Articles posted on February 13th, 2004

Word X and window handling

Friday, February 13th, 2004 • 1:09 am

Here’s a very simple example of how Microsoft Word breaks fundamental user interface conventions on the Mac. When you hit cmd-F or select “Find” in the “Edit” menu, Word opens a new window called “Find and Replace” (even though it should actually be called “Find and Replace and Go To”, since these are the three […]

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Windows XP in Virtual PC: Always a huge step backwards

Friday, February 13th, 2004 • 12:57 am

… And I am not talking about speed. Whenever I have to launch Virtual PC to use a PC-only application or preview a web design or Word document, I am reminded of how painfully backward that computing environment really is. You need to understand that I use the system as little as possible, which means […]

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