lasagna syndrome

lasagna syndrome

A piece of software that presents the user with too many overlapping dialogue boxes or windows.
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lasagna syndrome: When a piece of software has dialogue boxes that overlap and make it nearly impossible to complete a task, it's known as lasagna syndrome.
An informal Valley word watch--we basically asked everyone we know for contributions--turned up more contenders, including "lasagna syndrome," or software with too many overlapping dialog boxes, and "PEBCAK" (Problem Exists Between Chair And Keyboard), a diagnostic term coined by tech support folk to refer to inept users.