Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Bye bye Clippy

For me, the most frustrating thing about using MS Office is Clippy (I know, I know, I have a high frustration threshold). Clippy is the animated paperclip that's been Microsoft's way of providing users with (a little) assistance and (a lot of) annoyance ever since Office 97. On its tenth birthday this year, Microsoft has finally put Clippy out of his misery, leaving him out of Office 2007 (and Vista) altogether.

Apparently the goal wasn't so much to kill Clippy as to have a single way for users to find help, rather than including menus, toolbars, and an animated office assistant. Whatever it was, I'm just happy the irritating little twat's gone - hopefully for good.

RIP Clippy.

Thanks Zoe, for alerting me to this joyous news!

6 comments:

Marg, the Sal. said...

Good riddance!

I'll miss the doggy, though.

Eirene Hannah said...

Great news! I'll miss Einstein though :-))

Tinsie said...

@ Sal: Personally I can't stand any of them, but apparently a few people do miss the dog.

@ Eirene: I didn't even know there was an Einstein clippy...

Zoe Brown said...

Thanks for the credit Tinsie!

Betty C. said...

I hated Clippy and the doggy too! Great blog - -I teach English in France and although I'm American, I deal with a lot of British news and viewpoints. This will be a good place to find some interesting material, methinks.

Tinsie said...

Hi Betty & welcome to my blog! Hope you find lots of material for your students :-)