2007-04-20 18:14 UTC
Why do programs not make it extremely easy to search their options? A select few do (I have seen one, but I forget its name) — they can be searched and set from a single screen. The first step would be to search the exact description text of the option; next up would be some sort of keyword system or expanded descriptions. Would this be so hard?
Why do software developers not develop software that acts intuitively when it comes to long operations? For example, if I click on a network drive in a file manager by accident, I want to be able to cancel that action instead of waiting ten seconds and then opening up a new instance out of frustration. Moreover, some tasks can be parallelized, such as expanding nodes on a tree.
Asynchronous AJAX calls can serve as an excellent foundation for this (e.g. callback functions).
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