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New Yeah, it's pretty horrible
There's no clear distinction between the options you need to, say, simply recursively slurp down a website (i.e. the most common use case by a country mile) and the options you need to do the HTTP equivalent of standing on one's head whilst whistling Dixie.

Simply glopping all the available wget switches into one vast dialogue isn't the answer.

Some sitting down and thinking about what people actually do with wget would instantly improve it.

If you address that one simple case - recursively download a website - you could improve the user experience for 90% of users at a stroke.


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New What's really scary...
is the button at the bottom marked "Pro Mode".
New Then again, that might be the pinnacle of elegance and...
...simplicity: Just a single text box, for the real pros to write the correct command-line options in, exactly as they'd appear at the shell prompt.


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New That already exists on Windows...
It goes by the name of CMD.EXE


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New But there you have to type the name of the command itself.
I'm sure this Pro version of that GUI -- that is, at least the hypopthetical variant thereof that I'm thinking of -- saves you those few keystrokes, so you *only* have to type the parameters.

It's a great labour-saving device, you see.


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New Start->Programs->Accessories->Command Prompt
Neener.

If you start the MS Virtual Keyboard up, you don't have to type a thing.

Which is clearly better, right?


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Expand Edited by pwhysall Dec. 13, 2006, 10:48:13 AM EST
New [Windows][r] [enter] cmd[enter] ... much faster than mousing
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New . <-- you the joke --> .


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New Was talking about mousing to Start -> Programs -> etc
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     This Is What Happens When You Let Developers Create UI - (pwhysall) - (11)
         That's really not so bad, IMO. - (Another Scott) - (9)
             Yeah, it's pretty horrible - (pwhysall) - (8)
                 What's really scary... - (Simon_Jester) - (7)
                     Then again, that might be the pinnacle of elegance and... - (CRConrad) - (6)
                         That already exists on Windows... - (pwhysall) - (5)
                             But there you have to type the name of the command itself. - (CRConrad) - (4)
                                 Start->Programs->Accessories->Command Prompt - (pwhysall) - (3)
                                     [Windows][r] [enter] cmd[enter] ... much faster than mousing -NT - (drewk) - (2)
                                         . <-- you the joke --> . -NT - (pwhysall) - (1)
                                             Was talking about mousing to Start -> Programs -> etc -NT - (drewk)
         Re: This Is What Happens When You Let Developers Create UI - (systems)

How depressing. Brain the size of a planet, and they have me opening doors.
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