Re: XNews - doesn't it drive you mad?
- From: SINNER <99nesorjd@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 24 Nov 2005 14:59:41 GMT
* MM wrote in news.software.readers:
> On Wed, 23 Nov 2005 16:51:21 GMT, SINNER <arcade.master@xxxxxxxxx>
>>> The search STILL doesn't work.
>>If you were more speicifc, you MIGHT get some answers.
> Hit F2. "Failed to get data for count". Many reports on Usenet about
Version of software you are using? I don't have the problem.
>>> And what about when you've just downloaded
>>> 8,000-odd headers in e.g. alt.binaries.e-book.technical, then
>>> inadvertently hit the Esc key? Boom! Headers gone! No warning.
>>Inadvertenly? How does your hand wander all the way up to the corner of
>>the keyboard by mistake?
> All the way? It's about an inch away from F1.
And F1 is used by default in the key combo CTL + F1 Setup Xnews, you use
this that frequently that you miss and hit escape?
> In any case, any program
> that just loses data without a warning is not too brilliant, is it?
It doesn't lose anything, its a viewer, like a web browser. Does Explorer
warn you before you close it? No but if you click the X when you meant
to minimize you have to go all the way back to the webpage and download
it all over again. You can turn IE's cache on to 'save' the data, you
can also turn on Xnews' cache, how is this different?
Unless you turn storage on in Agent it doesn't save the headers either
does it? Been a while since I bothered using it.
> Only a simple bit of logic is required: User hit Esc; user hasn't
> saved data; Warn user.
And yet IE has no option to stop you from closing it, at least if Xnews
is in the middle of doing something it warns you before allowing you to
> How would you like it if you were editing something, happened to hit
> Esc and you lost an hour's work?
If you are typing a reply and hit ESC you are warned, how do you lose an
>> Maybe if you actually USED the pplication you
>>would now about header storage so next time your turrets takes over you
>>dont have to redownload them again.
> Why store the headers?
Because you have problems hitting the ESC key apparently.
> If I write something in Notepad, I get a
> warning if I close it unsaved.
Same in Xnews when composing, your point?
> Or do you save absolutely everything,
> even if you know you'll never want it again?
harddrive space is cheap, I let Xnews purge headers that are no longer
available on the server if it's a group I care that much about.
Bottom line is there is functionality in Xnews to address all your issues
yet you feel the need to troll about it, why?
>>> whoosh, bye-bye! There has to be a better product than this.
>>Not for the money.... But your jsut a troll anyway.
> The money has nothing to do with it.
Well apparently you've found a better application for your needs. If you
like Agent, use it, no one is forcing you to use Xnews.
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