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This submission [Wrong "Last Modified Date"] has been removed because

Deleted by request

-9 +3/-12 votes

Wrong "Last Modified Date"

Submitted by pedro_cesar on April 10, 2010 to Bug

I dunno how or when did this happen but I sure know this is wrong. Look at the creation date and last modified date on the pic.

Ensure that the dates that files are being edited with are right...

Low

Low

Rejected

I was wrong. This post can be deleted.

(4 comments)

-15 +1/-16 votes

Message overlay for people who got banned

Submitted by formula_86 on January 21, 2010 to Website suggestions

Obviously, I don't know what error message you'd get if you tried to visit this website when you are banned, because I am a good person and have no intention of getting banned, but if you haven't already made it like that, have it so that (more...)

Add a message overlay that appears only for banned visitors.

Low

Low

Rejected

Waste of CPU cycles apparently....

(7 comments)

8 +11/-3 votes

Gadgets Appearing and Disappearing at Random

Submitted by jceddy on December 11, 2009 to Annoyance, Bug, Usability

When I have multiple instances of a gadget running with different settings configurations (specific examples: AccuWeather.com, Top Processes), when I restart Windows it is a crap shoot as to whether all instances of the gadget appear, or only one or two. (more...)

Properly keep track of all instances of a gadget and re-load them when windows is restarted.

Medium

Medium

Rejected

It looks like this IS a problem with the gadget, not a Windows 7 bug. I've contacted the gadget developer, so hopefully it will get fixed (see my post in the comments section).

(3 comments)

60 +63/-3 votes

Fixed Suggestions shouldn't be 'votable'

Submitted by redb on September 10, 2009 to Website suggestions

Once a suggestion is fixed it shouldn't be 'votable' anymore.
This way it get easier to spot solved problems and filter them out.

Low

Low

Rejected

This submission [Can't Turn on File Sharing] has been removed because

Sorry, this is not a support forum.

-11 +6/-17 votes

Can't Turn on File Sharing

Submitted by pedro_cesar on August 22, 2009 to Bug

For some odd reason my File Sharing option has been disabled and I can't turn it on.

When I open "Network" and the yellow bar appears on top with message: "File Sharing is turned off. Some network computers and devices (more...)

Medium

Medium

Rejected

(2 comments)

-23 +3/-26 votes

Detect and select windows version that user is referring to

Submitted by pyrates on August 1, 2009 to Website suggestions

When submitting a suggestion, the user should be able to select the windows version they are submitting it about. It can by default try to detect which windows version they are using so they don't have to do this every time. It would make it real (more...)

Add windows version as a drop down list for user to select from but also detect which version and select that one automatically.

Include option that is for all versions of windows as well in case it applies to more then one version of windows.

Low

Low

Rejected

-9 +10/-19 votes

Now RTM is out, can we start the taskforce from scratch

Submitted by mdta on July 23, 2009 to Website suggestions

I think now that the final version of Windows 7 is done, could we either dump all previous suggestions into an archive, or wipe them and ensure all submissions are from the final build...

Move existing suggestions to an archive, and continue from RTM build only.

Low

Low

Rejected

-5 +11/-16 votes

Give users the ability to permanently delete thier account

Submitted by thebinaryfuture on July 20, 2009 to Website suggestions

Users who have signed up to post on any of the taskforce websites cannot delete thier account.

Since a user’s submissions and comments become a part of the community’s conversation, they can’t be easily removed without causing some sort of disruption. Hence, they should stay. However, the user should be given the option to select which (more...)

Low

Low

Rejected

-13 +17/-30 votes

Windows Media Player 12 Icon

Submitted by yannduran on April 19, 2009 to Aesthetics, Annoyance, Icons

It seems to me that the icon for WMP 12 (& I think it was the same for 11 as well) doesn't seem to match the overall "look & feel" of WMP itself.

There's the hint of a play button (which is good) & a vague (more...)

Revamp WMP's program icon, by using comething like the actual "play" button image as the icon, that uses WMP's color scheme, replacing the current blue & orange icon.

If the existing icon was changed to have the (more...)

Medium

High

Rejected

30 +33/-3 votes

Right-clicking "Network" on Start menu does not have a "Show on Desktop" command

Submitted by nyp on March 27, 2009 to Annoyance

Just like the title said. Right-clicking "Network" on the Start menu doesn't show a "Show on Desktop" command. You need to go to "Desktop Icon Settings" in order to show it on desktop.

Display it.

Low

Low

Rejected

9 +19/-10 votes

Restore Ruler/Status icons in wordpad

Submitted by JJohnson on March 17, 2009 to Aesthetics, Annoyance, Icons

The Ruler and Status icons were removed from WordPad, and replaced with checkboxes. Older users see the larger icons better than the small checkboxes

Restore the Ruler and Status Bar icons; under ruler, possibly add a dropdown to change from Imperial to Metric for international users.

Medium

High

Rejected

(4 comments)

-13 +21/-34 votes

Redesign the Start Orb so it stands out.

Submitted by Jaips on February 28, 2009 to Aesthetics, Usability

With the redesigned taskbar and large appilcation icons, the current 'start orb' no longer stands out as special. Such an important UI element should have a strong visual mass.

Redesign the start-orb to be more prominent [suggestion attached]

Low

Medium

Rejected

(14 comments)

21 +40/-19 votes

[7022] Projector options should back to 7000 style

Submitted by Helito on February 25, 2009 to Aesthetics

In the Windows 7 build 7022 the projector options (WinKey + P) was updated. Now the background is a color.

The build 7000 this window uses glass. See image with two builds.

I think that build 7000 style is better and it should (more...)

Low

Low

Rejected

(24 comments)

28 +33/-5 votes

Backup icon in Tools tab for hard drive properties is in the wrong color

Submitted by nyp on February 24, 2009 to Icons

This is what happens when you don't use icon centralization.
Right-click a hard drive > Properties > Tools tab > Backup section
Or you can just look at the screenshot.

Change it to the green one.

Low

Low

Rejected

(3 comments)

57 +68/-11 votes

New "shut down menu"

Submitted by Helito on February 1, 2009 to Aesthetics

The menu of right arrow in shut down option seems the old Start Menu of Windows XP.

A new and modern pop-up in Windows 7 style (like system tray pop-up). See in the image bellow some suggestions.

Low

Low

Rejected

(20 comments)

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