New UI?

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kkid
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Re: New UI?

Post by kkid » Mon Aug 05, 2019 5:15 pm

nateb wrote:
Mon Aug 05, 2019 4:54 pm
The "hamburger" doesn't exist on any platform other than Windows (and maybe Mac?). So we can't really put that in the same place.

Beyond that, honestly, we only started putting a version number on the UI out of need. Without it, it was hard for testers to be sure they were testing all on the same version of the UI because of annoying cache problems. If we ever manage to fully do away with cache issues, we may also drop the UI version number. For customers, the only thing they should really worry about is what's been changed on a day to day basis, and whether they are on Early Access or not.
Ok, the hamburger doesn't exist on all hardware, so the obvious question is why bother for windows? Still seems better to have all version info in one place in whatever form it needs to be. If it needs to be in the "gear" icon, so be it.
The only reason this "customer" is on "early access" is because I'm looking for an improvement on the lag time involved when clicking on the screen to pull up the ability to change channels and read the, now lost, show descriptions. Watching/counting the seconds for that ability after clicking the mouse button is maddening! The time lag problem should be a high priority to get the UI back to what it used to be.

jasonl
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Re: New UI?

Post by jasonl » Mon Aug 05, 2019 5:46 pm

The hamburger stack menu (and Preferences on Mac, and the 13x play/pause on Android) are part of the base app, and are available even if the UI isn't loaded at all, which is important if someone needs to enable the sending of diagnostic data without being able to load the UI. The gear icon is part of the UI, and was added in the new UI to make it easier to find some of the options.

nateb
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Re: New UI?

Post by nateb » Mon Aug 05, 2019 5:48 pm

kkid wrote:
Mon Aug 05, 2019 5:15 pm

Ok, the hamburger doesn't exist on all hardware, so the obvious question is why bother for windows? Still seems better to have all version info in one place in whatever form it needs to be. If it needs to be in the "gear" icon, so be it.
The only reason this "customer" is on "early access" is because I'm looking for an improvement on the lag time involved when clicking on the screen to pull up the ability to change channels and read the, now lost, show descriptions. Watching/counting the seconds for that ability after clicking the mouse button is maddening! The time lag problem should be a high priority to get the UI back to what it used to be.
Lag is very, very high priority. It's just also one of the hardest fixes there is. We're trying continually work on it while also getting some important but easy fixes out so people not experiencing the lag (anyone not using a Prime) doesn't have to wait on one fix.

As for the other... I mean we just invented the gear about a month ago. To this point the question hasn't even come up. I guess we could spend some time adding the app version number over to the gear instead of working on lag and other high priority fixes.... :)

That last part was a joke, to be clear. Maybe once we get done with high priority things, we could look at standardizing where all the version number stuff goes.

DebbieFL33
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Re: New UI?

Post by DebbieFL33 » Mon Aug 05, 2019 7:23 pm

That last part was a joke, to be clear. Maybe once we get done with high priority things, we could look at standardizing where all the version number stuff goes.
@nateb

Totally agree :D

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