Logging into forum = more cumbersome

As of about a week ago, logging into the forum became a more cumbersome experience.

There used to be two screens, as I recall. Now there are three.


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I think the “Stay signed in? Don’t show this again” used to be on the 2nd box where you input your password. Now it’s on its own separate pop-up. Can this be streamlined to two again, perhaps? I use hotkeys to navigate these pop-ups so I don’t need to click my mouse and had it down to a science. Not saying I can’t do the same again (actually, don’t think you can or it’s not as easy, or requires more waiting, more inputs, etc.), but no matter how it’s sliced, the login process is now longer, has one more popup, and requires more clicks and/or hotkeys to login.

I like UIs getting streamlined, personally; not more cumbersome for seemingly no beneficial reason

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Unfortunately this is a Microsoft level change, so not something we have control over. I can provide feedback to that team, but no guarantees they’ll make a change. Thanks for raising it as a concern!

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Thanks! I used to like the login process, considering other alternatives other websites do, but this doesn’t seem very efficient or user-friendly. I even once gave Amazon feedback saying they should mirror the Microsoft login by putting the “Keep me signed in” checkbox above their “Sign-In” button (so it’s a quick TAB > Spacebar > Tab > Enter after entering your email address, like Microsoft’s used to do). They never implemented that, but I can no longer recommend mimicking Microsoft. In fact, I could now give Microsoft feedback asking them to mirror Amazon’s and it’d be a better experience than Microsoft’s new three pop-up box method :slight_smile: