However, Gmail has a user interface feature I just keep getting wrong. I consistently click the "Compose" button to move to my contacts, instead of clicking the "Mail" menu, and selecting from there.
|I keep clicking "Compose", instead of selecting "Contacts". Why?|
I don't know why I keep doing this (maybe because the first two letters are the same?), but I do. All the time. I don't blame myself: I have been well-enough educated in user interface design to believe that if the user consistently makes a mistake like this, the UI is to blame.
This particular mistake is not that serious: I just have to keep binning unwanted empty emails (and muttering imprecations at the interface). But there's another mistake I keep making, this time with the Chrome browser: I often hit "close tab" instead of "back" when I finish reading a linked page. And then I've lost that tab's history, in particular, the page I was trying to return to when I closed the tab.
But then the other day, I discovered that all is not lost! Hit Ctrl-Shift-T, and the tab is automagically resurrected. Hit it again, and the previously closed tab reappears. And so on. Yes! A key combination to undo a user interface infelicity.
So why isn't this option in the menu?