#softwareGripe There seems to be absolutely no way to turn off this notification -- and I get it repeatedly, even when I'm just sitting still.
I do like how the MATE "document scanner" app now has a refresh button so you can re-scan for scanner devices.
I don't particularly like that it never works and I still have to force-quit the app in order to get it to see the scanner again after there's been an error.
So, yeah, I could have saved several hours of work if, when I tried to use the "import XML" option, #KWallet had just popped up a dialog saying "This feature requires en existing wallet into which to import. Either open one or create a new one."
Offering to create a new wallet if you don't already have one would also have been helpful, but just that information alone could have saved all that time.
Alternatively, they could have put all the features that work with an open wallet into a menu-entry called "wallet", or similar, and have it greyed out when you don't have an open wallet selected.
What do you do when your phone insists on repeatedly alerting you to the fact that there's no network signal inside the house? How do I tell it to STOP TELLING ME?
#softwareGripe: file-copying applications which for some reason feel that they have to count all the files before they can start actually copying anything.
(I've probably griped this before... but I've been trying for about a week now to get my Nextcloud synched to a new system, and the count -- there are at least 300k files -- keeps getting interrupted for various reasons and then it HAS TO START ALL OVER AGAIN. #oldTransYellsAtCloud)
Bill-paying #softwareGripe bifecta:
1. Confirmation numbers that cannot be copied. #WTF even is that?? ...and the credit card which does this (US Bank) is also the one that doesn't send an email confirmation.
2. Why is there never an option to receive statements via email? That would make it so much easier to keep up with them -- but nobody does this. The most they'll ever do is email you a notification. It would help if the link would take you directly to the statement download once you log in, but as far as I can tell they don't even do that.
I suspect #securityTheatre, in both cases.
MATE System Monitor doesn't show RAM usage per process anymore.
That was, like, useful... whereas the CPU usage column (still present) has been mostly useless for some years now. #softwareGripe
(screenshot: System Monitor in Ubuntu MATE 21.10, "Processes" tab)
Lack of adequate diagnostic tools and information is a recurring #softwareGripe for me.
Right now, I'm trying to debug a #Dovecot instance which is refusing to authorize logins.
All the information I get from Dovecot is basically this, for every possible combination of auth-type and connection security:
Dec 26 13:48:46 statler dovecot: imap-login: Disconnected (auth failed, 2 attempts in 5 secs): user=<woozle>, method=PLAIN, rip=192.168.0.31, lip=192.168.0.100, TLS, session=<MQl4CRHUPsLAqAAf>
Dec 26 13:52:31 statler dovecot: imap-login: Disconnected (auth failed, 1 attempts in 4 secs): user=<woozle>, method=CRAM-MD5, rip=192.168.0.31, lip=192.168.0.100, session=<o1XmFhHURIvAqAAf>
Connecting directly with telnet gives me this:
$ telnet statler.local 143
Connected to statler.local.
Escape character is ']'.
* OK [CAPABILITY IMAP4rev1 SASL-IR LOGIN-REFERRALS ID ENABLE IDLE LITERAL+ STARTTLS AUTH=PLAIN AUTH=DIGEST-MD5 AUTH=CRAM-MD5] Dovecot (Ubuntu) ready.
a001 login woozle [password redacted]
a001 NO [AUTHENTICATIONFAILED] Authentication failed.
This is super not-helpful.
Seems kinda ridiculous that it takes Caja about an hour to copy 16 MB of small files from one folder to another on a remote server.
I know what's probably happening. It's presumably downloading each file it reads and then uploading it to make the copy... and possibly having to establish a new connection each time (copying large files goes more quickly).
You'd think they would do something about this -- like issuing a local command to do the copying when it's on a remote machine. I can only think Linux programmers don't actually use the GUI apps they write.
#softwareGripe : web forms that won't let you paste in some or all fields
Usually this is just for passwords (which is already bad, because passwords are supposed to be random and therefore difficult to type correctly), but just now I ran into one (the Duke Careers web site) which doesn't allow it for the email address, #wtf.
At least this one does allow it for the password.
#Audacity, please -- just stop with the saving files to other places.
If I open a project in a folder, I want all files saved in that folder. That includes exports.
Also, yes, I'm very proud of you that you have a menu option to select all of the current track, along with fifty-leven various permutations of selection involving file start, file end, current location, and a bunch of other stuff...
...but given that selecting the entire track is kind of prereq to putting an effect on it, and given that you don't automatically select the whole track when there is no current selection (the way CEP does), it kind of would have been handy if you had put this in the right-click menu or at least gave it a shortcut key. 🤦♀️
#softwareGripe Media software which assumes you just want it to search all of your hard drives for media and make it all available, rather than asking you where to look (preferably with a nice GUI "open folder" dialog box).
I mean, come on guize -- I have a lot of audio and video that isn't really stuff I want on my jukebox. Not because it's embarrassing or anything (though I can certainly imagine scenarios), but just because it's not entertainment.
Scanning through all that could take hours, if not days... whereas the stuff I want to include is only a few tens of gigabytes in a few specific folders. #WTF
(Dishonorable mention to #Calibre, which does the same thing with eBooks.)
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