Dec 31 2019 09:54 AM
Dec 31 2019 09:54 AM
Settings has not been arranged logically or quickly; Search in Settings is a bandaid & additional friction point because users are losing time failing to understand a not-very-thoughtful hierarchy.
Those are the most confusing issues that I think impact the widest set of users. I have another list of difficult-to-understand choices in menu hierarchy (i.e., 1. integrating Extensions into Settings. Why are Downloads options in Settings, but Extensions options in Extensions? 2. Why aren't Site Permissions and Privacy merged? etc. etc. ), but that's for another time.
If a user has gone to settings, then they've come for a reason and search should be a last resort. Otherwise, they should be able to do 2-4 clicks and be out of Settings. Printers is the only one that I can see worth compromising, if you've got a lot of older users who really don't understand that browsers and printers aren't at all related.
Dec 31 2019 10:38 AM - edited Dec 31 2019 11:40 AM
In my opinion #1 is good, i meant it's not hidden, just grey and still visible so user can press that toggle button and set the URL.
I have the same problem about #2. the "Address bar" section at the bottom of "privacy and services" is hard to find. even i myself sometimes forget where it is.
the "New tab page" section in the settings page is the most useless thing. it's literally a waste of space and there is only a single button in there that does nothing except redirecting user back to the new tab page. user can instead just open a new tab and modify the NTP from there.
Dec 31 2019 11:33 AM
@ikjadoon Just to help out a bit. When open the settings page, the search bar is focused. Just start typing.
In fact, almost any edge page you open the focus will be set to the search which is very handy.I don't even have to wait to let the page load to start typing
Dec 31 2019 11:43 AM
I think they have left some free space for some new settings to come in a near future.
(Just hoping so.)
Jan 03 2020 03:31 PM