Funny Microsoft windows bugs satire

July 28, 2010 at 19:35:38
Specs: windows xp pro sp3, 300 MHZ AMD K6-2
What weird and/or funny windows bugs do you know? There is one that happens when you drag a file/folder from a network place to your computers hard drive. It asks if you want to move or copy the selected files. The options are yes and no.

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#1
July 29, 2010 at 00:17:00
Do you want to move it or copy it? Simple answer "yes" or "no"... not really a bug just a simple question. Click the option and the move/copy is carried out or suddenly decide that this is not the file you wanted to move/copy click "no"... problem solved.

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#2
July 29, 2010 at 01:47:15
In Windows Me, you can trigger a BSoD by clicking the Start button.

In Windows XP, my roflcopter goes soi soi soi!

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#3
July 29, 2010 at 05:30:39
Windows doesn't have "bugs", they're all "features"

LOL

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#4
July 29, 2010 at 06:57:50
Ewen,

Maybe you missed the subtlety of the wording in the OP's question.

Since a Windows Move is different than a Windows Copy, it's not such a simple question.

The question could be taken 2 different ways, one which is Yes/No, I do/don't want to do anything with the file and the other is I want to Move it as opposed to Copy it, or v-v. The 2nd interpretation can not be answered with a Yes or No.

Of course, on my machine, it automatically does a Copy when I drag/drop from a network folder, so I'm really just discussing the English language, not an actual situation.


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#5
July 29, 2010 at 07:24:08
In Windows Explorer, with a file(s) on a network drive.

Whether clicking and holding on the file(s) with either the right or left mouse button I get the same question (ie: "Do you want to move or copy files from this zone?")

Upon releasing the mouse button, a context sensitive menu comes up (in both cases) offering me the option to copy, move, cancel, etc.

I find it hard to believe this isn't happening on the OP's computer since this works for me both at work and at home. Just FYI, I'm using XP Pro (fully updated) in both locations.

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

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#6
July 29, 2010 at 07:36:57
At work (where I am now) I'm running:

Microsoft Windows XP
Professional
Version 2002
Service Pack 3

It's corporate image, so I can't speak to the "fully updated" status.

When I drag and drop a file or folder from a network drive to my Desktop with the left mouse button, I get a plus sign next to the file/folder until I release it and then it automatically does a Copy. No pop-up or context menu.

When I use the right button, I still get the plus sign, but upon release I can choose the option to Copy, Move, Create a Shortcut or Cancel.

Neither method gives me a "Yes/No" message box.


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#7
July 29, 2010 at 10:40:56
"Windows doesn't have "bugs", they're all "features"

You're thinking of Apple.

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#8
July 29, 2010 at 15:36:49

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#9
July 31, 2010 at 18:32:52
Shutdown computer and went to work when I arrived, Do you want to end program?

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#10
August 2, 2010 at 06:09:57
DerbyDad

When I drag and drop a file or folder from a network drive to my Desktop with the left mouse button, I get a plus sign next to the file/folder until I release it and then it automatically does a Copy. No pop-up or context menu.

When I use the right button, I still get the plus sign, but upon release I can choose the option to Copy, Move, Create a Shortcut or Cancel.

That's how mine behaves when dragging/dropping on a local drive (as in, the HDD in the PC itself and not a network drive).

I have to wonder why the difference considering it's the same OS!?!?

Only on an MS product.............lol

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***


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#11
August 2, 2010 at 07:47:59
Maybe it has something to do with the way the drives are mapped.

The network drives I use are listed as X:, Y:, etc.


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#12
August 6, 2010 at 16:06:33
Windows 95. Installs from CD, doesn't install a CD driver.

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#13
August 12, 2010 at 11:13:16
i have always had trouble installing from a cd on 95 too. my solution was to hope that i could find a harddrive big enough to hold all the files until it decided to install the cd drives.

also, when the questions comes up about moving or copy/whether you want to or not, if you minimize the window you were dragging to, the icon of the dragged item(s) will still be there. also if you open a new window and put it on top of the icon the same happens.

when a windows explorer window (not Internet Explorer) stops responding and you choose end now, the taskbar disappears completely, all of your desktop icons disappear and your computer looks as if you are logging in again. this is due to the fact that windows explorer is the program that creates the task bar, etc. and when you open windows explorer (through my computer, my network places or a shortcut to a folder) rather that start a new instance of windows explorer, it tells the current on to make a new window showing the contents of what ever folder has been opened. when you close it using the end now button it completely ends the explorer program creating the effect.


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#14
August 13, 2010 at 16:29:17
Going to the Start button to shut-down has to be near the top of the pile, although this is a feature not a bug.

Long Range Golfer


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#15
August 15, 2010 at 17:11:28
It could be argued that when you wish to shut down the computer you want to Start the shut down process. So the best way to Start the shut down process is to press the Start button.

The way to start the computer is to press the Start button on the front of the case. That can also be used to Start the shut down process as well.

That's the problem though, the English language and logic never did see eye to eye over anything.

Stuart


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#16
August 15, 2010 at 17:31:25
Never thought of it that way - thx.


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