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  1. j_the_geek's Avatar
    I have used to that mess but it's indeed really clustered and sometimes I have problems finding that specific setting. They should do something about it.
    You can search for settings using the magnifying glass button or Cortana
    04-27-2014 05:01 AM
  2. CreepinJesus's Avatar
    They could have at least put it in alphabetical order.
    Then people will complain that Wi-Fi is right at the bottom... you can't win :P
    04-27-2014 05:04 AM
  3. Chris_Germany's Avatar
    They should make groups like general, display, sound, ... available by swiping left/right. And in the groups then you have the respective entries.

    Plus they should merge things like audio and sound settings.

    You get the point...CLEAN UP MS!
    04-27-2014 06:09 AM
  4. Adriaan NL's Avatar
    A simple semantic zoom organizing them with idk icons or just alphabets would be highly desirable I guess. Why are we still not seeing semantic zooming anywhere in WP (except in Rudy Huyn's Apps)
    Icons are often ugly. I really hate the new icon on top of the screen of the notification - which seems to mimic a newspaper? It's so ugly. Too bad they don't auto hide either. I am so happy WP does NOT have real icons on the start screen. They are so ugly if you look at the iOS and Android home screens. WIMP is no longer the core of interfaces - icons are not a necessity anymore. Lots of people speak English and there are localized versions of OS's now: interfacing through text could be very much the future.
    04-27-2014 06:38 AM
  5. herbertsnow's Avatar
    Then people will complain that Wi-Fi is right at the bottom... you can't win :P
    If you take a look all the most used settings are at the top. Having them scattered all over the list in alphabetical order to keep people with OCD happy is ridiculous.
    04-27-2014 12:55 PM
  6. wvanellis's Avatar
    How would anyone know what is used most by any one person? That makes no sense whatsoever. People use their phones in a myriad of ways. Making the list alphabetical is the only way to make order of that nonsense. If that's the logic MS is using for the settings page, why not sort apps in order of popularity in the store? Obviously, I'll use an app more because its popular, right?
    04-27-2014 05:45 PM
  7. herbertsnow's Avatar
    How would anyone know what is used most by any one person? That makes no sense whatsoever.
    Every windows phone is set by default to send back anonymous feedback to Microsoft. So I think they would know.
    04-27-2014 10:07 PM
  8. wvanellis's Avatar
    You have to opt-in to send such data feedback. And for those who opt-in, wouldn't they be able to get data on apps and any other menu-driven aspects of the OS; so why limit the crazy ordering to the "setting" menu only?
    04-28-2014 12:04 AM
  9. herbertsnow's Avatar
    It's set by default if you pick recommend settings when you first set up your phone. I'm sure most people have it on. The setting order is not the big deal you're making it out to be.
    04-28-2014 12:37 AM
  10. Guytronic's Avatar
    Geezus...
    More nit picking.

    There's probably some database in the bowels of Microsoft that have determined settings choices near the top are most used.
    Who knows...how many milli-seconds does it take to scroll.
    We all love to scroll anyway.
    What could be easier.

    Crimeny sakes...
    Last edited by Guytronic; 04-28-2014 at 01:55 AM. Reason: Gad dang grammar...again cripes...makes me mad!
    04-28-2014 01:30 AM
  11. sisqo88's Avatar
    Someone should make an topic for a new redesigned settings UI on user voice for it. I'm sure a lot of people would vote for this.
    It's a bit funny I never seen something as bad as this there are no icons in the settings like on IOS or Android that you can find your settings faster because of the symbols and they should categorize the settings list. Microsoft!? Sometimes I don't understand your logics.
    04-28-2014 01:54 AM
  12. Guytronic's Avatar
    Someone should make an topic for a new redesigned settings UI on user voice for it. I'm sure a lot of people would vote for this.
    It's a bit funny I never seen something as bad as this there are no icons in the settings like on IOS or Android that you can find your settings faster because of the symbols and they should categorize the settings list. Microsoft!? Sometimes I don't understand your logics.
    No...
    Few even gave this a second thought until an errant post brought it up.
    Just ain't that important...
    04-28-2014 02:12 AM
  13. Pete's Avatar
    The commonly used settings are now covered by the Action Center quick buttons, which helps out a huge amount.

    I was never really inconvenienced by the order of the settings menu anyway.
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    04-28-2014 02:51 AM
  14. Kram Sacul's Avatar
    The more people complain about the settings the more I find it easier to navigate. The real problem is not the order of the settings or that there's no dumb icons. It's that there's just too many settings to scroll through now. If some settings were combined into others (touch, display, rotation into one, Nokia apps into one) the settings list would be much shorter and people would move onto other things to whine about.
    Guytronic and herbertsnow like this.
    04-28-2014 03:31 AM
  15. Lu520's Avatar
    One good thing with present settings is, if we update any settings it will show in last in list.... One n Only best feature :D
    04-28-2014 07:20 AM
  16. Zapella Tiago's Avatar
    Alphabetical order will be strange, have the "About" on top its completely weird.
    Guytronic and herbertsnow like this.
    04-28-2014 08:37 AM
  17. Will6371's Avatar
    Alphabetical order will be strange, have the "About" on top its completely weird.
    Yeah it would be mad to have it in alphabetical order.

    Why can't they have it so you can put them in any order you want like the way you can move the stuff in folders up and down.
    04-28-2014 09:00 AM
  18. Kimi Alin's Avatar
    The more people complain about the settings the more I find it easier to navigate. The real problem is not the order of the settings or that there's no dumb icons. It's that there's just too many settings to scroll through now. If some settings were combined into others (touch, display, rotation into one, Nokia apps into one) the settings list would be much shorter and people would move onto other things to whine about.
    exactly, this is the real problem.
    04-28-2014 09:16 AM
  19. radmanvr's Avatar
    Hell I didn't even notice it wasn't in any particular order. I don't mess with settings much. I change it the first time the phone boots up and that's that. I don't need to go in there again. I don't think alphabetical order is the way to go as some has already gotten used to it. This subject is kind of meh
    Guytronic and herbertsnow like this.
    04-28-2014 09:25 AM
  20. herbertsnow's Avatar
    It's a Meh subject.
    04-28-2014 01:28 PM
  21. altafmahmood's Avatar
    As far as I have noticed the options in the setting menu are arranged according to the updates. The last updated one goes right at the bottom. Anyways arranging them alphabetically would be the worst decision. They can desperate then into hubs with similar kind of settings on one hub. But surely getting them to complete the OS is far more important than these little tweaks. Hopefully they will be addressed later.
    04-28-2014 01:46 PM
  22. Glaucest Saturnio's Avatar
    05-23-2014 12:29 AM
  23. Lu520's Avatar
    Voted with 3 Votes
    05-23-2014 02:00 AM
  24. Pete's Avatar
    I remember reading that Joe was asked this in a recent AMA session with WPCentral. He admitted that it does look a bit of a mess with the order of items being largely arbitrary. It may be addressed in a future update but I didn't get the impression it was a high priority item.
    05-23-2014 02:10 AM
  25. Kram Sacul's Avatar
    Interesting concept but a lot of space is wasted on tiles. Tiles are for the Start screen.

    What we have now is better but some cleanup is needed to shorten the list. Touch, display, brightness, and rotation could be combined into one for example.
    05-23-2014 06:33 PM
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