Fugly tabbed configuration layout



  • v10.10.09

    • Changed Configuration interface to tabbed interface for
      better look and feel for older systems

    This configuration layout is less intuitive and is a regression from the more modern configuration layout seen in the prior version. Please go back to the [much prettier, much more intuitive] vertical layout or at least check if system is an “older system” :p before making it look like this dysfunctional layout. Most newer programs and newer versions of long-time programs are moving away from this tabbed configuration layout style especially programs that have lots of configuration options. It just looks better and makes it so you don’t have to go digging to find the configuration option you’re looking for. And, there’s no sense in making a new, modern program look vintage/legacy. Thanks for reading.

    http://www.powerarchiver.com/test/alpha100/powarc1010b2.exe


  • conexware

    here we go again… people complain about new config, people complain about old config…

    why shouldnt I be suprised?

    New Interface will return for 10.2 when we are making more changes to modern look and then tabbed interface will be for classic and left side will be for modern…


  • conexware

    we moved it out because it really, really looked bad for anyone not using themes (such as XP w/o themes, and Win2k/Win98…)



  • @spwolf:

    New Interface will return for 10.2 when we are making more changes to modern look and then tabbed interface will be for classic and left side will be for modern…

    Cool, excellent plan.



  • @spwolf:

    we moved it out because it really, really looked bad for anyone not using themes (such as XP w/o themes, and Win2k/Win98…)

    I believe you but I just tested Windows Classic theme on my VirtualPC XP-SP2 which I use for testing and I didn’t really notice anything out of the ordinary other than the fact that Windows Classic theme isn’t very pretty. :p I wonder if this problem is with machines with low memory display adapters or onboard display adapters not being able to use 16-bit or 32-bit graphics… Would you mind posting a screenshot?



  • Thank god you are bringing back the new sytle menu back again! I downloaded the new beta and went into the options and to my supprise it was the old layout again…

    my thoughts were “here we go back to the stone age again”

    If you don’t have a computer that cant support skins and new GUI then get a new one were in 2007 people not 1991!

    I find it some what funny that we still have people esspecially in the UK and USA who still use windows 95,98,98SE and ME.

    Grant not eveyone likes windows Vista, but if you like the old ways upgrade to XP atleast.

    Powerarchiver team keep up the great work in modernising your software!


 

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