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Sometimes things you see in UI are not obviously scrollable. It’s your job as UI designer to help users understand there’s more than is immediately visible. Here’re some ways to do this:

1. (Leftmost) Bad, no indication

2. Scrollbar visible before you tried to scroll. Remember: user doesn’t know yet it can be scrolled!

3. Make sure last visible item is always cut in half. Can be programmed easily

4. Gradient indicating hidden parts

5. Explicit scroll button

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Thanks @runxel for the picture

One of the most non-obvious things in macOS Settings is that in order to set primary display one have to drag thin white bar from one display’s miniature to the other. And it doesn’t look draggable at all.

What’s more curious is that in reality menubar is actually present on all displays. What primary display controls is where your dock will appear. So, to control the location of the dock, you have to drag menubar ¯\_ (ツ)_/¯

It takes 6 screens for Amazon app to get to the “Open locker” button. During these 6 screens you have to click at barely visible and completely irrelevant “Track package” link. There’s no indication anywhere in the app that you have parcels waiting for you. There’s no grouping by locker either.

This is what puzzles me. Everyone who uses Amazon lockers HAS to go through all these 6 steps every time they order anything, right? This feature has almost 100% usage rate among people using lockers.

So why hasn’t it been optimized in any way? Because Amazon has already charged you money and now it’s your problem to figure it out? Because you have no other choice but to figure it out?

Anyways, a good illustration to why bad UX is not an obstacle for a successful business. And why you should not copy Amazon design decisions.

So this guy leaves me a comment under one of my videos. I see it in notifications and nowhere else. It’s not under the video. It’s not in the moderation queue. If I click on it in notifications it’s still can’t be found. I contacted him and he has not deleted it either. The comment is nowhere to be found.

WTF YouTube? How many other comments have I lost this way?

@adam_krivka: which button turns on the tv

@apust: I wonder if there's any free space to show more items and avoid scrolling. Oh well.

Somebody please explain to me why Dock has a shadow? It’s on top of everything, sure, but I still would prefer my window without a shadow over it. Menubar is also on top of everything, but no shadow and nobody is confused.

Uneven gaps left and right of Dock are also annoying