This new tablet/phone centric home screen is awful, it actually makes want to turn off my...

Discus and support This new tablet/phone centric home screen is awful, it actually makes want to turn off my... in XboX Insiders to solve the problem; I know I've posted this in a different thread but the more I boot it the more I hate it. I'm literally am staring at the home screen and it's so... Discussion in 'XboX Insiders' started by /u/Musskattnuss, Jul 26, 2019.

  1. This new tablet/phone centric home screen is awful, it actually makes want to turn off my...


    I know I've posted this in a different thread but the more I boot it the more I hate it. I'm literally am staring at the home screen and it's so unengaging that I don't even feel like exploring what's available. Mind you the previous one wasn't great either and always found it odd that it liked to cut things in half. If you want to make a home screen that's tablet / phone friendly for xCloud even there you'll have to do better than that. I can't even fathom the idea of using keyboard and mouse for this.

    It is an utterly criminal waste of space. I like minimalism as much as the next person but there's "little" and there's "not trying at all". I know we have to be "positive" with constructive criticism but there's literally nothing good about this. To give perspective, I'm on a Project Scorpio XBOX ONE X with 970 series SSDs as external drives using a 2GB fibre line.

    Everything is static, dull, lifeless. I don't care for the "Discover" section, I've never used it. It pollutes the UI with more rectangles of things I do not care for. HEY YOU SHOULD GET GAME PASS ULTIMATE. My GPU membership expires in April 2022, oh thanks XBOX. I'm aware you have to advertise things to certain people but I don't want it. The PS4 dashboard allows you to turn off featured content. Please allow me to do the same. The PS4 dashboard also has themes and lively elements. (fyi I don't even own a PS4). Here you just get more dead massive blocks. It looks even more hilarious with a single colour background instead of game art on a large telly (in my case a 75" and an 82" set). You blatantly are going for the tablet / phone UI/UX and it's hilariously bad.

    Have a pane, have another pane on top of that to load a laughably slow, bogged down app that needs a complete rewrite (hi My Games & Apps, I see you're still unable to deal with a large library properly. Let's not talk about the store). The only positive thing I'll say is that the slow loading tabs (Mixer being the worst offender here followed by the Game Pass one) at least don't bog down the main home screen, they're just slow to load when you click on the icon for them.

    What's wrong with the XBOX beta PC app UI? Can't you adapt a version of that in lively, interesting ways for the home screen? That app loads my messages about 10 times faster than my console can. There's also been that leak of live tile free (and imho terrible looking, Apple like) start menu down the line for Win10. Is that likely fluent design philosophy going to cross over as well eventually?

    Who the hell is in charge of UI/UX convergence at MS? (I sort of know the answer to that and the lack of communication between teams and departments but that's not the case being made here)

    This is B A D. It's lazy as hell. It feels like a child toy fitting a 3-4 differently shaped pegs in the right holes. Is that the level we are to expect from now on? Is that how "difficult" to navigate the current UI for the layman out there is so you need to dumb it down this much?

    Come on guys.

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  2. Gaming Blues Win User

    My plan to deal with Kinect...IF

    They all don't have an Azure system in place to record and store all that information like Microsoft does with Kinect. Also, Kinect is constantly looking into the room of your home, and listening while phones and tablets you can actually turn off. You can't
    really turn off Kinect unless you unplug the console.
  3. Trenton G Win User

    The home screen joke

    I'm in agreement with this. The new home screen is an eye sore that makes me want to bleach my eyes and never turn my Xbox on again, my suggestion, take it down, burn whatever data that may hold this update and next time, add an option to ask us if we want
    to use a new home screen, what makes me mad the most is when we are forced to deal with something horrendous and not have a way to revert back.
  4. Obsessive Power Win User

    Handheld device from Microsoft to complement xCloud

    Unless the phone or tablet you want to use for Xcloud is extremely old, it should to work on any modern phone or tablet. Other than the type of screen the device uses and its resolution, the other specs won't matter a jot. Xcloud games will be streamed,
    the phone/tablet will just handle the video feed, nothing more. No need for a new device for this.

    As for a dedicated handheld, no one can can currently compete with Nintendo.
  5. BootstrapGolem Win User

    so theres no alt way for people without smartphones to train chops?

    so you say you have no use for cell phones or tablets, then immediately go into something for which you would make use of a tablet for...

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    joking aside, i agree with you. the second screen experience is becoming all too popular in gaming, and i'm not looking forward to the day when you take a game home and only half the game is available to those who don't have smart phones or tablets...and
    half of that is eaten by dlc.
  6. ZunoMilk Win User

    No notifications

    Why am i not getting any notifications on my xbox but im getting them on my phone or tablet,why is it doing this ?
    In settings, there is an option to turn on or off for notifications.
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