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48 +51/-3 votes

Content Advisor is outdated

Submitted by nyp on January 23, 2009 to Aesthetics, Icons, Legacy

Content Advisor dialogs have outdated icons, an unstyled button. wasted space and etc...

I think that they should just completely demolish Content Advisor because Parental Controls is much more powerful and isn't buried inside Internet Options.

Low

Low

Fixed

(5 comments)

47 +54/-7 votes

[Suggestion] improve 'All Programs' menu in Start Menu, get a big area

Submitted by klk on June 18, 2009 to Annoyance, Legacy, Usability

Because Win7(Vista) 'All Programs' menu area too small.
improve All Programs menu in Start Menu,
like serach results, get a big area.

PS. many WinXP user hate Vista Start Menu, Microsoft must confront this problem.

improve All Programs menu in Start Menu,
like serach results, get a big area.

Medium

Medium

Not fixed

(3 comments)

47 +54/-7 votes

Would you like to go offline message is outdated (with updated mock up)

Submitted by .Chris on February 10, 2009 to Aesthetics, Legacy, Usability

Title says it all. General idea is the screenshot on the left, the window, is outdated and needs refreshing. Not the mock ups...

Updated it to the provided screenshot, and rename the window "connection lost" , since thats what happend, you lost your connection...

Low

Low

Not fixed

(12 comments)

47 +48/-1 votes

Fonts in big size are not anti-aliasing/smooth

Submitted by Tuanese on January 6, 2009 to Aesthetics, Annoyance, Bug, Legacy

WordPad, NotePad, non-Word 2007, non-PowerPoint 2007, non-IE9, non-WPF and all other rest Windows programs did't have anti-aliasing fonts in big size.

Smooth font edge in big size. This has already done with: OpenType fonts.

Medium

Medium

Not fixed

(1 comments)

46 +48/-2 votes

Add Printer Wizard uses old font

Submitted by nyp on March 7, 2009 to Aesthetics, Legacy

The Add Printer wizard uses the Segoe UI font in some parts only. Others still use the old font.

Change the font to Segoe UI.

Low

Low

Fixed

Fixed in build 7057.

(2 comments)

46 +47/-1 votes

Fax Printing Preferences has an old icon

Submitted by nyp on January 27, 2009 to Aesthetics, Icons, Legacy

Old icon. (C:\Windows\system32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\3\FXSRES.DLL)

Update icon.

Low

Low

Not fixed

This submission [WLM Connection TroubleShooter needs redesign] has been removed because

http://www.windowslivetaskforce.com/view/159

46 +46/-0 votes

WLM Connection TroubleShooter needs redesign

Submitted by 3dman on December 31, 2008 to Icons, Legacy

WLM Connection TroubleShooter looks very legacy with old XP icons.

Redesign it and make it use aero style like other system troubleshooter.

Medium

Medium

Not fixed

(3 comments)

45 +48/-3 votes

Mouse Pointers Properties uses old API to browse cursors

Submitted by nyp on April 5, 2009 to Legacy

On Mouse Properties, go to the Pointers tab and then "Browse..."
An old Open dialog appears.

Change it to the new one.

Low

Low

Not fixed

(1 comments)

45 +53/-8 votes

Bluetooth settings uses XP-era icons

Submitted by Indrek on February 26, 2009 to Icons, Legacy

One of the icons can be seen here:
http://www.windows7taskforce.com/view/1050

The other is on the Share tab. (more...)

Update the icons.

Low

Low

Not fixed

(4 comments)

45 +49/-4 votes

<FIXED> Windows Energy and Windows Logo screensavers use legacy Vista branding

Submitted by antiufo on February 7, 2009 to Legacy

Windows Energy screensaver shows the "Energy Ribbon", part of Vista branding but not present in Windows 7.

Windows Logo screensaver shows the old Vista logo, with the orb. Replace it with something like the new boot animation.

Low

Low

Fixed

(18 comments)

45 +55/-10 votes

Messenger's File Transfer should have the vista/7 era progress bar

Submitted by .Chris on January 17, 2009 to Aesthetics, Annoyance, Legacy, Usability

Title says all.

Low

Low

Not fixed

(8 comments)

45 +47/-2 votes

Wordpad has old dialog box and icon

Submitted by fiji on January 3, 2009 to Aesthetics, Icons, Legacy

Wordpad uses an old dialog box for "Insert Object" and a icon from Windows 98.

Make the dialog box Aero style and change the icon.

High

High

Not fixed

(3 comments)

44 +46/-2 votes

Network tab of the Properties dialog of a network share uses a pre-XP icon

Submitted by nyp on April 4, 2009 to Aesthetics, Icons, Legacy

Right-click a shared folder in Network, go to Properties and click the Network tab. An outdated icon is displayed.

Update the icon.

Low

Low

Not fixed

(1 comments)

This submission [Replace dotted lines!!!] has been marked a duplicate of

Whats with the dotted lines

Please vote and comment on the original submission.

44 +47/-3 votes

Replace dotted lines!!!

Submitted by litemininyuszika on January 31, 2009 to Aesthetics, Annoyance, Legacy

These dotted lines are scaring people since first version of Windows is relased! Okay, in first times, not really, because the UI is also very bad... However, it's 2009, not 1995, Microsoft!!!

Replace dotted lines with Explorer's blue line.

High

High

Not fixed

(9 comments)

43 +45/-2 votes

Administrative Tools icons are inconsistent resolutions

Submitted by thommck on January 21, 2009 to Aesthetics, Annoyance, Icons, Legacy

The Icons for the Administrative Tools (including RSAT) are not all high-res even though they have been updated to more modern designs/colours

Set a good example and ensure all microsoft icons can support the "Large" icon view

Medium

Medium

Not fixed

(1 comments)

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