The Windows 10 Store app is BAD

Discussion in 'Microsoft' started by JoeS, Oct 18, 2019.

  1. desertlap

    desertlap Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

    Messages:
    2,651
    Likes Received:
    3,333
    Trophy Points:
    181
    I had some weirdness with it on one of my systems yesterday, and it 's the not the first time it's happened. It basically wanted to "update" every single one of the store based apps on the system (39 items).

    Of course when I said it ok, it did this thing where the updates happened at warp speed ( I don't have 100GB at home). And when I looked at about a dozen of the items it supposedly updated, only one had actually changed. o_O
     
  2. JoeS

    JoeS I'm all ears Senior Member

    Messages:
    5,577
    Likes Received:
    3,864
    Trophy Points:
    331
    Exactly, stuff like that. I had that same thing earlier, see post 15.

    Another thing I positively hate is when you see a pending update and decide to uninstall that app before the update starts, it will freaking re-install the app that you just removed! So bad.
     
    Last edited: Aug 20, 2020
  3. Steve S

    Steve S Pen Pro - Senior Member Super Moderator

    Messages:
    8,166
    Likes Received:
    3,667
    Trophy Points:
    331
    <<...Another thing I positively hate is when you see a pending update and decide to uninstall that app before the update starts...>>

    OK, I think that one's on you; trying to delete an app while the OS is spinning up to do an operation on the same app seems a little dicey...?!??
     
  4. JoeS

    JoeS I'm all ears Senior Member

    Messages:
    5,577
    Likes Received:
    3,864
    Trophy Points:
    331
    Hey, this is how you test whether software is idiot proof! :p

    In my defense, when I see updates offered they're often a reminder that "I no longer need that app", so it's not that rare for me to uninstall exactly when an update is available.

    And also in my defense: in the iOS app store, you can swipe left on any offered update and uninstall the app right from the update list, with NO accidental reinstalls. +1 for Apple.

    F04B9BC7-7411-44A9-BDF2-1108000E472F.jpeg
     
    Last edited: Aug 20, 2020
  5. desertlap

    desertlap Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

    Messages:
    2,651
    Likes Received:
    3,333
    Trophy Points:
    181
    Well what do you know? MS actually responded to my gripe above when I submitted it. Apparently when it's updating a whole bunch of apps like that it's actually is just updating you're license/entitlement so it's not totally pointless.

    My response was that was great and all, but how about actually telling users what's happening????
     
    JoeS likes this.
  6. Steve S

    Steve S Pen Pro - Senior Member Super Moderator

    Messages:
    8,166
    Likes Received:
    3,667
    Trophy Points:
    331
    Wow. I've never gotten a response to any feedback that I've ever submitted. They must like you... or think that you are a threat...!
     
    dstrauss and desertlap like this.
  7. JoeS

    JoeS I'm all ears Senior Member

    Messages:
    5,577
    Likes Received:
    3,864
    Trophy Points:
    331
    And then hopefully you gave them a link to this thread! :D
     
  8. JoeS

    JoeS I'm all ears Senior Member

    Messages:
    5,577
    Likes Received:
    3,864
    Trophy Points:
    331
    This product is installed. Launch! Free!! Add to cart!!!

    The Win10 app store: always surprising, always terrible :confused:

    upload_2020-9-19_19-55-56.png
     
    Bronsky and dellaster like this.
  9. JoeS

    JoeS I'm all ears Senior Member

    Messages:
    5,577
    Likes Received:
    3,864
    Trophy Points:
    331
    After today's Store app update I looked at the reviews, and absent mindedly clicked 'helpful' on a critical review. Of course that immediately fails. Bug or feature? :p

    upload_2020-10-15_13-45-27.png
     
    dellaster and desertlap like this.
  10. desertlap

    desertlap Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

    Messages:
    2,651
    Likes Received:
    3,333
    Trophy Points:
    181
    Or maybe it's subtle way of MS saying "what are you stupid?,, everyone else thinks it sucks..." :p:D
     
    perry59 likes this.
Loading...

Share This Page