ady4um Posted June 1, 2008 Report Share Posted June 1, 2008 This *could* be a "feature request", but I'm not actually requesting some new feature. I just want to point out some things I noticed about the ut user interface, and maybe this could be useful to the devs and eventually to the users. IMHO, the following points could make the UI more coherent / consistent as a whole. That's why I'm posting them in 1 single thread, instead of opening each item separately. Oh, and I'm NOT talking about WebUI; I'm talking about the utorrent User Interface, 1.7.7 stable version. In each of the following points, I just present it. I leave the arguments for future/further discussion, if anyone is interested. And of course I would like to hear everyones' opinions, specially from mods and devs.1_ The column "ETA" in the torrent's list is referring to time. The column "Remaining" is referring to bytes. But in the "General" Pane, under "Transfer", the info called Remaining matches the ETA. Also, the help file explains the Remaining info in the General Pane as ETA. IMO, in the General Pane the word Remaining should be change to ETA. The help file should be changed accordingly.2_ As the ETA changes from the time-to-finish-downloading, to the time-to-get-to-the-seeding-goal, I would suggest the column "Remaining" in the torrent's list to change also, accordingly. The help file should reflect this change to avoid questions about this.3_ Since my first suggestion was to change, in the general pane, the word Remaining to the word ETA, I would suggest adding the appropriate "Remaining" info in the same "Transfer" section, according to the info in the "Remaining" column in the torrent's list. In this case, this info could/should also be changed according to suggestion number 2_, and changing the help file is very important if this is implemented.4_ In the Transfer section of the General Pane, the dl and ul speeds both have its avg. This info is displayed in xx.x kB/s (at least for me). IMHO the AVeraGe info should be displayed always at least with 3 digits to the right of the decimal point, like x.xxx kB/s, or xx.xxx kB/s, or xxx.xxx kB/s (or even xxx.xxx MB/s, if this happens in any case). As I said before, I think I have valid reasons for this suggestions, and I open to further discussion.5_ In the Status Bar, the total download and the total upload are displayed in xxx.x MB format (1 decimal digit, max 3 digits to the left of the decimal point), at least in my case. If I let utorrent running several days, this format changes to x.x GB (still 1 decimal digit) . Since the order of magnitude of the actual speed is not changing, this change in the displayed format means that the next time I will see this number changing (from 1.1 to 1.2 GB) will be 100 times the previous period, when it was displayed as xxx.x MB. This is specially important in cases with low speeds, where quiting ut and starting again would not be desirable. Several format options could be suitable. One, which I don't recommend, is letting ut to display xxxx.x MB (more digits, still in MB, up to 6 or 7 total digits before changing to GB). Another possible display format could be using 4 total digits *always*, even when changing to GB, like 1.234 GB (not 1.2 GB as the 1.7.7 stable version), 12.34 GB, 123.4 GB, 1.234 TB. For some people, having more decimal digits is annoying, and that's why I don't suggest 12.345 GB and 123.456 GB. The *always 4 digits* format staggers the current format change from MB to GB. I want to emphasize that this always-4-total-digits-display suggestion is in relation to the Totals in the *Status Bar*. Display formats in other sections of utorrent should be discussed separately. As before, I have more arguments for this suggestion, if anyone is interested.IMHO, this suggestions could add to the consistency/coherence of the utorrent User Interface. These are more *display* suggestions, rather than new *feature* suggestions, and if the mods think this thread should be moved, please do so. Any comments? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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