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User Interface Feedback Thread

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Leeloo, Dec 2, 2021.

  1. LiterallyAPastry

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    While aesthetically its WAY nicer, and I love the look of it, considering most people have 16:9/16:10/wider screens, having the menu ribbon on top makes no sense, especially since most menu views are (vertical) lists. you're using up prized vertical real estate for no real reason. The navbar being on the left makes way more sense. Right now you end up with unused horizontal space and shorter lists.

    Here's a (working! I'm actually using this) mockup. Naturally, you could put way more effort than I have into integrating it well, but I'm okay with just having the text cut off.

    I've also given the Apply/Reset bar position: fixed and bottom: 0, because scrolling down when you have a giant list sucks
     

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  2. ZeldaCarFan15

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    I like the dark mode for the new UI. Easier on my eyes and makes the font easier to see. But some things I would like to see are the return of color pickers for the UI colors, and maybe a font size slider or text field so I can make text bigger? The text size thing would also help other people who have trouble seeing small font. Forza Horizon 5 has a text size option in the accessibility settings ;)
     
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  3. LiterallyAPastry

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    Also please make it so a single Escape press closes out the menu fully. It's a small thing, but quite irritating.
     
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  4. ByteGuy

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    This this this this!
    Side bar is 100x nicer. Looking good mate :D
     
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  5. Agent_Y

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    I really appreciate the fact that you reversed the annoying change where the radial menu was separate from esc menu, it was frustrating and now it's good again!
     
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  6. ByteGuy

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    Asbolutely agree, this was my second biggest gripe (along with the top menu, that is really bad design)
    lets hope they bring back side panel
     
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  7. VersionGeek

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    I'm on a 21/9 screen, wich mean it's even worse ! I agree that having it on the left is better.

     
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  8. pulley999

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    Thanks for the improved gamepad navigation with the latest hotfix! Kicked back and enjoyed a play session on my TV without any major hiccups :)
     
  9. reohaiya

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    I really dislike the new top bar menu, Side menu is just so much better in comparison to the new one. Hope they bring it back soon, or at the very least add an option to choose from side or top like windows taskbar
     
  10. Yash_gamin144

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    maybe they could add a option to have a top OR a side menu!
     
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  11. CYCJoseph

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  13. Unster

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    It's ALMOST good again. The remaining annoying thing is that once something is selected in the radial menu, the rest of the menu stays behind instead of disappearing with the radial menu. Have to press Esc again to get rid of it.
     
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  14. Agent_Y

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    Oh yeah that's still slightly annoying, but still it's better than before
     
  15. Tbomb

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    I still don't see a way to disable the annoying sci fi style beeping noise when selecting things in the menu without disabling other vital game sounds. But otherwise this new menu has been fixed up pretty well tbh. I really hated it in it's first broken, bug ridden release but it's growing on me. But the damn microwave selection noise needs to go or allowed to be disabled on it's own at least.
     
  16. Agent_Y

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    I don't think it should go, as it serves a purpose, as far as I know there are a few blind players in this game, and it definitely helps them a lot to navigate in the menu. They should just find one that is less annoying, which probably is a hard job, because a sound can seem all good at first but becomes annoying over time.
     
  17. Tbomb

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    That's great, and I'm glad they're helping those who are blind. It should stay on by default. However, it should have an on/off option. Please don't argue that, everybody has asked for one, and that's no exaggeration. It's my only actual gripe with the menu right now, I've come around to liking this menu quite a bit since they polished it but being able to not have a microwave sound everytime I select something would be great.
     
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  18. Unster

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    Luckily the menu click sound is compatible with my brain. :)
     
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  19. ByteGuy

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    I agree with helping the hard of sight, but it should most certainly 110% be an option. I literally started rooting through the files to try and delete the sound, it really gets on my nerves.
    BTW, if any of you guys want a way of disabling it, I found it. Just go to your BeamNG install folder, then go to "ui"and simply edit or delete the soundClasses.json file. Then your ears will be freed haha

    p.s please please move the sidebar back to the left i beg
     
    #199 ByteGuy, Dec 17, 2021
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  20. Tbomb

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    Thank you so much buddy, I really appreciate it! God it's so nice not to hear that annoying microwave beep anymore, you're truly a lifesaver. Cheers man!
     
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