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Tuesday, January 4, 2011

The World's Most Useless Dialog Box

Today I encountered a useless, meaningless message box. This message was so utterly useless, so bereft of any help for the user, that I weep to say that I was not at all surprised by it. How could I be, when I am confronted by Microsoft software designs which baffle and amuse each and every day? Well, maybe not amuse, but certainly baffle.



I would love to meet the software designer at Microsoft who decided that that dialog box was an improvement to the Windows experience, to hear the reasoning behind it.

1 comment:

  1. To be fair, were you browsing the tree as a local admin? Because you can make folders, especially other people's profiles on the same box inaccessible to you. Just as in *NIX, local admin (root) can reverse, change, and/or add that permission at will. So, depending on the situation, it would make sense. /end devil's advocate

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