Smart AI: Preferences not intuitive



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    Sorry, in this scenario: What will happen?
    Is FIPS mode auto, on or off?
    Is PowerSave mode auto, on or off?
    Is Touch mode auto, on or off?

    For all three settings, I can select on, off or auto - what’s the catch of the switch on top to enable/disable Smart AI? How does it influence my selections for the three options below?


  • conexware

    FIPS, PowerSave Mode, Touch Mode are all part of the SmartAI component and therefore the settings in the dropdowns are applied when Smart AI is turned on at the top.

    Thanks for bringing this up, would a textual description at the top help in clearing up how the settings work?
    We’re always looking to present new options/features as clear as possible, and this helps us in that.

    Let us know! thanks!


  • conexware

    @Mili said in Smart AI: Preferences not intuitive:

    FIPS, PowerSave Mode, Touch Mode are all part of the SmartAI component and therefore the settings in the dropdowns are applied when Smart AI is turned on at the top.

    Thanks for bringing this up, would a textual description at the top help in clearing up how the settings work?
    We’re always looking to present new options/features as clear as possible, and this helps us in that.

    Let us know! thanks!

    help section would help for sure 🙂



  • @Mili So, if I understand you correct, I’ll have to enable Smart AI to use the components. But if I set all components to on or off, there’s nothing “smart” about it?
    If I disable Smart AI, the three components will be disabled even if I’ll set them to enabled? Wouldn’t it be better to disable the component’s options if “Smart AI” is disabled in first place?

    I think a description would be very helpful in any case.


  • conexware

    @BigMike said in Smart AI: Preferences not intuitive:

    @Mili So, if I understand you correct, I’ll have to enable Smart AI to use the components. But if I set all components to on or off, there’s nothing “smart” about it?
    If I disable Smart AI, the three components will be disabled even if I’ll set them to enabled? Wouldn’t it be better to disable the component’s options if “Smart AI” is disabled in first place?

    I think a description would be very helpful in any case.

    right now you dont have to enable smartai to enable options, it is work in progress. I guess big selector could switch them all to Auto or Off.

    Otherwise, when it makes sense, there will be more than a single option… each individual option is different, and you might want to use touch mode but do not want FIPS.

    By default, most of them will be on Auto, now or in the future, and that is the main point - being able to change options intelligently based on users computer usage, without them having to go into options.



  • @spwolf For sure, I understand, that I want to set the single components to different states. And ON/OFF/AUTO are valid options for each. But I think, the global SmartAI slider is not intuitive (but if it’s still work in progress, I guess it will get better).



  • Hi @spwolf, I’ve just had a look at the new preview.
    Now, I think, I understand what’s the effect of changing a setting.
    But as the settings dialog seems to be unfinished, I can’t really ensure it by testing…

    But I still think the UI could be simpler.
    Now, there is one slider to enable “SmartAI”, which gives you the possibility to enable SmartAI for FIPS, power saving and touch UI via another checkbox.
    If this “SmartAI” slider is disabled or the corresponding checkbox is unchecked, I can configure each of the three setting by a combo box.

    Then there is another slider for “SmartAI for themes” which gives me the possibility to select a themes for standard and dark mode.

    The sliders are completely superfluous in my opinion.
    The checkboxes and the comboboxes can easily combined if you add an “Auto” or if you like “SmartAI” option, as it was before.
    If one setting, stands on “Auto”, SmartAI needs to be enabled. If none of the three is configured for auto selection, SmartAI could be disabled.

    Same for the skin selection: If the same skin is selected for standard and dark mode, SmartAI for themes is off, if different themes are selected, SmartAI for themes is on.


  • conexware

    @BigMike I also think it can still be improved… incoming i guess 🙂



  • I’ll continue to give my input, while it’s work in progress. Complaining after release is somehow not the right way…


  • conexware

    @BigMike said in Smart AI: Preferences not intuitive:

    I’ll continue to give my input, while it’s work in progress. Complaining after release is somehow not the right way…

    please do… appreciated!


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