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12 +17/-5 votes

Start menu on side [EDIT] FIXED

Submitted by Christo on February 15, 2009 to Annoyance, Bug

When the start menu is on the left side, it does not provide the normal expand when an arrow is clicked; there is no animation.

[EDIT] Reported as fixed in build 7022

Fix it!




Fixed in build 7022.


11 +12/-1 votes

Border Padding Resetting

Submitted by pedro_cesar on November 3, 2009 to Bug

When you specify a padding border for the windows it might reset randomly after a couple (perhaps maybe even one) computer reset, taking it back to 4.

I've only ran tests changing the size to 1 and 2 when I notices this so I'm (more...)




It seems to be fixed already...

11 +19/-8 votes

[7057] Text fields hidden when adding a new credential [fixed]

Submitted by Indrek on March 18, 2009 to Bug

Try this:
- open Credential Manager
- add any of the three types of credentials (generic, Windows or certificate-based)

The text fields are hidden and only appear when you hover over them with the mouse or navigate with the (more...)




This submission [Context menu in Libraries [FIXED]] has been marked a duplicate of

Weird size of explorer's contextual menu.

Please vote and comment on the original submission.

11 +25/-14 votes

Context menu in Libraries [FIXED]

Submitted by Dubya on January 9, 2009 to Bug

When using the context (right-click) menu in Libraries on sub-folders or files, the left of the menu is much too wide. This depends on the length of the text on the right and appears to vary. Only happens in Libraries.

Fix the context menu to appear normal like everywhere else.





10 +30/-20 votes

WMP: text is distorted when in front of song list

Submitted by tino on April 10, 2009 to Aesthetics, Bug

It's a very nice feature: In Now Playing mode you can leave the song list open while you make the window very small. WMP is now like a small gadget displaying the current playlist. But then, the title text looks ugly.




7 +34/-27 votes

(7000) Taskbar disappears when some installers run

Submitted by xombie on January 11, 2009 to Aesthetics, Annoyance, Bug, Usability

This one is just an example, but I've noticed the same behaviour with some other installers.
When you change focus back to other windows, it reappears.




Haven't seen it since the RC.


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




New version available from Microsoft that fixes this issue


1 +23/-22 votes

Photo slideshow in WMP makes gadgets flicker

Submitted by tino on March 25, 2009 to Aesthetics, Annoyance, Bug

I never get the point of viewing photos in WMP. But if you do that, the gadgets on the desktop will flicker white after every transition. Seems to be related to this submission:

Solve the flickering.




-2 +7/-9 votes

Aero Theme Thumbnails Gone Blurry

Submitted by veer01_42 on January 11, 2010 to Annoyance, Bug

I was playing around with some themepacks and after one instance of closing the "Personalisation" window, when i re-opened it, the aero themes looked like this....

1. Go to this location: -

2. Show Hidden System Files and Folders

3. Then proceed to delete all the ".ini" files in that directory and all subdirectories.

4. Problem (more...)





-5 +12/-17 votes

Thumbnails do not work with Vista Basic Theme. Fixed in Build 7000

Submitted by TheDub on December 17, 2008 to Bug

I apologize in advance for the quality of the shot, Virtualbox adds a weird effect when pausing the virtual machine.

When Windows Basic is the theme the thumbnails attempt to render but do not work correctly. Either make a a version that (more...)

In build 7000 the problem has been resolved.

*See new picture*




Fixed in build 7000.


-6 +4/-10 votes

When saving a file, auto-defaults to having no file type

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

I still haven't found a solution to this, but here is the problem:
Whenever I save a file from the internet or anything not saved by a program-specific format (DOCX for office07 for example), it automatically saves it as not having a file (more...)




This submission [Print Screen and Snipping Tools problem] has been removed because

Technical problem, please submit to Microsoft via other methods

-8 +7/-15 votes

Print Screen and Snipping Tools problem

Submitted by siriuslukk on August 2, 2009 to Bug

Print Screen and Snipping Tools doesn't work with aero themes.
the image sent to clipboard is a black image





This submission ["Windows Explorer" appears as "Games Explorer" in Windows 7 Taskbar] has been removed because

Deleted by request

-11 +1/-12 votes

"Windows Explorer" appears as "Games Explorer" in Windows 7 Taskbar

Submitted by NTICompass on January 5, 2010 to Annoyance, Bug

When I open a folder in Windows Explorer, it appears as "Games Explorer" in the Windows Taskbar. When pinned, it has the Games Explorer icon and opens the Games Explorer window, but under "recent" it has Explorer folders.





This submission [Windows 7 Volume control fix] has been removed because

Even though this is useful, but documenting workarounds is not the purpose of this site.

-11 +7/-18 votes

Windows 7 Volume control fix

Submitted by biggardr on July 1, 2009 to Bug

Fix broken volume and media controls under Windows 7I few days ago I noticed that my Logitech G15 suddenly stopped controlling the volume on my Windows 7 x64 installation on my desktop. After a little research, I realized that the service responsible (more...)

◦Go to Start, and type in “services.msc”.
◦Scroll down to “Human Interface Device Access”. Right click, go to properties.
◦Change the Startup Type to Automatic, and click the “Start” button. Press OK and close the services (more...)




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