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#46 Touchadowns

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Posted 28 July 2012 - 15:31

Am I the only one who didn't see IE? I looked real quick after the update but I didn't see it anywhere.


It's an App, you have to download it from the app section


#47 OP George P

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Posted 28 July 2012 - 15:39

It's an App, you have to download it from the app section


Yeah it doesn't show up in the app section, is it US only or something stupid like that? Since i'm not in the US my list of apps is very very limited.

#48 Touchadowns

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Posted 29 July 2012 - 03:38

Yeah it doesn't show up in the app section, is it US only or something stupid like that? Since i'm not in the US my list of apps is very very limited.


It's a known issue, it's been posted in the support forum and the Xbox Team is aware of it.

#49 LUTZIFER

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 01:08

I take it now that it's installed, any updates will show up for it. I hope. Hopefully Flash and ActiveX will come soon.
Other than that, I just love the changes. And IE performs incredibly.

#50 Ryoken

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 04:06

I take it now that it's installed, any updates will show up for it. I hope. Hopefully Flash and ActiveX will come soon.
Other than that, I just love the changes. And IE performs incredibly.

Hoping for Flash is bad, but understandable..
Hoping for ActiveX.. no.. just no..

#51 AWilliams87

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 05:50

I thought you all agreed to a NDA when you signed up? Odd.

#52 LUTZIFER

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 18:46

Hoping for Flash is bad, but understandable..
Hoping for ActiveX.. no.. just no..

Well without flash and active x the browser is pretty much useless.

#53 what

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 09:06

Well without flash and active x the browser is pretty much useless.

Yeah it's impossible to find a website that doesn't entirely depend on either of them.

#54 MikeChipshop

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 09:19

Plenty

Well without flash and active x the browser is pretty much useless.


Plenty of people browse the web on their iPhone/iPad without missing Flash.
Flash will NEVER make it to the XBOX browser in my opinion.

Although it's not something i'll really find myself doing, i'm glad the option to browse the web has been added to the XBOX.

#55 what

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Posted 13 August 2012 - 16:42

I took the liberty to count just how many adverts I'm getting on this dashboard preview. I counted 31. Doesn't that seem a bit excessive for a console menu? You can't even say they're targeted - I don't play CoD or Halo anymore and I've never played Mass Effect 3.

#56 Lucas

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Posted 13 August 2012 - 19:43

Is there any way to get in the beta of this at the moment? Or just wait for it to go public?

#57 vetDirtyLarry

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Posted 13 August 2012 - 20:39

I took the liberty to count just how many adverts I'm getting on this dashboard preview. I counted 31. Doesn't that seem a bit excessive for a console menu? You can't even say they're targeted - I don't play CoD or Halo anymore and I've never played Mass Effect 3.

It is quite ridiculous. Not sure why I even bother paying for a Gold subscription honestly, you would think being a paid subscriber means not having to be bombarded by ads.

Including the ads, It really is incredibly quite cluttered when all is said and done. Not the most intuitive IMO either. If not for the ability to pin things, I would really dislike it. I much prefer the simplicity and minimalism of XMB, and even that has a little to many ads for my taste, but still nowhere near as much as this latest dashboard (if dashboard is indeed what it is still called).

Now keep in mind, I am pretty old school with my needs from gaming consoles. I need them to play games and stream videos, in that order. Any other additional functionality I either hardly ever use or do not use at all. So all this other **** like search and browse the web and be shown things I may also like based on what I have played, pretty much useless from my perspective. Really would have loved to see the ability to just have a streamlined simplified version of the interface just to fit my needs. Perhaps it is there and I have not discovered it yet. For now I have the pin ability which kind of resolves my issue with everything else.

#58 BajiRav

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 19:35

It is quite ridiculous. Not sure why I even bother paying for a Gold subscription honestly, you would think being a paid subscriber means not having to be bombarded by ads.

Including the ads, It really is incredibly quite cluttered when all is said and done. Not the most intuitive IMO either. If not for the ability to pin things, I would really dislike it. I much prefer the simplicity and minimalism of XMB, and even that has a little to many ads for my taste, but still nowhere near as much as this latest dashboard (if dashboard is indeed what it is still called).

Now keep in mind, I am pretty old school with my needs from gaming consoles. I need them to play games and stream videos, in that order. Any other additional functionality I either hardly ever use or do not use at all. So all this other **** like search and browse the web and be shown things I may also like based on what I have played, pretty much useless from my perspective. Really would have loved to see the ability to just have a streamlined simplified version of the interface just to fit my needs. Perhaps it is there and I have not discovered it yet. For now I have the pin ability which kind of resolves my issue with everything else.

Pinning is a missed opportunity as it stands in the beta. If I pin a game and use that to launch it - the stupid thing opens the marketplace page of the game instead of launching it. It takes 3 "clicks" to launch a game i.e. home 1> my pins 2> game 3> play_now
That is just ridiculous and useless. There is also their continued neglect of system video/music/photo players :/ they can't be pinned (or show up in recent) for some arbitrary reasons. I use them extensively and it is just plain irritating.

#59 OP George P

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 21:32

I don't count the "game suggestions" as ads. I guess some would but to me that's some useful information, taking the games I've played into account and showing me something that's the same that I might like. I'm all for that type of info on my dashboard.

#60 BajiRav

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 22:15

I don't count the "game suggestions" as ads. I guess some would but to me that's some useful information, taking the games I've played into account and showing me something that's the same that I might like. I'm all for that type of info on my dashboard.

I thought I was never bothered by those gaming-related ads but I find my usage as jumping around ads(all kinds) to get to stuff that I need.

The very routine things I do such as start/join a party, read messages, check who is online etc. are buried behind multi-level menus (either the blade-guide or the social tab) and out of the 9 tiles on the Home screen only 3 are useful to me (one of them is stupid as I posted above).
They need to re-do the whole dashboard layout to improve navigation, the latest update is nothing but a mess.
One more example is that there are two kinds of music players to play music from a PC on the network depending on where you start. That is just bad design.



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