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Re: Avast GUI Discussion
« Reply #210 on: December 20, 2012, 04:38:47 AM »
I think there should be a simple/minimalist/dumb person mode. With the interface stripped back, so the novice user doesn't get confused/dazzled by all the options. Like how simple MSE was.
But also a normal interface like the current one
Yeah and i think new icons would be a good idea. Something like he mentioned:
1. Make the avast orange ball more crystal like like the 2 following pictures :

http://fc00.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2011/110/e/8/avast_icon_by_ssvlad-d3e17tf.png or http://icons.iconarchive.com/icons/tribalmarkings/colorflow/256/avast-icon.png

The second one is blue but you can make it orange and sort of glass like.

2. Display program version and date of updated database whenever whenever the user mouseover the orage icon.

3. Return back the ability to skin.
(The first one, I dont like the second one)

Also there probably should be a metro interface aswell for windows 8, with a live tile to show protection status and notifications
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Re: Avast GUI Discussion
« Reply #211 on: December 20, 2012, 11:39:46 AM »
I think there should be a simple/minimalist/dumb person mode.
I've installed avast! in some computers that the owners never, ever, opened the interface.
I think a "simple/minimalist/dumb person mode" is already there: install, register and forget...
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Re: Avast GUI Discussion
« Reply #212 on: December 20, 2012, 10:07:11 PM »
Yes, the only one who ever opens the interface on the Vista machine here is me and I'm not the owner or primary user. That machine is set to get everything automatically to eliminate the need for interaction as much as possible.

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Re: Avast GUI Discussion
« Reply #213 on: December 30, 2012, 06:23:11 AM »
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Have Avast Antivirus Free installed (7.0.1474)
When I click on the tray icon => Update => Engine... (or Program), it pops up the main window with the update progress. Is it possible to add an option for manual update (via the tray icon), that make the entire update process run "in background" without the appearance of the main Avast window, displaying notifications (tooltip in tray) only after the update finish?

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Re: Avast GUI Discussion
« Reply #214 on: December 30, 2012, 12:44:26 PM »
When I click on the tray icon => Update => Engine... (or Program), it pops up the main window with the update progress. Is it possible to add an option for manual update (via the tray icon), that make the entire update process run "in background" without the appearance of the main Avast window, displaying notifications (tooltip in tray) only after the update finish?

I'm not a developer, but after an update in the avastUI, there is an acknowledgement button OK if when you check for updates and one isn't present (highly likely for program updates as they aren't frequent), so I don't know if this is possible. Without this you wouldn't have confirmation that you have the latest version.
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Re: Avast GUI Discussion
« Reply #215 on: December 31, 2012, 06:08:40 PM »
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Re: Avast GUI Discussion
« Reply #216 on: December 31, 2012, 07:02:05 PM »
Market category disappeared from avast interface, is normal? I use windows 7 professional 32bit sp1, Avast free 7.0.1474. I reinstalled avast, first appears in the interface, but if you get into the market and give a full scan, it disappears. Anyway I do not mind, it's better without Market category if it were permanently removed would be better. But I'm curious if it is normal.

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Re: Avast GUI Discussion
« Reply #217 on: December 31, 2012, 08:16:51 PM »
I know there's a setting, I forget where, sorry, to enable/disable the "market" item.  But I haven't a clue what would cause it to disappear on its own, if that's what actually happened.  But if you're happier without it anyway, no problem that I can see.
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Re: Avast GUI Discussion
« Reply #218 on: December 31, 2012, 08:25:39 PM »
I know there's a setting, I forget where, sorry, to enable/disable the "market" item.  But I haven't a clue what would cause it to disappear on its own, if that's what actually happened.  But if you're happier without it anyway, no problem that I can see.
But if there's a setting, i would be happy to know how i can disable the market. But till anybody can say to me how....Happy New Year :)

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Re: Avast GUI Discussion
« Reply #219 on: December 31, 2012, 08:33:01 PM »
I know there's a setting, I forget where, sorry, to enable/disable the "market" item.  But I haven't a clue what would cause it to disappear on its own, if that's what actually happened.  But if you're happier without it anyway, no problem that I can see.
But if there's a setting, i would be happy to know how i can disable the market. But till anybody can say to me how....Happy New Year :)
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Re: Avast GUI Discussion
« Reply #220 on: December 31, 2012, 08:42:17 PM »
I know there's a setting, I forget where, sorry, to enable/disable the "market" item.  But I haven't a clue what would cause it to disappear on its own, if that's what actually happened.  But if you're happier without it anyway, no problem that I can see.
But if there's a setting, i would be happy to know how i can disable the market. But till anybody can say to me how....Happy New Year :)
GUI --> Settings --> Community --> uncheck "Show avast! recommendation features"

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Re: Avast GUI Discussion
« Reply #221 on: December 31, 2012, 08:45:56 PM »
Thx. Happy user:)
You're welcome! :)

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Re: Avast GUI Discussion
« Reply #222 on: January 03, 2013, 08:32:02 AM »
This may have already been covered here, but due to short time frame, just pointing out that issue that many users have when their subscription (paid or free) is coming to an end, they get many reminder pop-ups issued per day; and it gets to be annoying for some of them.  Basic problem is the frequency of the pop-ups and the color of the box.  With some users, red is the equal of rage or anger, and this may set some of them off.  We always have numerous posts about these persistent expiry pop-ups, many in any given month, and using a red dialog box cannot help here; the annoyance could come in when one realises the pop-up is not a threat or danger (red) but only a notification box.  Some of these posts say the OP will remove Avast! solely because of this issue. 

Blue would be a better color.

Apologies for not looking thru this thread before posting, but short of time for now.
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Re: Avast GUI Discussion
« Reply #223 on: January 03, 2013, 12:29:59 PM »
This may have already been covered here, but due to short time frame, just pointing out that issue that many users have when their subscription (paid or free) is coming to an end, they get many reminder pop-ups issued per day; and it gets to be annoying for some of them.  Basic problem is the frequency of the pop-ups and the color of the box.  With some users, red is the equal of rage or anger, and this may set some of them off.  We always have numerous posts about these persistent expiry pop-ups, many in any given month, and using a red dialog box cannot help here; the annoyance could come in when one realises the pop-up is not a threat or danger (red) but only a notification box.  Some of these posts say the OP will remove Avast! solely because of this issue. 

Blue would be a better color.

Apologies for not looking thru this thread before posting, but short of time for now.
A much simpler solution is to simply renew. That's what I did and the reminders immediately stopped.  ;D
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Re: Avast GUI Discussion
« Reply #224 on: January 03, 2013, 05:51:58 PM »
I have to renew my subscription in June but I haven't received any reminder's yet.