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40 +45/-5 votes

Start Menu more customizable

Submitted by Helito on January 19, 2009 to Usability

No problem, some suggestions only.

The option of disable the WinKey (Start Menu) in full screen will help gamers.

The "Sort" button will give to the user the option of customize the links of Start Menu.

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Medium

High

Rejected

(13 comments)

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)

25 +30/-5 votes

Allow users to make additional "blanks" in taskbar.

Submitted by hoopla_punta on December 14, 2008 to Aesthetics, Usability

If you are using 6956, you should realize that the taskbar has a "blank" after the first three default icons. This blank is to separate icons, at your own preference. I would like to have more "blanks" that I could insert though.

Allow users to insert blanks on the taskbar from the right click context menu.

Low

Medium

Rejected

(5 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 +21/-34 votes

Redesign the Start Orb so it stands out.

Submitted by Jaips on February 28, 2009 to Aesthetics, Usability

With the redesigned taskbar and large appilcation icons, the current 'start orb' no longer stands out as special. Such an important UI element should have a strong visual mass.

Redesign the start-orb to be more prominent [suggestion attached]

Low

Medium

Rejected

(14 comments)

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