1. l33tuc's Avatar
    Hi all,

    I got into a discussion over at mynokiablog.com regarding the mess that is the WP Settings Menu, and I came up with a new concept largely based around the 8.1.1 'Live-Folders' and thought I'd share it here to see what you guys thought.

    The icons have been nicked from Symbian, and obviously these would need to be redesigned to be more in-keeping with WP, but they're only there for illustration purposes. It would of course be possible to just use the group heading text to open and collapse the same sub-menus, I was just trying to maintain some consistency with the rest of the OS, whilst also remaining user-friendly.

    Interested to hear your thoughts! :)

    wp_settings_concept.jpg
    09-03-2014 10:12 PM
  2. Zulfigar's Avatar
    I like the concept, now take it a step forward and update the icons! :P

    But yeah, I like how original Microsoft could make this compared to other OS's that are just lists with this concept in mind. Would actually make me go "man, your settings are a mess, here's mine."

    So cool concept, work on the icons, then maybe give the idea to Microsoft.

    As a side note though, how will it determine what the "Most Used" settings are?

    Edit: Kind of just answered my own question. Recall Internet Explorer's new tab interface where it shows your top 10 active websites. Well, we could use that for the Settings, but lower the number to 4-5. Bam. Solved.
    l33tuc likes this.
    09-03-2014 10:25 PM
  3. l33tuc's Avatar
    I also created an animated gif version, but I haven't had enough posts to post it... :(
    09-03-2014 10:28 PM
  4. Zulfigar's Avatar
    I also created an animated gif version, but I haven't had enough posts to post it... :(
    Haha, when you get more posts in, post it! :P
    09-03-2014 10:29 PM
  5. l33tuc's Avatar
    Cheers! :)

    I figured 'most used' would be auto-populated... i.e. the OS would work out which settings you used most often and would group them together for quicker access...
    09-03-2014 10:30 PM
  6. Zulfigar's Avatar
    Yeah, I've gotcha. ;) Which either way, I hope at least that part comes in Update 2 (where the settings are apparently getting into alphabetical order).
    09-03-2014 10:33 PM
  7. l33tuc's Avatar
    I think I'm only a couple away... so replying to you may have pushed me over the limit, haha... I'll try again... :)
    09-03-2014 10:33 PM
  8. Zulfigar's Avatar
    Haha, definitely! Good luck sir. :)
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    09-03-2014 10:34 PM
  9. l33tuc's Avatar
    Hope this works... :)

    Eduardo Wandscheer and F3rzz like this.
    09-03-2014 10:35 PM
  10. teckris's Avatar
    looks promising.
    ICONS Reminded me of my Symbian.. :)
    saras112 and l33tuc like this.
    09-03-2014 10:46 PM
  11. Zulfigar's Avatar
    Seems like I'm getting an error 403 : "The website declined to show this webpage," is what ever you're showing public?
    09-03-2014 10:46 PM
  12. l33tuc's Avatar
    Seems like I'm getting an error 403 : "The website declined to show this webpage," is what ever you're showing public?
    Hmm... should be... I'll check...
    09-03-2014 10:49 PM
  13. Dk92's Avatar
    Incredible concept, why couldn't the "professionals" think up something like this?
    l33tuc likes this.
    09-03-2014 10:50 PM
  14. freestaterocker's Avatar
    Brilliant!!
    l33tuc likes this.
    09-03-2014 10:57 PM
  15. l33tuc's Avatar
    Is anyone able to see the animated gif version? I've tweaked some of the OneDrive settings and it should be public... :)
    teckris likes this.
    09-03-2014 11:00 PM
  16. Zulfigar's Avatar
    It works now! ;D
    go1020 and l33tuc like this.
    09-03-2014 11:02 PM
  17. teckris's Avatar
    Is anyone able to see the animated gif version? I've tweaked some of the OneDrive settings and it should be public... :)
    Yup.. its flowinggggg
    l33tuc likes this.
    09-03-2014 11:02 PM
  18. l33tuc's Avatar
    I dusted off Photoshop and After Effects to create these... haven't used either in well over a year... It was as much an exercise to see if I still could! :)
    09-03-2014 11:06 PM
  19. Eduardo Wandscheer's Avatar
    I'm thinking something like Windows 8 settings panel.. sorted by categories and in alphabetical order

    Like that:

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    Last edited by Eduardo Wandscheer; 09-04-2014 at 01:01 AM.
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    09-03-2014 11:47 PM
  20. l33tuc's Avatar
    Yeah, I really like that idea too! TBH it should have been like that from the very beginning... Here's hoping that something is coming sooner rather than later. Anything has got to be better than the mess of a system that's currently in place! :)
    Eduardo Wandscheer likes this.
    09-03-2014 11:55 PM
  21. Kram Sacul's Avatar
    I'm thinking something like Windows 8 settings panel.. distribuited by categories and in alphabetical order

    Like that:

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    I like this concept the most. Keeps the modern style intact but combines stuff into categories. It's basically what we have now but sorted out which is all the settings list really needs. I will be very disappointed if they don't go for this simple but effective route.

    The folder look just isn't appealing. We don't need another start screen.
    Eduardo Wandscheer likes this.
    09-04-2014 12:14 AM
  22. harry2345's Avatar
    looks good
    09-04-2014 07:59 AM
  23. Silviu Bogusevschi's Avatar
    I love the concept in the OP.
    09-04-2014 08:55 AM
  24. berty6294's Avatar
    This thread brings up a point I've noticed but never said anything about before, but wow is our current settings menu a chaotic mess! There is absolutely no rhyme or reason as to why they are scattered about and not organized or sorted in any logical way! I'm kinda surprised it has been like this from the start and has yet to be updated!
    09-04-2014 09:03 AM
  25. Nutle's Avatar
    My opinion might seem strange to most of you guys, but I actually like this type of messy settings. For me it's easier to find stuff like this. Maybe it has something to do with the fact that I'm using a non-english WP, so maybe the poor translation has something to do with it, but I remember when on old Symbians or Androids every setting was organized by topics, but it was such a pain to find something for the first time (i mean before you memorized where to actually find it).. Now in this case - everything's just there, no need to flip back and forth between different topics to find USB settings for example.. It's just there.. somewhere.. scroll down and you find it :) I personally like it.

    Though, In my opinion, it would be better to be able to reach every setting faster - like making able to pin any settings menu or sub-menu to start screen or the notification centre.. Also, the idea with most used or most recently used setting is also good. :)
    09-04-2014 12:03 PM

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