Archive for June, 2008

UI Peeve of the Day

June 29, 2008

Menu drop downs that are secretly buttons, too.

Paypal did this to me. Apart from the greater peeve that Paypal won’t let you emigrate (seriously: you have to close your account and open a new one if you change your country), the help says to select Account – Profile – Close Account. Fair enough. But if you select Account, and then mouseover Profile, you get a dropdown menu of four items, none of them Close Account. You have to click on Profile to get the full menu.

I appreciate this is a UI shortcut to the popular options, but there should be some UI hint the Profile is a link, as well as a dropdown heading.