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Most recent submissions in 'Annoyance'

16 +17/-1 votes

File upload dialog in Internet Explorer 8

Submitted by gdhurst on April 7, 2010 to Annoyance, Usability

When you want to upload many files to a website, IE opens a "Choose File to Upload" dialog for each file (by clicking on a 'Browse' button next to an empty form field). This dialog always defaults to the same view and window size. (more...)

Simply allow the browser to remember the file upload dialog size and view settings from the last time it was used. Windows 2000 did this nicely.

Medium

Medium

Not fixed

(1 comments)

17 +19/-2 votes

Moving from Fullscreen to Windowed mode in Windows Media Center should not cause playback to stutter

Submitted by zskuza on April 6, 2010 to Aesthetics, Annoyance, Usability

Restore/Maximize Windows Media Center causes playback to stutter. This causes TV playback to fall behind the live signal. I was happy to accept this until I started using VLC media player and found that it has no stutter when moving between Fullscreen (more...)

Implement better Fullscreen/Restore behaviour as with other media players (eg. VLC has NO STUTTER AT ALL) when restoring or maximizing the Media Center window.

Medium

Low

Not fixed

(1 comments)

4 +11/-7 votes

(32-bit Windows 7 only) 16-bit programs have a weird border

Submitted by formula_86 on April 5, 2010 to Aesthetics, Annoyance, Bug

Title says it all.

Fix the problem.

Medium

Medium

Not fixed

(2 comments)

31 +32/-1 votes

Sticky Notes 2.0

Submitted by Zober on April 3, 2010 to Aesthetics, Annoyance, Usability, Website suggestions

Here is just a short list of problems/shortcomings of Sticky Notes in Windows 7.

1. No synchronization with anything!
-I've lost all my notes multiple times forgetting to back them up before reinstalling
2. No organization, (more...)

1. Please add functionality to sync sticky notes automatically between my desktops and my Windows Live account.
2. Add a context sorting/filtering algorithm that sorts Sticky Notes into "Stacks" based on predefined categories. (If sticky (more...)

High

High

Not fixed

(4 comments)

This submission [Magnifier quits when IntelliPoint/IntelliType is installed] has been removed because

IntelliPoint is not part of Windows, sorry.

1 +5/-4 votes

Magnifier quits when IntelliPoint/IntelliType is installed

Submitted by Ambious on April 3, 2010 to Annoyance, Bug, Usability

While either Intellipoint or IntelliType is installed, "Magnifier" will quit unexpectedly if any mouse button is clicked.
Note mentioning is that it doesn't crash, as it displays the shutting-down animation and everything.
Also, (more...)

Completely uninstalling both IntelliType and IntlliPoint seems to solve it, but that's hardly a solution

Medium

Medium

Fixed

New version available from Microsoft that fixes this issue

(22 comments)

17 +17/-0 votes

Offer the option to delete all notes at once in Sticky Notes

Submitted by formula_86 on April 3, 2010 to Annoyance, Usability

If you have quite a lot of stick notes open at once, you have to delete them all manually. I reckon that there should be an option to delete all sticky notes at once in both the start menu jumplist and the taskbar jumplist. Even if the option can be added (more...)

Add the delete all notes at once option to both the start menu and taskbar jumplists for Sticky Notes.

Medium

Medium

Not fixed

(1 comments)

-18 +5/-23 votes

Ditch the 'Category' view in Control Panel

Submitted by formula_86 on April 2, 2010 to Aesthetics, Annoyance, Legacy, Usability

The category view looked kinda 'simplified' when first introduced in Windows XP, but it made navigating to control panels apps more clunky to get to. Yes, I know you can simply switch back to classic view again, but I reckon that ditching 'Category' (more...)

Scrap the category view in Control Panel.

Medium

Medium

Not fixed

(3 comments)

18 +18/-0 votes

Better History in the Calculator

Submitted by schbrownie on April 1, 2010 to Annoyance, Usability

When you use the current Win7 calculator an enable the history, you are only able to see your formulas and you do not get to see the results of said formulas. This is problematic as sometimes you want to compare results from two different formulas and (more...)

Insert a history feature similar to the windows XP powertoy calculator (where you can not only see the formula, but also the result).

Low

High

Not fixed

(2 comments)

32 +33/-1 votes

Don't try to burn desktop.ini or Thumbs.db on CDs

Submitted by Aethec on April 1, 2010 to Annoyance

That's pointless.

Low

Low

Not fixed

(2 comments)

30 +32/-2 votes

Format dialog doesn't show progress in taskbar

Submitted by Aethec on March 30, 2010 to Aesthetics, Annoyance, Usability

The Format Drive dialog doesn't show its progress in the taskbar.

Use the new progressbar in taskbar like lots of other Windows utilities.

Low

Medium

Not fixed

(10 comments)

This submission [Adobe Dreamweaver under Windows 7 crashes when I close it] has been removed because

Third party software issue. Contact Adobe.

-1 +1/-2 votes

Adobe Dreamweaver under Windows 7 crashes when I close it

Submitted by huntah302 on March 28, 2010 to Annoyance, Bug, Legacy, Usability

I thought that Windows 7 had excellent compatibility with a whole range of software? It seems not. Adobe Dreamweaver worked fine in Windows Vista, but under Windows 7, it appears to work fine, but then crashes when I close it. I'm guessing that this (more...)

If that is the case, Microsoft should release a hotfix to patch them files to make them compatible with Adobe Dreamweaver.

High

High

Not fixed

(1 comments)

16 +23/-7 votes

Support free codecs by default in Windows Media Player

Submitted by thejoe on March 28, 2010 to Annoyance, Usability

Windows Media Player lacks default support for free codecs such as Vorbis and FLAC. This means that when a user is confronted with an .ogg file, they have to hunt down a proper codec. And if they're anything like me, they'll want icons and whatnot (more...)

Simply package WMP with support for Free codecs. As the name implies, it doesn't cost Microsoft anything to do it. And since WMP isn't actually sold, it's not commerical use.

Medium

Medium

Not fixed

(6 comments)

3 +8/-5 votes

Windows Search - begin search when <enter> or button is hit

Submitted by schbrownie on March 27, 2010 to Annoyance, Usability

Note: this problem only applies to people with LARGE amounts of data which is indexed.

When I type in a search term in Windows Search or Outlook, I seldom am able to get my entire word typed, especially if I am typing something specific (more...)

Simplest fix would be to add a setting somewhere that stops the "autosearch" feature and requires a user to hit <enter> or hit the "search" button.

NOTE: for those that like it the way it is... the default option (more...)

High

Medium

Not fixed

(4 comments)

10 +13/-3 votes

skroll without selecting one of multiple windows you have open

Submitted by BungyRich on March 22, 2010 to Annoyance, Usability

when you have multiple internet explorer windows you can put your mouse over the E icon in the lower left of the sceen and put the mouse over the window you want but can not skroll that window without selecting it.

High

High

Not fixed

(2 comments)

This submission [Open With for Multiple Files] has been marked a duplicate of

Open with options is disabled when selecting multiple items.

Please vote and comment on the original submission.

22 +23/-1 votes

Open With for Multiple Files

Submitted by pedro_cesar on March 22, 2010 to Annoyance, Usability

When you select multiple files the "Open With..." option is not available (actually is not at all) in the context menu.

This is understandable if the files cannot be opened with the same application but makes no sense if all the (more...)

Enable the "Open With..." option in the context menu for multiple files selection if the files have the same extension.

Low

Low

Not fixed

(2 comments)

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