Thursday, October 2, 2008

The thing I hate the most about Windows

I absolutely hate the experience of attempting to shut down Windows only to have it complain that, "Windows cannot shut down because one or more programs are not responding." The worst is when I am in a hurry. I issue the shut down command, close the lid, throw it in my backpack and go. Hours later, I figure out that the thing has spent hours in the backpack, generating enough heat to melt itself. I think the shut down commands should have the following options:
  • Restart
  • Sleep
  • Hibernate
  • Shut Down
  • Shut the F@#$ Down
Here's a photo of what this looks like on Vista. Seriously! A developer spent a day or two composing this slick, nice looking screen instead of fixing the real problem.

Incidentally, you can recreate this problem simply by opening Notepad, open a modal dialog (like the save dialog) and then attempt to shut down.

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