Unwanted junk in office software: autocomplete and autocorrect.
No need to patch the behaviour away. The best patch is configurability.
If autocomplete makes sense anywhere, it's exactly in spreadsheet software.
Linux/cars were designed from the ground up for multiple users/passengers. Windows/motorbikes were designed for one user/passenger.
Quote from: ersi on 2014-04-19, 08:31:04If autocomplete makes sense anywhere, it's exactly in spreadsheet software.Really? It makes sense to write "blabla" in a cell, press enter because you're done and you want to move down to the next cell, and then it says "blablabla" instead? That's fucking evil. It's probably worse than writing "Blabla" and ending up with "blabla" or vice versa.
It's really simple: I type fast. Bothering me with unexpected stuff I didn't type or ask for only slows me down.
(Seriously, I've never heard of anyone who likes autocomplete...
Windows NT was also fundamentally designed as a multiuser OS.
Highly repetitive means autocomplete makes lots of sense.
Even fast typists should think carefully. Before I type, I think of the end result. The software I use is part of the means to achieve the end result and time must be spent on configuring it so that it would be a better tool instead of an obstacle. This is a no-brainer to me probably precisely because I don't type so fast
I say that autocomplete and autocorrect should be off by default. Your counterargument is that they're useful if they're set up correctly, which it seems to me implicitly supports the point that the defaults are crappy.
My OpenOffice opens very slow here in Windows. Is it so in Linux too?Or does it just eat much CPU?
What such application works best in Linux?
I agree that the defaults may seem crappy when you need to tinker with them. However, when there are easy options to alter the settings, there's no real crappiness. Personally I haven't found any software, office or otherwise, whose defaults I didn't have to change. And as we grow into experienced users, we should also grow to be more humble when considering what defaults noobs find sensible.
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