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  1. mildor's Avatar
    04-25-2015 12:42 PM
  2. bo_woods's Avatar
    I'm sorry but it seems like everybody on this site just wants to complain about the finest and prettiest little changes in windows 10 for phones... so many people here just want EVERYTHING TO BASICALLY BE THE SAME...

    "OH MY GOD CHANGE THE CONTACT SHAPES BACK TO SQUARES INSTEAD OF CIRCLES"
    "OH MY GOD WHY ARE THE ROGGLES ROUNDER INSTEAD OF RECTANGLES"
    "OH MY GOD THIS OH MY GOD THAT! I HATE THIS CHANGE! I HATE THAT CHANGE!"
    some of you guys might as well just stay on windows 8.1 and let the rest of us enjoy the new and refreshing cosmetic changes windows 10 is bringing ....

    No offense or direction towards you in particular..just the people around here in general
    04-25-2015 01:07 PM
  3. DCTF's Avatar
    There are already a ton of these requests on the Feedback app. They know. They'll either change it or they won't, but little things like this are probably going to happen pretty late in development since they're hardly a priority - don't panic if they don't happen soon, and use perspective if they don't happen at all.
    04-25-2015 02:21 PM
  4. Ma Rio's Avatar
    I don't mind the new battery indicator as long as I can accurately read the battery level off it.

    If it's something tiny, that looks more like a box than a batery, and the levels aren't coordinated (batery is at 25% and the indicator looks like a half-full batery), then I don't want it.
    But if it's something that looks OK and is usable, then I don't mind change.
    Protocol Rahul likes this.
    04-25-2015 02:23 PM
  5. xandros9's Avatar
    OK I think this takes the cake.

    Lots of stuff is a WIP, and I'm sure that includes the battery icons and sizing of them.
    I think you're overreacting at this point in time.

    Also, its just a battery icon!
    arjunan, Praxius and TechFreak1 like this.
    04-25-2015 02:43 PM
  6. Jas00555's Avatar
    OK I think this takes the cake.

    Lots of stuff is a WIP, and I'm sure that includes the battery icons and sizing of them.
    I think you're overreacting at this point in time.

    Also, its just a battery icon!
    It reminds me of when W10 for desktops came out and "the power button should be at the bottom" somehow made it into the top 10 requests with hundreds of votes.
    sahib lopez likes this.
    04-25-2015 02:48 PM
  7. 920Walker's Avatar
    Circle photos are awful for a photo of multiple people or more than a face shot. Plus, lots of my contacts are squares.
    04-25-2015 02:58 PM
  8. Asskickulater's Avatar
    Circle photos are awful for a photo of multiple people or more than a face shot. Plus, lots of my contacts are squares.
    Then use proper pictures for your contacts? If your trying to fit a picture of multiple people in that tiny contacts photo box its going to look horrible anyway
    neo158 likes this.
    04-25-2015 06:16 PM
  9. Kram Sacul's Avatar
    some of you guys might as well just stay on windows 8.1 and let the rest of us enjoy the new and refreshing cosmetic changes windows 10 is bringing ....
    Good advice. Let us know how that works out.

    It's actually not just the battery icon that's a downgrade in W10. The whole system tray is badly designed with tiny wireframe icons making things really hard to make out. Compare them to the system tray in 8/8.1 which is clean, better scaled, and easy to understand. No wireframe garbage.

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    mildor likes this.
    04-25-2015 07:03 PM
  10. Zulfigar's Avatar
    Yeah.... No. This really is too much, I can understand why people would like the URL at the bottom for Spartan, but this? No, keep with the smaller icons so they take up less space on an already small screen. Heck, I wish the keyboard could be smaller, too. It takes up half the screen on my poor Lumia 920. :/
    bo_woods and neo158 like this.
    04-25-2015 07:32 PM
  11. 920Walker's Avatar
    Then use proper pictures for your contacts? If your trying to fit a picture of multiple people in that tiny contacts photo box its going to look horrible anyway
    Proper picture? How boring to only use a headshot for all contacts. I like using crops of good times with friends and family. The space lost around a circle will be useless for anything but a background. Two people in a square are easily seen or look great in 8.1.
    Ek-Balam and Kram Sacul like this.
    04-25-2015 08:25 PM
  12. Asskickulater's Avatar
    Proper picture? How boring to only use a headshot for all contacts. I like using crops of good times with friends and family. The space lost around a circle will be useless for anything but a background. Two people in a square are easily seen or look great in 8.1.
    well that's good for you, that's not the point of a contact picture though, they are to show you who it is by showing you a picture you'd recognize them by, I don't care to hear your counter argument because I already know what it is, but bottom line, you don't use it like most people, don't expect it to be catered to you.
    Last edited by Asskickulater; 04-25-2015 at 11:10 PM.
    bo_woods, Jas00555 and neo158 like this.
    04-25-2015 08:35 PM
  13. ajayden's Avatar
    Good advice. Let us know how that works out.

    It's actually not just the battery icon that's a downgrade in W10. The whole system tray is badly designed with tiny wireframe icons making things really hard to make out. Compare them to the system tray in 8/8.1 which is clean, better scaled, and easy to understand. No wireframe garbage.

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    I think its looks almost the same on Windows Phone 10 and definitely there will be changes to the design.
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    04-25-2015 11:11 PM
  14. James8561's Avatar
    I agree with this. The new battery icon is terrible and I can never really know the battery life. Then again I'm already always swiping down on the action center to see the % because Microsoft refuses to put the battery % always visible while every other phone has that.
    04-26-2015 12:48 AM
  15. TechFreak1's Avatar
    Oh please.... there are more important things to fret about then just the wireframe icons on the system tray - like the melting glaciers in Tibet.

    Also circle contact pictures are here to stay, just look at Skype (desktop client) - which had circle contact pictures and group convo pictures for ages now.

    So if anything with the tighter integration with Skype, it makes sense. However what I'm concerned about is how will the approach the fact that many have more than one skype login.

    It reminds me of when W10 for desktops came out and "the power button should be at the bottom" somehow made it into the top 10 requests with hundreds of votes.
    And now it's on the bottom of the start menu.
    04-26-2015 07:42 AM
  16. psiu_glen's Avatar
    well that's good for you, that's not the point of a contact picture though, they are to show you who it is by showing you a picture you'd recognize them by, I don't care to hear your counter argument because I already know what it is, but bottom line, you don't use it like most people, don't expect it to be catered to you.
    How about it taking profile (square) pics from Facebook?

    Do I need to update everyone on my friends list to please use "proper" headshots for their profile pics so that some sketchy MS service can get it right?
    920Walker likes this.
    04-26-2015 08:06 AM
  17. HoosierDaddy's Avatar
    Not going to waste a vote on this. Please vote instead for the petition to have the battery icon reversed in the southern hemisphere where batteries drain the opposite direction.
    04-26-2015 02:29 PM
  18. Asskickulater's Avatar
    How about it taking profile (square) pics from Facebook?

    Do I need to update everyone on my friends list to please use "proper" headshots for their profile pics so that some sketchy MS service can get it right?
    "sketchy" ok bro.


    haha hoosier thanks for the day maker.
    04-26-2015 02:39 PM
  19. a5cent's Avatar
    Please vote instead for the petition to have the battery icon reversed in the southern hemisphere where batteries drain the opposite direction.
    lol, please not when I have coffee in my mouth. That's not good for my monitor ;-)
    04-26-2015 02:40 PM
  20. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    Not going to waste a vote on this. Please vote instead for the petition to have the battery icon reversed in the southern hemisphere where batteries drain the opposite direction.


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    a5cent, N_LaRUE and xandros9 like this.
    04-26-2015 02:41 PM
  21. DCTF's Avatar
    How about it taking profile (square) pics from Facebook?

    Do I need to update everyone on my friends list to please use "proper" headshots for their profile pics so that some sketchy MS service can get it right?
    I don't know how much this is going to matter. A 50-60 pixel circle or a 50-60 pixel square is little different for displaying a face, because even if they're perfectly centred you can't really see a person properly.

    Here's a sample from my phone:

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    I've known him for 26 years, but I'd struggle to recognise him from that image. Fortunately his name will be right next to it.
    04-26-2015 02:50 PM
  22. Kodiak12's Avatar
    I've learned to take the design changes with a grain of salt. That said, I'm more interested in exactly *what* prompted somebody earning $100k+ to sit back and say... "Hey! that battery icon is way too frickin' long!" And then... enough people at MS agreed so the issue got put on the "change" list.
    IamJonso likes this.
    04-26-2015 04:00 PM
  23. bo_woods's Avatar
    I've learned to take the design changes with a grain of salt. That said, I'm more interested in exactly *what* prompted somebody earning $100k+ to sit back and say... "Hey! that battery icon is way too frickin' long!" And then... enough people at MS agreed so the issue got put on the "change" list.
    I guess whatever made some apple employee making $100k to say "hey those cellular data bars are so out of style! Lets change them to dots instead"
    😳
    Kodiak12 likes this.
    04-26-2015 04:14 PM
  24. bo_woods's Avatar
    The battery icon was and is (on any os) barely any good at pinpointing just how much battery life you have anyway! It's pretty much represents full,half full,and about to die,anything in between these is better represented by the %..so a shorter battery icon is nothing to complain about
    04-26-2015 04:21 PM
  25. Legoboyii's Avatar
    The battery icon was and is (on any os) barely any good at pinpointing just how much battery life you have anyway! It's pretty much represents full,half full,and about to die,anything in between these is better represented by the %..so a shorter battery icon is nothing to complain about
    You can actually tell as your meter goes down what percent it could be. There's 100, then 99-91, 90-81, 80-71, etc etc etc. Goes down a pinch every time.
    04-26-2015 04:28 PM
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