Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Microsoft Windows, Shut Up! (1)

Microsoft Windows has a terrible behavior. I cannot believe this annoyance has survived for years. I'm sure the person who wrote this bit of software never had the slightest interest in using it.

I refer to the Windows audio volume control. If you move the slider to change the setting, then OF COURSE you want some response, to know the computer has done what you asked, right? Do you think it would be too much to ask the slider to move, to show you that the volume is changing? No, of course it wouldn't be too much. Unfortunately, it's not enough! Windows BEEPS to tell you that it has obeyed the volume change command.

Any idiot can tell you that we change the volume in order to hear better. We do not change the volume to hear something inaudiblized by a BEEP!

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