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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

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)

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)

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)

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)

-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

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