I understand that CI is very important for every company ... and that F-Secure brands its software ...
but the color selection in the policy manager are - I have to be polite - not the best choice ...
Who selected that turquoise color for highlighting and messages
is there a way to change them?
thanks for changing the colors and layout in Policy Manager 12.20
Now it is really readable and better to use.
Thanks for listening to the customers!
Congratulations for making even worse looking UI in 12.10. I didnt know it was possible, but sure enough, you proved me wrong again.
Please bring back the colors and layout from 2 years back. This current acid trip color scheme gives me serious head ache.
Agreed, this current UI is a throwback to pre-OSX Macs and not in a good way. It is also quite wastefull in terms of screenspace, the Policy Managers we manage are usually located on virtual machines and those usually do not have the huge screenspace of modern desktops.
The role of central management software is to be functional, currently that has been considerably reduced to suit the needs of "modernized" UI look.
Thank you for your honest feedbacks. I forwarded them internally.
I wouldn't want to revert back to the version 11 UI, since that was a bit grim too.
There are a number of things that do need correcting, though.
The huge title bar is exceptionally pointless. I'm tired of all the prima donnas who think that they are above using native Windows title bars. In fact, UltraMon doesn't even detect that FSPMC has a title bar, so the extra title bar buttons don't appear. Windows native title bars have important visual cues (is this window focused?) that are lost when developers are too haughty to use them. Literally the only cue as to whether FSPMC is focused or not is the shade of grey of the controls at the top right.
Seriously, people: I tell Windows what colour I want everything. That decision is mine to make globally, not for programs to ignore.
The program's icon is still generic instead of specific to that program. I also don't get why all the toolbar icons are glued together -- it's like all the space in between them has been relocated into the gigantic title bar.
File Open/Save dialog boxes are no longer anything remotely native. If you paste a path into the filename box and press enter, instead of navigating to that path and restoring the name that was originally present, nothing happens. I know that we're stuck in Java with everything this entails (completely broken taskbar pinning, memory bloat etc) but there are far better Open/Save dialog box implementations for Java, so I have no idea why we're now given some atrocious version, one that must be the worst one I've ever seen for Java. I would have thought that Java would allow native dialogs now (since both XUL and GTK+ do) but I guess not.
As an aside, I notice that FSPMS 12 and/or FSPMC 12 is dramatically faster than 11 — a night and day difference.
I didnt notice any difference in speed. It still takes some 5-10minutes to fire up the console.
Anyway, one more thing FS MUST fix. The computer icons previously told us the OS of the machine. Now the OS version has been written after the computer icon which is taking waaaaayyyy too much space.
I can click Root then Alerts and see them all in around 1–2 seconds. Viewing global installation status takes around one second. The improvement in speed is incredible — no more "Waiting for the server" for ages (in the past these steps could take several minutes). We have 325 hosts in total, and from entering my password to loading completion, I only wait five seconds (maybe more if we discount disc cache) on a Core i5-2400 in Windows 10. To get a 10-minute load time, I assume you must have a lot more hosts?
I'm uncertain about the OS status icons. It bothered me at first, but I realise that I paid little attention to that data anyway. The new way of showing it is rather odd, though, but strangely enough, I'm OK with it.
The "Hosts outside the domain tree" panel is useful, too, as normally you'd never see it. (I don't recall seeing that until just now ... how weird.)
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