build 1223... did anything change?

Discussion in 'Windows Live Mail' started by LuDean Marvin, Dec 14, 2006.

  1. Can't seem to see anything different about the most recent release.
    What do you see?
     
    LuDean Marvin, Dec 14, 2006
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  2. Aha! The "Active Search" button was moved to the bottom of the pane.

    | Can't seem to see anything different about the most recent release.
    | What do you see?
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    LuDean Marvin, Dec 14, 2006
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    Darrell Guest

    That's interesting...the search button is top center for me.
     
    Darrell, Dec 15, 2006
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    Ray Herring Guest

    I was just thinking that, the "Active Search" has never moved from the top
    centre for every build that I have used so far.
     
    Ray Herring, Dec 15, 2006
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  5. LuDean Marvin

    ChrisMoo Guest

    I see 'turn active search off' has been relocated to the bottom and that
    they have ignored my repeated pestering for a dropdown Send and Receive
    button as per Outlook Express of old.....that sucks.

    The minimize, maximize and close buttons top right in a message are still
    not the same shades/transparency/lighting as other application windows. I
    thought this was all standard API stuff (I am no programmer) but don't
    understand why this behaviour should be different from the norm?

    You still cannot double click top left to close a message window as per
    Windows standards......whatever happened to standardization on this
    platform. Everything goes shiny and usability goes out the window. Years
    of standards simply ignored - tis a shame and not progress really.

    Install seemed fine though, will go snoop around now and look for other
    little changes.....

    Please please enhance the Send/Receive button next build!!!!

    Thanks

    Chris
     
    ChrisMoo, Dec 15, 2006
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  6. The "Active Search" button I'm referring to is the button that toggles
    between the Active Search pane and the ad pane on the right side of
    the WLMD window.

    |I was just thinking that, the "Active Search" has never moved from
    the top
    | centre for every build that I have used so far.
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    | | > That's interesting...the search button is top center for me.
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    | > | >> Aha! The "Active Search" button was moved to the bottom of the
    pane.
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    message
    | >> | >> | Can't seem to see anything different about the most recent
    release.
    | >> | What do you see?
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    LuDean Marvin, Dec 15, 2006
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  7. The "Active Search" button I'm referring to is the button that toggles
    between the Active Search pane and the ad pane on the right side of
    the WLMD window.

    |I was just thinking that, the "Active Search" has never moved from
    the top
    | centre for every build that I have used so far.
    |
    | | > That's interesting...the search button is top center for me.
    | >
    message
    | > | >> Aha! The "Active Search" button was moved to the bottom of the
    pane.
    | >>
    message
    | >> | >> | Can't seem to see anything different about the most recent
    release.
    | >> | What do you see?
    | >> |
    | >> |
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    LuDean Marvin, Dec 15, 2006
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    LordDaMan Guest

    A few things that I have noticed:

    The activesearch which everyone is talking about

    It *doesn't* load WLM when you tell it not to log into WLM. Massive speed
    boost on here because of that finally getting fixed

    There's a new "unknown contact" picture

    I believe the special icons for Microsoft newsgroups got tweaked (not 100%
    sure)


    The contacts part uses a different font, and I believe a slight layout
    change too.
     
    LordDaMan, Dec 15, 2006
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    vasu Guest

    Yes, as said, the main thing is it doesn't load WLM on startup, which was
    annoying in previous ver.
     
    vasu, Dec 15, 2006
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    Nancy Ward Guest

    Yep, I have it too, and as long as Active Search is on, I don't have to look
    at those stupid ads. :)
     
    Nancy Ward, Dec 15, 2006
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  11. LuDean Marvin

    Darrell Guest

    How do you turn on "Active Search"? When I look in the View menu, Active
    Search is grayed out.
     
    Darrell, Dec 15, 2006
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  12. LuDean Marvin

    ChrisMoo Guest

    Indeed but this is indicative of how all the live and some other newer
    Windows based apps are going. Guess I am an old fuddy duddy who is used to
    running Windows since 3.x so I have my habits and am used to the standards
    that have been used all these years. You would expect Microsoft apps at
    inception to adhere to their own standards.

    I just don't see this as progression or improvement, yes I can use the X
    though.
     
    ChrisMoo, Dec 15, 2006
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  13. LuDean Marvin

    LordDaMan Guest

    I think that's the single best feature on this build.
     
    LordDaMan, Dec 16, 2006
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  14. LuDean Marvin

    Nancy Ward Guest

    Go to the bottom of the "ad bar" and you will see "Turn Active Search off."
    Hover over it with your mouse and it's no longer greyed out. The little
    "nono" button will turn red. Click on it.
     
    Nancy Ward, Dec 17, 2006
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    Ray Herring Guest

    odd, I don't have that 'Turn Active Search off' thing, I have Active Search
    at the top of the WLMd window but yeah.

    Ray.
     
    Ray Herring, Dec 17, 2006
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  16. Then click it to see the Active Search pane instead of the advertising pane.
     
    Frank Saunders, MS-MVP OE/WM, Dec 17, 2006
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    Ildhund Guest

    It looks like there is some confusion between Search, Live Search and Active
    Search. The big thing at centre-top is just an ordinary search facility for
    finding particular messages. Active Search is the new feature which combines
    a web search (using, I suppose, Live Search) with an automatic keyword
    extraction device, so likely links are displayed corresponding to keywords
    in the message being viewed. One of my Live Mail accounts has this enabled,
    the others don't. Only some beta users get to try this out, and for those
    who do, it occupies the same area in the right hand side of the window as
    the advertisement, and it can be toggled on or off. Those who don't have it
    find it - understandably - difficult to follow instructions from those who
    do have it, and conversely many of these don't realize that not everyone has
    the same window contents as they do.

    Meanwhile, I'm still enjoying ad-free viewing even after installing the new
    build. I wonder how long it will last?

    Noel
     
    Ildhund, Dec 17, 2006
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