It's even worse than it appears..
Friday July 29, 2022; 2:46 PM EDT
  • I'm always getting on about how to do a great bug report, I thought I should show you a perfect one.#
    • A small UI thing I noticed was I clicked the X in the News Box to dismiss the box and then opened the settings again and the "Show news items in a small box at the top of the screen." was already checked when I expected it to be unchecked. Clicking the Ok button returned the News Box.#
  • It has all the required elements.#
    • What they did.#
    • What they expected to happen.#
    • What actually happened.#
  • It doesn't have to be a formal process, or particularly long. Just the facts, as Jack Webb never said. The facts the developer needs to find and fix the problem. #
  • I also like the part up front where they say "A small UI thing..." #

Last update: Friday July 29, 2022; 11:28 PM EDT.

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