The Extra Click Syndrome, Part 2

So there’s a new MSIE web developer toolbar out-and-about. Like the last version, there’s a lot of good stuff in there. It’s not Firebug, but nothing else is. Anyway, it does lots of stuff you want, in particular, it replicates the fast-path for cache clearing that the Mozilla Web Developer Toolbar (that the MSIE one is a clone of) provides and goes it one better by promoting it to a top-level button.

And then it gives you a confirmation dialog. I shit you not.

Removing one click: good.

Leaving another (useless and impossible to disable) click in the web-dev fast path for a non-destructive operation (it’s just a cache after all): stupid.

2 Comments

  1. Posted January 10, 2007 at 8:30 am | Permalink

    That’s hilarious – what were they thinking?

    “I’m in ur cache, deleting ur filez!”

  2. Mike Wilson
    Posted February 8, 2007 at 3:50 am | Permalink

    They even made “No” the default button so just hitting Enter will do no good either ;-)