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Bad user interface, part 37

I walked up to my laptop and saw this bit of OneCare-like stupidity:

Here's the thing. If you’re going to perform background tasks, do it in the background. Obviously. And God help you if you pop-up a dialog later to inform me that whatever you were doing completed successfully.

Put simply, let me know if something is really wrong, but get out of my face otherwise.

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