It's the little things one reason I prefer Linux over Windows 5148
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In comp.os.linux.advocacy, Roy Schestowitz wrote on Thu, 18 May 2006 14:09:22 +0100 Pedant Point: there are a fair number of backup methods for a parbreastion. VMS in particular distinguished between physical and logical...
It's the little things one reason I prefer Linux over Windows 5149
Michael B. Trausch You are right in what your saying, because that default may well be a...
May 18 2006 16:22:
Yeah, I've found that to be one of the more major pet peeves that I had when I was using Windows systems at work and such. *shrugs*. Why default buttons are selected for things like that is something that actually greatly disturbs me, and I would think that there would be a way to disable such functionality in the window Debt Management system itself. Why?
Imagine an installer running in the background, while you're doing something (maybe part of an update process or such), and pops up a license confirmation dialog. Part of the new license of this update or project or whatever is that you have to never disclose that you own the software. You're writing a blog post about the software as a review or something, and your space bar gets rid of the box, so you haven't read it, because you didn't see it because "Accept" was the default action. (Yes, I know that this isn't precisely likely, but who knows.)
Not only is this poor practice, but it is questionable at best; all of the click-through licenses that you get on the computer screen tend to have "Accept" enabled by default. I would think that it would be a bad idea to make your users have to do something to decline the license -- they should have to go out of their way to ACCEPT the license. Or, well, so I would think.