Apple and Fitts Law

Just noticed on Mac OS 9.04

1) You effectively can’t put the trashcan in the bottom right corner. If it overlaps the corner of the screen, anything you drag down there has to go to the corner, then come off a couple of pixels before the trash registers mouseover.

Other aliases work on the lower border of the screen, just not the

2) The Control-Strip doesn’t take advantage of the bottom pixel of the screen. Nor does the control strip tab take advantage of the pixels on the edge of the screen.

This from the company that realized that the menus work better if there is a hard barrier at the top. Then again, it’s also the company that gave us the hockey puck, the half height function keys, and the OS X dock.

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