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I believe that having multiple "save" buttons on a single page is an anti-pattern. What happens if I change the top form and press the bottom save? And vice versa? Why are there two buttons anyway? Do I lose data? MUST I press the corresponding button?

Had a blast trying to clean up an old Windows 8 laptop. “It will not take a long time”—Microsoft words, not mine.

Reinstall Windows:

“Do you want to reformat the whole drive?” YES

“Not enough space :( Need 5 more Gb!”

You are going to remove everything from the disk. Why do you need me to free up space first?

Ok, let’s free up some space. Uninstalling Photoshop:

“To uninstall, please login to Adobe Cloud first!”

Ok, let’s remove Adobe Cloud then:

“Can’t remove because Photoshop depends on it!”

Ok, back to Photoshop uninstall. Logging in to Adobe Cloud:

“Hey, new update, wait while it’s being downloaded...”

Removing Skype:

- Uninstalled

- Opens Exit survey in IE 11

- IE 11 thinks it’s a good opportunity to being configured for the first time

- Everything hangs

- Find out there’s second Skype installed

Finally, everything is ready for reset:

“It will not take much time...”

“Preparing 1%...”

2 hours pass (literally, 2 hours)...

“Preparing 94%”


Reboot and start again.

I still don’t get it. Most of phone numbers start with +. Yet it’s supper annoying to type by holding the 0. There’s clearly lots of free space on a screen. Make a separate button? What? They don’t make a nice rectangle that way? Well who cares

You might say: why use plus at all? It’s only required for international calls, right? Local ones start with 0, 8 or whatever your country uses? Well, I find that idea strange too: phone numbers that only work when you are in a specific place in the world. Travel to another country? All of them stop working at once.

No, phone numbers should not depend on your localtion, that’s insane. They should be unique and stable. But that requires + in front

this is almost someone intentionally wanted to harm the user. What happened to the dense rectangle of letters that was so easy to navigate? Why separate tab switch for capitals/symbols? It’s not like there’s not enough space to put them on the same screen

For the love of god, I can't understand what "Files not contained in a folder automatically sync" means!

most of software either does its job or blames user for mistakes. Here you can see something else: a software congratulating me on something smart I did. Nice! We need more of that

Google's Captcha in Firefox vs. in Chrome.

I use Firefox, and this morning I've spent quite some time proving to passive-aggressive Google that I'm not a robot.

too many arrows

Hey, Photos, please group my photos by year?

Sure, here you are: twelve years in one group, single year, two years, same year again

When did computers lost the ability to do simplest things they used to be good at?

still puzzled with these three buttons on my Microsoft keyboard. Any ideas?