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  1. bayanii's Avatar
    Drop down menu? Why? App folder works fine for all the settings needs. Volume control yes. I think it will over complicate the UI. I don't know.
    Last edited by palandri; 03-04-2014 at 04:53 PM. Reason: Title change
    03-04-2014 04:52 PM
  2. AngryNil's Avatar
    No.

    App folder does not work fine for quick settings. Your "drop down menu" is primarily a notification centre. You know, a feature that other platforms have had for years? It can catch missed toast notifications, or allow developers to push their notifications straight to it rather than annoying the user with toasts.
    03-04-2014 05:10 PM
  3. bayanii's Avatar
    No.

    App folder does not work fine for quick settings. Your "drop down menu" is primarily a notification centre. You know, a feature that other platforms have had for years? It can catch missed toast notifications, or allow developers to push their notifications straight to it rather than annoying the user with toasts.
    Dont you think that would defeat the purpose of the tiles? Being live. I guess I'll have to wait and see. Never really liked it on the droids.
    03-05-2014 04:21 AM
  4. downup's Avatar
    I rather dropdown, click wifi icon, dragup then

    Open app folder, open wifi settings, turn off wifi, close settings, close appfolder.


    To turn off wifi
    03-05-2014 05:17 AM
  5. Slim Makay's Avatar
    I too don't like the idea of a drop down menu, why can't MS make it a swipe right to reveal the notification center
    03-05-2014 05:25 AM
  6. DonnaxNL's Avatar
    I too don't like the idea of a drop down menu, why can't MS make it a swipe right to reveal the notification center
    The notification center need to be accessible from everywhere, not only the Start Screen. And since apps already uses swipe moves (both left and right), it will not work in apps.
    03-05-2014 07:35 AM
  7. Jaskys's Avatar
    Because why not? It's the best solution we have as of right now. Maybe in a future you will be able to reach notification center via hardware button
    03-05-2014 07:36 AM
  8. AngryNil's Avatar
    Dont you think that would defeat the purpose of the tiles? Being live. I guess I'll have to wait and see. Never really liked it on the droids.
    This is a fair question. What I think will end up happening is that tiles will be de-emphasised for some purposes and will become more focused for others. You can consider the difference between push and pull:

    • Push – toast notifications / notification centre. A circumstance or entity requires the information to be surfaced to the user. A contact may have sent an IM or text, there might be an urgent weather warning, or a background download just completed. If important enough, you can show a toast notification (which can go to the notification centre if missed), else send it straight to the centre.
    • Pull – live tiles. The user will seek out the information when desired. You can provide a nice graphical representation of this information on a tile. Weather forecast, calendar agenda for the next week, news articles, YouTube videos.

    There are also some other situations where one makes more sense than the other. A notification centre may be more flexible around interacting with notifications and displaying a larger amount of textual information. Tiles still allow features like deep linking, which allows you to pin a particular point in an application to your start screen – your favourite artist, a YouTube channel, etc. And when there are notifications in the centre, you could still include a numeric counter on your tile to let users know.
    03-06-2014 12:46 AM
  9. bayanii's Avatar
    This is a fair question. What I think will end up happening is that tiles will be de-emphasised for some purposes and will become more focused for others. You can consider the difference between push and pull:

    • Push toast notifications / notification centre. A circumstance or entity requires the information to be surfaced to the user. A contact may have sent an IM or text, there might be an urgent weather warning, or a background download just completed. If important enough, you can show a toast notification (which can go to the notification centre if missed), else send it straight to the centre.
    • Pull live tiles. The user will seek out the information when desired. You can provide a nice graphical representation of this information on a tile. Weather forecast, calendar agenda for the next week, news articles, YouTube videos.

    There are also some other situations where one makes more sense than the other. A notification centre may be more flexible around interacting with notifications and displaying a larger amount of textual information. Tiles still allow features like deep linking, which allows you to pin a particular point in an application to your start screen your favourite artist, a YouTube channel, etc. And when there are notifications in the centre, you could still include a numeric counter on your tile to let users know.
    Heard. Just got schooled on that. Appreciate the information. I guess I just got used to the system and really wanted it to work. Its also the other variables, such as non windows users constantly hating on the OS. It became more of a defense mechanism. Retarded. I know. Anyways, thanks again.
    03-06-2014 02:33 AM
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    03-06-2014 04:41 AM

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