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Questions for Microsoft – Windows Defender

Background: Windows Defender is the name of the bundled antivirus and antispyware software in Microsoft’s Windows 10. You can read the entire detail here and the slightly outdated official word here.

Two questions for Microsoft:

Despite being part of Windows and deeply integrated into the operating system, the little icon that lets you access it from the notification area (ex system tray) only shows up if a virus/spyware is detected, and then it stays until the user signs out. Why isn’t it always there? Note that this is with the option “always show all icons in the notification area” set to “On”.

When the little icon is clicked or right-clicked, you get a one-option menu:

defender-open

Wouldn’t it make more sense to just automatically load the UI instead of making the user jump through another hoop?

Thanx,

One of your end-users

Minor WordPress annoyances: Uncategorized and tag focus stealing

Fellow-bloggers,

I have noticed two minor issues with the current WordPress post writing interface:

  1. Unlike previously, when you start adding the post to categories, the default “Uncategorized” is not removed. You now have to do that manually. I think this is a regression.
  2. After entering some tags for the post, if you move the cursor to any other field and start typing, the tags field steals the focus back. This usually happens in the middle of typing, leading to stupid looking and unwanted tags.

Anyone else have these, or is it just me and my browser/blog?

If this is more than just me I will find out how to post a bug about them.

WordPress New Post UI bug

Here is something you can try for yourself, if you have a WordPress blog. When I do this, I get an odd UI experience:

  1. In your blog, start a new post.
  2. Go to the “Visual” tab
  3. Clique the dropdown box arrow, next to where it says “Paragraph”
  4. Scroll the page.

When I do this, the right hand column that contains “Change Status”, “Tags & Categories” and the rest scrolls and so does the dropdown list. I don’t know if this is something easily solved, or even known about. I think it is amusing, and mostly harmless.