So this comes out of stuff discussed here, but also personal and work related.
One primary rule though, so it doesn’t turn in to a general purpose gripe fest… The device(s) you cite must be something you own and/or use on a regular basis, so a work provided /required device will qualify.
So to start…
Power Buttons/power on sequence.
Why is this so ■■■■ hard to get right.
One on side you have the Surface Pro’s , Gos, laptops where if you some much as look at the power button they turn on. I can’t count the number of times I’ve pulled my Pro 8 out of the bag only to find that it’s already on and has been for who knows how long.
On the other end of the spectrum is Apple’s iPad Pros. I never have seemed to find the right length of holding the power button down to start them up, but regardless it seems much longer than necessary. So thus I pull it out of my bag, hit the power button thinking it will have started up, but no.
And in the third category, I might not be in the majority on this, but whoever decided that just opening a clamshell laptop automatically turns it on… well, just no. Chromebooks and recent MacBooks are notable for doing this, but I’ve seen in on other OEM devices to such as some but not all Samsung Laptops.
So the one device I have that seems to get it about right is my Samsung Ultra 22 where a good affirmative press turns it one reliably for me. What’s odd though (or maybe not since we are talking Samsung :)) is that the S8 tablets don’t work the same and seem to require a significantly longer press, though not quite to the level of the iPads.
And honestly I can see why different people might prefer different behaviors , but how about making it a preference setting that I can adjust?
PS: Regarding Chromebooks specifically, I actually griped about it to a Google engineer and she told me that the open a lid and it turns on was a deliberate choice made to make a Chromebook feel that much more “responsive” than a Windows laptop.