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I would like to suggest the following enhancements/fixes: If the user clicks an area where there is no Overwolf overlay/ui present, focus back on the game. When the overlay is toggled on using CTRL+TAB, it is very confusing (for me as a first-time user at least) how to get back to my game. Once you interact with the overlay, moving your mouse away from it or clicking outside causes it to shrink/minimize (as it should), but the cursor remains as the Overwolf cursor and clicking anywhere on the screen doesn't exit the "overlay mode". Using CTRL+TAB a second time fixes the issue, but causes another one (#2 below) depending on your settings. While this seems like user error initially (understand the app perhaps?) I would argue that because of the bug in #2 below, it was confusing and I assumed something was broken. Fix the issue where the overlay will disappear, even when the in-game dock settings tell it to remain. Most likely caused when using CTRL+TAB to toggle the overlay, but it should return to its natural (settings) state. An example can be seen here: overlay-toggle-issue If this is the expected result, perhaps for first-time users, show a message that it will not be minimized to the dock position when using the key bindings to toggle it off. Enable the Overwolf "dock in-game behavior" to be enabled by default. Knowing that the Overwolf app is running after launching a game (especially for first-time users) is the expected experience and very hassle free (next point). First-time users shouldn't need to open the settings page to know how to turn it on. The functionality Overwolf (and apps from the store) provides is most likely the reason they installed it. The minus icon/button on the overlay provides a quick way for them to get rid of it, should they want. As they utilize more apps, they could use the settings to remove extra screen clutter. Increase the Appstore opening speed if possible. When clicking the Appstore icon via the overlay, I'm experiencing an average of 8-12s for the overlay window to open, and then another 3-5s for the progress bar in the window to complete. Maybe some ui element to indicate the Appstore is loading would help (even if a basic rotating icon with "Loading" next to the Appstore icon in the overlay). I'm trying to reproduce an issue where the window stops responding and does not allow me to get out of the overlay/Appstore (seems to work itself out after about 10s thought), will update you if I can get the steps. I am interested in developing some apps for Overwolf and my concern is that these quirks/issues could throw off first-time users, thus reducing our efforts to promote the product to new users (or customers as some might see it). Again, this is a great product and I am looking forward to developing apps!
I admit to being relatively new to using Overwolf, but one of the first things I do when getting a new game is to head into Overwolf and see what apps are available for the game. My problem is that I can't seem to find a way to categorize the apps by which game they target. I think the For Games category is too broad and that many great apps may get overshadowed by the top apps for each game. When I open the app store, I am not there to just browse all the apps. While this is a valid use case, I am almost always there with a specific game in mind and have to wade through tons of unrelated apps to find something useful. And even then, I don't know what game the app is for if it is not hinted at in either the app's name or picture. Allowing the apps to be filtered by game would allow lesser known or new apps to gain more exposure and not be drowned out by the popular ones. This would add more competition between apps as a new user would not be as likely to only grab the first app they see, which is the most popular in the current sorting. And as they say, "Competition breed innovation." As I said in the beginning, I admit to being new. I may have overlooked this feature already but I made a good effort to find it. If this is the case, the feature should be made more prominent as it is easy to miss. Thanks, Raitono