Too many mouse clicks

February 13, 2010 at 15:01:26
Specs: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, 2.362 GHz / 2047 MB
Those old enough to remember DOS games might recall the many times you had to confirm that you wanted to Quit (do you "really" want to quit etc).

Has anyone else noticed that those days are not totally behind us? So many programs that give a manual update option, first send you to an Update page. You then go to an Update button in order to get the updates. Strange that, because an "Update Now" button could also be put on the opening page.

No big deal obviously, but kinda quirky don't you think?

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#1
February 13, 2010 at 20:32:55
It's a PITA Derek. I'd like an update button that of all things, just runs an update.

Like the demo for the original Age of Empires...click on menu> quit>cancel 5 or 6 times>exit>finally click on 3 ad screens to get outta the damn thing.

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#2
February 21, 2010 at 19:26:35
They'll never be behind us because there will always be Computer newbies. Yes it's irritating but I can recall, when I first started using Computers and Computer controlled Manufacturing devices, how grateful I was, at times, that the programmers put in those confirmation routines.

Saved my Bacon many, many times.

There is nothing to learn from someone who already agrees with you.


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#3
February 22, 2010 at 07:47:37
Maybe what we need are options like:

- If you're an experienced computer user select 1 now

- if you're NOT an experienced computer user select 2 now

The "1" option would give you only one "are you sure you want to do this" screen and the "2" option would give you the standard 12 "are you sure, are you really sure, are you really really sure?"

I'm no programmer but I'm sure they could do something like that so during the install people like us could choose the less annoying option if we wanted (I would!).


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#4
February 22, 2010 at 10:11:04
er: "Strange that, because an "Update Now" button could also be put on the opening page"

Are there ads on any (or all) of the pages that you have to navigate through?

Maybe it's not so much about experienced vs. non-experienced computer users as much as it's about multiple chances to get as many ads in front of the user as possible.

Free versions vs. Pro (cost) versions

"Users who downloaded abc.app also downloaded xyz.app"

And all those ads like the ones over here --------------------->



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#5
February 22, 2010 at 13:33:35
No ads, it happens on many quite legit programs. Not a big issue just a talking point. It's nothing compared to those old DOS programs which nearly drove you nuts.

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