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 Tyro 
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Who loves the new Sierra Chart Menus?
Who thinks it is a great idea?
Who wishes they would go back to the old menus?
Who is pulling their hair out screaming? (like me...)

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Who loves the new Sierra Chart Menus?

They are not visually attractive, even after changing the colors, but are better categorized.

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Who thinks it is a great idea?

Sierra is doing this to remove Microsoft as much as possible so they can port to another OS, so maybe for some.

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Who wishes they would go back to the old menus?

Sierra has said this isn't gonna happen, so it becomes a matter of getting used to them.

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Who is pulling their hair out screaming? (like me...)

They have not impacted my ability to find the setting I want, maybe even improved it.

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They have not impacted my ability to find the setting I want, maybe even improved it.

This has often been true for me as well, once I started to understand how they were laid out. Even though they are ugly and hard to understand at first.

(Edit, added for clarity: To someone coming in cold, Sierra Chart is redesigning their dialog windows, and they are totally non-Windows standard, and something of a challenge. And then some.)

I'm going to have to say that the old dialog boxes sometimes (often/usually) were hard to figure out also, until I was able to remember where things were, and to generally puzzle things out.

For instance, there was the old chart settings window, which had tabs for "Advanced Settings 1" (or was it "Additional Settings?") and "Advanced Settings 2" and "Advanced Settings 3"? You just had to know what would be on each of those tabs, because they weren't going to give you a clue otherwise. (Actually, I may have the names wrong, because I think my mind wanted to forget them as soon as possible.)

My theory has long been that the old dialogs were the work of someone who didn't have much of a sense of how to design things for users (and didn't care, either.) I think they got someone else to design the new ones, but that person also doesn't understand designing for users. (Or care.)

But I have to agree with @tomgilb that often I can understand them a little better, and I will go ahead and use them anyway.

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But I have to agree with @tomgilb that often I can understand them a little better, and I will go ahead and use them anyway.

Bob.

Understanding them is a little simpler but the documentation doesn't yet match the menus and I had memorized the old clunky menus.

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 aircal 
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The new menus look like DOS 2.0 😒

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