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Re: Avast GUI Discussion
« Reply #150 on: October 24, 2012, 02:05:20 PM »
1)
For me finding and adjusting all the Settings can be difficult and confusing.
There is a Global Settings link at the top of the Main GUI window.
There are also many other Settings pages for the different "options" such as each sheild's "expert settings".

I think it would be nice to have a "Summary/ALL Settings" page that lists ALL settings, or has links to ALL the Avast settings.
I would like one page where i can see and adjust ALL settings easily without jumping around to different sections, options, etc.
This page could just include links to all the current Settings pages...

2)
I would like to see a log for all updates applied including streaming updates.
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Re: Avast GUI Discussion
« Reply #151 on: October 24, 2012, 04:07:42 PM »
The beauty of avast! is that in most instances, the default settings are best and should be left alone.  :)
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« Reply #152 on: October 25, 2012, 06:32:37 AM »
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The beauty of avast! is that in most instances, the default settings are best and should be left alone.  :)

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Re: Avast GUI Discussion
« Reply #153 on: October 25, 2012, 06:34:23 PM »
I agree most default settings are fine.
I just gave my opinion and suggestions based on the OP questions:

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but mainly about the overall user experience, i.e. usability of the UI, easiness to find stuff etc.

4. What do you think about the Settings screen? And the other various setting screens accessible throughout the UI?

I find it difficult to find, review, test, and change settings where the default is not the best (for me).
i.e. 
 The default scheduled scan setting is not what i want.
 Some people do not like the default audio alerts for definition updates.

I think it's too difficult for a new user to easily find and understand all the settings available...
For an experienced Avast user this is probably not needed...those people have learned all this.

I'm a geek and have been using/recommending MSE for quite a while now to those i help.
It's very simple, and recommended by many tech's.
I don't mind the Avast complexity for myself, but i wonder if i should recommend it for some non-tech users i help.

I'm now using/testing Avast more because of the better AV reviews.

No disrespect intended here, and i appreciate what Avast offers.
I'm trying to figure out if i should recommend Avast over MSE for people i help remotely.
I often install an AV remotely for someone and simplifying the configuration would help me and them, and save time and bandwidth.

If my thoughts are not best for Avast, disregard them.
But, i wonder how many every day users understand the Avast interface and can use it as intended if ALL the default settings are not the best option for that person?


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Re: Avast GUI Discussion
« Reply #154 on: October 25, 2012, 06:43:02 PM »
1. I'm a geek and have been using/recommending MSE for quite a while now to those i help.
2. I don't mind the Avast complexity for myself, but i wonder if i should recommend it for some non-tech users i help.

1. Sorry, but no real geek would ever do this..!!
2. Sure, as the default settings are already customized for that.
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Re: Avast GUI Discussion
« Reply #155 on: October 25, 2012, 06:48:16 PM »
Guess that answer says it all - thanks.

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« Reply #156 on: October 25, 2012, 06:52:30 PM »
You're welcome.
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Re: Avast GUI Discussion
« Reply #157 on: October 25, 2012, 09:16:48 PM »
Spinning Avast systray icon should be disabled by default (not icon itself, but that spinning). It's very unprofessional.

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« Reply #158 on: October 25, 2012, 09:24:48 PM »
Spinning Avast systray icon should be disabled by default (not icon itself, but that spinning). It's very unprofessional.

??? Why do you think it's unprofessional..?? :o
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« Reply #159 on: October 25, 2012, 09:41:32 PM »
Spinning Avast systray icon should be disabled by default (not icon itself, but that spinning). It's very unprofessional.

??? Why do you think it's unprofessional..?? :o
Every time when I install Avast... first thing to do is go to the settings and disable animation of the Avast systray icon. Those kind of animations are unnecessary and annoying.

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« Reply #160 on: October 25, 2012, 09:46:48 PM »
Every time when I install Avast... first thing to do is go to the settings and disable animation of the Avast systray icon. Those kind of animations are unnecessary and annoying.

Well, ok - tastes differ, but I wouldn't call it unprofessional at all.
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« Reply #161 on: October 25, 2012, 11:18:35 PM »
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Every time when I install Avast... first thing to do is go to the settings and disable animation of the Avast systray icon. Those kind of animations are unnecessary and annoying.

Well, ok - tastes differ, but I wouldn't call it unprofessional at all.

The spinning of the icon is a good indication that the program is working as it should without having to open the GUI.
That would be a good indicator to non-professionals & non-geeks ... such as your customers(?).

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Re: Avast GUI Discussion
« Reply #162 on: October 25, 2012, 11:24:25 PM »
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Every time when I install Avast... first thing to do is go to the settings and disable animation of the Avast systray icon. Those kind of animations are unnecessary and annoying.

Well, ok - tastes differ, but I wouldn't call it unprofessional at all.

The spinning of the icon is a good indication that the program is working as it should without having to open the GUI.
That would be a good indicator to non-professionals & non-geeks ... such as your customers(?).

++1 It has been spinning in my rigs for more than 10 years and can keep up spinning for 10 more.. 8)

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Re: Avast GUI Discussion
« Reply #163 on: October 26, 2012, 12:10:27 AM »
The spinning of the icon is a good indication that the program is working as it should without having to open the GUI.
That would be a good indicator to non-professionals & non-geeks ... such as your customers(?).
Good point -- if I'm opening an app and the icon doesn't spin, that's guaranteed to earn a raised eyebrow from me.
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Re: Avast GUI Discussion
« Reply #164 on: October 26, 2012, 12:12:40 AM »
Spinning Avast systray icon should be disabled by default (not icon itself, but that spinning). It's very unprofessional.
If you disable the spinning by default, then how would the average person know that avast! is actually busy protecting you ???
The fact that the icon is spinning has always been my assurance that avast is doing it's job.
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