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It's an epidemic

by SBit In reply to sbit

A user called stating they had problems with their email, "Everytime I click on something a menu pops up and it won't let me open my email!". Take one look at the situation and remove the book that's pressing down on the control key (it's an imac running entourage). Problem solved. 20 minutes later another call from the same department, "I can't open my email! Please help!" And wouldn't you know it, there's a book pressing down the control key! It's some kind of user virus.

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It's an epidemic

by DC Guy In reply to It's an epidemic

Sure this seems like an epidemic of stupidity. But it probably also is a sign that the users don't have big enough workspaces. I miss the big old desk I had 15 years ago. Sure, this "modular office furniture" that now passes for an office has a lot of surface area, but it's spread out in a long narrow shape that makes most of it not very useful except for flowerpots and teddy bears. The area I can put my hands on while I'm working is tiny. Things get crowded. I don't have any books crowding my keyboard but I could well understand someone who did.

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Vista and Office 2007 observations

by SBit In reply to sbit

I've heard rumblings here and there about the Vista security model nagging users to input credentials for everything they do. I've been using Vista for everyday tasks at work and I can honestly say it's not a problem. I don't think it's bad thing anyway. It's a lot better than the OS allowing you to install whatever crufty program you grab off the internet without warning you of any potential system modification said program is doing. It probably doesn't bother me as much since I also use OSX as a non-privileged user and am confronted with a similar access control model. <br /><br />The interface is growing on me...It's no OSX, but it's ok. The biggest gripe I have is moving the "Folder Options" to the control panel and out of the explore window menu - took a little bit to find it and set my views to normal.  It's great that they moved the user settings to "Users". It took 8 years to figure out that that's the best place for user settings? "Documents and Settings" is ridiculous.<br /><br />I'm very disappointed monad shell isn't installed, too much has slipped out of Vista. Not a big deal to install it though. <br /><br />All in All, I like Vista but I can't believe it took this long to ship what's turning out to be a Shell tweak for XP/2000.<br /><br />Office 2007 is painful. Why did they remove the File menu? Can't understand it. Searching for functionality in poorly placed buttons is irritating. Had to hunt down the "File-Print", "Open" and "Save As"  for the quick menu. Bummer.<br /><br />Interface changes can be good and the best way to tell if they are is after the initial shock from the change, do you work faster or can you navigate the program with ease? So far for office the answer is no. <br /><br />

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