Damn Linux and its single-click paradigm!

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  1. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    It's so easy to get used to. Within a week, I was single-clicking icons on my Windows machine and then staring blankly at the screen waiting for things to happen. I finally had to switch my Kubuntu machine over to the double-click standard, and so now I do the click-and-stare routine on both machines. It's especially fun when I'm demoing something at work, and I click once and then stand around looking like a fool while nothing happens.

    Linux has ruined me.
     
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    P07r0457 New Member

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    You do realize that Windows can be set to open icons on a single-click.... and it's had that feature since WINDOWS 98!!!
     
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    Sexual Vanilla New Member

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    :rofl:

    I am utilizing that option as we speak.

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    dorkultra OT's resident crohns dude OT Supporter

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    i HATE when older people in my classes change the settings on a computer to single click opening!

    i also can't stand when people doubleclick on hyperlinks
     
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    From the looks of that picture, you are not utilizing the feature. :dunno: I also liked the red circle and 3 arrows so we can see what you are talking about on the very large and complicated screen shot you posted.
     
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    I do what I can.
     
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    Harry Caray Fine purveyor of x.264, h.264 & TS HD-Video !!! HD

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    It's not an OS for "simpletons" :mamoru:
     
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    hey, obviously it was too complicated for douchexethera so I think the red circle and arrows was warranted.
     
  9. deusexaethera

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    Yes, I am aware of that. However, my complaint was not that Windows requires a double-click, but that Linux refuses to concede minor user-interface conventions to be congruent with the 800lb gorilla of OSes. It's stupid little passive-aggressive shit like that that causes noobs to try Linux once and give up in frustration.

    Nice job missing the point, btw. Maybe you should put less effort into trying to make me look like a dumbass and more effort into paying attention.
     
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    P07r0457 New Member

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    I'm sorry you decided to give up on Linux. Read a few books and try again... One day you'll get it.

    It's pretty sad that I get the point more than the thread starter. :hsugh:
     
  11. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    Have you ever been evaluated for cognitive dissonance? Cause some of the shit you say not only doesn't make sense, it also makes it obvious that you're actively ignoring things you don't want to perceive. I haven't given up on Linux; I'm posting from Linux right now. At the same time, I never complained about the way Windows handles clicking on icons, I complained about the way Linux handles it. So you've responded twice and you were wrong both times, one of which involved actually ignoring what I said in my first post.

    Seriously, stop being an ass.
     
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    P07r0457 New Member

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    have you ever thought about getting your GED?
     
  13. deusexaethera

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    Yeah, but then I remembered I have a degree and there wouldn't be much point to it.

    Go reminisce about your high school football glory days, meathead.
     

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