08-20-2014 10:36 AM
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  1. Wam1q's Avatar
    That may cause clutter like the ugly Android status bar. And I repeat, the notification icon only disappears if you actually slide the shade all the way down so that the notifications are visible. If you only side it half-way down (which you should for toggling a setting or viewing battery) the notification icon remains--it doesn't vanish when you don't actually view the notifications.
    08-16-2014 03:28 PM
  2. dKp1977's Avatar
    Maybe an enhancement is in order. How about the existing icon when new notifications come in, and a separate icon for 'notifications have been seen but not acted upon'. What do you all think?
    Heck no! There are more than enough icons along the top already. It's absolutely fine the way it's working right now.
    link68759 and MikeSo like this.
    08-17-2014 11:25 AM
  3. switch side method's Avatar
    Hi can see chmunn77 point on this and it makes sense but however the way it is, is fine. If you think about it if the notification centre says you have a new activity and forgot what it was for then 99% of the time the other app tiles will tell you (missed calls, text received, emails, facebook, WhatsApp) etc..... So the way it works is ok. But like I said I can understand where he/she is coming from but it really is all about making sure you got tiles on your screen that you need which will tell you if you have any missed calls. This is the way its always been and the notification is a bonus as it were
    k72 likes this.
    08-17-2014 12:05 PM
  4. dKp1977's Avatar
    Hi can see chmunn77 point on this and it makes sense but however the way it is, is fine. If you think about it if the notification centre says you have a new activity and forgot what it was for then 99% of the time the other app tiles will tell you (missed calls, text received, emails, facebook, WhatsApp) etc..... So the way it works is ok. But like I said I can understand where he/she is coming from but it really is all about making sure you got tiles on your screen that you need which will tell you if you have any missed calls. This is the way its always been and the notification is a bonus as it were
    This! And I really think someone who rapidly forgets about notifications he has dismissed has some more serious problems no smartphone in the world could be able to help with. :D
    MikeSo likes this.
    08-17-2014 12:18 PM
  5. link68759's Avatar
    Chmunn77 I see your point but unfortunately still don't agree. Others have mentioned that the icon won't clear if you open it halfway but I can see how trying to do that quickly might be asking too much- unless you've practiced a lot.

    I rather think the solution for you is to simply adjust how you use your phone. The problem you have stated doesn't outweigh the overall effectiveness of the solution, so it won't and shouldn't change. When I want to toggle something, I generally do open it all the way, and I take a mental note there and then that tapatalk has a new message, Bing news has something important, etc. Just glance at what app left something and you'll should easily get a gauge of importance.
    Sent from my RM-824_nam_att_101 using Tapatalk
    08-18-2014 08:44 AM
  6. MikeSo's Avatar
    If it was done the way the OP wants it, the notification icon would ALWAYS BE THERE for 99% of users. That would be idiotic.
    link68759 likes this.
    08-18-2014 10:32 AM
  7. MikeSo's Avatar
    Maybe an enhancement is in order. How about the existing icon when new notifications come in, and a separate icon for 'notifications have been seen but not acted upon'. What do you all think?
    LOL. Satire, I hope.
    08-18-2014 10:33 AM
  8. aikidaves's Avatar
    LOL. Satire, I hope.
    I'll never tell.
    k72 likes this.
    08-18-2014 12:32 PM
  9. chmun77's Avatar
    Tiles, and now the Action Center icon in the status bar, clear "when you look inside" because you have seen what's new and chosen to act on the contents or the not act on them. Tile counts and the Action Center are "new" indicators, not "unhandled" indicators. This point is a big one that the community argued when 7.0 first came out and the email tile count showed how man new items were present rather than how Manu unread items were present. Microsoft made the right decision because, on a phone where I need quick and relevant info while on the go, I just need to know that something new has happened, not that some existing state continues to exist.
    IMO, items on action center are both "new" and "unhandled" items. Handled items will be removed from the action center automatically once you tapped on them. So there is nothing to worry about about being "new" at all. The problem is, I have yet to handled the items, yet the icons is totally gone. Things should just standardized. How lock screen and tiles works, should also apply to the action center. Action center is there to handle those unpinned apps as well as due to the lack of empty free slots to assign an app onto the lock screen .
    08-19-2014 10:22 PM
  10. chmun77's Avatar
    If it was done the way the OP wants it, the notification icon would ALWAYS BE THERE for 99% of users. That would be idiotic.
    Why would that be idiotic? Don't you wanna know there are still outstanding items for you to clear later in time after you have acknowledged only part of the list??? Or do you always clear EVERYTHING in one shot? You seriously think that it will be idiotic?
    08-19-2014 10:23 PM
  11. chmun77's Avatar
    Chmunn77 I see your point but unfortunately still don't agree. Others have mentioned that the icon won't clear if you open it halfway but I can see how trying to do that quickly might be asking too much- unless you've practiced a lot.

    I rather think the solution for you is to simply adjust how you use your phone. The problem you have stated doesn't outweigh the overall effectiveness of the solution, so it won't and shouldn't change. When I want to toggle something, I generally do open it all the way, and I take a mental note there and then that tapatalk has a new message, Bing news has something important, etc. Just glance at what app left something and you'll should easily get a gauge of importance.
    Sent from my RM-824_nam_att_101 using Tapatalk
    Well, perhaps at least we may need an option if do we want to icon to stay or not. You mentioned that you noticed new messages and Bing news when you wanna toggle something. However, you may not have the time to read everything listed there at that point of time. Then, the icon is gone for good. After that, do you still remember to catch up again what came in earlier, if there are no more new notifications? If glancing is just what everyone needs, what's the point of having that Clear All button? Simple flush every item away just like the icon upon closing the notification bar, since we have already glance everything. Right?
    08-19-2014 10:32 PM
  12. chmun77's Avatar
    That may cause clutter like the ugly Android status bar. And I repeat, the notification icon only disappears if you actually slide the shade all the way down so that the notifications are visible. If you only side it half-way down (which you should for toggling a setting or viewing battery) the notification icon remains--it doesn't vanish when you don't actually view the notifications.
    Right... and we must be careful of over-sliding the pull down shade. Thanks for the tip.

    And what's wrong with having icons on the status bar? Is a status bar anyway! From what I see the status bar no longer hides itself since WP8.1. Having status icons are not ugly, but helpful. If you find it is messy, just make sure you clear / dismiss everything notification. Simple as that.
    08-19-2014 10:48 PM
  13. k72's Avatar
    This thread has been really educational. I originally wondered the same thing as the OP but this has cleared up a lot of things. It makes sense to be able to see only new things, like the "glance and go" selling point from before (or whatever they called it). One of the things I love since switching to WP is that I can check things easier and faster. On my Android phone I could see that I had 4 emails on my personal account, for example, but I had to open the app to see what they were if there was more than one. With WP I can glance and decide if it's something that needs to be dealt with now or later, and if it's a medium priority, I leave it in the action center. I really like that I can tap on one email without dismissing the rest.
    It has definitely taken a little getting used to, but I like how it is set up on WP, and this thread has explained a lot.
    mjrtoo and Pete like this.
    08-19-2014 10:50 PM
  14. Nimdock's Avatar
    If you find it is messy, just make sure you clear / dismiss everything notification. Simple as that.


    If you find that you can't remember to go back and read existing notifications that are left there just make sure you read them as soon as you see them. Simple as that!
    08-19-2014 10:50 PM
  15. mjrtoo's Avatar
    ... and if pressing the x is too hard, you can two finger swipe to the right to clear all. ;)
    08-20-2014 07:01 AM
  16. MikeSo's Avatar
    Why would that be idiotic? Don't you wanna know there are still outstanding items for you to clear later in time after you have acknowledged only part of the list??? Or do you always clear EVERYTHING in one shot? You seriously think that it will be idiotic?
    It would be idiotic, yes. Why have a "hey, there are items" notification when you can see that exact same thing by swiping down? You'd literally have it sitting there almost all the time, which means that it would just be one more thing for your brain to ignore.

    Don't you wanna know there are still outstanding items for you to clear later in time after you have acknowledged only part of the list???
    The notification currently says "hey, there are new items". If you swipe down, you can see these outstanding items whenever you want later on, just without the "hey there are new items" notification. To have ANOTHER notification for this would be useless. IMO.
    link68759, manicottiK and mjrtoo like this.
    08-20-2014 10:36 AM
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