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Dare I suggest that the "gear" menu, so ubiquitous on Google pages these days, suffers much the same problems as the "hamburger"?



Except that at least a gear looks like an icon, which suggests it might be clickable (since the flat-design people thought that making buttons look like buttons was a bad idea). My problem with the hamburger menu is that I literally don't see it, because three horizontal lines does not look like an icon to me, it looks like a decoration. In pretty much every place I've needed to use it I end up going "hmm, where is [essential feature I can't find]?" Nowhere? Not possible! Oh, yeah, those three lines, that's actually a menu. Yep, there it is.


Good point.




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