Usability in Visual Studio: Further Nitpickings of a Nitwit

Okay, here's another little suggestion i've got for Microsoft Visual Studio.

Looking at the start page in VS 2003...

microsoft visual studio  2003 start page

At startup, focus goes to the first item in the list of recently used projects, as shown here.

You might assume that clicking the 'Open Project' button would open the highlighted project ('VbNetSmartTag' in this case).

Not so.

Rather, the 'Open Project' button allows you to Browse for a project to open.

To open the selected project, you click on the name of the project.

To avoid confusion here I recommend the 'Open Project' button be renamed to 'Browse for Project' or simply 'Browse...'.

That is all. Thank you.

 

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