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  1. wpn00b's Avatar
    Wow, I think that the time picker is the weakest control in WP7 or 8. Picking times around 30 minutes are tough because they requite lots of swiping of the minutes.


    You can't see how to change the alarm time because the picture that you quoted shows an already-set alarm. The one below shows the "editing mode" version. The "handles" for the hours and minutes are quite easy to adjust.
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    I personally love setting the time. After a couple times you get the "weight" of the rollers and can simply"flick" once and stop it with a tap when it's near the time you want. Then slide your finger up or down for fine control of you missed it.

    The round one you showed looks rather easy also.
    Last edited by wpn00b; 03-10-2015 at 10:56 PM.
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    03-10-2015 09:54 PM
  2. mgc418's Avatar
    Everytime I turn around I see stories about this app or that bank or that company dropping support for Windows phone. Considering the number of apps that keep getting dropped, are not being developed for Windows phone or don't even have a windows phone equivalent, I submit that windows phone users have more important things to worry about than the hanburger menu. Getting apps back, developed and/or ported might be where users should be concentrating their efforts. Pivots or hamburger means nothing in comparrison. I am an android user that bought a 635 to try out and see if I can find a reason to switch to WP. The application deficit can't be overcome for me in a way that would allow me to switch. I can honestly say that the ... never once was part of what made me want to try it out. Just my 2 cents.
    03-13-2015 06:48 PM
  3. wpn00b's Avatar
    I am an android user that bought a 635 to try out and see if I can find a reason to switch to WP. The application deficit can't be overcome for me in a way that would allow me to switch. I can honestly say that the ... never once was part of what made me want to try it out. Just my 2 cents.
    What made you consider it if you don't mind answering that question. It's somewhat unrelated but I'm just curious what made you consider it having been am Android user...

    I'm in the same boat, went from Blackberry to Android to iOS to Windows and I don't miss a while lot about the other platforms.
    03-14-2015 12:05 AM
  4. mgc418's Avatar
    Basically this, with the Windows 10 on the horizon and MSFT claiming better synergy across platforms and Windows giving the same experience no matter the device. If I can somewhat seamlessly move from device to device and keep (again somewhat) the same experience, that would be awesome. That's what made me decide to give it a shot. Plus I got the 635 cheap. I like the main screen and the live tiles. Think they look great. I had to check it out. As I said above though, the app gap has killed it for me and will kill this platform unless MSFT and the developers make some changes. One way to do that is to grab people like me and iOS users. To do that MSFT knows they will have to change their UI to something a bit more recognizable to them. I know WP users love their beloved UI as it is but you will love it in to the grave if changes aren't made and more users aren't grabbed. I say a small amount of change for current users to get used to is a small price to pay if more people can be coaxed over to this platform, encouraging more developers to make apps and more companies to support the platform and get other apps to come back. After that maybe get MSFT to allow customization to the point you can choose ... or hamburger and other UI elements you like.
    03-14-2015 05:05 AM
  5. mcheiron's Avatar
    I just wanted to add that I was very confused when I first use W10 for phones with the hamburger menus. I have to say that even after now a couple of weeks, I still don't like it. I need to use two hands for everything. Before I could just use one hand even on a big phone. And I really liked the unique WP design language.
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    03-14-2015 05:57 PM
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