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    Meaningless Signs

    I do find that signs with grammatical mistakes annoy me, as do those which are garbled and incoherent. Signs normally only contain a few words, so it is surely worth checking them before they are printed....

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    I like the one about looking like you are under 18, which is unintentionally humorous. How do you prove that you look like you are under 18? You either do or you don't.

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    I wonder what they thought they had written. The worrying thing is it got written, approved, printed and put up without a question. ;-(

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    What really irritates me is the increased usage of icons. Windows XP looks like a firstgrader's story book.

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    What really irritates me is the increased usage of icons or picture signs. From traffic lights to Windows XP - I can read, I do not need a stickman to cross the street.

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    Quote Originally Posted by twostep
    What really irritates me is the increased usage of icons. Windows XP looks like a firstgrader's story book.
    I use Windows 2000 because I can't stnd XP- I want a machine, not a toy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by twostep
    What really irritates me is the increased usage of icons. Windows XP looks like a firstgrader's story book.
    There is an option in XP to use the traditional look and feel (like Windows 2000). Don't ask me where it is though.
    I'm not a teacher, so please consider any advice I give in that context.

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    There is an option in XP to use the traditional look and feel (like Windows 2000). Don't ask me where it is though. [/quote]

    As I am using company equipment I do not have a choice - unfortunately.

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    As I don't have it, I don't need it, but thanks for the tip. We use NT 2000 at work too.

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