Are UI developers all left handed?

Tom H tomh0665 at
Thu Aug 9 12:25:15 UTC 2012

On Wed, Aug 8, 2012 at 1:52 PM, John Moser <john.r.moser at> wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 8, 2012 at 1:15 PM, Jordon Bedwell <jordon at> wrote:
>> It has a lot of bearing for people.  Proper usability testing would have
>> pointed that out, and Canonicals decision not to allow the toolbar to be
>> on the right if users wanted is completely ignorant, more ignorant then
>> the joke of a Usability test Canonical did...
> And Gnome with the Activities button
> And Apple with MacOSX, which Unity mimics.

The default OS X Dock position is at the bottom of the screen and the
Dock can be moved to the left or to the right of the screen. So
Unity's Launcher doesn't quite mimic it. If it did, I'd move the
Launcher to the bottom with auto-hide. As it is, I just look at
switching back and forth between OS X and Unity as a "test/game;" on
OS X "go down for the Dock" and on Unity "go left for the Launcher."

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