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#1 Post by Aurelia-Aurora » Sun May 02, 2010 1:55 am

What are yours? :)

I can't stand having a lot of tabs up to the point where I can see only the first letter of all the tabs, or having too many windows up.
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#2 Post by sayuri » Sun May 02, 2010 1:59 am

When my computer decides to move my files to obscure places.

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#3 Post by MaiMai » Sun May 02, 2010 2:01 am

I just don't like having too many files in general. I get scared of losing space
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#4 Post by Aurelia-Aurora » Sun May 02, 2010 2:10 am

sayuri wrote:When my computer decides to move my files to obscure places.
like moving your assignment for tomorrow's test into your pr0n folder?

Edit: New one, I hate having a bunch of .rpy files and not being able to remember what they all have in them.
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#5 Post by Jake » Sun May 02, 2010 6:20 am

Aurelia-Aurora wrote: Edit: New one, I hate having a bunch of .rpy files and not being able to remember what they all have in them.
I hate having a bunch of .rpy files specifically so I can remember what each one has in it and SciTE deciding it would be funny to load the traceback or error file over the top of one of them because it can only keep ten files open at once...
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#6 Post by LVUER » Sun May 02, 2010 9:43 am

I hate it when my OS start making big size files that I have no idea whether removing it will do any harm to the system or not.
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#7 Post by Aurelia-Aurora » Sun May 02, 2010 12:26 pm

I hate it when Opera freezes up when I'm writing an important LiveJournal entry. :?

EDIT: and when this happens.

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#8 Post by Dark » Sun May 02, 2010 6:11 pm

I hate it when people open too many tabs on a browser, or have a messy desktop. I keep all my shortcuts in a folder on my desktop except for My Computer and Recycle Bin.
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#9 Post by LVUER » Sun May 02, 2010 8:31 pm

I hate when I write lots and lots of texts in forum or journal (or anything else in internet), push the submit button, and then I get some 40x message. After that I press back/previous, only to find all my text have disappeared.

There is a scene like this in Lucky Star... and yes, it happened to me a lot in past (with bad internet connection in my country). But now I'm already used to press CTRL+A, CTRL+C so my text messages are safe ^_^
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#10 Post by Aurelia-Aurora » Sun May 02, 2010 8:40 pm

I hate it when I have to continuously click on my windows to get to the one I'm looking for.
I hate having lots of spam in my email >:c
I hate having to restart just to click a button on a program.
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#11 Post by prezzey » Sun May 02, 2010 9:29 pm

What I really really hate is when a piece of software (including the OS) doesn't want to tell me what went wrong. I understand most users hate seeing complicated error messages and logs and suchlike, so I'm ok with these being hidden by default... but when I cannot even get them to display, or have to jump through hoops of fire to get to them, it's extremely annoying.

Windows can be spectacularly bad at this, but last time I had this experience with an Ubuntu Linux install. After a system update, it both crashed on booting and turned the "visual boot" feature on, which displays a big Ubuntu logo and... a progress bar, instead of, um, everything else. Very informative. NOT. >_< I turned it off by editing the grub settings by hand, enabling me to finally see the error message displayed before crashing, but surely there should've been a more user-friendly way? ...I thought there was a key combination which turned off the splash screen in earlier versions of Ubuntu, but I didn't manage to find it in this version. I don't really use it on a regular basis (I prefer Debian).
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#12 Post by linkdragon0 » Sun May 02, 2010 9:38 pm

I'm not sure if this counts, but expensive internet costs drive me insane. Uh...,

What else, ah! Yes, pop ups, and little one line ads.

I have more, I just can't think of 'em right now.
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#13 Post by Nanashiko » Mon May 03, 2010 12:55 am

MaiMai wrote:I just don't like having too many files in general. I get scared of losing space
Yeah I am the same way XD

Also in agreement with the write long forum or blog/journal post and then I get an error ;- ;

I hate having to restart my computer when I get updates. I usually try and install updates when I am not doing anything. Though there are some smaller things like msn and such that get update randomly and then ask to restart.

I also hate when my internet randomly decides to go out for a few moments. When I really got something important I need to look up.

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#14 Post by MaiMai » Mon May 03, 2010 1:28 am

Oh got one

I notice that when I have a post on my blog, I'll get a comment from a bot where all the links in said comment lead to porn sites and I have to delete them

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#15 Post by LVUER » Mon May 03, 2010 2:00 am

Oh, how could I forget this one?
I really really REALLY hate when one of my HDD suddenly died without warning, taking all of its contents into oblivion... which is already happened to me once.
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