StreetPreacher wrote on Apr 26, 2010, 19:23:
Dev wrote on Apr 26, 2010, 18:40:Do what now? Opening your games list is one click - "Library." Am I missing something?
The small/quick view of games I switched constantly back and forth from now takes 2 clicks since its in a view menu, instead of 1 click on a button.
...and didn't seem to bother to check logs of what common tasks people do and how to improve the efficieny of themDon't mistake things YOU use often for things PEOPLE use often. B/c they are not the same. I'm guessing Valve did quite a bit of analyzing traffic and this is what they've come up with based on usage patterns. Reorganizing things to be more efficient for the majority will most likely make some things less efficient for some minorities.
I said "quick". The small compact quick game list you could get to in 1 click from steam from that little dock type button. Shrinking the games list to something small that I don't mind sitting on my desktop on one side while doing other stuff, intead of the giant bloated thing it normally is. Now you have to click VIEW then QUICK. Two clicks, not 1.
This is something that from now on everyone concerned about resource usage from steam now needs to do with the new UI. Because in quick view, steam takes almost no CPU and only about 15 megs. In normal view steam takes anywhere from 70-150 megs and depending on CPU can take significant cycles. In fact, cycling from quick back to normal "resets" steam usage memory usage back to 70ish if its been climbing (memory leak?) to 150+ megs.
Are you seriously telling me that "people" didn't use Servers/settings/support/quick game list from the buttons at top & bottom?? I have a hard time believing that. EVEN if that was the case, why should they remove all the functionality and not even leave it as an optional setting for the minority to use (if you are correct which I doubt) ?
I don't think they analyzed usage at all. They just had an idea they were in love with to the exclusiion of all else (like I said in my previous post). Heck they didn't even ADD the option for a quick game list until tons of people begged for it on forums while in beta (more evidence they didn't do any analysis on it)This comment was edited on Apr 26, 2010, 19:40.