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I hate the file chooser dialog in OS X. It will with the Desktop, or the last used directory (I guess this depends on the application), as the default starting directory. This directory will occupy a column on the left. If you click on a directory name in that listing, its contents will appear in the next leftmost column, that is, in a column immediately to the right. And so on, ever rightwards. Each subsequent directory’s parent is accessible in the column to that directory’s left, of course. But only each subsequent directory: because the parent directory of the starting directory is not so accessible, even though it easily could be, at the slight pain of having that part of the dialog start off scrolled a little bit to the right (unless of course on some occasion the starting directory were also the root directory). So if one wants to select a file in any directory but a child directory (i.e. in a parent, a parent of a parent, a sibling, a sibling of a parent, etc.), one must use a different part of the dialog, a little drop down menu showing all the parents of the currently selected directory. Ok, fine. Not such a huge deal. But the columnar portion of the dialog is by far the most prominent; why cripple it? This is not an unusual task.

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April 5, 2011 - Posted by | Tuesday Hatred

4 Comments

  1. I hate people who let their dogs run free in their front yard, unleashed, when the dog clearly should not be allowed this freedom. If a pedestrian, a runner, or a person walking a dog make your dog run up to one of these approaching parties in an aggressive way, your experiment with your dog’s freedom should end immediately.

    Comment by Matt in Toledo | April 5, 2011

  2. Even if it’s not aggressive, I find it annoying when dogs “cutely” want to follow me. I have places to be — I can’t just be standing around waiting for you to control your dog.

    I hate it when people’s lack of follow-through makes me feel like I have to beg them to do something they already agreed to do. If you didn’t intend to do it, you should’ve said so!

    Comment by Adam Kotsko | April 5, 2011

  3. I hate that the thesis endgame. Shocking, I know.

    Comment by transportinburma | April 6, 2011

  4. i hated the taxi drivers in orlando were strange people, one got his vehicle not moving and maybe needing some repair or something and wouldn’t warn me about it, so i waited for him to move several minutes instead of taking the next taxi, another one kept talking on the phone while driving on the highway, i waited for him to stop like 5 min and close to ten i asked him to stop talking on the phone cz first it’s dangerous, second i’m like in a hurry to the airport and he was driving slower than me usually

    Comment by read | April 6, 2011


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