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Aug 26

Why put undo right next to save?

Ok, something that seriously hacks me off about the new UX design to Office 2010 applications is the layout of the Quick Access bar. Why on earth would you put the UNDO button, right next to the SAVE? I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve hit undo by mistake, then had to check my document to be sure of what i just removed. Yes it should only be the last character or word typed, but can you really be sure?

The best bet is to edit your Quick Access tool bar, it’s quite simple and all I do is add a bunch of separators between the Save and the Undo buttons. The QAT ends up looking like this:-

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</rant> I’ll get back to the XML in the next post, Work has kind of overtaken the blogging spare time at the mo.. (as usual!)

Paul.

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