Bad Windows 'features'

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in General Discussion edited January 2014
I want to make a thread of all the things that makes windows crappy, since i use windows as my main OS currently (hey the PC was free and i want a comp in my room) i find annoying things everyday. I think it would be nice to have a list of the things on why its so crappy.



Please try and not repeat and give legit answers...otherwise not TOO many "windows is gay cuz it is" please.



I would like if you could number each reason so its easy to view how many problems windows has by lookin at the current number



[Warning: Don't use that word in that sense again. Unnecessary. - J]



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  • Reply 1 of 36
    ast3r3xast3r3x Posts: 5,012member
    1)You can't move a files or programs while then are running.



    Example: If i'm listening to an mp3, if i move it...well i can't, it doesn't let me.



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  • Reply 2 of 36
    ast3r3xast3r3x Posts: 5,012member
    2)When you slect all, hitting right or left doesn't take you to the begining of ur selection, it takes you one over from your cursor.



    Edit: You have to hold ctrl to get it to do this...not a big hassle but i'm not impressed



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  • Reply 3 of 36
    ast3r3xast3r3x Posts: 5,012member
    3)When you have text in any program, if u click under all of it to get the cursor there, it will take you directly in the text above where the cursor is, not to the end of it.



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  • Reply 4 of 36
    lucaluca Posts: 3,833member
    There are a nearly unlimited number of little extra settings buttons for your preferences. For example, you might open your mouse preferences... fair enough. You have two or three tabs for various categories. That's fine too. But each one of them has a "Properties" button or a "Details" button, sometimes there are even Properties nested within Details or vice versa. Makes it very difficult to find what you're looking for.
  • Reply 5 of 36
    lucaluca Posts: 3,833member
    There are too many tabs in many preference windows, and sometimes they even have multiple rows of tabs. When there are multiple rows of tabs, the position of any given row of tabs will change depending on which tab is active. When they're constantly moving around it gets very, very annoying. As I see it, there shouldn't ever be so many tabs that such a system is necessary.
  • Reply 6 of 36
    ast3r3xast3r3x Posts: 5,012member
    6)Some programs don't work, or don't allow others to work if u move them after you have installed them.



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  • Reply 7 of 36
    ast3r3xast3r3x Posts: 5,012member
    7)Horrible security holes that need constant patching.



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  • Reply 8 of 36
    murbotmurbot Posts: 5,262member
    If you think of 5 things you don't like, you're going to make 5 posts? Come on.



    There. I have just ruined your little numbering scheme. Time to drop it I guess.



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  • Reply 9 of 36
    Filename restrictions.
  • Reply 10 of 36
    ast3r3xast3r3x Posts: 5,012member
    good point...so we just number them
  • Reply 11 of 36
    When you install something, it spreads files all over the place.
  • Reply 12 of 36
    der kopfder kopf Posts: 2,275member
    [quote]Originally posted by wolfeye155:

    <strong>When you install something, it spreads files all over the place.</strong><hr></blockquote>



    This holds true in OS X as well, IMHO. You have /Applications, then prolly a few folders in /Library, maybe even in /System. Of course another few folders in ~/Library, and if you're lucky, some in ~/Documents. And not in simple, clearly marked locations.
  • Reply 13 of 36
    ast3r3xast3r3x Posts: 5,012member
    [quote]Originally posted by der Kopf:

    <strong>



    This holds true in OS X as well, IMHO. You have /Applications, then prolly a few folders in /Library, maybe even in /System. Of course another few folders in ~/Library, and if you're lucky, some in ~/Documents. And not in simple, clearly marked locations.</strong><hr></blockquote>



    i didn't know most programs put things in all those places. I knew ~/library held prefrences, but unless its hardware, i didnt' know things were added to /library and /system...and what puts things in /documents? just curious
  • Reply 14 of 36
    buonrottobuonrotto Posts: 6,368member
    Dynamic shared libraries that aren't dynamic and don't share well. AKA, .dll hell.
  • Reply 15 of 36
    alcimedesalcimedes Posts: 5,486member
    it's special to be able to have 2 locations on your machine. and XP is the only one that can even do two.



    location manager has been around so long on the Macs, why hasn't MS gotten to borrowing it yet? it's a great feature!
  • Reply 16 of 36
    My Computer

    My Documents

    My Archives

    My eBooks

    My Games

    My Movies

    My Music

    My Pictures



    MY GOD! STOP IT ALREADY!



    But it seems that we OS X users have to deal with this now too. Still, I like it better on OS X than any Winblows OS...
  • Reply 17 of 36
    Microsoft's idea of "user friendly" is being [email protected]#$%^& annoying! <img src="graemlins/oyvey.gif" border="0" alt="[oyvey]" />
  • Reply 18 of 36
    O, btw, do any of you guys want to sign up for .NET?!?! If so, I'll remind you every 5 minutes to make sure. A&lt;--- This is called a letter. &lt;--- This is Bioflavonoid's definition of Microsoft's "user friendly" interface. Now, bring out the gay search dog!
  • Reply 19 of 36
    Lately my PC has been rather selective about when it wants to work. For example:

    Finals week was a couple of weeks ago, and I (being the procrastinator that I am) needed to type a final paper the night before it was due. That night, I attempted to start the computer three times. Attempt no.1: computer says "I'll make it look like I'm thinking about opening programs, while I actually do nothing for ten minutes". I force a shut down, and restart it. Attempt no.2: computer says "I'll teach you to shut me down! Ha! Have a nice blue screen while I refuse to do anything." I force it to shut down, and restart it. Attempt no.3: the darn thing didn't start at all. Needless to say, the stupid PC took away valuable hours of my paper-typing time because of its inability to function. Bah - Windows is so horrible. I can't wait for my minibook to arrive. Fourteen more days to wait....
  • Reply 20 of 36
    ast3r3xast3r3x Posts: 5,012member
    does anyone know how to stop windows messenger from starting when windows starts?!
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