09-14-2010 07:51 AM
I think it would be useful to have a way of turning the Activity map on or off. Many do not find it useful.
Also it has been brought up in the forum a few times that for those who have dial-up or limited daily/monthly download usage limits they do not want activity map downloads to take place.
So at the least there should be an option to turn OFF the downloading of any Activity Map updates. These updates do not increase the security provided by NIS so it should be optional.
Thanks for your consideration.
09-14-2010 09:49 AM
100% support this Idea.
I have DSL and unlimited usage and I still don't want the map.
If I may quote a very respected contributor...
"I would rather have the CPU meters back. That was actually very useful. The map not so much."
As for me ~ the map not at all.
09-14-2010 09:59 AM
I agree with bjm. I think the activity meter is MORE useful than the activity map. If you REALLY want to include the activity map, just include a link to a website OR just a on demand map.
09-14-2010 12:33 PM
Great idea to replace the map with the activity meter or add another button for the activity meter to satisfy the people that want the map or meter. But there should be an option to turn OFF the downloading of any Activity Map updates as AllenM posted. I'm for the meter, I never use the map.
09-15-2010 10:31 AM
I agree 100%. I have a slow home Internet connection and don't want to have to download a daily Norton Activity Map Data update for a feature that's nothing but eye-candy.
09-15-2010 10:03 PM
I also would like to see options to turn off/on Activity Map, and turn off/on CPU Meters.
Bring back the CPU Meters, I used those for a quick view when my system was acting up.
09-16-2010 10:33 AM - edited 09-16-2010 10:35 AM
Bring back the meters!!!
Ummm...the direction of product development might suggest that the meters are not coming back.
In our 2009 products, we put the CPU and Memory meter on our UI. The reason was to show the world that Norton is lean and mean, and let our users measure it. In 2010, we introduced the performance graph, which lets you track your computer’s CPU and memory consumption over time, and also tracks installation of other products on your computer.
In 2011, we have taken it one step further by adding real time proactive Performance Alerts. We measure the four broad metrics of performance: CPU usage, memory usage, disk IO, and handle counts. If a particular process is taking too many resources, you will get a notification like this: