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How dumb can a UI get? // mobloging - Lograh

Wednesday, 31.Dec.2008

18:42 - How dumb can a UI get? // mobloging

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Vista on a MacBook Pro (2007 model, not current) popped this up for me
today. I had just plugged headphones in to the headphone jack. The
picture is blury, so here's the text: "You just plugged a device into
the audio jack."

No shit, really? Gee, thanks for telling me this. I never would
have known that was what I was doing! I thought it was the network

In fairness to vista, the bubble belonged to the audio driver, not the
OS. Shit like this is why those bubbles were a bad idea in the first
place. In fact, I generalize a step further and say pop-up windows
that grab focus on their own are a terrible idea, but every modern OS
allows those so I'm stuck with them.