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Most recent submissions in 'Legacy' are 'Not fixed'

-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)

8 +10/-2 votes

Translation error [FR]

Submitted by n49o7 on February 15, 2010 to Legacy

Found in the help section of the indexing options (under "Can I index my whole computer?")

"effectuer" should be "effectuez"

Low

Low

Not fixed

(3 comments)

61 +66/-5 votes

Run window should have "Run as administrator" checkbox

Submitted by AllUltima on February 14, 2010 to Annoyance, Legacy, Usability

"Run" used to be the "quick and dirty" way to run stuff FAST (i.e. I could Run cmd and get a command prompt). But under UAC I typically need an ELEVATED command prompt, which requires me to find/make an elevated shortcut for. If it (more...)

Add "Run as Administrator" in the Run Window under the Open: [path] combo-box. Require the user to manually toggle the box for security reasons consistent with UAC.

Medium

Medium

Not fixed

(13 comments)

This submission [Advanced user accounts has old dialog] has been marked a duplicate of

Add New User dialogue in User Accounts

Please vote and comment on the original submission.

9 +9/-0 votes

Advanced user accounts has old dialog

Submitted by .Chris on February 11, 2010 to Aesthetics, Legacy

See screenshot

Low

Low

Not fixed

(2 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 +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)

This submission [Option to show hibernate progress meter, like in XP] has been marked a duplicate of

Black screen during hibernation? Why?

Please vote and comment on the original submission.

11 +18/-7 votes

Option to show hibernate progress meter, like in XP

Submitted by AllUltima on January 27, 2010 to Annoyance, Legacy, Usability

Ever since Vista there is no meter or indication of progress for going into hibernate. This is a bit of an issue because:

-Newer systems often have a lot of RAM and hibernate can be slow. My computer has 8GB for example.
-Some inexperienced (more...)

Add an option to enable the meter that shows hibernate progress.

Medium

Low

Not fixed

(7 comments)

-6 +6/-12 votes

Preview Text with Unicode mixed wrong font

Submitted by Stranger on January 21, 2010 to Aesthetics, Annoyance, Bug, Legacy

When we preview text mixed with Unicode content, the font later used the font of Unicode text.

This is a visible, tested serious bug.

Make the text matched with original font.

Medium

High

Not fixed

(7 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)

9 +12/-3 votes

Translation error [FR]

Submitted by n49o7 on January 15, 2010 to Legacy

There is a translation error in the "Advanced" window of "Indexation options".
"Indexer l'emplacement" should be "Emplacement de l'index".

Low

Low

Not fixed

(4 comments)

-15 +8/-23 votes

Bring back the sidebar in Windows 7 as an option!

Submitted by veer01_42 on January 12, 2010 to Aesthetics, Legacy, Usability

B4 Vista i never used widgets because they were pointless and i had to clear my screen every time i wanted to see them. With Vista and the Gadget sidebar, i had a place to not only house my gadgets, but i could set it to stay on top of windows, so all (more...)

i found a little hack to get the sidebar, all it is, is basically copying 2 files from Vista's
program files\ sidebar folder to the same dir in Windows 7. It will bring back the sidebar and its functionality. I tried it in Win 7 Ultimate (more...)

Low

Medium

Not fixed

Well its not fixed but i have 2 workarounds to help in the meantime.

(13 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)

21 +25/-4 votes

Drive properties in same window

Submitted by .Chris on January 11, 2010 to Aesthetics, Legacy, Usability

Instead of having a separate window come up showing the drive options, why not add it to the explorer window it self?

note: The drop down window should say "general" and clicking it will allow you to access the options in the (more...)

Low

Low

Not fixed

(15 comments)

This submission [Please add option for classic Win XP start menu] has been marked a duplicate of

Retain "Clasic Start Menu" in Win 7

Please vote and comment on the original submission.

-20 +4/-24 votes

Please add option for classic Win XP start menu

Submitted by ememkai on January 10, 2010 to Legacy, Usability

The Win 7 start menu is horribly confusing, and I still haven't figured out how to organize the links to my programs the way I'm comfortable with.
I don't understand why this had to be inflicted on a user community that had become (more...)

Medium

Medium

Not fixed

(12 comments)

25 +29/-4 votes

Resize and Skew in paint has legacy icons

Submitted by .Chris on January 9, 2010 to Aesthetics, Legacy, Usability

In Paint, the resize and skew dialog has old legacy icons and the over all design is old.

Low

Low

Not fixed

(7 comments)

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