We have have our own little preferences, settings, shortcuts, quirks, foibles etc… when we use computers. All of ours make sense…everyone else’s is stupid and infuriating.
- Having your laptop automatically go to sleep when you close the lid.
Gah! It’s maddening when I use a company laptop and someone has turned this back on, after I was so sure I turned it off on all of them! If I want it to sleep, I’ll tell it to sleep, it’s like four keyboard presses. (Ok, five…windows key+D to get to the desktop, Alt+F4 to get to the shutdown menu, hit the up arrow twice, then enter.) But I frequently shut the lid just to carry the laptop somewhere else, and it’s annoying to have to wait for it to come back from sleep (can take a while on a couple of our older computers,) and then the worst part, wait for our Citrix applications to reconnect. We have to remote in to our server to use most of our software, so it’s nice to just keep the damn thing on all the time. Rarely will anyone be away from an outlet long enough that the battery will die.
- Leaving unread emails in your inbox, trash, etc…
I obviously encounter this less often, since I don’t log into other people’s emails. But even just sort of peaking over their shoulder and seeing something like (559) in blue text next to ‘inbox’ makes me crazy. How does it not make you crazy!? Even emails I have no desire or need to read I’ll scroll over so they become read, even if I’m going to delete them…because having a blue (12) next to my deleted folder is just as annoying!
I have others, but you go ahead…