We have a custom DOS app written in Clipper, running in Windows XP Mode VMs on Windows 7 64-bit. There's a chance we might finally replace it next year.
Flatten. Go with a white background. Get rid of the faux-3d on the textboxes and use a simple outline. Style the combo boxes similarly. Get rid of the outline on the group boxes altogether and use different typography (size, color) on the group headers and spacing to denote related controls.
Teardown update: We tossed the One's hard drive into one of the tech writers' secondary hard drive bays. We found five NTFS partitions:
- Temp Content: 44 GB capacity, 27.1GB available (in an Xbox that we never turned on).
- User Content: 391.9 GB capacity, none used.
- System Support: 42.9 GB capacity, 34.1 GB available.
- System Update: 12.8 GB capacity, 11.8 GB available.
- System Update 2: 7.52 GB capacity, 7.47 GB available.
Now I'm confused. The original article and review that it referenced doesn't mention the XBox One auto uninstalling games to make room for new ones. That looks to still be a manual process. It looks like just automatically downloads settings and saved games from the cloud when you reinstall those games.
How can I check my free space?
Xbox One monitors your available hard drive space. When it starts to fill up, a message appears warning you that you're low on space. These messages are stored in Notifications. You can check to see if you have any unread messages by saying "Xbox, go to notifications" or by selecting the notifications icon at the top of Home screen.
If you don't have any notifications, it means you have plenty of free space. If you are running low on space, try deleting unused or seldom-used content.
Delete unneeded or unwanted games or apps
If your hard drive gets full, you may want to uninstall some games or apps that you no longer use. To do this:
- Press the Xbox button on the controller to return to the Home screen. Or, say "Xbox, go home."
- Select My games and apps.
- Highlight the content you want to remove, then press the Menu button.
- Select Uninstall.
- On the next screen, select Uninstall to confirm the deletion.
Lolerskates. So I guess the free space meter is the only thing missing. I wonder if that low space notification has a number in it?
Because most people doing the asking don't care how many bytes are left on the drive. They care about whether they need to delete some games in order to install the latest and greatest game.
To that end, Microsoft should answer the question "How many bytes are left on my harddisk" with the useful answer "Doesn't matter - the cloud has lots of space" rather than the pedantic but correct answer "There are exactly 47821263 bytes left on the hard drive, which is formatted as REFS and has 12831 files on it, of which 7% are less than 1MB. This information, and more is brought to you by the heap pointer 0x123985ab. Have a nice day!"
How much milk is left? Doesn't matter, the store has plenty.
FFS, even my lowly DVR has a % free bar.
I can't tell how much of this thread is actual pro-ignorance or just the usual knee-jerk MS apologia.
What's the big deal about just showing a number on a system info screen somewhere? Even an unlabeled progress bar, like Ms seems so fond of these days, would be better than nothing. How are you gonna up-sell people on external storage upgrades if people can't tell they're full-up anyways?