GUI style guidelines proposal

François TOURDE fr-om at
Thu May 21 01:33:03 CEST 2009

Le 14384ième jour après Epoch,
Werner Almesberger écrivait:

> Joerg Reisenweber wrote:
>> It seems at least a de facto standard for cellphones is:
>> "green button" (aka OK) LEFT side
>> "red button" (aka cancel) RIGHT side
> Just out of curiosity, does anyone know where this convention comes
> from ?

Probably because:

91% humans are right-handed

So you hold your phone on the left hand, to let the right one use a pen,
click on mouse, or scratch your noze...

And you click Ok with the thumb, close to the left side of the phone.

It's just a guess ;)

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