At long last, Microsoft has announced it will finally get rid of those annoying “My” names it tacks in front of folders. When Longhorn hits, there will be no folders named My Documents, My Pictures and so on. Instead, they’ll just be labeled Documents, Pictures, etc.
Finally! I’ve found those “My” folders nearly as annoying as the animated Search dog that crawls out from its kennel when you do an XP search, or the moronic “Clippy” paper clip that pops up when you ask for help in Office. In fact, there’s only one virtual being more annoying than Clippy — the universally reviled Jar Jar Binks. And George Lucas has managed to essentially make him vanish in the latest Star Wars pic.
Let’s hope that Microsoft uses Longhorn to clear up other interface problems and annoyances as well. How about finally making some sense of the Frequently Used Programs List — the changing list of programs that appears on the left side of the Start menu. There appears to be no rhyme or reason why some programs show up there, and others don’t. Programs I use every day somehow don’t make it there. Others I use rarely seem never to leave the list.
How about you? What kinds of interface problems and annoyances would you like to see Microsoft clean up in Longhorn? Let me know, below.
What kinds of interface annoyances should Microsoft tackle in Longhorn?