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This submission [By default, make the language tone of Microsoft Office less patronizing] has been removed because

Sorry, this isn't the place to post Office UX quirks.

-7 +1/-8 votes

By default, make the language tone of Microsoft Office less patronizing

Submitted by bbchater2k10 on March 12, 2010 to Annoyance, Legacy, Usability

Lets face it: I have been using Microsoft Office ever since the 95 edition, and I can tell you one thing; the language tone of the whole thing is way too patronizing. I was bitterly disappointed when Office 2007 was released and when I tested out Office (more...)

Cut out the patronizing language tone for all future versions of Microsoft Office.

High

High

Not fixed

(1 comments)

-11 +3/-14 votes

Add tabs

Submitted by formula_86 on March 11, 2010 to Usability

Pretty annoying really when something doesn't have tabs, and for every new thing, it opens a new window.

Add tabs to everything that normally requires a new window to be opened for every new thing.

Low

Low

Not fixed

(7 comments)

This submission [Make excel easier to use] has been removed because

Office suggestion, please forward to Office team

-1 +2/-3 votes

Make excel easier to use

Submitted by mooky on March 11, 2010 to Annoyance, Bug, Usability

I work in a lot of spreadsheets with multiple worksheets within them. I'd like an alt-tab function so that I can flick between the worksheets easily instead of going to all the terrible effort of using my mouse to select the correct one.

Create an alt-tab-like system!

Medium

High

Not fixed

(4 comments)

10 +13/-3 votes

Redesign the 'No disc' error to fit in with the Aero UI

Submitted by formula_86 on March 10, 2010 to Aesthetics, Legacy

Inspiration came from this: http://www.windows7taskforce.com/view/3846

The 'No disc' error message design (more...)

Do whats suggested above.

Medium

High

Not fixed

(7 comments)

24 +24/-0 votes

CD Error when Autolaunch program still active & CD ejected

Submitted by Daemonmonkey on March 10, 2010 to Annoyance, Usability

When an autostarted program is active after you inserted a CD with Autoplay, and then you eject the CD without ending the program and then try to end/continue program the error notification pops up, telling you (correctly) that the CD i s missing.
(more...)

Make the dialog supreme and if I click Cancel that means the CD is not there so end the program.

Medium

High

Not fixed

(1 comments)

This submission [Rollover pop-ups in internet explorer.] has been removed because

Technically not possible

6 +9/-3 votes

Rollover pop-ups in internet explorer.

Submitted by JimB on March 9, 2010 to Annoyance

After all these years in getting rid of POP-UP windows.
Now we have roll-over pop up small windows that pop up and block the web page.
This should be fixed.

have a setting that blockes roll-over pop ups.

High

High

Not fixed

(5 comments)

-9 +3/-12 votes

Make the page used for logging into/creating your Taskforce account secure

Submitted by formula_86 on March 7, 2010 to Website suggestions

When logging into or creating your Taskforce account on either this site, Windows Live Taskforce, Aero Taskforce or Aqua Taskforce, wouldn't it be nice to have it so the page uses SSL? Yes, I know Long Zheng would have to purchase a SSL certificate (more...)

Make the Taskforce login/create account page use an SSL certificate as suggested above.

Low

Medium

Not fixed

(6 comments)

16 +17/-1 votes

Program Compatibility Assistant never remembers setting not to ask again

Submitted by pyrates on March 7, 2010 to Annoyance, Bug, Usability

I'm logged in as a regular user. Whenever I run the program that isn't compatible with windows 7, such as media player classic or media player classic - homecinema and then close it when done, Program Compatibility Assistant will popup asking (more...)

Actually keep a list of the programs I say for the Program Compatibility Assistant not to ask me again about.

Work around is disabling it:

(more...)

Medium

High

Not fixed

(2 comments)

This submission [Screw you Microsoft for purposely imposing so many 'system limitations'!] has been removed because

Technical problem. Not a Windows 7 UX quirk

-6 +3/-9 votes

Screw you Microsoft for purposely imposing so many 'system limitations'!

Submitted by formula_86 on March 6, 2010 to Annoyance, Bug, Legacy, Usability

Whenever I try and do a certain thing in a Microsoft product and it brings up an error saying it can't do it due to a 'system limitation', it REALLY pisses me off so much I pull my hair out in chunks! Why? Because it beats me why Microsoft (more...)

STOP imposing these system limitations purposely, no bloody wonder you are losing your customers!

High

High

Not fixed

(22 comments)

18 +18/-0 votes

WMP12 default color suckitude

Submitted by 4BoltMain on March 6, 2010 to Aesthetics

The media player color can not be changed.

Allow the player to be customized to suit the users taste.

I have a rather large LCD monitor and I would prefer that my eyes were not blasted with light (as well as the room) when listening to music in low light conditions.

High

High

Not fixed

(11 comments)

10 +14/-4 votes

Update the year in the copyright notice for this website

Submitted by formula_86 on March 5, 2010 to Website suggestions

Where it says '© 2009 Long Zheng istartedsomething.com', why not update it to say '© 2010 Long Zheng istartedsomething.com' instead?

Update it as suggested above.

Low

Low

Not fixed

(4 comments)

8 +17/-9 votes

include a "always allow this program" checkbox in user account control pop-up..

Submitted by liquid23au on March 5, 2010 to Annoyance, Usability

this suggestion is in regards to the popup that appears under certain user account control settings which asks: " Do you want to allow the following program to make changes to this computer?"

the user account control user account (more...)

i would include a checkbox to "always allow program" in the popup which would easily solve the problem, as well as a white/ black list in the user account settings.

This way trusted programs will not require the sort of multiple (more...)

Medium

Medium

Not fixed

(35 comments)

This submission [Bad Alarm clock?] has been removed because

Third-party software issue

-2 +2/-4 votes

Bad Alarm clock?

Submitted by luckyranger on March 5, 2010 to Usability

I have recently installed a alarm clock to my computer (Windows 7) and I think it disabled the sleep mode function. I've triple checked the power options and even changed them around a couple of times to make sure they saved (the same mode I had (more...)

Low

Low

Not fixed

(1 comments)

This submission [weather bug gadget is not refreshing] has been removed because

Sorry, this isn't a support forum

-4 +1/-5 votes

weather bug gadget is not refreshing

Submitted by pmarcantonio on March 4, 2010 to Bug

The gadgets on my computer have stoped updating. The weather bug alway shows sundat, mondat and tuesday, the sane tempture and always rain. This weather bug is set for sothern california. All my weathwe bug have the same problem. They worked a few week (more...)

Low

Low

Not fixed

10 +11/-1 votes

Readability when performing a search

Submitted by n49o7 on March 3, 2010 to Usability

Look at the two windows in the screenshot.
On the left, when performing a search for "jpg" in Explorer, the adress bar reads "search results".
On the right, when searching for "automatic" in the control panel, (more...)

Make the adress bar display something useful like " [Search path] > Search for [search term] " or something like that.

Low

Low

Not fixed

(4 comments)

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