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24 +25/-1 votes

Allow themepacks to be downloaded within the 'Personalization' interface

Submitted by formula_86 on April 1, 2010 to Aesthetics, Icons, Usability

Instead of the 'more themes online' link, why not have a function a bit like Windows Update, so that you can check for any new free themepacks from within the Personalization interface and if there are any new ones available and select the ones (more...)

Make possible what is suggested above.

Low

Low

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(1 comments)

-9 +8/-17 votes

Make Windows Explorer more Office aware

Submitted by formula_86 on March 27, 2010 to Aesthetics, Icons, Usability

I am NOT trying to post this as an Office UX quirk, even though it may seem like it. OK, here goes:

Say for example you have got your 'Documents' folder and you create sub-folders to categorise your different file types, ie: one (more...)

Make Windows Explorer more aware of Office files even if MS Office isn't installed, so if you have one folder with mostly .docx and .doc files, colour code it blue, .pptx and .ppt files, files colour code it red, and .xlsx and .xls files colour code (more...)

Medium

Medium

Not fixed

(6 comments)

32 +32/-0 votes

Sound devices mgmt need a revamp. DO IT.

Submitted by Wes Perring on March 18, 2010 to Annoyance, Icons, Usability

QA time.
When displaying two audio devices next to the task tray by left clicking the speaker icon, I can't set a default audio device without opening a new faking winder.

I want to set the default audio device by right click > set default on the device image; after left clicking the speaker icon next to the task tray.

High

High

Not fixed

(4 comments)

15 +15/-0 votes

Shared folder, Icon Change

Submitted by Toppack on March 17, 2010 to Icons, Usability

Hello,
In Windows-98 File-manager, the folder Icons Changed when the folder was Shared on the network, but I've Not found a way to activate this, in later OSs.

This was a very helpful feature, to quickly determine if the folders were shared or not.
I would very much like for this to be added to Windows-7 ?
Thank you,
Rick

Low

Low

Not fixed

(12 comments)

16 +17/-1 votes

Information icons in CardSpace doesn't look good

Submitted by nyp on February 28, 2010 to Aesthetics, Icons

When you want to back up your cards in CardSpace, the information icons at there looks a little jaggy.

Replace them with the native icons.

Low

Low

Not fixed

(3 comments)

This submission [Weird icon] has been removed because

Third-party software issue

-14 +1/-15 votes

Weird icon

Submitted by ildoitlater on February 23, 2010 to Annoyance, Icons

Strange icons on documents

remove it

Low

Low

Not fixed

(3 comments)

-11 +4/-15 votes

Construct whole new UI design, vector icon package and programming API etc for Windows 7

Submitted by formula_86 on February 17, 2010 to Aesthetics, Icons, Legacy, Usability

As nice and pretty though Windows 7 is with its scalable vector based icons, Aero UI,WPF apis etc etc, lets face it: its based on a vintage win32 API which was cool and awesome in 1995, but because its now 15 years since, its time for a change methinks.

Reconstruct Windows 7 in whole new ways as suggested in the title.

High

High

Not fixed

(8 comments)

25 +33/-8 votes

Blu-ray drive icon should have the disc blue.

Submitted by .Chris on February 14, 2010 to Icons

While the actual disks are not blue, it would be nice to have the icon blue, so those who may have dual drives, one being a blu-ray and one being a normal DVD drive can tell the difference,.

image from: http://rocketdock.com/addon/icons/20163

Low

Low

Not fixed

(7 comments)

14 +16/-2 votes

Boring looking Scanner properties dialog

Submitted by formula_86 on February 10, 2010 to Aesthetics, Icons, Legacy

When I go to Devices & Printers, select my all-in-one printer, then go to view the scanner properties, the scanner icon in the resulting dialog box after clicking the link is Windows XP style and the dialog is rather boring to look at.

Update the icon, and perhaps integrate the scanner properties page into Windows Explorer.

Low

Medium

Not fixed

(4 comments)

14 +14/-0 votes

Click-to-drag Scrolling Desktop Icons

Submitted by everetteli on February 7, 2010 to Aesthetics, Icons, Usability

No problem, just a moderate upgrade to increase usability.

Click-to-drag Scrolling Desktop
Adding this feature would increase the available space to place icons (or even windows) on the desktop.
Perhaps a 360* tower option vs. a large bordered virtual desktop the viewing window (monitor) could (more...)

Low

Low

Not fixed

(1 comments)

14 +17/-3 votes

Windows XP Mode Setup uses Wizard 97

Submitted by nyp on January 30, 2010 to Aesthetics, Icons, Legacy

The new Windows XP Mode setup still uses the old Wizard 97 and not the new Aero Wizard.
Also, on the browse location dialog, there are some old icons.

Revamp the setup dialog.

Low

Low

Not fixed

(7 comments)

16 +18/-2 votes

Taskbar button bug

Submitted by .Chris on January 26, 2010 to Aesthetics, Annoyance, Bug, Icons, Usability

I'll get right to the point:

1. If your taskbar is not already docked on the bottom or top of the screen, please do so now.
2. Now, extend the taskbar so its at least one additional hight.
3. Now move your icons around
(more...)

Low

Low

Not fixed

(20 comments)

19 +21/-2 votes

Unavailable network resource dialog box is out-of-date (pre-xp?)

Submitted by atomandroid on January 20, 2010 to Aesthetics, Icons, Legacy

The dialog box that pops up when the system cannot find a required network resource looks like it might not have been updated since before Windows xp.

Update the dialog box and associated icon/graphic to reflect the true hotness that is Windows 7!

Medium

Low

Not fixed

(9 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.

Low

Low

Not fixed

(6 comments)

This submission [Trying to uninstall program while a different one is being uninstalled also... dialog] has been marked a duplicate of

"Programs and Features" "Please wait until the current program is finished uninstalling or being changed" dialog has an old icon

Please vote and comment on the original submission.

9 +14/-5 votes

Trying to uninstall program while a different one is being uninstalled also... dialog

Submitted by computerkid on January 3, 2010 to Annoyance, Icons

The current dialog has a legacy XP-era icon. The icon also looks like it's a 24-bit icon since it has no support of a alpha channel.

Replace the icon to one that not only looks like the 7 icon design but also has 32bit icon support.

Low

Low

Not fixed

(4 comments)

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