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Topic # 130887 1-Oct-2013 18:38
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Wow, just saw this XKCD cartoon. I thought I was the only one who did this, my wife hates me doing it while I show her something on my laptop:

http://xkcd.com/1271/

Does anyone else do this or am I on my own here on Geekzone?

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  Reply # 905915 1-Oct-2013 19:36
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Not me.

But I do have a habit of clicking on blank space, to make sure nothing is 'active' before I try and scroll around. Or even just because. And that can result in finding adverts that never loaded, and ending up going somewhere else.

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  Reply # 905916 1-Oct-2013 19:38
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I highlight some text at the bottom of a web page I am reading so I can quickly scroll up and see where to pick up and continue reading from.

But I don't get all offended if the shape is not symmetrical.




 
 
 
 




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  Reply # 905922 1-Oct-2013 19:43
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I just told my wife I started this thread, and she told me to stop highlighting the text on the page as I showed her.

She then told me to get a life.

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  Reply # 905949 1-Oct-2013 19:56
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freitasm: I highlight some text at the bottom of a web page I am reading so I can quickly scroll up and see where to pick up and continue reading from.

But I don't get all offended if the shape is not symmetrical.


haha, yes I do this too ... 

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  Reply # 906481 2-Oct-2013 15:06
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XKCD is OCD

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  Reply # 906506 2-Oct-2013 15:58
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PaulBags: But I do have a habit of clicking on blank space, to make sure nothing is 'active' before I try and scroll around. Or even just because.

I'm guilty(?) of that :)

In "fixed width" sites I prefer to keep the mouse pointer in the space to the right too.

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  Reply # 906513 2-Oct-2013 16:15
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Seems perfectly reasonable to me!
Then again, so does hanging out washing with the same colour pegs so it dries better...

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