How one ‘GOOD’ feature changed my habit
I have been long advocate of less very ‘Useful’ features compare to many many non-intuitive useless feature.
Similar case came when I secretly changed my habit of changing my default media player from ‘Windows Media Player’ to VLC.
I noticed this behavior change yesterday and started wondering what are the cool features which made me take the extra steps of changing default player to VLC, after doing some hard thinking it boils down to only one feature (although there are many other good features in VLC).
However funny it may sound but that feature for me was ‘Using space bar to pause and resume movie’, honestly the version of Windows player that I have, do not allow me to pause movie when I get interrupted by my wife’s nag or somebody liking my Facebook status or my non-veg jokes group sending me some joke.
I needed a quick way to pause the movie and resume it when I am done on other hand taking your mouse and activating the controls then finding the pause button, is really annoying (Windows Media player really sucks).
Just press space bar that’s what did the trick for me, after this observation I am now more firm on working on one cool useful feature instead of chasing our competitors, (you tube now also have this one).
That also reminds me quote by Steve jobs in same context.
And it comes from saying no to 1,000 things to make sure we don’t get on the wrong track or try to do too much. We’re always thinking about new markets we could enter, but it’s only by saying no that you can concentrate on the things that are really important.