My thoughts as an enterprise Java developer.

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Dragging in UI and finishing with a quick movement

When the user drags an item to a location, slows movement, and then makes a quick movement right before finishing the drag, the user probably wanted the ending location to be the mouse location right before the quick movement. The user should be prompted for which target they want if the quick movement changed the target. With normal mice there probably isn't often a quick movement but I use a pen (an old version of the Intuos 6x8) for ergonomic reasons and I often have a quick movement as I let go of the button on the pen.

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