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532 +559/-27 votes

Enable Drag&Drop to the Breadcrumb bar

Submitted by tino on November 11, 2008 to Annoyance, Usability

The most needed feature missing in the shell IMO is dragging files and folders to the breadcrumb bar in Explorer. This would enable users to easily move items to the parent folder or extract files from a zipped folder without going trough the extraction (more...)

High

High

Fixed

(21 comments)

453 +461/-8 votes

Feature: Enable ISO Mounting as native in Windows 7 Explorer

Submitted by cthames on February 3, 2009 to Usability

Since Virtual CD doesn't work any more a native integrated way (in Explorer) to mount ISO to the My Computer. It would also solve any conflicts with drivers and the like. I had to use System Restore in order to get Windows 7 to work again after trying (more...)

It would be beneficial for MSDN subscribers and the general public and would also get rid of Spy-ware ridden software that enables this. So the solution would be to have a native integrated way (in Explorer) like Zip except it asks to mount the ISO instead.
(more...)

Medium

Medium

Fixed

Now on Windows 8!

(17 comments)

377 +419/-42 votes

Extend the taskbar to multiple screens

Submitted by nick on November 2, 2008 to Annoyance, Usability

Now when you have multiple screens, the taskbar is only shown on the first one.
It is annoying not having the taskbar extend onto the next screen because you can't see which windows are on there.

It would be nice if the taskbar extends to all the screens, preferably a taskbar per screen.

High

High

Fixed

It's there in Windows 8.

(21 comments)

361 +375/-14 votes

Option to pause (and resume) a file transfer

Submitted by subseven on March 14, 2009 to Annoyance, Usability

Sometimes a file transfer can take up a lot of resources so I think it would be useful if you could pause it and resume it again at a later time.

Add a pause button on the file copy dialog.

Medium

High

Fixed

Available in Windows 8.

(14 comments)

342 +364/-22 votes

Redesign the IE downloader to use Aero File Operation animation and styling

Submitted by DeathSeeker on December 29, 2008 to Aesthetics, Legacy

Copying, Renaming, Tagging, Deleting, and Moving files in Vista/7 all use a common window styling. The only File Operation that doesn't use this styling is Downloading.

Update the window to use the same styling as the other File Operations.



Here's a mockup to give an idea of what I mean. (Vote on suggestion not my not so good mockup!)

Full image (more...)

Medium

Medium

Fixed

Changed in Internet Explorer 9, for better or worse...

(17 comments)

282 +295/-13 votes

Support wallpaper spanning / diffrent wallpaper per-monitor.

Submitted by MrKuenning on December 5, 2008 to Aesthetics

Its annoying having multiple monitors with the same image on both.

It would be nice if windows supported wallpaper spanning, so you could place one image across both of them.

Currently I use display fusion to do this.

Make a more customizable wallpaper settings screen.

Low

Low

Fixed

Fixed in Windows 8.

(3 comments)

281 +287/-6 votes

Add the ability to queue file transfers in windows explorer

Submitted by ezzab on May 4, 2009 to Usability

Since i can't really explain it, i'll try illustrate a mock up scenario where the problem happens:

1. Your fiend is over at your place and you're impressing him with your amazing video library.

2. He decides (more...)

Simply add the ability to queue transfers.

Low

High

Fixed

Fixed in Windows 8.

(5 comments)

248 +264/-16 votes

Old "browse virtual disk files" dialog

Submitted by sibbl on October 30, 2008 to Annoyance, Legacy, Usability

When browsing for a vhd-file you want to attach to windows 7 the classic file search dialog is shown

use the new and modern file dialog

Low

Low

Fixed

(5 comments)

230 +248/-18 votes

Why is there so much unused whitespace in the Update Driver Software Wizard?

Submitted by Danielsmi on November 6, 2008 to Aesthetics, Annoyance, Legacy, Usability

There is all this empty unused space in the Update Driver Software Wizard and we're given such a small and annoying to navigate area to find the actual drivers!!! Why!?!?

Make those boxes wider and taller, the window should maybe be bigger also, I'd like to be able to view at least 7 rows at a time, 10 would be nice but I'll be take 7 rows.

Medium

Medium

Fixed

(9 comments)

192 +222/-30 votes

Legacy Recovery Icon

Submitted by joetheplumber on November 3, 2008 to Aesthetics, Legacy

Nasty, NASTY legacy recovery XP-esque icon. Stands out like a sore thumb.

Change the Icon.

Low

Low

Fixed

(15 comments)

139 +143/-4 votes

Ability to change custom library icon

Submitted by Paralityk on November 5, 2008 to Aesthetics, Icons

You cannot change default icon for custom library

Make it possible? Tab as on picture should be enough

Medium

Low

Fixed

(7 comments)

133 +147/-14 votes

Sound (control panel applet) icon doesn't match Aero-style

Submitted by denis.spam on November 21, 2008 to Aesthetics, Icons

When you go to sound settings in control panel, just look at the taskbar. The sound icon is old-school.

UPD: Can not notice if you enable small icons in taskbar.

There is nice icon (link to sound in control panel grouped/tasks view) which is higher resolution, that can be used

Low

Medium

Fixed

Fixed in build 7048.

(8 comments)

132 +143/-11 votes

Extra border around IE8’s content

Submitted by tino on November 8, 2008 to Aesthetics, Annoyance, Legacy, Usability

There is a 3px Win95-style border inside of Internet Explorer’s content area. That does make it look odd and more important prevents the scroll bar from being at the border of the screen when the window is maximized (Fitt’s Law). On the lower right (more...)

Remove the extra border.

Low

Medium

Fixed

(4 comments)

127 +133/-6 votes

<FIXED> Add CTRL+Mouse wheel zoom in Paint

Submitted by antiufo on January 2, 2009 to Annoyance, Bug, Usability

Paint does not zoom in/out when the user rolls the mouse wheel while pressing CTRL

Add CTRL+Mouse wheel zoom, like in Office, Wordpad, Windows Explorer, Internet Explorer...

Low

High

Fixed

(3 comments)

122 +130/-8 votes

Title Text/Icons are Vertically Misaligned in Scenic Ribbon

Submitted by Cuppa on November 8, 2008 to Aesthetics, Annoyance, Bug, Icons

Text and Icons in the title bar of applications using the Scenic Ribbon are pushed down 5 pixels futher than usual, making them misaligned vertically.

This is probably due to the use of the chrome to include extra buttons, but there must (more...)

Align the icons/text properly.

Medium

Low

Fixed

(5 comments)

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