View Poll Results: Live Folders - Everything you expected?

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  • Yes! I love them!

    89 90.82%
  • No! They are not as useless as I expected.

    9 9.18%
03-21-2015 04:50 PM
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  1. msalmank's Avatar
    Guys why you downloaded it? Its beta os, you complain too much, well Microsoft didn't force you to download it,you can always downgrade.
    Who's complaining?
    08-04-2014 03:22 PM
  2. srivatsrini's Avatar
    Thanks bro.
    08-04-2014 03:31 PM
  3. wpfanboy17's Avatar
    3 issues.

    - When you expand a live folder, it shows a blank folder above expanded items (apps).
    - Say if I have 3 apps in the live folder and one of it got a notification, the live info on the folder should highlight that app with notification
    - Don't like the way the frames appear in the live folder. The live data doesn't display all the apps in the live folder all the time ( it hides few apps when live data gets refreshed). The design should instead be fixed frames with just one/ 2 frames highlighting the apps which got recent notifications
    ygtgngr likes this.
    08-04-2014 03:37 PM
  4. Kram Sacul's Avatar
    It's a solid implantation of folders on the start screen. The animations are smooth and classy. My only complaints have already been stated:

    Empty slots on the medium and double wide tiles. Could be made a little more elegant.

    Accent color should always be used on the divider bars. Right now if you're using a start screen background they appear gray.
    ygtgngr likes this.
    08-04-2014 03:40 PM
  5. himanshushirodkar's Avatar
    ok can we change the color of the Live folder bars???
    08-04-2014 03:45 PM
  6. CrossIsHere's Avatar
    ok can we change the color of the Live folder bars???
    Yes, change your accent color.
    But if your using start background then they will remain grey.
    08-04-2014 03:51 PM
  7. himanshushirodkar's Avatar
    yes that works only if you don't use start screen background... otherwise you are stuck with the same grey color... it doesn't change as per your accent...
    08-04-2014 03:55 PM
  8. himanshushirodkar's Avatar
    Yes, change your accent color.
    But if your using start background then they will remain grey.
    yes that works only if you don't use start screen background... otherwise you are stuck with the same grey color... it doesn't change as per your accent...
    08-04-2014 03:55 PM
  9. Musaib124's Avatar
    yes that works only if you don't use start screen background... otherwise you are stuck with the same grey color... it doesn't change as per your accent...
    No they dont remain grey. Their colour changes like other tiles.
    08-04-2014 03:58 PM
  10. msalmank's Avatar
    No they dont remain grey. Their colour changes like other tiles.
    They only change if you are not using a Tile Background (i.e. you're using the single tile color/accent). Otherwise they remain grey.

    For example; I use a Red Accent color, but the bars are displaying grey for me because I use a background image on the tiles.
    08-04-2014 04:04 PM
  11. Seth Nelson's Avatar
    I do very much enjoy these Live Folders. A further implementation of these would be to keep those expanded folder dividers (grey/accent color) always present as an option. This would give a Windows 8-style grouping function, which would be nice.
    08-04-2014 04:17 PM
  12. Musaib124's Avatar
    They only change if you are not using a Tile Background (i.e. you're using the single tile color/accent). Otherwise they remain grey.

    For example; I use a Red Accent color, but the bars are displaying grey for me because I use a background image on the tiles.
    If i use tile accent single one thn live folder take its colour and if if chose background thn it takes that.
    08-04-2014 04:19 PM
  13. Talk4Lig's Avatar
    Simply awesome. I can finally pin my favourite games in folder :)
    08-04-2014 04:24 PM
  14. Tepid's Avatar
    I like it just as it is, there are no changes that I can see that need to be made at all.
    Best, biggest improvement since transparent Tiles themselves.

    I do not want labels,, if they are going to allow that,, make it optional.
    Get to know your phone and Labels are not needed.

    I like how the tile empties out into the lower section, very cool affect.

    I wouldn't change anything at this time.

    Thank you Joe Belfiore and MicroSoft.
    msalmank likes this.
    08-04-2014 04:27 PM
  15. msalmank's Avatar
    If i use tile accent single one thn live folder take its colour and if if chose background thn it takes that.
    I think you might be referring to the Tiles added to the folder... but what we're talking about are the two divider bars that appear at the top and bottom of the folder when expanded.
    08-04-2014 04:31 PM
  16. Musaib124's Avatar
    I think you might be referring to the Tiles added to the folder... but what we're talking about are the two divider bars that appear at the top and bottom of the folder when expanded.

    Okay now i get it. :)
    msalmank likes this.
    08-04-2014 04:34 PM
  17. Nabiscuit's Avatar
    I love the new folders. It's like having mini-start screens:

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    08-04-2014 05:46 PM
  18. Nerdy Woman's Avatar
    I don't know if I like live folders or not. I like the look, but since switching on 'Use More Tiles' on my 920 and getting used to the fingertip-size tiles, I'm able to fit everything I use frequently on my screen without scrolling to see more. The only tiles that are larger are those that flash news and weather.

    At this point, I know where everything is and it's all a single tap away... I do have App Folder installed and have everything organized there by category if I'm looking for cooking apps, photo apps (way too many of those), news apps, etc.

    Frankly, the thought of using folders to stash apps reminds me of Windows 3.1...
    08-04-2014 05:58 PM
  19. pdelvo's Avatar
    Implementing folders for the start screen is very easy. Implementing them in a way they dont suck is hard.

    They did a great job!
    Jonnie LasVegas likes this.
    08-04-2014 06:04 PM
  20. Kram Sacul's Avatar
    3 issues.

    - When you expand a live folder, it shows a blank folder above expanded items (apps).
    I don't see the problem here. Tapping a folder tile is like opening a box. The contents of the box spill out to give you access to them. Box is empty. When you're done the tiles go back into the box.
    WinSammie and wpfanboy17 like this.
    08-04-2014 06:40 PM
  21. Jonnie LasVegas's Avatar
    I love the new folders. It's like having mini-start screens:

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    Cool idea!
    Nabiscuit likes this.
    08-04-2014 06:48 PM
  22. hoanglongroyal's Avatar
    I used folder group from iOS and Android, it did not make me happy(enough) because it's "death". Live folder in this update is really really cool for me..... I love ❤ it.
    But it's will be perfect if has big(16cell) live tile 😁 and 8cell horizontal.
    08-04-2014 06:57 PM
  23. hoanglongroyal's Avatar
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    Hi friend, which calendar app you are using in this pic? (the full month view)
    08-04-2014 07:01 PM
  24. angusdegraosta's Avatar
    Go live folders! Wow... beautifully implemented.
    08-04-2014 07:04 PM
  25. Tepid's Avatar
    I don't see the problem here. Tapping a folder tile is like opening a box. The contents of the box spill out to give you access to them. Box is empty. When you're done the tiles go back into the box.
    Yes, I really dig that effect. Very nice.

    And I just figured out the Labels,, didn't think I would like them, but they are handy
    We will see going forward.

    Live Folders, love them.
    08-04-2014 08:08 PM
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