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Let's talk about the new Minecraft Launcher Home Page!

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    FAQ: 

    What do I have to do to make the new Home Page show up in my Launcher?  

    • Just turn on the Home Page option from within your Launcher’s “General” Settings section and it should appear, replacing the “News” section in the Launcher’s left hand navigation with "Home".  

    How do I enable this feature in Launcher Settings? 

    • In your Launcher, click “Settings” at the bottom left of the screen. Then, on the Launcher’s “General” Setting page, scroll down to the bottom to find the new “Experimental Features” section. Toggle the “Enable HomePage” on.  

    Does this impact any of my worlds or any of my current game saves? 

    • No, it’s just a new, better way to approach using the Launcher.  
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    Just checked out the new home page and it definitely could use some work. I’ll start with what I personally liked the top part of the screen with the quick play features are nice but could be a little bigger/Bolder. The thumbsnails/look for articles looks better in the old launcher. It just looks cleaner what can I say i’m a sucker for nice big thumbnails. If the articles are going to have a short description under the thumbnail it should be its own separate summary rather then just the beginning text of the article it would just be more visually appealing without them in my opinion. Snapshots and previews should be separated from other Minecraft News and articles since right now they clutter the bottom part of the launcher and a clear distinction between a snapshot/preview article and a Minecraft news/community one. Now as for my suggested features. A Community page or forums would be a nice addition similar to minecraft chinas Launcher. Minecraft could use a nice place to interact and see what’s trending in the game. A place with direct access to the feedback page. Server list with top/featured servers. Weekly showcases of minecraft art/ community creations would also be super fun and cool. The Launcher could be a nice platform for the minecraft community but I know the implications that comes with and how difficult it could be to implement. Glad to see your guys are thinking about updating the launcher hope to see more!

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    I really like the idea but I feel like the box infront displaying the info of each image is a bit too large and like only pushed onto one corner. Maybe let it cover the lower part of the image entirely.

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    it realy looks good

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    first off, i love the new designed news tab with rows instead of one giant column with specifications for what game or content the page is and i wish each of the other tabs had it ported over, just with the obvious separation of what the topic of each is for each game!

    i dont like the lack of presence of the games themselves as theyre substituted for advertisements which either link to a browser article or atm only go to bedrock (which on that note PLEASE RENAME MINECRAFT FOR WINDOWS TO MINECRAFT BEDROCK EDITION, THE OFFICIAL YOUTUBE CHANNEL AND EVERYONE OTHER THAN THE LAUNCHER CALLS IT BEDROCK)

    i do not know if the sidebar with the other tabs for java edition, for windows (eugh), dungeons, and legends will be removed to make the home menu the only place to boot things up as i havent seen any photos include the sidebar at all outside of the app itself so i wont comment on that until its confirmed, but what i do know is that the quickplay menu being on the home page is confusing as its only for java edition and the dropdown menu for the bedrock instillation should have a grass and dirt block next to the text like how java instillations are shown and how the preexisting tab for bedrock does it (also why is it called retail? latest release works fine and is way more understandable)

    if it is just supposed to be a more overall newsboard and advertisement space then i wouldnt see myself using it often and just sticking to the specific game tabs with the sidebar.

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    Вятар

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    I tried it and it looks really good! Good job!

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    Hiya,

    I love the new home page as it looks fantastic and is great for getting Minecraft related info! this would be very useful for new players! Two things I would like to point out is that firstly (not sure if this is fully added) but most of the images in the launcher are kinda pixelated than the original image and sometimes if the image is too small then it would stretch it? also secondly the play button should be a bit bigger as the button can skip the new players eyes and think one of the posts is the play button it should be a bigger so the player can notice it otherwise the java edition should load in first (if the home menu is going first when this comes out) 

    Otherwise I love this new addition to the launcher its makes it way better than having to find the posts on the website. it gives the launcher's post display areas (under the game) more purpose and feel more homely!


    Thank you have a good day!

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    I do really like the idea of the home page but there are 2 things that it would change. First, the pictures from the news are really stretched out and secondly, it would be nice if all the games that you own appear next to the quick play bar instead of the quick play bar just replacing them

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    Pretty cool

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    No lo he probado jajaja

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    i lick

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    It looks awful

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    Si está buena la idea por favor háganlo 

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    this sucks play should NOT be at the top

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    From what I see it could use a "settings" button on the top left corner of the homepage for a quick access to both, instance settings and launcher settings

     

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    I'm so used to seeing the skins option right as I open up the launcher. Is there a way to access it on the new one?

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    Its not too bad! But needs work
    The Quick play icons desperatly need to have assignable icons and the most recent should list world name.
    There is no reason to shorten down the current version, there is so much space there.

    A progress bar of loading on the main page rather than on whatever page you are loading is really needed.

    At the bottom is the new update tiles, yet there is also a pick tile on the side. Both of these elements want combining.

    Finally I noticed a few of the images looking low resolution, im on 1440p and I think the images for the main middle tile was noticably pixlated and blurry.

    I would say, It would be cool to have button sounds. Just simple ones like the default minecraft click, just to bring it alive a bit

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    I WANT NEW MINECRAFT LAUNCHER!!!!! :)

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    looks cool

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    the home page is pretty useless, it's filled with ads and the actual "play" button (the only reason to open the launcher) is small, and all of the settings used to control the launcher are tucked away 

    basically the homepage hides away all of the actual functions of the launcher so there's more room to display advertisements, it's a downgrade from the old launcher and it's just an excuse for microsoft to shove more ads and minecraft addons in our face

    homepage is kind of a waste of space

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    Is the grass block that says Minecraft: Java Edition going to be removed and replaced by the home page? If so, there is no skins or installations tab in the home page.

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    I miss when it was just a dirt background. Wont ever understand all the bloat. 

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    looks good 

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    looks like crap in my humble opinion but i see others don't think that way so just make it toggleable 

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    - What do you find useful about the new Home Page?
    Easy-to-view search bar and Quick Play near the main play button.

    - Are there any key functionalities you feel are missing?
    I would like it to automatically scroll down the window when clicking on the search bar to show the results. When I used it I thought I wasn't searching.

    - Does anything feel like it’s in the wrong place?
    The dark dialog box in the lower left corner covers the images too much, I think it would be fine with a transparent box or with the information on the right along with the icons.

    - Was anything you’re used to accessing difficult to find?
    I like that the Quick Play and the main Play button are together, but at first glance it took me a bit to understand what each button was. Perhaps the main button could be a little bigger and separated from the Quick Play buttons, or everything could be joined together in one long bar with subdivisions on the left for the Quick plays.
    I also had a hard time finding the three small dots on the right so I could edit the Quick Plays that are on the left.

    - Is there anything you see here that you don’t think you need?
    All looks good!

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    The new launcher could use some work but overall i think this is a really cool new feature.  

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    es realmente hermoso como quedo 

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    In my own personal opinion the play button and the search bar need to swap places, or have the play button be put above it. It seems really backwards for it to be on the top the way it is.

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    I think the new HomePage is more confusing compared to the original launcher interface, the player's main goal of using the launcher should be to start the game and not to watch more community content, we could consider making the start game button a bit larger...