“Eight UI Inconsistencies That Annoy Us”

Found this funny. You may want to add some of your own.

May 2009 issue of Maximum PC Magazine.

FILE SIZES ARE SHOWN ONLY IN KB.Does your car display its speed in furlongs per week? No! That makes as much sense as showing how many kilobytes a 2.5TB file is.

THE PROGRESS BAR IS A COMPULSIVE LIAR. Download 
Whether you’re copying files or installing patches, the progress bar is always wrong.

APPLICATION SPLASH SCREENS ARE USELESS.

OUTLOOK SEPARATES EMAIL ADDRESSES WITH A SEMICOLON. In America, we separate lists with commas, not semicolons.

4 Give me a #4. I didn’t like theirs.

3 APPS BURIED IN THE SUB-FOLDERS OF THE PROGRAM MENU. Apps belong in the root of the Program Files not sub-folder after sub-folder, where no one will ever find them!

2 DISABLING APPS IN THE SYSTRAY IS HARD.                 System trayWhy bury the option to disable systray apps? It should be as easy to access as the option to hide the annoying buggers.

1 THE SAVE ICON IS A FREAKIN FLOPPY DISK!
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We haven’t bought a PC with a floppy drive in the better part of a decade. Why is the icon still a 3.5-inch disk?

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2 thoughts on ““Eight UI Inconsistencies That Annoy Us”

  1. I might have found a #4 – Adobe Acrobat Open dialog box does not allow you to add to “My Places” (left side). You’re stuck with the few they deem as necessary (Recent Docs, Desktop, etc.).

    • Speaking of Adobe. Why does the Adobe install insist on placing an Adobe program shortcut on your desktop? Does anyone ever launch Adobe first, then open the file?

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