Top buttons and screen edges, Fitts's law
I am using Meld 3.21.0 on KDE, and for quite some time now, I noticed the menu bar UI changed to a more "modern, touchy interface".
Here's how I remember it:
And here's now (top right corner):
The main issue I have is that the new layout does not allow the buttons to reach the screen edge, making them much harder to click, according to Fitts's law. This website mentions why it's useful to do so:
- The outer edges and corners of the graphical user interface can be acquired with greater speed than anywhere else in the display, due to the pinning action of the screen. As the user is restricted in their movements the pointing device cannot move any further when they reach the outermost points of the screen; fixing the cursor at a point on the periphery of the display.
Also, since all other windowed applications I use do respect it, Meld ends up breaking consistency, which is doubly bad: I have to remember every time that, only when using Meld, I have to actually look for the button and click it.
Is there a way to make the buttons clickable on the screen edge? Either removing the top/right margin, or changing the UI to a "traditional desktop" one?