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New Website Design for Drivers and Software has just gotten worse

2017-02-14, 12:31 PM

Why oh why does lenovo keep changing it's website navigation and keep making it worse? There is no room to view Drivers and Software because the original hamburger menu is now gone and a one inch blue selection bar now sits in the middle of the screen taking up important space. Who in the world comes up with crap ideas like this?

Only the bottom half of the screen below the blue toolbar is scrollable. Why not make the whole screen usable?

I have an L460 and I have to continually scroll to see anything. Also I can no longer sort all drivers by date because they are now catagorized and I now have to s look in each category and check the version number since the date no longer reflects when the driver was updated. It's a complete mess.

I also use Drivergrabber, but those catalogs are not being updated in a timely manner and also show old versions. The RSS Feed is also Broken as Designed, because most of the time you are not directed to the new version. I need to quickly see the latest drivers and not spend a lot of time searching for them when confronted with old versions.

Also the feedback GUI for the Drivers and Software pagee pops up in Spanish and the GUI for Products in English How dumb is that?

 

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Re: New Website Design for Drivers and Software has just gotten worse

2017-02-14, 13:33 PM

Well said. I could not agree with you more.  

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Re: New Website Design for Drivers and Software has just gotten worse

2017-02-14, 14:22 PM

I can´t understand why they can´t stop meddling with the site. Its not getting better by just shuffling things around every few months.

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Betreff: New Website Design for Drivers and Software has just gotten worse

2017-02-15, 16:09 PM

Dear Lenovo Website programmers,

thank you for your commitment to keep the support and download website running. I know, that it is a huge job to update it and include drivers for the new model generation.

 

But at the latest upgrade you've done a bad job, because most of the drivers of all models and Windows versions got lost.

 

It cannot be written which pages are missing, listing the existing pages is much more quicker.

 

Please hurry to get the missing pages back.

By the way:

The forum-programmers also did a bad job:

Why is the "Insert picture"-dialog wider than the width of a WXGA display? It makes no sense to show such a wide blank dialog-screen!

 

Kind Regards

 

Mornsgrans

 

P.S.:

I just came back from "support and download" because there also is an issue with the feedback - form.

My settings are "English" - "United States" on the support site, but if I click "Feedback" - "Website" I get a spanish form:

 

"Feedback" - "Service" and "Feedback" - "Product" lead to english forms.

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Betreff: New Website Design for Drivers and Software has just gotten worse

2017-02-19, 15:41 PM

The site becomes useless because a "What's new" view is gone since you can not sort all drivers by date.

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Betreff: New Website Design for Drivers and Software has just gotten worse

2017-02-20, 9:51 AM

"Dear Lenovo Website programmers," is being a bit too optimistic. For those of you that feel the web design has taken a dive for the worst, please use the feedback form and add a link to this thread so that maybe someone that has some say in the matter will read this thread. I really have no hope for an improvement regarding the new changes unless some decision maker takes notice.

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Betreff: New Website Design for Drivers and Software has just gotten worse

2017-02-27, 9:53 AM

click-click schrieb:

please use the feedback form and add a link to this thread so that maybe someone that has some say in the matter will read this thread.


Did you completely read my posting above?

But meanwhile the have corrected the errors on the support and download pages, because they also read here resp. get informed from here.

 

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2017-02-27, 11:55 AM

Did you completly read my first post?

I mentioned the problem with the feedback form, but that did not stop me from selecting a rating and posting a link there. Anyway, now a change has been made which removed the orange bars, but there is still half  a screen that cannot be scrolled. This is a total waste of space. I want to see the available drivers and not a huge Lenovo banner  and a lot of other information that doesn't need to stay on the scrreen. I wonder how many would be complaining if the script kiddies had shown their talent here on the forum pages giving you only half a screen. Hey Lenovo, that change was not enough.. do it right and please fix this :smileyfrustrated:

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Re: New Website Design for Drivers and Software has just gotten worse

2017-02-27, 15:04 PM

The new design aside, the drivers & software download buttons aren't even working for any machines at this moment!

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Re: New Website Design for Drivers and Software has just gotten worse

2018-01-11, 11:44 AM

After almost one year of being patient and hoping for a solution, I need to ask this question again.

 

Will the Fixed Headers and Navigation Bars Used in Lenovo's Web Design ever be fixed to allow them to roll with the page which would be IMO much more elegant.?

 

Lenovo, as long as the fixed navbar is taking up massive screen real estate then don't expect mostly positive feedback about this. Please, please, please fix this. This is not user friendly!

 

What do the rest of you think - scrollable or fixed? Am I alone on this with my opinion?

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