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Most recent submissions are 'Rejected'

-18 +12/-30 votes

<7025> Bring back these Paint 7000 icons

Submitted by antiufo on February 1, 2009 to Aesthetics

New version of Paint in 7025 uses new icons. Some of them are worst than 7000 ones:

Brushes: It's too light and has a lower contrast
Paste: Too eye-distracting
Shapes: Does not reflect the nature of the shapes: Paint (more...)

Low

Low

Rejected

(12 comments)

-12 +14/-26 votes

Make a wizard to make a theme because currently there is no obvious way to make and upload a theme

Submitted by fiji on January 22, 2009 to Aesthetics

Make a wizard to make a theme. People can make a theme by adding Desktop Backgrounds, Windows Colors, Sounds and Screen Savers, Icons, Mouse Pointers etc. Microsoft can them make them be able to upload it at (more...)

Make a way to make and upload a theme.

Medium

High

Rejected

Not necessary. Easier way to make a theme.

(17 comments)

-15 +24/-39 votes

Blue progress bar for Win 7

Submitted by Schnubbie on January 21, 2009 to Aesthetics

I always think of Vista when I see the green progress bar in Win 7. Blue is the inofficial color of Win 7 so why not a blue and modern progress bar. The green progress bar started with xp (green start button/meadow). Vista has the typical Aurora greenish (more...)

Make the Win 7 progress bar blue.

Low

Low

Rejected

(16 comments)

40 +45/-5 votes

Start Menu more customizable

Submitted by Helito on January 19, 2009 to Usability

No problem, some suggestions only.

The option of disable the WinKey (Start Menu) in full screen will help gamers.

The "Sort" button will give to the user the option of customize the links of Start Menu.

View image in full screen: (more...)

Medium

High

Rejected

(13 comments)

-17 +13/-30 votes

Brush In Paint Program Runs Out Of "Paint"

Submitted by fiji on January 3, 2009 to Annoyance

The Brush in the lower corner in the paint program runs out of "paint". Is that really neccassary. I know it adds more realism but that is going to far. We're not running Kidpix or something.

Don't let the Brush run out of paint or add a feature to turn it on or off.

High

High

Rejected

Akward but majority is fine with it.

(10 comments)

29 +34/-5 votes

Create a more user friendly way of creating a task

Submitted by fiji on January 3, 2009 to Aesthetics, Annoyance, Usability

In Task Scheduler there should be a more userfriendly way to create a task. It should have a Aero style wizard.

To create a task use a Aero style wizard

High

High

Rejected

Unnecessary

(5 comments)

-24 +8/-32 votes

Start Menu "border" in 6801 missing in 6956.

Submitted by hoopla_punta on December 16, 2008 to Aesthetics, Annoyance, Usability

I would like it back, it makes it look more buttonish.

Bring the border back.

Low

Medium

Rejected

(1 comments)

25 +30/-5 votes

Allow users to make additional "blanks" in taskbar.

Submitted by hoopla_punta on December 14, 2008 to Aesthetics, Usability

If you are using 6956, you should realize that the taskbar has a "blank" after the first three default icons. This blank is to separate icons, at your own preference. I would like to have more "blanks" that I could insert though.

Allow users to insert blanks on the taskbar from the right click context menu.

Low

Medium

Rejected

(5 comments)

-7 +13/-20 votes

More static (idle) animations everywhere!

Submitted by hoopla_punta on December 12, 2008 to Aesthetics

There will be option to turn off these.
I miss the Longhorn days when idle animations (plain animated backgrounds) ruled! Now in Vista and 7, its gone, for the worst.
Since quite a lot of people have Aero Capable PCs, then they should also (more...)

Where idle animation can be put:

Desktop Wallpaper,
Glass around the window (make it look like the light is moving around, hence different reflections)
Taskbar (at least the notification area or right edge)

Windows (more...)

Low

Medium

Rejected

(8 comments)

-17 +10/-27 votes

<Website> Allow users to modify other user's comments on their own submission.

Submitted by hoopla_punta on December 10, 2008 to Website suggestions

Lately there have been some spammish, stupid, insulting, and downright useless comments by SOME users. These in no regard are related to the submission.

For example:

I thought I saw osuwildfler or what ever his name ramdomly (more...)

Allow users to modify or hide other people's comments in their OWN submission. People can click "show original" to see the original under. D'oh.

High

Low

Rejected

(4 comments)

18 +26/-8 votes

Use the earlier build of the notifiaction area.

Submitted by hoopla_punta on November 27, 2008 to Aesthetics, Annoyance

To be truthful, I hate the new design of the notification area, where there is glass around it, and it looks horrible in aero basic.

Why can't the old notification area be brought back? It looks much better and it can be made glossy, (more...)

Use the older build of the notification area and add some gloss if it doesn't match.

Low

Medium

Rejected

(5 comments)

-28 +5/-33 votes

Where did the "energy ribbon" go?

Submitted by hoopla_punta on November 27, 2008 to Aesthetics

If you have ever noticed in Vista's Explorer, whenever you open a new Explorer Window, there is this thing that animates in the bottom right of the details pane. That is what I call the energy ribbon, and it is GONE! Why??? It is a symbol of aero-ness!
(more...)

Bring back the energy ribbon to the Details Pane or include it some (more) places:

Copy/Cut... Dialog,
Watermark background for Windows Explorer
Generic Icons???
Other places?

Medium

Low

Rejected

(12 comments)

-21 +8/-29 votes

Boot progress bar is nothing like regular Aero one

Submitted by alphanerd on November 26, 2008 to Aesthetics

The boot progress bar is blue compared to the one in Aero, which is green.

Change the colour on either.

Low

Medium

Rejected

(8 comments)

35 +39/-4 votes

Help + support & winver boxes adopt new blue aurroa.

Submitted by .Chris on November 25, 2008 to Aesthetics

This is a small visual change, but in windows 7's help and support and the windows 7 win ver box are lacking a good visual change. In help and support this will match more closly with the microsoft help and support website, whitch has dark blue elements. (more...)

Again, this is just a minor quark, nothing major, but it does make things look a lot nicer and bring more constantcy. (help and support, microsoft help website)

Low

Low

Rejected

Windows 7 no longer had the blue aurora.

(4 comments)

39 +67/-28 votes

Boot screen is stretched on almost every display

Submitted by tino on November 9, 2008 to Aesthetics

It is a minor issue but why is the new boot screen still in 4:3? Almost every display out there is 16:9 or 16:10.

Make the new boot screen 16:9 so that it will only be stretched on legacy displays.

Low

Low

Rejected

(18 comments)

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