Tuesday, May 11, 2010

In An Ideal World.

I happen to love polite appliances. Refrigerators that turn the light on for you. Microwaves that quietly beep when they finish warming your food (quietly mind you), and of course computers that ask "Are you sure you want to shut down your computer now?"
It's this last one that I am going to discuss. Couple it with firefox asking if I want to close the application even with....what's that?....two or more tabs open?!! (gasp)...and I think it's understandably become too polite.

In my ideal world people would shut their computers down and that would be the end of it. If I select "shut down" from the menu, I would expect the computer to fall in line. But no. It's like a little kid who is told to get out of the pool and says "why?". Or any little kid asking "why?" just because they don't want to do whatever you're asking, or just want to be a real life anamaniac. In this same ideal world people would return phone calls and emails promptly, people would go when the light is green, and everyone would at least drive the speed limit, if not 5 to 10 mph over it. In this same world firefox would close with or without multiple tabs being open, similar to a bar where multiple clients have running tabs.

But this world is not the world of today. No, we live in a world where movie tickets cost $11 and still suck just as much as when they cost $6.

Yay. At least we don't eat food in pill form like the Jetsons.


squirrelyearl said...

I want to be a real life Animaniac...

Unknown said...

In reality, you are only promted to close out tabs in firefox the first time. After that you can set it to not warn you again. Done.

In real society there is the other operating system called "KUBUNTU, UBUNTU," or heck, even windows. So much better than Mac. If you hate the promts, switch operating system. Done. No more promting if you want to. You only have to if you have a word document not saved off. That is it.

If you want the computer to do something, it will do it. However it a mac messes up, you shall be given a message saying that YOU have made the computer mess up, since macs are so perfect. Everyone should have macs. Har Har.

Also You can find an addon to change the number of tabs for the prompt asking to close. Heck might even be an option.
Or google it. Done.