Lt. Commander
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# 1 More UI options please!
02-01-2010, 07:45 AM
I know this has probably been posted before, but didn't find anything recent, so I am going to add my displeasure with current user interface here.

I would like to start off by saying, that, overall the UI is generally pleasing. It looks good and it does the job. However there are certain key elements that I think could use some improvement.

1. By far the most annoying and frustrating thing about the user interface are the pop up communication windows. Now I understand that I am the captain, and people are feeding me information, but please move these notices into low priority window, or make a high priority window, that works the same as low priority window. You could even add the comm sound maybe every 30 seconds or so until you acknowledge it.

Nothing is more frustrating for me right now, than fighting a battle and having this window pop up in my face, especially when its a multi-option multi-page dialog.

2. Please give us the option to hide the action window. There is currently 3 ways to interact with objects in game. A. I can press 'F' (good), B. I can right click on the object/person (good), C. I can click on the ginormous in my face action bar (not good).

3. The hot-key bars need to be re sizable. Currently the only way I can see all 10 key slots is open all hot-key windows, hiding my BO consoles. This is minor annoyance compared to the above opinions.

A good interface is one that blends in and becomes a transparent layer that lets the play interact with the game without being overly obtrusive. The STO interface as it is now, takes over, is in my face almost at all times, and quite literally hides the game going on behind it at the most inconvenient of times.

Please show us some mercy and change this.

Thank you.
Lt. Commander
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# 2
02-01-2010, 08:06 AM
/Signed... (for the countless time since these issues have been brought up.)
Lt. Commander
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# 3
02-01-2010, 07:54 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Zephiron
I know this has probably been posted before, but didn't find anything recent, so I am going to add my displeasure with current user interface here.

I would like to start off by saying, that, overall the UI is generally pleasing. It looks good and it does the job. However there are certain key elements that I think could use some improvement.

1. By far the most annoying and frustrating thing about the user interface are the pop up communication windows. Now I understand that I am the captain, and people are feeding me information, but please move these notices into low priority window, or make a high priority window, that works the same as low priority window. You could even add the comm sound maybe every 30 seconds or so until you acknowledge it.

Nothing is more frustrating for me right now, than fighting a battle and having this window pop up in my face, especially when its a multi-option multi-page dialog.

2. Please give us the option to hide the action window. There is currently 3 ways to interact with objects in game. A. I can press 'F' (good), B. I can right click on the object/person (good), C. I can click on the ginormous in my face action bar (not good).

3. The hot-key bars need to be re sizable. Currently the only way I can see all 10 key slots is open all hot-key windows, hiding my BO consoles. This is minor annoyance compared to the above opinions.

A good interface is one that blends in and becomes a transparent layer that lets the play interact with the game without being overly obtrusive. The STO interface as it is now, takes over, is in my face almost at all times, and quite literally hides the game going on behind it at the most inconvenient of times.

Please show us some mercy and change this.

Thank you.
I agree wholeheartedly, especially about the pop-up comm window. In addition to being somewhat jarring and annoying, they often block your view of a glorious finishing blow and they drop your speed to 0 in space.

I would be happy if they were off to the left side, narrower, and didn't override your controls. Thank you.
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# 4
02-02-2010, 03:52 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by WeThreeKlings
they often block your view of a glorious finishing blow and they drop your speed to 0 in space.
i think there is an option in controls so comms dont stop the ship. But i agree about all these popup communications. I would love to turn off the redundand action button. pressing 'f' should be enough, sure show the options it there is more than one option available.

sand
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# 5
02-02-2010, 03:54 AM
I solved space-hogging by the interface on my monitor by reducing the UI Scale.
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