure, probably user interfaces would be good enough for the vast majority of people.

That's isn't reality or the world we live in though. Doing such refined testing pushes the time it takes to bring a product to market out to unreasonable lengths given how competitive the marketplace is.

Personally I'd rather have UI that is customizable to my own tastes, not what a company things I should like.

A perfect example is the missing title bar in the macOS Finder and on most apps these days. It's a concession to the 80% or more of users to have laptops and limited vertical screen space. Instead of Apple giving us the option to have a title bar or not, they've simply removed it from their apps. Now I must hunt for a way to grab a window to move it around my screen when it used to be a very simple task. It's maddening.

Apple has done the same thing to Finder windows in Big Sur. The title of any Finder window now appears to the left on that window at the same vertical level as the toolbar buttons.

I'll bet many laptop users would love to have title bars back and forego the extra few vertical pixels they take up.

I've mentioned getting a Chromebook because they're so cheap and they are very secure so far
I find it humorous you think Chromebooks are so much more secure than Macs or PCs. Chrome, the the default browser you're using on a Chromebook, is patched at least once a week for the plethora of zero-day security holes being exploited in the wild.

The emperor has no clothes.
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