Do you use the new modern interface of PA?



  • Do you use the new modern interface of PA?



  • Dam Rite I do!! In with the new improved look and feel and out with the old!



  • Yep, use and like the new look


  • Alpha Testers

    Yep I like it though it took me a while to find everything at first.

    Luxor


  • conexware

    i can tell you some real stats… anyone interested?


  • Alpha Testers

    @spwolf:

    i can tell you some real stats… anyone interested?

    Go on then Spywolf. You’re dying to tell us anyway. :p

    Luxor



  • enlighten us


  • conexware

    when Modern was default, it was around 85%, when Classic is default, it is around 50%.

    We changed default to Classic for inexperienced users who dont know that they can change that setting, while more experienced users (that usually do use Modern) know how to change it and in fact, do change it.



  • Dam rite!

    We discussed in previos forums that Winzip during install asks if you are an Experienced (Advanced User) or a Beginner then during install it sets Winzip for that type.

    eg, advanced had more options in the menu and more icons for futher features! and beginner had the basic functions and little options to confuse the user.

    Wither we could murge this into PA is up to the developers.



  • I don’t really know if it’s a matter of experience. I never really liked the modern interface. I just like the symmetry of the classic interface. It’s just more natural to me. Just my 2¢.



  • Hi By-tor,

    I can understand what your are saying the amount of people who say the exact same when they look and use 2003 office vs 2007.

    “I just prefer the classic look”

    But then again, if we listend to those people all the time we would never have Apple OS or Vista Style we would still work on windows 3.1 style 😃


  • conexware

    tiny toolbar is what I use these days 🙂



  • @Sir:

    But then again, if we listend to those people all the time we would never have Apple OS or Vista Style we would still work on windows 3.1 style 😃

    One of the first things I do on fresh install of XP or Vista is turn on Classic Menus. :p That’s where I take issue with the Advanced/Beginner question. There’s no loss in functionality switching to PA classic menus. It’s not like the difference between Nero Express and the full version of Nero - no “wizards” popping up to help you along the way.

    I guess it’s a matter of what people feel more comfortable with. It’s purely subjective. After more than 20 years with computers, I’ve just grown comfortable with certain layouts.



  • Just curious. Why Is there not button the configuration & menu to go the skin page right away? Now I have to goto www.pa.com myself.

    Update: Classic has one in menu. Not in config



  • @By-Tor:

    One of the first things I do on fresh install of XP or Vista is turn on Classic Menus. :p That’s where I take issue with the Advanced/Beginner question. There’s no loss in functionality switching to PA classic menus. It’s not like the difference between Nero Express and the full version of Nero - no “wizards” popping up to help you along the way.

    I guess it’s a matter of what people feel more comfortable with. It’s purely subjective. After more than 20 years with computers, I’ve just grown comfortable with certain layouts.

    I’m just one of those people who likes new things, I am not against the old style in fact sometimes its nice on the eye and I can agree that sometimes software vendors can get a bit over the top on the GUI!

    But by-tor you are correct! it is all about user confortibilty.



  • @Sir:

    it is all about user confortibilty.

    You just broke my spell checker. :p



  • Sir Richard had a good idea about WinZip, maybe the advanced/novice user question during install could be dismissed in favor of a simple “which interface would you prefer?” question. Maybe showing a mini-pic on the install dialogue of both layouts. Less offensive to some :p and perhaps, more to the point?



  • Hi Crunch,

    We already have that on the newest 2007 version after a fresh install, However, Good Idea to murge into that an option to select the level of features you want PA to have.

    I was thinking about this the other day and it would be slightly difficult to gain an idea of what basic users would want differently to advanced users.

    Basic probably would have read capability on all archives but could only compress with the most common type “Zip, RAR and 7zip” Things like creating your own archive type “profile” would be disabled/hidden.

    what are you trying to say that i am too the point??:rolleyes:


  • conexware

    if you hide something from the users, it wont ever be used… so selecting 2 interfaces is quite enough.



  • fair point 😃 I think maybe were just over complicating the whole setup of PA, After all the best software is the type you can install quickly and get using as soon as.


 

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