Notification Widgets / Layout Annoyances

L0cke

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Couple of things in the new notification area.

  • I see in the most recent update they have added the Date - Why does this have to be so big, and why does it span over two lines?? Also, it can't be removed. It looks horrible, like someone just added it in there using paint, and doesn't match the rest of the style.
  • Widgets with "Nothing to display" like the Calendar, that says "No Events". Why does it still take up a whole widget space. It should shrink down accordingly.

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Personally I like the date the way it sits, however this is going to be totally a personal preference.

I do agree with the widgets should shrink down when no information to display.
 

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Widgets with "Nothing to display" like the Calendar, that says "No Events". Why does it still take up a whole widget space. It should shrink down accordingly.

This bugs me too. And on the Watch complication, why say No Events? Why not just blank? Or fill it in with a John Handy affirmation.


Odd mine has a comma between day and Month/Date
It may be the way you have it formatted in Settings. Mine say August 10 not 10 August (as we did in the military) so the comma thing is probably similar.

I might like the date line 1pt. smaller as the optical illusion effect sometimes makes the bottom line look bigger than the bottom. But it's ok as is for me.
 

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I don't see the date an issue. Just nudge it up and it's gone. I scroll through my widgets anyway, so it doesn't really matter. The widgets I had with spacing issues seems fixed.
 

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If you change the region format to United Kingdom, the format changes to no comma I was not able to find a way to change the format to rearrange the formatting with English US settings.

Side note, if you access widgets from locked screen the time is also above the date. This might be an already known feature, just tossing it out there.
 

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The Today screen on the iOS 9.3.4 notification center shows the date/time at the top. Looks the same as in 10.
Here it is on my iPhone 5 running 9.3.4.
Not much different.
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I've seen some say it is for 3rd party widgets, and one state it was showing for apps that are not optimized for iOS 10 yet.
Either way, it's distracting from the overall look.


It doesn't bother me either way. Interesting bit about maybe it's because the apps aren't optimized for i10 and not because they'er third-party.

I had no problems with widget spacing, but with the space widgets use. I'm still getting large widget foot prints when there's no info but "nothing to see here" messages. Maybe Apple is going for a very uniform look. But if there's no info to impart, then why even show the widget?? Or have it go away after the first look of the day.
 

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The Today screen on the iOS 9.3.4 notification center shows the date/time at the top. Looks the same as in 10.
Here it is on my iPhone 5 running 9.3.4.
Not much different.
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It doesn't look much different, that's the problem. Change the entire area but leave that looking like the old one. It'd be nice if it had its own bubble and fitted in at the top on one line, giving you the option to remove it if needed. But I guess that's something I have to get used to with apple... being given options on customisation.
 

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It doesn't look much different, that's the problem. Change the entire area but leave that looking like the old one. It'd be nice if it had its own bubble and fitted in at the top on one line, giving you the option to remove it if needed. But I guess that's something I have to get used to with apple... being given options on customisation.

Looks fine to me. I haven't given it a thought. I've been more concerned with Apple disabling many of the Launcher widgets. They've decided we should not have some of them.