Archive for the ‘Reduced Functionality’ Category

Does not compute

January 27, 2015

And so it begins, the inevitable replacement of the classic Windows applets with slow Modern apps that lack features and are horrible in every way possible.

One of the most important features of Calculator, Notepad and friends is a fast start-up time and I cannot believe that someone finds it acceptable that a calculator needs a splash screen in 2015.

I really like the Windows 7 calculator and the bit-toggling panel in programmer mode is its best feature and of course it has been removed. But why stop there, no programmer is ever going to need to XOR anything so lets just remove that along with bit shifting and rotation!
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The final (menu) solution

July 10, 2013

Start Menu SizeGrip

How hard can it be to allow the user to decide the size of their start menu/screen?

Address-bar and tabs on the same line to save space…for a empty title-bar

September 16, 2010

The Aero design over functionality that started with Vista seems to continue with IE9 beta (And Win8?) by squeezing the address-bar and tabs on the same line and leaving the title-bar empty for no reason. Chrome also lacks title-bar text but at least it is able to use some of the space for something and not just leaving it empty.

Liar Liar, TIF on fire!

March 5, 2010

O rly?

Left out of the mix

October 31, 2009

Ever since the release of windows 95 it has been possible to minimize the volume control:

Win95 Volume Control
WinXP Volume Control

In Vista, the minimize button was removed for no reason. Why Larry, why???

Vista Volume Control

Adding the window style back with a tool like WinSpy++ clearly shows that there is no technical reason for the removal.

Vista Volume Control Mod

Even adding the maximize button works. (I have a little program that runs in the background and fixes little annoyances like this, when I get around to talking about the stupid vista explorer tree view, I might talk more about this tool and what it does)