I dont understand why SD doesnt switch to a norma 'windows window' mode.... that has the standard close/restore/minimize functions....
However, it shouldn't necessarily minimize automatically, as there are times when one needs to control SD as well as access the desktop. So why not have two buttons...one that toggles full screen and leaves the window as is, and one that toggles full screen and minimizes. If there is concern that two buttons would unnecessarily complicate the UI, then make the minimize button accessible only if the user mods the skin and physically adds it.
I also think that until SD is fully functional (with the features advertised at time of sale implemented), the minimize button is a necessary concession to usablity. Because email and BT phone are not yet implemented within SD, I must use external applications for both. It would be much easier to do so if SD did not always try to stay on top when not in full screen, and until those promised features are implemented, SD should facilitate a workaround.
I care, and I read your thread, but I have become relatively dissatisfied with SD as of late. Not something I want to get into a discussion about, though, and I have found that "discussing" it on these boards generally devolves into something not worth my time.
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This is not the intent. However, when we're constantly bombarded with change requests based on what a user or two wants it gets to be quite tiresome.I have noticed many times now that 'Team SD' is very critical of users opinions, questions, comments. It almost feels abrasive to me at times. This thread is one of them.
If it's not a bug and it's a change someone wants to see implemented then it's a feature request.Any of our comments/suggestions should be taken somewhat more openly, and considered as time goes on. Not beat down, saying its not a bug, or its already submitted in a bug report.
There are a LOT of people who talk about how buggy the StreetDeck software is. When you ask them what they mean by that they point out the number of bug reports there were in the past. They didn't take the time to read those bug reports, or understand that most of the time it was a user configuration or machine specific problem...or that the 'bug report' was in fact a 'feature request'. This caused a lot of problems on both ends of the spectrum. It gave users a wrong impression and it also created a TON of work on our end. It ment we had to chase our tails trying to figure out what really was a bug and what wasn't.
A review is great, however, this is not just a review. His post is filled with changes HE wants to see implemented based on how HE wants to use StreetDeck on HIS machine...not based on what is best for the general user base.We have here a very nice concise REVIEW of Streetdeck, and he is adding to it to help other users and 'Team SD' out.
I'm meerly pointing him in the direction of those threads so that he can A) put his voice on them and B) see where things stand currently, because it's apparent that he's not aware of many of the ongoings that have been discussed in great detail in the past.Why berate the guy for repeating some things that may be listed in a more scattered manner?
Thanks Jan.... Your responses to my post are more typical of what I would expect, not what I have seen here of past (my limited past that is). Worded as you have now, it reads alot smoother, and doesnt come across quite as abrasive.
FYI, I know how you feel on the 'same thing over and over' again. I run www.steelsoldiers.com and I cant tell you the # of times a person comes in with their first post asking something a 5 minute search could have found....
I appreciate everyones time they put into SD, and this forum. I dont want you to think that I have a bad overall opinion of the place.
Keep up the good work!