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  • (Score: 5, Interesting) by SomeGuy on Sunday June 02, @12:36PM (2 children)

    by SomeGuy (5632) on Sunday June 02, @12:36PM (#1359087)

    At one particular place I use Windows Notepad on Windows 11, because I don't want to scare anybody by changing anything.

    A text editor should not be rocket science, but it is so insanely broken.

    For a while last year whenever I used "undo" it would often delete the text I had pasted over rather than restoring the text, causing me to lose data I was working on. It started working again after some update, but kind of fucking bug should NEVER get anywhere near a production environment.

    Then there is some keyboard button that if I accidentally mash it, suddenly all the text aligns to the right side of the screen instead of the normal left. I assume that "feature" is for some non-English version of Windows, but that leaves everyone else on the planet scratching their head as to what the fuck just happened and how to undo it.

    It constantly loses my place in files. If I use "find" to locate text, it usually snaps back to where I was previously when I close the Find box, which is NEVER what I want. If I open another file in a new tab, my other tabs jump up to the top of the file.

    Then, out of nowhere, they suddenly add a spell checker. Not an awful feature, but not something that should be added to a production release.

    At least it is still the one place where I can copy and past text from other applications without having everything turn in to a mess of different sized and colored fonts. I can't even remember the last time I wanted to copy text with "formatting".

    Then there is Microsoft Office 360 - what kind of fucking retard thinks it is a good idea to RENT a word processor?! I have to log in with a Microsoft Ball-And-Chain account just to use it. Stupid, stupid, stupid.

    I hate this planet.

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  • (Score: 2) by JustNiz on Thursday June 13, @02:22PM (1 child)

    by JustNiz (1573) on Thursday June 13, @02:22PM (#1360368)

    Notepad has gotten actively worse over the years. Back in the anals of Microsoft's history, Notepad used to display the current line and column. They got rid of that. Presumably because it made notepad too useful (especially when writing/debugging code) compared to their premium products.

    >> Not an awful feature, but not something that should be added to a production release.
    This seems to be the highest standard that Microsoft operate at. Most other changes they make are worse.

    >> I can't even remember the last time I wanted to copy text with "formatting".
    This. totally.

    >> I hate this planet.
    No, this planet also contains Linux. You need to instead hate the actual cause of your pain. Microsoft.

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday June 14, @06:20AM

      by Anonymous Coward on Friday June 14, @06:20AM (#1360462)

      I believe the word you are looking for is "annals" since that is where they record what Microsoft already pulled that version of Notepad out of their "anals."