As title says, I miss being able to have the friends list in a separate window from the main app window. Made it very easy to see when friends came online or started playing a certain game. Seems like a weird thing to remove. If there is a way to still do this, would love to know how.
Just finding out now that they took out this feature of having a separate friends list displayed. Super annoying since someone reported it back in November of 2019 and it obviously wasn’t considered… Funny, as it probably has the most views/comments in the Beta section lol
Blown away Blizzard…
Came to the forums to look for a way to pop-out the friends list like we could do in the old desktop app. That post in the beta feedback was the first thing I saw too. I just sent feedback through the “Send Feedback” option in the desktop app.
Yeah, this is pretty absurd. I don’t want to have to have this entire thing covering my screen just to see which of my friends is online. It’s just going to make me keep the whole thing closed, not the other way around.
I have absolutely no reason to run the blizzard app now that they’ve again pulled the pop out friends list feature. I don’t have the screen space for their app in a full window, nor do I want/need to see all of their advertising. Screen real estate is at a premium; I don’t know why companies program their apps to need to take 1/2 of the monitor or more and worse, most of that information is either only 1 time useful per session (recent news), or completely useless (advertising). I’ll be checking back in a month or two; not going to bother launching app again anytime soon.
Was this really intended? I actually see myself playing less if I’m in another game. Normally, I would have the friends list on a second monitor and when people got on I would join them. Now I suppose this could keep me playing a non-blizzard game
Agreed. They took out the Friends’ Window in the very first Beta release of this new launcher and I stuck religiously to the Classic Launcher after that.
Truly, aside from updating and launching the games, the Friends’ Window was the single most useful feature and I can’t understand why they’d take it away and never give it back unless that was the word from on-high. Well, what corporate should remember is that people don’t like having things taken away from them, especially when they’re so simple and useful that we take it for granted…until it’s gone.
Please, Blizzard, bring back our Friends’ Window! #FriendsWindow!
I feel like the friends list placement on the new app is obtrusive. Like it ruins the flow of the asthetic. I’m not a fan of the new app, but being able to pop out the friends list and minimize or close it would go a long way for me not completely hating it. I also desperately want a chat tab back. Its a bit of a contrast to everyone wanting a seperate window for the friends list, but I don’t want more windows than I have to. Having to open a seperate window for the chat, while simultaneously having a friends list shoved in my face is probably the worst thing about the new launcher.
It seems like a current trend that I’m seeing with other launchers as well, removing the ability to pop out friends list and slim modes in favor for this bulky theme. They all seem to be going for a Discord aesthetic. - Steam had removed the small library when it did it’s big update and they added back due to popular demand. EA Origin incorporated the friends list into the app by default about 6 years back and is terrible but the user still has the option to pop it out although it requires a couple levels of clicking. GOG Galaxy still doesn’t have the ability to pop out friends list and to make it worse with GOG the friends list will disappear if the app window is too small.
I sent feedback as well hopefully they will listen and bring back this basic functionality.