03-17-2014 11:12 AM
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  1. Azurus's Avatar
    you know how the editors of wpcentral stated more than once that they love how Microsoft started paying attention to the small details that would help make a better WP 8.1 ??
    here is something I find it annoying but I can still live with it on my 920
    when I'm on my photos app and I'm scrolling through the photos and I would like to delete, edit or share a photo or upload it to OneDrive Ill have to press the 3 dots on the very bottom right of the screen and then choose the desired option
    Why not design a small taskbar at the bottom including all of these options directly, that would be more appealing to the current WP users and for the future users too
    I hope its included in WP 8.1
    03-01-2014 02:31 AM
  2. KrisJoeEll's Avatar
    you know how the editors of wpcentral stated more than once that they love how Microsoft started paying attention to the small details that would help make a better WP 8.1 ??
    here is something I find it annoying but I can still live with it on my 920
    when I'm on my photos app and I'm scrolling through the photos and I would like to delete, edit or share a photo or upload it to OneDrive Ill have to press the 3 dots on the very bottom right of the screen and then choose the desired option
    Why not design a small taskbar at the bottom including all of these options directly, that would be more appealing to the current WP users and for the future users too
    I hope its included in WP 8.1
    One of the best features of WP is its simplicity and its clean interface. Throwing in a taskbar or some buttons around the screen will make WP no different than an Android device.
    wapoz, 11B1P, cckgz4 and 16 others like this.
    03-01-2014 02:50 AM
  3. Azurus's Avatar
    One of the best features of WP is its simplicity and its clean interface. Throwing in a taskbar or some buttons around the screen will make WP no different than an Android device.
    Yes but I'm talking about simplicity here. say you want to delete a photo
    current WP 8 interface --> takes you 2 steps to delete the photo
    my idea --> takes you 1 step to delete the photo.
    Its not simple to have all your options hidden under 3 dots
    03-01-2014 02:59 AM
  4. DaviUnic's Avatar
    If you mean the AppBar as seen elsewhere in the OS, I'm pretty sure that's coming. Now you can share, delete, favourite or edit the photo with just one tap on the button. Pressing the 3 dots then reveals additional options (OneDrive, etc.).

    Let me fire up the emulator and get you a screenshot... ;)
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    03-01-2014 03:20 AM
  5. WNxAshik's Avatar
    Dude, its simple. If you want to delete a specific photo just tap and hold on it. It'll give u options, click on delete. TADAAA!
    jojoe42, wapoz, DennisvdG and 9 others like this.
    03-01-2014 07:12 AM
  6. kullu123's Avatar
    There should be picture lock screen like windows 8
    03-01-2014 08:42 AM
  7. Azurus's Avatar
    that's even more annoying :s
    I know about that but I didn't write about it because its a useless gesture to be honest
    03-01-2014 09:03 AM
  8. WNxAshik's Avatar
    really? its the design language of windowsphone. If you wanted those buttons, then buy an android.
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    03-01-2014 11:02 AM
  9. Azurus's Avatar
    really? its the design language of windowsphone. If you wanted those buttons, then buy an android.
    Calm your hormones man, those buttons are everywhere throughout WP8 , you find the Appbar in the outlook, whatsapp, messaging, and even the peoples hub. Photos app is one of few apps that's missing that Appbar
    on the contrary of what you're saying, the appbar is the design language of windows phone
    03-01-2014 12:09 PM
  10. SinisterDuck's Avatar
    OneDrive is a separate app, so it's an app "issue," not WP8.1.

    Sent from my Lumia 1520 using Tapatalk
    03-01-2014 12:15 PM
  11. Kage Maru's Avatar
    A good middle ground may be an appbar that fades away. Tap on the picture again to bring it back.

    Personally I don't care either way. I'm not bothered by the 3 dots and wouldn't be bothered by an appbar.

    No need to shun everyone who would like things differently.
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    03-01-2014 12:18 PM
  12. Penny_1's Avatar
    Personally, I hate the excessive use of cryptic icons. My biggest beef with Android is that they have all these app menu icons, but I almost never see captions or labels for those buttons. It's easier for me to click on the three dots and then read the text of what I want to do ("Share") than to try to decipher and get used to the icons on the bottom of every app. It is an extra step, and I know that's usually frowned upon when it comes to UX, but I think it still makes for better UX than having unlabeled buttons. If they labeled the buttons like in iOS, that might be something worth considering.
    honeyrapper and vish2801 like this.
    03-01-2014 12:32 PM
  13. honeyrapper's Avatar
    Calm your hormones man, those buttons are everywhere throughout WP8 , you find the Appbar in the outlook, whatsapp, messaging, and even the peoples hub. Photos app is one of few apps that's missing that Appbar
    on the contrary of what you're saying, the appbar is the design language of windows phone
    Everywhere except photo viewer and video playback, coz those are the two places where the viewer wants absolutely no distraction. You want to enjoy your photos on the whole screen; not have a distracting bar on the bottom just so you can delete all the ****ty pictures you shouldn't have taken in the first place. And if most of your pictures suck, then use the thumbnail selector.
    And no use going to Android, they're not that dumb either.

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using WPCentral Forums mobile app
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    03-01-2014 12:36 PM
  14. rohan sharma6's Avatar
    I have Lumia 920 and I think some basic thing is necessary in WP.that is 1. Photos. Move option and copy option.2. Video sharing through Bluetooth from uc browser or from music+videos.3. Downloaded video have sharing option over whatsapp.4. App lock option for any app,particularly photos section album,saved pictures etc.5.videos hidden option.these are the basic option that Microsoft should provide.
    03-01-2014 12:54 PM
  15. honeyrapper's Avatar
    A good middle ground may be an appbar that fades away. Tap on the picture again to bring it back.
    They're actually trying something similar with the new Nokia Camera Beta update. The camera's photo viewer screen is totally void of distractions, even the three dots are gone. You tap the screen to bring up the bar at the bottom, which has Edit, Share and Delete buttons. Maybe that's where they'll add the Heart button to favorite photos (mentioned on change log.)
    Absence of the three dots confused a few users at first though.

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using WPCentral Forums mobile app
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    03-01-2014 01:01 PM
  16. jojoe42's Avatar
    I'd probably agree with Kage and say that if there was a three-dot menu similar to the ones in the Mail and Messaging apps that recessed after a certain time would be a nice touch. Personally I don't mind the three dots cause it doesn't get in the way of the photo as much. I wouldn't want them to completely disappear like in the Nokia Camera Beta though..
    03-01-2014 01:11 PM
  17. WNxAshik's Avatar
    Calm your hormones man, those buttons are everywhere throughout WP8 , you find the Appbar in the outlook, whatsapp, messaging, and even the peoples hub. Photos app is one of few apps that's missing that Appbar
    on the contrary of what you're saying, the appbar is the design language of windows phone
    The app bar is only useful for multiple image selection and deletion. All throughout windowsphone if you usually want to delete something, long press is the method, whether be whatsapp message, an email, text , etc.

    Pictures must be seen fullscreen, and so the tap and hold seems to be a fair method.
    03-01-2014 01:34 PM
  18. Azurus's Avatar
    A good middle ground may be an appbar that fades away. Tap on the picture again to bring it back.

    Personally I don't care either way. I'm not bothered by the 3 dots and wouldn't be bothered by an appbar.

    No need to shun everyone who would like things differently.
    that's actually a really nice idea and its satisfactory to everyone
    Wish they would implement it

    And btw I didn't shun anyone. People attacked my idea aggressively so I had to talk back. Its that simple
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    03-01-2014 03:37 PM
  19. Azurus's Avatar
    Personally, I hate the excessive use of cryptic icons. My biggest beef with Android is that they have all these app menu icons, but I almost never see captions or labels for those buttons. It's easier for me to click on the three dots and then read the text of what I want to do ("Share") than to try to decipher and get used to the icons on the bottom of every app. It is an extra step, and I know that's usually frowned upon when it comes to UX, but I think it still makes for better UX than having unlabeled buttons. If they labeled the buttons like in iOS, that might be something worth considering.
    my personal assumption is that if they actually do such a thing , the appbar at the bottom. They would keep the 3 dots and if you can't understand what each symbol mean (delete, share, favorite) and im sure you're familiar with them, everyone is.
    Pressing the 3 dots would pull up the full settings where you'll see what each symbol mean and I've seen that in many apps lately including whatsapp for instance
    That's the best thing about WP that it explains what each button is for
    03-01-2014 03:41 PM
  20. Azurus's Avatar
    Everywhere except photo viewer and video playback, coz those are the two places where the viewer wants absolutely no distraction. You want to enjoy your photos on the whole screen; not have a distracting bar on the bottom just so you can delete all the ****ty pictures you shouldn't have taken in the first place. And if most of your pictures suck, then use the thumbnail selector.
    And no use going to Android, they're not that dumb either.

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using WPCentral Forums mobile app
    You don't have to talk in that aggressive way to state your point. In the beginning you did make sense , people want to enjoy their photos. But the photos app is be more than just enjoying a photo.
    You have to share that photo , edit it , favorite it and delete it if you dont like it. And all of this should be one touch away from the user. that's what makes an OS successful and win the hearts of many.
    I'm no photographer I take bad photos and im sure everyone else does too. So dont address me as a retard who can't use his phone.
    03-01-2014 03:47 PM
  21. honeyrapper's Avatar
    You don't have to talk in that aggressive way to state your point. In the beginning you did make sense , people want to enjoy their photos. But the photos app is be more than just enjoying a photo.
    You have to share that photo , edit it , favorite it and delete it if you dont like it. And all of this should be one touch away from the user. that's what makes an OS successful and win the hearts of many.
    I'm no photographer I take bad photos and im sure everyone else does too. So dont address me as a retard who can't use his phone.
    Sorry bro I didn't mean to be an a$$**le, it just sounded funny whn I wrote it.
    Anyway, since both photos and the screen are the same aspect t ratio (~16:9) it'd be foolish not to use the full screen area. And if you read my reply for Kage Maru, maybe that's the middle ground update you were waiting for. You still have to tap the screen to bring up the bar, but you can do it anywhere and not look for the three dots in the corner. I just wish it stayed put though.

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using WPCentral Forums mobile app
    03-01-2014 08:51 PM
  22. Kage Maru's Avatar
    that's actually a really nice idea and its satisfactory to everyone
    Wish they would implement it

    And btw I didn't shun anyone. People attacked my idea aggressively so I had to talk back. Its that simple
    I was actually referring to you being shunned for thinking differently. =P

    May have been a strong term but I don't think it's beneficial to our community if every idea against the norm were dismissed and suggestions to jump ship were made.
    03-01-2014 09:28 PM
  23. Roderick Aspiras's Avatar
    This is why more people are getting fat. So lifting a finger more than one time is tiring.
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    03-02-2014 07:57 AM
  24. Shivam Chandel's Avatar
    Ma personal openion,thats what I like about wp, yeah those are two steps, but it makes it clean.how often we delete a pic?but how often we open photo app to watch, so as far for me I love it this way..
    03-02-2014 08:06 AM
  25. aryan srivastava's Avatar
    what i think is missing is that the live tiles and lockscreen updates only after 30 mins. it should be changed to a second or a minute at least.
    03-02-2014 09:40 AM
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