Today we’ll talk again about main feature and main way of use of Internet Tablets — Internet surfing. But not about the window to the web, MicroB. We’ll talk about things, that are very common for every user and that we face many times every day. Actions, that comes before surfing itself. I have some ideas how to make them more handy and seamless. So, let’s begin.
As we begin in every article, lets see what we have now. A connection icon in the tray that opens drop-down menu, where you can select connection and go to the connectivity settings. All looks pretty handy, but in fact it’s not. Let’s count steps, that we take to connect to the internet in different situations.
Added Wi-Fi hot-spot.
- Click the icon.
- Click “Select connections”
- “Exit offline mode?” – yep.
- Window opens.
- Wait for Wi-Fi to search for all APs.
- Click AP that you need.
You’re online in 6 steps and near 15 seconds. Not so fast to my mind. It’s a bit faster with BT connection, cause you don’t need to wait for AP’s to be searched, but it’s totally ruined if you need to connect thru different phones. You need to digg deep into settings to switch the phone.
So, I’ve found easier way to handle all of this. Take a look.
Here we got added row to the connections drop-down menu with four “favorite connections” icons. When you click it you just need to confirm exiting the offline mode. Thats all. You can easily connect to the home or work AP or different phone connections if you want. let’s see how it’s arranged.
When you click “Select connection…” you see something like this:
Red and gray crosses were added. They add and remove items from favorites. Simply click them to perform action.
When you click gray cross on the wi-fi connection you’ll see that menu:
Here you can do all you need to arrange favorite items as you want. Choose appropriate icon (with number or picture, for home or work AP for example), position and you can set AP available for autoconnection when visible (new feature of Diablo)
Same menu for phone connection is slightly different:
Instead of autoconnection (which is senseless for phone :) you can easily set which phone is appropriate for each connection without digging sub-sub-menus.
Well, hope you’ll like it or have some ideas to add or discuss. I’m always free for chat :) Thanks for the reading, take care.