Re: Clippy's Demise

Subject: Re: Clippy's Demise
From: morgyn -at- mars -dot- superlink -dot- net
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 13 Apr 2001 16:13:05 -0400

Yeah. But before you can do that you must:

* know what MS called the little buggers
* know that they're all stored in one directory
* know where that directory is
* know that the directory can be renamed without crashing Word
or, worse, Windows (never a safe assumption with MS)

The point here isn't that there are a number of workarounds, some
fairly simple, to get rid of Clippy&Co. The point is that turning those
damn things off should NEVER have required a workaround to
begin with.

If for nothing else, that one programming choice earns my ultimate
insult for fabricated objects: Bad Design.

On 13 Apr 2001, at 14:32, Jo Francis Byrd wrote:

> Disabling Clippy is not difficult, you can do it without having to
> uninstall and reinstall. All you have to do is navigate to //Program
> Files>Microsoft Office>Office and rename the Actors folder to
> something else (I use Non Actors). Did that when I inherited this
> machine, and it hasn't annoyed me even once.
> Jo Byrd

Knowledge is Power.
Power Corrupts.
Study Hard. Be Evil.


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