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Windows icon selection fail

Posted: April 12th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Usability fail | Tags: , , , | No Comments »

I ran into a usability fail that has to exist from windows 3.1.

Windows arranges it’s icons/shortcuts/files on desktop column by column. But if you select them with SHIFT (multiple select), it selects them line by line :) .

If you arrange icons by type and you want to delete the pictures, you cannot do that by selecting them with SHIFT from first to last.

Since I use windows for ages and not realized this until now, i don’t think it bothers people, but still… interesting find.