Nokia PC Suite



  • The recent acquisition brought us new UI trends. It's a combination of microsoft phobia of the native widgets they themselves created and vendors masking their crappy program by heavy theming make-up. Windows 8.2 will use only bitmapped fonts:








    The folder selection dialog is fortunately not the Win3.11 style, but it features abundance of empty space:








    Common retry, ignore, fail prompts were also redesigned to convey information using graphical buttons:









    Back now means "Retry" and if you want to continue anyway, you just click the disabled button. Nah just kidding, that's keyboard focus color. Only in the installer. In the PC Suite we of course use blue borders, except when we use nothing (checkboxes) or the grey shade (some of us liked the installer). Except when we use native controls.



  • @msntfs said:

    The recent acquisition brought us new UI trends. It's a combination of microsoft phobia of the native widgets they themselves created and vendors masking their crappy program by heavy theming make-up. Windows 8.2 will use only bitmapped fonts:
     

    Nice try genius, too bad it already looked like this years ago.


  • BINNED

    @Mona2000 said:

     

    Nice try genius, too bad it already looked like this years ago.



    That makes me wonder... Nokia sponsored Qt until relatively recently, where you have to explicitly screw up the dialogs to look wrong. So either they didn't use it for their Windows binaries or they intentionally fucked it up.

    And if they use native Windows controls... then how the hell did they manage to screw up the dialogs in the first place?

     



  • @Onyx said:

    how the hell did they manage to screw up the dialogs in the first place?
     

    THROUGH THE SUPREme power of apath whatever



  • @Onyx said:

    That makes me wonder... Nokia sponsored Qt until relatively recently, where you have to explicitly screw up the dialogs to look wrong.

     

    That installer looked like that long before Nokia aquired Qt. 

     



  • @dhromed said:

    THROUGH THE SUPREme power of apath whatever

    +1

    Since likes don't have a lot of meaning in this topic, I felt it was necessary to indicate my true appreciation for this post.



  • I didn't even know that Nokia PC Suite was still a thing. Considering I had to use it to put music onto my 5510 circa 2002 and it was crappy then.



  • Nokia PC Suite was actually discontinued ages ago. The "new" program is called Nokia Suite (also briefly known as "Nokia Ovi Suite") and looks like this:



  • BINNED

    @Mona2000 said:

     

    That installer looked like that long before Nokia aquired Qt. 

     Oh, so it's just partial incompetence. That makes me feel much better then.

     



  •  Could be worse.Could be Samsung Kies.


  • Discourse touched me in a no-no place

    @Severity One said:

    Could be worse.Could be being eaten alive by ten thousand rabid rats. Or, worse than that, Samsung Kies.

    FTFY



  • @dkf said:

    being eaten alive by ten thousand rabid rats.
    ISTM that whether they are rabid or not is pretty much irrelevant. They'd have to be eating you very, very, very slowly for you to survive long enough to worry about contracting rabies.


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