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This submission [Pause Wallpaper SlideShow] has been marked a duplicate of

No pause button for Desktop background slide show (build 7000)

Please vote and comment on the original submission.

10 +13/-3 votes

Pause Wallpaper SlideShow

Submitted by pedro_cesar on January 13, 2010 to Aesthetics, Annoyance

A lot of times it's happened to me that I'm watching the wallpaper and I want it to stay (pause the slideshow), because I like it or whatever other reason I got.

Right now all you can do is create a new set of Wallpapers with (more...)

Add a "Pause SlideShow" or a "Freeze Desktop Background" option (I like the last better) right below "Next Desktop Background" in the Desktop's right-click menu.

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(3 comments)

16 +18/-2 votes

Math input window issues

Submitted by .Chris on January 12, 2010 to Aesthetics, Annoyance, Usability

When you use the math input panel you run in to these problems.

1. There is no minimize button.
2. It is always on top.
3. No real way to re-size it manually.
4. Command buttons are with in the title bar it self.
(more...)

Low

Low

Not fixed

(7 comments)

21 +25/-4 votes

Games Folder's Details Pane resizes oddly.

Submitted by veer01_42 on January 12, 2010 to Aesthetics, Annoyance, Usability

This prob is super hard to explain so bear with me on this one.

1. Open Games Folder from start menu.
2. Resize the WINDOW until it is the length of the screen, Height doesn't matter.
3. Set the DETAILS PANE to the center (more...)

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It was fine in Vista. How the hell did they botch this up?

(14 comments)

-15 +8/-23 votes

Bring back the sidebar in Windows 7 as an option!

Submitted by veer01_42 on January 12, 2010 to Aesthetics, Legacy, Usability

B4 Vista i never used widgets because they were pointless and i had to clear my screen every time i wanted to see them. With Vista and the Gadget sidebar, i had a place to not only house my gadgets, but i could set it to stay on top of windows, so all (more...)

i found a little hack to get the sidebar, all it is, is basically copying 2 files from Vista's
program files\ sidebar folder to the same dir in Windows 7. It will bring back the sidebar and its functionality. I tried it in Win 7 Ultimate (more...)

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Well its not fixed but i have 2 workarounds to help in the meantime.

(13 comments)

23 +25/-2 votes

Redundant discontinuous selection box

Submitted by W7X64USER on January 11, 2010 to Aesthetics, Bug, Icons, Legacy

After using copy (Crtl+C), move (Crtl+M), etc. in desktop a rendundant selection box will appear in desktop giving a legacy, aestetycal and sometimes confusing appearence to desktop. This only happens with desktop not explorer windows or open/save dialogs.

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Low

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(6 comments)

20 +23/-3 votes

Navigational Tree Heirarchy doesn't side scroll to allow visibility of text

Submitted by veer01_42 on January 11, 2010 to Aesthetics, Annoyance, Usability

When using the navigation pane to the left of the explorer window i noticed that when i got into really deep tree hierarchies, i wasn't able to scroll to the side to see the given folder. Not only that, but the auto centre that was introduced in (more...)

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(17 comments)

21 +25/-4 votes

Drive properties in same window

Submitted by .Chris on January 11, 2010 to Aesthetics, Legacy, Usability

Instead of having a separate window come up showing the drive options, why not add it to the explorer window it self?

note: The drop down window should say "general" and clicking it will allow you to access the options in the (more...)

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Low

Not fixed

(15 comments)

25 +29/-4 votes

Resize and Skew in paint has legacy icons

Submitted by .Chris on January 9, 2010 to Aesthetics, Legacy, Usability

In Paint, the resize and skew dialog has old legacy icons and the over all design is old.

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(7 comments)

-7 +3/-10 votes

Sound delay when opening a folder in explorer

Submitted by Skyli on January 9, 2010 to Aesthetics, Annoyance

The click sound is way after you doubleclick on a folder.

The sound shoud be when you open the folder, not when the folder is fully loaded.

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Low

Not fixed

(3 comments)

12 +14/-2 votes

Explorer's Recent Pages menu items are too close to the icon

Submitted by nyp on January 9, 2010 to Aesthetics

Explorer's Recent Pages(??) menu items don't have enough left padding for the icons like other menus do.

Add some padding into there.

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Low

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(4 comments)

22 +23/-1 votes

Include black version of the Vista-style Aero cursors

Submitted by computerkid on January 7, 2010 to Aesthetics, Annoyance, Legacy

The current black color cursors are the old-style from pre-Vista. They aren't anti-aliased unlike the white aero cursors.

Update them, so they're like the new anti-aliased cursors introduced in Vista, but have them black.

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Low

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(8 comments)

15 +16/-1 votes

"Share" Checkbox on Libraries is never "un-greyed".

Submitted by Zedo Mann on January 6, 2010 to Aesthetics, Bug, Usability

On an individual Library's properties window, there is a checkbox labeled "Share". It seems impossible to get it un-grayed, and it shouldn't be there.

Remove this checkbox.

Medium

Medium

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(9 comments)

13 +15/-2 votes

Clock Gadget Settings has ugly cyan line

Submitted by jimmie32 on January 6, 2010 to Aesthetics

See Screenshot. Vista Aero Ugly Cyan line is back again. Microsoft didn't do a good job removing it in 7, as (apparently) it is there in many places.

To replicate: Add Clock Gadget. Go to the Gadget's settings. See the popup.

Remove the ugly Cyan line.

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Low

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(5 comments)

15 +18/-3 votes

Update Timezone display

Submitted by JJohnson on January 4, 2010 to Aesthetics

The timezone display on Windows 7 could use a bit of an update. It still shows a pretty static display.

Possibly update to something similar to this:

http://picasaweb.google.com/infodriveway/SnowLe...ar#5421960546435220594
(more...)

Low

Low

Not fixed

(7 comments)

26 +27/-1 votes

Network Connections Properties dialog

Submitted by computerkid on January 2, 2010 to Aesthetics, Legacy

The Network Connections Properties dialog (Local area connection properties) needs to be updated badly. It's a legacy dialog that has components I used to see in Windows 98 when I had my old PC.

Update the dialog, so it follows the UX guidelines. Microsoft, if you created the guidelines, use them!

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(6 comments)

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