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Thread poster: simon tanner

simon tanner  Identity Verified
Italy
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Nov 24, 2008

Have just started using MemoQ to try it out, and am already very impressed with its tweakability. One query, however. Could anyone enlighten me as to the purpose of the fourth icon from the left on the toobar, who pop-up dialogue box tells you "do not press this button". Of course, there is nothing more tempting that to press such a button, which I did. A dialogue box then popped up telling me "do not press this button again". Apart from testing how naughty people are, does this button actually have any function in particular circumstances?
Thanks
Simon


 

Marie-Hélène Hayles  Identity Verified
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Very HHGTTG... Nov 24, 2008

Either you're joking, or MemoQ is! That's straight out of Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.

[Edited at 2008-11-24 09:48 GMT]


 

Selcuk Akyuz  Identity Verified
Turkey
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:) Nov 24, 2008

Read the following message:

http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/MemoQ/message/3432

Selcuk Akyuz


 

simon tanner  Identity Verified
Italy
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ah, the loudspeakers... Nov 24, 2008

now that I have my speakers turned on, I get the cuckoo clock sound when I press the forbidden button. Well, useless it may be, but it's good to see a software developer with a sense of humour!

 

Jack Doughty  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
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More forbidden buttons Nov 24, 2008

Google images page
http://images.google.co.uk/images?hl=en&q="Do%20not%20press%20this"&btnG=Search%20Images&gbv=2
gives lots of these.
The one on the left of the top row is a video.
The music is "Also sprach Zarathustra" by Josef Strauss, which was used by the BBC for all its coverage of the Apollo space program 1969-70.


 

simon tanner  Identity Verified
Italy
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hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy Nov 24, 2008

Spot-on Marie-Hélène, that was in fact the inspiration behind it, as it turns out!

 

FarkasAndras
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best Nov 25, 2008

http://www.i-am-bored.com/bored_link.cfm?link_id=9644

 

Lia Fail (X)  Identity Verified
Spain
Local time: 11:32
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No cuckoo for me! Sep 7, 2009

simon tanner wrote:

now that I have my speakers turned on, I get the cuckoo clock sound when I press the forbidden button. Well, useless it may be, but it's good to see a software developer with a sense of humour!


Am I a cuckoo, I pressed ...and pressed ..... zilch!

Where's the joke here or who's messing with who?


 

Kevin Fulton  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 05:32
German to English
Don't click this button either! Sep 8, 2009

http://www.eurozonetranslations.com/fool.html

 


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