Welcome to the Over the Hill Gang, design bugs that have been around so long that we’ve begun to think of them as folk heros. However, the usual requirement for turning a public enemy into a folk hero is death, not longevity, and so it should be for these worthies: Their executions are long overdue.

These bugs aren’t necessarily fatal. The are all at minimum highly irritating, and they have all survived for a minimum of five years or five product release cycles, whichever came first.



In some cases, the bugs have outlasted the original developers, persisting so long that their successors may not even realize they are bugs—they seem the result of “natural laws.” In other cases, the developers know these bugs full well, but refuse to address them. These all need to be addressed, and that address should be far out of town.



Top 10 Bugs here.

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