Embarrassing expectations

By jobeard
Oct 4, 2008
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  1. Sometimes you get so familiar with a specific window that if it changes for any reason, it
    is easy to jump into debugging. This happened to me yesterday;
    The scenario went:
    • click start->search
    • start to fill the file name -- OOPS! nowhere to enter the name
    • run google all over the map, find various dlls for regsvr32 to use
    Nothing seemed to correct the situations.
    Moving on, I started using Restore Checkpoint; actually went have thru two of them and still no change.

    then it dawned upon me that the left panel had a link for => Files and Folders.
    sure enough, it opens into the dialog for file names, other criteria and the Search button

    Clearly some setting got lost to remove the dialog and button, but that
    doesn't imply there's a 'BUG'.

    GAFFE: Can you define ASSUME?
  2. BillAllen55

    BillAllen55 TechSpot Maniac Posts: 421

    What everyone occasionally does?????
  3. Bobbye

    Bobbye Helper on the Fringe Posts: 16,392   +36

    Yep, sooner or later mos of us get caught in 'over-fixing something! I see people take about reformatting and reinstalling when this kind of thing happens! A good reminder that sometimes the 'fix' is almost a simple 'nothing'.
  4. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Topic Starter Posts: 13,336   +293

    I posted at T.S. to make the point <anyone> can over react.

    I very much like the quip;
    no matter how many times I cut that board, it still comes up too short :)
  5. Bobbye

    Bobbye Helper on the Fringe Posts: 16,392   +36

    I thought it was delightful! You should have seen me the day I couldn't get my number keypad to work. I checked everything on the system (well, almost everything), couldn't find the problem. Dopey me didn't realize that my cat had walked on the keyboard and released the numbers lock!

    I beat myself up over that for a year- I posted on 3 forums asking for help!
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