Seattle-area consultant and co-owner at Binomial LLC, game and open source developer, graphics programmer, lossless data and texture compression specialist. Worked previously at DICE, Microsoft Ensemble Studios, Valve, and Boss Fight Entertainment.
Friday, December 16, 2016
Visual Studio 2015's Busted Find Dialog
In Visual Studio 2015, Microsoft decided to wreck the Find dialog so it's perma-docked into the upper right-hand corner of the document. The dialog is too small, and the key icons (to enable case sensitive searching or searching for whole words) are too small and hard to use:
By comparison, here's 2010's:
The new find dialog in 2015 is an example of bad UI, and I'm not the only Windows C++ developer I know who seriously dislikes it.