Posted by Stephen M. Nipper at December 7, 2005 07:55 PM
Here's one thing that drives me nuts...patent searching on the USPTO site.
Let's say I go to the USPTO's search page and search for patents to Idaho inventors. I would type "is/ID"
and hit the Enter key. That would give me the following results:
Whoa! Too many results (blame it on Micron and HP). I better narrow my search. I'll change the search to include "ic/Boise" and I'll hit the Enter key. What do I then get:
Say what? Result 51 of 100?
What happened? The focus didn't follow my cursor. When I selected the input box and added "ic/Boise" the focus remained on the "Next 50 hits" button instead of following me to the "Refine Search" box. Argh.
To complete my search I can't just hit Enter. I have to physically press the "Refine Search" button:
Is this something that ONLY annoys me?
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