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Do I need to actually fill this in? Didn't think so!
But if I need one, here's my continual pet peeve: why does VS randomly change the "Find" (Ctrl+F) or "Find All" (Ctrl+Shift+F) document selection from "current document / entire solution" (respectively for the pressed keyboard shortcut) to "all open documents", "entire solution", or whatever else it thinks is the option of the day based on various planetary conjunctions?
Cool! I can do this with my laptop's mousepad, really useful! Never had it happen inadvertently (Ctrl-F seems to remember the previous scope) but this means I can change the scope really easily. Thank you Marc and Greg!
not just dropdowns in VS. WIndows default behavior is for the wheel to scroll whatever the cursor is over regardless of if it has focus or not.
99% of the time I like doing that. The last 1% I start swearing when after a scroll I try to do something else and discover that focus wasn't where I thought it was.
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Is not rather the genius of history like an eternal, imploring maiden, full of fire, with a burning heart and flaming soul, humanly warm and humanly beautiful?
Judging by QA, most developers can't use a debugger either ...
"I have no idea what I did, but I'm taking full credit for it." - ThisOldTony
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Speaking as one that wears all 3 hats, (not at the same time mind you, I would look rather silly), as a developer, the primary focus is to not create bugs when adding new features and certainly now when fixing features. Yes that can be easier said than done, especially as spaghetti code is often at the root cause of many bugs, and debuggers are critical tools needed to help find and fix things. But that is only part of the story, QA and users do unexpected things which developers should for tell and protect against.
As a QA lead it is a challenge to break code other developers create, and sometimes its the role of the customer to find the really obscure issues.
As a documenter the clarity of what gets written is as important as the accuracy of what is written. I say this after inheriting documentation from two predecessors who claimed to write good English and keep the changes made up to date, (yes that was a laugh).
So to summarise, the whole lifecycle can be a real pain, we simply have to do the best we can with the resources to hand, unless anyone has a time machine or working crystal ball.
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