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21 +23/-2 votes

Should be an easy way to keep data in sync beween folders.

Submitted by Rob Kam on August 25, 2009 to Annoyance, Legacy, Usability

There is no way to keep files between folders in sync with each other, without using some application like SyncToy, (which offers five different ways to do this). This should be intrinsic to the file system.

For example: First work on (more...)

An improved file system with this built in, so that it becomes trivial to keep various copies of data in sync.

High

High

Not fixed

21 +22/-1 votes

Resultent Set of Policy has a windows 95 icon

Submitted by patternjake on August 18, 2009 to Aesthetics

The Resultent Set of Policy console has a Windows 95 era icon

Update the icon maybe to one that has already been updated??? See screenshot.

Low

Low

Not fixed

21 +23/-2 votes

Set up SmartScreen Filter dialog in Internet Explorer is wrongly designed

Submitted by nyp on August 17, 2009 to Aesthetics, Icons

Set up SmartScreen Filter dialog in Internet Explorer is not Aero style, uses the Tahoma font, doesn't use command links, has a XP-styled shield icon and a Vista-styled banner.

Style the dialog like the second one on the image.

Low

Low

Not fixed

21 +21/-0 votes

IE: add "open with" option for links that require external program to open

Submitted by davidvl on August 6, 2009 to Usability

When I have multiple media players installed, like Zune and WMP, I like to choose with which program I open a hyperlink that can open in both programs.

If at all possible, display the possible programs that the link can be opened with and provide them as options.

Medium

Medium

Not fixed

21 +23/-2 votes

Snap in portrait mode

Submitted by fluxtras on July 16, 2009 to Aesthetics, Annoyance, Usability

I have two monitors. One standard view 16:10 and one standing in portrait mode.

What is the use of window-snapping for me on the portrait mode display?

Realy, have you guys at Microsoft tested this at all (pffff, 5000 developers, (more...)

Easy, make it possible to split it to top and bottom in a portrait mode screen. The fullscreen snap should be moved to the side instead of the top.

Just to make it uniform, just flip the functions of the normal screen.

Medium

High

Not fixed

21 +33/-12 votes

Sending file via infrared - legacy icons and graphics

Submitted by Indrek on June 29, 2009 to Icons, Legacy

When sending a file via infrared, the progress dialog features old graphics and animation. It also doesn't seem to be able to display the name of the connected device. See screenshot below.
Also, the tray icon is old, as is the icon in the (more...)

Fix it, if only for the sake of the 15 people who still use infrared and haven't switched to something more modern like Bluetooth.

Low

Low

Not fixed

(1 comments)

21 +22/-1 votes

UI bug in IE8

Submitted by soleiman111 on June 17, 2009 to Bug

See psr file
http://cid-d90fc2ec0d14102a.skydrive.live.com/s.../.Public/UI%7C_IE8.zip

Low

Low

Not fixed

21 +29/-8 votes

Recycle bin should be removable from the desktop using the context menu

Submitted by antiufo on June 12, 2009 to Aesthetics, Usability

Computer, Documents and Network can be esily hidden from the desktop once they are enabled, because they have a "Delete" command in their context menus.
Recycle bin doesn't have it, so the only way to disable it is using the control (more...)

Add a "Delete" or "Hide from the desktop" item to the context menu of desktop recycle bin. Show a confirmation dialog that explains how to restore it.

Perhaps rename "Delete" to "Hide from the desktop" (more...)

Low

Low

Not fixed

21 +39/-18 votes

Install From Disk dialog automatically points to A:\

Submitted by nyp on June 5, 2009 to Annoyance, Legacy

Adding a new device, asking where to find drivers, it'll point to... A:\
Seriously, floppy drives are already dead...

The dialog is also non-Aero style.

Point to the CD/DVD drive instead.

Update the dialog to Aero style.

Low

Low

Not fixed

(1 comments)

21 +34/-13 votes

Very annoying legacy save / open dialog

Submitted by patternjake on May 31, 2009 to Annoyance, Legacy, Usability

This is a very annoying legacy save and open dialog which appears when older programs use thier save feature. Its annoying because you have to browse several folders to get to your documents, because back in XP Documents was the actual folder but now (more...)

Force all legacy apps to use modern save dialogs or consider revising legacy support for breadcrumbs / or at least favourite places

High

High

Not fixed

(1 comments)

21 +23/-2 votes

Text and icon misalignments and overlapping in Network center

Submitted by patternjake on May 31, 2009 to Aesthetics, Usability

Even with it fully strecthed out (so the icons dont squash) the alignement of this center is still out of it

Move the text along so its not overlapping the homegroup icon, STOP IT FOR GODS sake scaling icons wrong when resizing it, or put a limit on the window

Medium

Low

Not fixed

21 +26/-5 votes

Allow arranging icons on mutiple rows of the taskbar with filling the previous one up.

Submitted by hoopla_punta on May 17, 2009 to Aesthetics, Annoyance, Usability

Icons can be placed anywhere on the taskbar, this is not very true. What if we want to place icons on the second row of the taskbar? I must fill up the entire first row first.

I want to be able to arrange icons like in the mockup!

Medium

Medium

Not fixed

21 +25/-4 votes

[Suggestion] keep Windows Explorer Navigation pane color layout consistency

Submitted by klk on May 12, 2009 to Annoyance, Legacy

Control Panel's navigation pane color layout is light blue.
keep Windows Explorer Navigation pane color layout consistency.

keep Windows Explorer Navigation pane color layout consistency.

Low

Low

Not fixed

21 +25/-4 votes

Wrong translation during installation

Submitted by Jereck on May 7, 2009 to Aesthetics

During installation, when you create your partitions, Windows warns you it will create a system partition.

The french translation is incorrect. It says "(...) Windows peut créer des partitions supplémentaires (...)".

(more...)

Use another translation :

"(...) Windows va créer des partitions supplémentaires (...)"

which means "(...) Windows WILL create additional partitions (...)"

Low

Low

Not fixed

21 +23/-2 votes

hidden icons twitch

Submitted by Kalzenith on May 5, 2009 to Bug

im running windows beta and i dont know if it has been fixed in RC1, but when i open up the hidden icons menu, sometimes old icons are there and then disapear half a second later when windows realizes the program isnt running anymore, like windows update, (more...)

make it check to see what is running before displaying the icons

Low

Low

Not fixed

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