Windows Mail UI - Consistency with rest of Vista

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Mail' started by Adahn, Mar 8, 2006.

  1. Adahn

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    Better get WM the File Explorer toolbars at least, if not a big navigation
    bar too like WMP, Callendar, etc. do
     
    Adahn, Mar 8, 2006
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  2. Suggestion made :eek:)

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    Zack Whittaker \(R2 Mentor\), Mar 8, 2006
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  3. I don't want mail looking like Windows Media Player 11 or Photo Gallery or
    Calendar. Its just not the right application for that layout and
    significance would not be there. I notice you just suggested consistency,
    but could you give me additional reasons why this layout would be
    advantageous to Windows Mail, how it would provide better navigation or make
    the Windows Mail experience better for the end user?
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    Andre Da Costa [Extended64], Mar 8, 2006
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  4. Buenas noches: *Andre Da Costa [Extended64]* escribió:
    At least I'd love buttons for back and forth, so that I can switch to
    another folder and use the back button to return to the previous one.
    Don't know if such are in Calendar, though. ;-)

    Saludos
    Roland
     
    Roland Bierlein, Mar 8, 2006
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  5. I think it would be quite cool actually :eek:)

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    Zack Whittaker \(R2 Mentor\), Mar 9, 2006
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  6. It would be quite cool, but what would be the reason behind quite cool, what
    productive functionality is it providing? Developers don't create these
    things at the snap of a finger. It takes a good amount of thought process,
    engineering and testing before you can at least bring real code into play.
    At least apply some of that thought process to your suggestion before you
    hand it to them.
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    Andre Da Costa [Extended64], Mar 9, 2006
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  7. No they are not, but they are in Windows Media Player. For persons who have
    multiple inboxes, subscribe to numerous newsgroups, WMPs navigation still
    would not functional in Windows Mail.
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    Andre Da Costa [Extended64], Mar 9, 2006
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  8. Adahn

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    It would be quite cool, but what would be the reason behind quite cool,
    Can anyone give a satisfactory answer to that regarding ANY major new UI
    feature Vista has brought so far ? :)
    They do at the thud of an Apple falling to the ground though.
    which is usually filled with voices chanting Mac OS ~ Mac OS ~ Make an OS
    like MAC OS!
    after scraping at least 50% of the initial design goals.
    We would love to, if it did not feel futile after all too many put-offs
    containing phrases like "feature complete" and "final, expected behavior."


    These succinct snips are just meant to be heads-ups for pointing that
    thought process of theirs in the general direction.. no way are we going to
    the effort of drawing elaborate drafts if they won't be taken into much
    consideration.

    but coming to the issue at hand, surely at least the toolbars in Windows
    Mail could do with a makeover like those in Windows Explorer? along with a
    breadcrumb Address Bar.
     
    Adahn, Mar 9, 2006
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  9. Buenos días: *Adahn* escribió:
    Sure: they provided /negative/ productive functionality *a lot*. <eg&d>

    Saludos
    Roland
     
    Roland Bierlein, Mar 9, 2006
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  10. Andre Da Costa [Extended64], Mar 9, 2006
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  11. Adahn

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    Breadcrumb toolbar?

    So that, assuming they take the suggestion of letting us organize our NNTP
    subscriptions the way we want to, we might be seeing "Newsgroups »
    Microsoft » Vista » Mail" up there in the address bar right now, for
    example.

    I actually have a backlog of email from 1999 in Outlook Express files,
    categorized and subcategorized in numerous virtual folders.

    If a MEDIA PLAYER, of all things, can have a file-system-like address bar to
    help navigate your music collection, then by the nine hells so can an email
    application.
     
    Adahn, Mar 9, 2006
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  12. Adahn

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    and no,
    the suggestion is not tied to newsgroups accounts whatsoever :p just an
    example
     
    Adahn, Mar 10, 2006
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  13. Adahn

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    and no,
    the suggestion is not tied to newsgroups accounts whatsoever :p just an
    example
     
    Adahn, Mar 10, 2006
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  14. You need to sort Windows Mail out Adahn, it keeps double posting ;o)

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    Zack Whittaker \(R2 Mentor\), Mar 10, 2006
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  15. Adahn

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    It's a bug!!
    I think, if you have set it to autosend on compose and you look for new
    messages while it's doing that there'll be two copies on the way out -_-"

    They should put up some server-side filtering already for obvious stuff like
    this
     
    Adahn, Mar 10, 2006
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  16. Andre Da Costa [Extended64], Mar 10, 2006
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  17. Huh, Media Player 11 has an address bar? The last time I checked, its using
    tabs, and list with links to folders called libraries with links to
    different ways to find and filter music, such as Artiste, Album, Year,
    Genre. I don't see any Bread crumb address bar in Media Player, but there is
    a Search box which works similarly to Windows Mail's Word Wheel. :)
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    Andre Da Costa [Extended64], Mar 10, 2006
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  18. Adahn

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    Huh, Media Player 11 has an address bar? The last time I checked, its
    don't know which build you last checked it on, but on 5270 you can see
    something like "Music » My Library » Songs" in the corner, and if that's not
    called breadcrumb navigation I'm not gonna go digging for whatever cool term
    MS has cooked up this time

    That's just one inconsistent UI element.
    Whatever you say man, no one will deny that the current Windows Mail looks
    out of place in Vista, unless they're trying to cover up the design team's
    half-hearted laziness.
     
    Adahn, Mar 10, 2006
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  19. Adahn

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    Maybe its because you are still on dead code and need to move from 5270 to
    Nothing worth downloading it if one goes by the reviews so far, and
    considering that I'm using 5270 as my primary OS I'd rather just wait for
    the public build due in April before pulling back out to XP for good until
    getting a MacIntel as my next machine :)
     
    Adahn, Mar 10, 2006
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  20. You can probably set up an interface in WIndows itself to access the
    messages in the way you wish. The messages are now stored as individual
    files in directories that match the folder names, so you should be able to
    sort the messages outside of WinMail that way.

    steve
     
    Steve Cochran, Mar 10, 2006
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