Friday, February 9, 2007

bad windows explorer ui

Who thought it would be a good idea to pop up a dialog box when I drag something across a folder in Windows 2003 (note: not drop into but go over). I was trying to copy a file and had the misfortune of a target just below the "My Shared Folders". Every time I dragged (drug?) the file over "My Shared Folders" it popped up a dialog about logging on to Windows Live to...blah...blah...blah.

Of course I had to dismiss the dialog, canceling the drag operation. Then repeat three times (after all, insanity is repeating the same actions and expecting a different outcome). I finally had to sneak up on my target folder from below, dragging the file around the outside of the window and approaching from beneath.

Serpentine!

Of course I was doing this via VPN over a mediocre connection so it was that much harder to maneuver. Nice job with the UI, guys.

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