What are you Biggest Pet Peeves About Your Computer?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by derajfast, Jan 29, 2006.

  1. derajfast macrumors 6502a

    Mar 24, 2004
    1) When people touch my screen.
    2) My iTunes MUST be organized absolutely FLAWLESSLY
    3) When anyone other than me touches my computer
    4) The Dock isn't clear
    5) Only the HD icon can be on my desktop
  2. captainbeefheat macrumors regular

    Jan 21, 2006
    yes other people touching my computer does annoy me too, this wasn't helped a few days ago when a 'friend' of mine decided in the same day I might add to slam the screen down on my ibook for some reason and then then stick a bit of plastic into my combo drive...why, I have no idea. It all seems to work which is the main thing! But still that pissed me off considerably.
  3. FFTT macrumors 68030


    Apr 17, 2004
    A Stoned Throw From Ground Zero
    I can't stand the dock shadow.

    Download Unsanity APE and Cleardock from Versiontracker.

    No more dock shadow and application ON arrows in any color you desire
    to show up against your desktop background.
  4. Benjamindaines macrumors 68030


    Mar 24, 2005
    A religiously oppressed state
    1. My desk MUST be clean
    2. Finger prints and dust on my screen
    3. The low hum from my speakers when the room is quiet
  5. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus


    Mar 10, 2004
    Bergen, Norway
    Anything but the HD icon can be on my desktop
  6. iGary Guest


    May 26, 2004
    Randy's House
  7. xparaparafreakx macrumors 65816

    Jul 29, 2005
    Touching my LCD screen
    Modem not working anymore.
    Bluetooth isnt built in
    Not as nice as the laptop on the otherside of the room, AlBook 1.5Ghz
    Can't burn DVD+R
  8. MUCKYFINGERS macrumors 6502a


    Jun 7, 2005
    only 32 mb vram (so it sucks for external display)
    resolution could be better
  9. mdavey macrumors 6502a


    Nov 1, 2005
    1. Having to do a reboot after performing a software update. Not based on Unix nearly enough IMHO.

    2. System getting progressively slower over weeks if I do not logout/reboot. Suspect it is a firefox plugin, but not had the time/inclination to troubleshoot it yet.

    3. Having to locate my hex driver set every 3-6 months, take apart my beautiful Apple Pro keyboard and empty if of ugly crisp and bread crumbs, cat hairs, dust and other miscellaneous solid particles.
  10. Glenn Wolsey macrumors 65816

    Glenn Wolsey

    Nov 24, 2005
    New Zealand
    - Anyone touching the screen

    - Dust on the screen

    - I never have anything on my desktop, even HDD icons

    - The sound of the fans

    - iTunes must be perfectly organised
  11. ITASOR macrumors 601


    Mar 20, 2005
    Oneida, NY
  12. homerjward macrumors 68030


    May 11, 2004
    fig tree
    it runs windows :eek:
    my wireless card wont work in *any* linux distro i've tried, even with ndiswrapper and the windows drivers(see #1)
    about 30 dead pixels on my monitor cause i cheaped out and bought a $180 lcd
    front usb and rear audio don't work cause im an idiot with jumpers
    people using internet explorer on my computer
    people moving my external hard drive
    i can't take the recycle bin icon of the desktop
    it's not a mac :( :eek:
  13. Glenn Wolsey macrumors 65816

    Glenn Wolsey

    Nov 24, 2005
    New Zealand
    Oh, that's another one of my pet peeves. I have my dock perfectly sized at the moment, then someone comes along and changes it :(
  14. Chrispy macrumors 68020


    Dec 27, 2004
    Avon, IN
    OHHHHH that one drives me nuts.. or did .. when I had a mac... which I may again soon... long story haha!
  15. haiggy macrumors 65816

    Aug 20, 2003
    Ontario, Canada
    All of those apply to me as well... but another thing (I don't know if this counts) is that my battery only gets 2% of its original charge only after 24 months.
  16. 2nyRiggz macrumors 603


    Aug 20, 2005
    Thank you Jah...I'm so Blessed
    When people touch my screen
    When people touch the mouse with their dirty hands

    As of a matter of fact when people touch my computer period.

  17. Caitlyn macrumors 6502a

    Jun 30, 2005
    1. When a file is unfiled on my desktop.
    2. When people touch my iBook screen.
    3. When people pull off my iSkin ProTouch because it looks "cool" :mad: ;)

    That's pretty much it. :)
  18. adk macrumors 68000


    Nov 11, 2005
    Stuck in the middle with you
    the fact that my LCD is dirty, and I can't afford the ridiculously overpriced lcd cleaning fluid.
  19. e²Studios macrumors 68020


    Apr 12, 2005

    The heat doesn't bother you? They could be marketed as space heaters too!

  20. katie ta achoo macrumors G3

    May 2, 2005
    the Q is too close to the W

    you don't know how many times I've quit an application when I just want to close a window.

    Happens in adium ALL THE TIME.

    very annoying in safari, when I have 30 MR tabs open, that I'm going to read, and then.. BAM! Q too close to W'd!

    I suck at the internet. :(
  21. iEdd macrumors 68000


    Aug 8, 2005
    Forunately no-one has touched the screen on any of our computers, but at school one of my friends keeps touching the screen of a library computer (even though it's an ugly CRT and scabby covered in finger prints already) annoys me. Somehow I imagine the greasy finger prints getting on my computer drying out and being hard to clean. DON'T TOUCH THE SCREEN! :rolleyes: :D

    I hate how the white keyboard shows the tinyest marks and hairs and gets dirty in about 2-4weeks. Maybe opening it up once every couple of months may do the trick. I hope it doesn't yellow though. I hate white things yellowing.

    I hate more than anything else how ignorant mac-hating PC-users (not your regular, macs-are-okay trapped with PC users -let's not get confused :p) keep going on and on about not being able to upgrade and swap everything, not having 16.175 USB ports, saying the iMacs G3s are boat anchors and saying task manager ( :eek: ) is better than "clover leaf, period, space bar", then complaining that macs don't have games. :mad:
    Phew, that feels better :eek: :p
  22. homerjward macrumors 68030


    May 11, 2004
    fig tree
    i don't know whether safari has this feature, but in firefox you can have it warn you when you attempt to either close a window with multiple tabs, or quit the application when multiple tabs are open.
  23. katie ta achoo macrumors G3

    May 2, 2005
    yeah, but when I actually want to quit with multiple tabs open, that message is so annoying!

    I'm playing russian roulette with myself, then.

  24. mduser63 macrumors 68040


    Nov 9, 2004
    Salt Lake City, UT
    1. The fact that a lot of the chrome wore off the latch button on my PowerBook within weeks. Looks really ugly.

    2. My mom pulled on an ethernet cable in my PowerBook and broke the plastic that latches the connector in. Doubtful that it could be repaired without a new logic board. Bugs me every time I plug in an ethernet cable.

    3. When some PC user uses my Mac, gets confused by different keyboard shortcuts or key placements and then starts complaining about Macs. :rolleyes:

    4. The fact that my uptime mysteriously goes up much faster than real time is passing. What good is an uptime command if it's wildly inaccurate? It's gone from saying 4 days yesterday (roughly correct) to 8 days today.
  25. Nermal Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 7, 2002
    New Zealand
    1. It's running Windows.

    More as I think of them :rolleyes:

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