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Lense problem within Magnifier

Submitted by shanebissmire on January 23, 2010 to Annoyance, Bug

When using the Lens function inside Magnifier, at about 200%, the lens becomes too unstable, black lines flicker across the lense. This is made worst when the lense is sitting above the magnifier menu. The situation is worsen again as the magnification (more...)

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Medium

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(3 comments)

This submission [Listening to a microphone has delay under windows] has been removed because

Technical problem

-10 +2/-12 votes

Listening to a microphone has delay under windows

Submitted by Skyli on January 9, 2010 to Usability

It has around 0,12 seconds delay, but if i make my soundcard do it, there is no delay.
I hit the microphone and then comes the sound from the speakers and not when i hit it.

Medium

Medium

Not fixed

(9 comments)

This submission [BBC iPlayer problem] has been removed because

Third-party software problem, not a Windows UX quirk.

-10 +1/-11 votes

BBC iPlayer problem

Submitted by kruptobe on January 4, 2010 to Annoyance, Bug, Usability

When I try to use BBC iPlayer under Windows 7 Home Premium x64, when it starts playing something, the whole system becomes sluggish, and the video playing becomes pixelated and blocky, making me have to reboot the system to get everything back to normal!

Either its a bug in the iPlayer software, or the iPlayer and Windows 7 don't get along, whatevers at fault, it needs fixing - desperately!

Medium

Medium

Not fixed

(15 comments)

This submission [Size of text and other items on the screen randomly changes] has been removed because

Sorry, this is not a support forum.

-10 +1/-11 votes

Size of text and other items on the screen randomly changes

Submitted by sengelbrecht on December 30, 2009 to Aesthetics

When I log on, the size of items on my desktop changes from time to time without me doing anything in control panel-display to make this happen. The setting in control panel has been 100% (default) since I got the computer. Yet sometimes when I log (more...)

Low

Low

Not fixed

-10 +8/-18 votes

Taskbar Buttons Customization Options as radio buttons instead of a combo box

Submitted by liquidwater on December 17, 2009 to Aesthetics

The taskbar's button's customization options should not be presented as a combo box, but instead as an radio button style layout

simply switch the layout into radio buttons, the code is already their, and i'd really hope it is not hard coded to those 3 possible choices

the layout could also follow as:


Labels - (x) hide () show
Combine (more...)

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(1 comments)

-10 +4/-14 votes

Make the scroll bar fade out when not in use

Submitted by umang on November 11, 2009 to Aesthetics, Legacy, Usability

The scroll bar in the Explorer windows waste screen space, especially on netbooks.

UPDATE: See my comment WAY BELOW.

Make the scroll bar fade out when not in use. If the mouse goes near the scroll bars, they would fade in again. This is cleverly implemented on the Zune HD.

Medium

Medium

Not fixed

This submission [search bar doesn't find anything ever...] has been removed because

Sorry, this is not a support forum.

-10 +2/-12 votes

search bar doesn't find anything ever...

Submitted by luther1976 on November 11, 2009 to Annoyance, Bug, Usability

well when i hit the start button the lovely start menu comes up...
and at the bottom is this awesome looking search field, however it can't find anything..
even recent programs that i have used, it says nothing exists...
please (more...)

Medium

Medium

Not fixed

(1 comments)

This submission [Live Messenger camera feed not been seen] has been removed because

Sorry, this is not a support forum.

-10 +1/-11 votes

Live Messenger camera feed not been seen

Submitted by KrazeyboY on November 10, 2009 to Annoyance, Usability

I have just brought a new Microsoft Life Cam v1000, due to the fact that my old (really old )logitech communicator has no current support for win 7. Now while playing with the new camera tryong out all the new features etc, I have attempted to show my (more...)

High

High

Not fixed

(1 comments)

-10 +9/-19 votes

Allow the 'show desktop' button to be moved

Submitted by staz1000 on November 4, 2009 to Annoyance, Usability

After years of using the show desktop button in the quicklauch it's a bit annoying that the button has now been moved to the other end of the taskbar.

I know that a new show desktop button can be created but why not just allow the (more...)

Low

Medium

Not fixed

This submission [Make 32-bit I.E. 8 the default browser in 64-bit Windows 7 Ultimate] has been removed because

Sorry, this is not a support forum.

-10 +3/-13 votes

Make 32-bit I.E. 8 the default browser in 64-bit Windows 7 Ultimate

Submitted by CURaven on November 1, 2009 to Bug

I use the 32-bit browser in this 64-bit OS for one reason only. Flash.

With that in mind, although I set the 32-bit browser as the default browser, the OS seems to ignore that and in any "right-click" situation the 64-bit (more...)

I would be happy to disable the 64-bit browser, if that were possible.

Medium

Medium

Not fixed

This submission [Please bring back classic start menu and folder options] has been marked a duplicate of

Retain "Clasic Start Menu" in Win 7

Please vote and comment on the original submission.

-10 +26/-36 votes

Please bring back classic start menu and folder options

Submitted by lavakillu on July 12, 2009 to Aesthetics

One of the first things I do after format (XP) is switch to classic start menu. It's not that I fear change, as I am sure some will suggest...it's just that it is, for me, a better option. In classic menu, I am able to create custom folders (more...)

Allow classic start menu options like those in XP
Allow manual sort option for subfolders (turn off snap feature)
Maybe include classic display properties option
Just open the hood on theme options...allow use of 3rd party shell (more...)

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(1 comments)

-10 +8/-18 votes

Picky comment on Task Force titles

Submitted by Duncan Schleiss on June 9, 2009 to Bug, Website suggestions

This forum is a database of "submissions" (see this heading).
Yet, I get to post a "suggestion". And I can search a "suggestion" but not a submission.

OK I confess to being an engineer :)

u know what to do...

Low

Low

Will fix

This will be fixed when the website is migrated to use the Here's an idea system.

-10 +15/-25 votes

Improve the Gadget Gallery.

Submitted by blai_cb on June 7, 2009 to Usability

I've seen many complaints of the Gadget Gallery.
I thougt that it would need a redesign but I couldn't imagine how it could be better.

But I've seen the solution in the new mobile phones:
They have a thin sidebar (more...)

Redesign the gallery with a sidebar shape.

Low

Low

Not fixed

-10 +40/-50 votes

Windows XP Style Start Menu

Submitted by Xeon on April 24, 2009 to Aesthetics, Annoyance, Legacy, Usability

Windows has always came with the same options, the "new style" start menu and the "classic" start menu. However with the advance of Windows Vista, they never added any option to go back to the Windows XP style start menu where the (more...)

Add an option in "Start Menu" options to either go back to the classic XP start menu, or have several options such as allowing you to enable/disable the stupidity they introduced in vista.

Medium

Medium

Not fixed

(6 comments)

-10 +15/-25 votes

costom backgrounds

Submitted by think_alien on April 10, 2009 to Aesthetics, Usability

not enough customization

option for custom backgrounds for media player and folders in the right click menu

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Medium

Not fixed

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