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Comment: Re:Unfortunately (Score 2, Informative) 224

by mftb (#31779978) Attached to: Firefox Search In Ubuntu 10.04 Changed To Google

The window button movement has been justified as a mouse movement reducer - when the clickable elements of the menu bar are on the left and the window buttons are on the right, you have to move the mouse further to go from one to the other. Personally, I barely ever touch my mouse so it doesn't really concern me either way, but I can respect that decision as a genuine attempt to reduce the user's wasted interface time.

Comment: Re:I don't see the stupidity here (Score 1) 447

by mftb (#30087294) Attached to: "Breathtakingly Stupid" EU Cookie Law Passes

My site has a little skin selection list in the top corner that makes a cookie containing a single word (the name of the user's chosen skin). It is, however, not made clear that a cookie will be written so there is no implied consent. The cookie is processed entirely in javascript, though, and is never sent back to the server. Clearly, it's not a tracking cookie but it is certainly important to the user experience - without it, whenever the user changes page or refreshes the skin will revert to the default.
Would a little "(writes cookie)" next to the list be good enough?
I dunno, this is super vague, although as TFA points out, it is only a guideline, not yet a law. We shall see how this pans out.

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