1. iTunes 6 for Windows: Menu Bar"iTunes is a popular Windows application," someone in Cupertino must have thought, "so we should use it to get people used to the MacOS look-and-feel. That'll make them switch to Macs. Next step: global domination!"
This is what iTunes looks like on my Mac:
There is one big difference between these two: The Mac OS X interface smartly puts every application's menu bar on top of the screen. The window with the music library can then be moved around freely. On Windows, the menu always moves with the application window, and that's what it does for iTunes, too.
So in essence, instead of recreating Mac OS on Windows, Apple introduced a third, new type of window behavior. This is a terrible no-no: It confuses Windows users who are used to separate drag and menu bars. Even worse, it also confuses users who are visiting Windows from the Mac world, and are used to the menu staying on top. Please, dear Apple, stick to the Windows UI design guidelines on this – just the way it was in iTunes 4.
2. Eclipse: Cut-Paste CommentLet's say you want to copy-paste a Java comment in Eclipse. You do the obvious: You mark the entire comment, hit Ctrl-X, move the cursor to the desired destination, and hit Ctrl-V.
3. Google Reader: SearchYou've set up with all your favorite feeds and now can't remember who wrote hilarious that post about fluffy kittens. 'Aaah, a search bar', you think, type in "fluffy kittens", and hit Enter.
I expected the first search button to be a local search across my feeds, and the second to be that over all feeds. However, the second search button says "Search the Web", which I find nonsensical: When I'm reading my feeds, what would I want to search the web for? For that, I have Google.