It turns out (and boy is this obvious), that the settings are only ignored if you have the Folders section of the left hand pane expanded. If you close this area then, not only are your settings honored but the ctrl-click trick still works. Only took me about 3 months to figure this out. Now I'm not suggesting that all of Microsoft's engineers should be Jakob Nielsen, but it sure would be nice if a few of them would at least read one of his books, or for that matter any book on usability engineering. It would also be nice if "features" like this made some sense. I mean why keep making it so easy for Apple to make fun of them?
May 28, 2008
- Tod Gentille (@todgentille) is now a Curriculum Director for Pluralsight. He's been programming professionally since well before you were born and was a software consultant for most of his career. He's also a father, husband, drummer, and windsurfer. He wants to be a guitar player but he just hasn't got the chops for it.