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37 +40/-3 votes

<FIXED> "Diagnose connection problems" from Internet Explorer shows 16x16 icon

Submitted by antiufo on March 2, 2009 to Icons

Clicking the "Diagnose connection problems" button from Internet Explorer opens a window with a 16x16 taskbar icon.

Update it

Low

Low

Fixed

(2 comments)

37 +39/-2 votes

White color in active taskbar button does not appear when right clicking taskbar button (read problem description first then vote)

Submitted by Zerlot on January 12, 2009 to Aesthetics, Annoyance, Bug, Icons, Legacy, Usability

White color in active taskbar button does not appear when right clicking to view the jumplist. Below is step by step

open IE 8, right click IE 8 taskbar button to view jumplist (just right click and don't select anything in jumplist) (more...)

Fix it to shows the white color in active taskbar button

High

High

Not fixed

(3 comments)

37 +41/-4 votes

Old history icon in IE 8 recent pages

Submitted by Zerlot on January 12, 2009 to Icons

Old history icon in IE 8 recent pages

replace the icon with new history icon

Low

Low

Not fixed

(4 comments)

36 +37/-1 votes

Old XP animation inside Windows 7

Submitted by patternjake on May 31, 2009 to Aesthetics, Annoyance, Icons, Legacy

Many installers I have come across call on a AVI resource for showing file copy progress. This animation still shows as a XP style one (exactly the same, to be honest) which is still present in Windows 7. It should be updated.

Update it to a newer, Aero styled (like in the file copy dialogs).

Medium

Medium

Not fixed

(1 comments)

35 +37/-2 votes

No XPS print icon Internet Explorer

Submitted by Firestrider on August 7, 2009 to Icons

There is no associated icon (in the taskbar) with printing as an XPS document in Internet Explorer.

Steps to reproduce:
1.) Open Internet Explorer.
2.) Click on the down arrow next to the printer icon in the top right hand (more...)

Low

Low

Not fixed

35 +35/-0 votes

Gross dialog- Securing Windows account database

Submitted by patternjake on May 31, 2009 to Aesthetics, Annoyance, Icons, Legacy, Usability

This entire dialog is old and outdated. You would have thought MS would add a manifest at least

This is 2009, update the icon, update the dialog.

Low

Low

Not fixed

35 +35/-0 votes

".NET Framework-reliant components" group in Internet Security Settings has an old icon

Submitted by nyp on March 14, 2009 to Aesthetics, Icons, Legacy

Old icon.

Update icon.

Low

Low

Not fixed

35 +36/-1 votes

[Build RC] In connection settings window services icons & checkboxes are outdated.

Submitted by immortal79 on February 13, 2009 to Aesthetics, Icons

In connection settings window services icons & checkboxes are outdated.

Update checkboxes and icons to match windows 7 style.

Medium

Low

Not fixed

(3 comments)

35 +38/-3 votes

Provide the ability to pin websites/web applications to the start menu

Submitted by alirobe on February 3, 2009 to Icons, Usability

Web applications such as Google Reader, Hotmail, and Office for Web Applications are used just like desktop applications by end-users. Why make the distinction between web-apps (including XBAPs) and desktop apps?

Provide a menu option in Internet Explorer that allows users to pin sites to the taskbar as applications.

Low

Medium

Not fixed

(3 comments)

35 +35/-0 votes

Have a feedback for all the problems found

Submitted by Antonio on February 2, 2009 to Aesthetics, Annoyance, Bug, Icons, Legacy, Usability

The windows taskforce web page is great but the impact of suggestions we wrote would be harder if each submission will be sent to the windows team directly from seven. Otherwise there is the risk that all the problems will not find any acceptable solution.

A new tag - for exemple «already sent to technical support» - for each submission is required indicating that the problem has been forwarded to the windows team using the applet built inside seven.

High

High

Not fixed

(6 comments)

35 +39/-4 votes

The up and down push button to scroll icons in taskbar is annoying (user must click tiny arrow buttons and no indicator to guide user which arrow to click)

Submitted by Zerlot on January 14, 2009 to Aesthetics, Annoyance, Icons, Legacy, Usability

When user pinned a lot of icons in taskbar the up and down push button usually appear so user could scroll to the other icons. What i find annoying is that i must click that tiny up and down arrow button.

second thing i find annoying is (more...)

Could we just push a single button to scroll to the other icons

highlight the arrow/change the color of arrow or give user some kind of indicator to guide user where to scroll next

High

High

Not fixed

(8 comments)

35 +36/-1 votes

Taskbar & Start Menu, System Icons, Notification Area Icons Control Panel items have simillar icons.

Submitted by hoopla_punta on December 31, 2008 to Aesthetics, Icons, Usability

Taskbar & Start Menu, System Icons, Notification Area Icons Control Panel items have simillar icons.

This is very confusing for some users.

See the screenie.

Use the suggestions in the screenie.

Medium

Low

Fixed

(4 comments)

35 +36/-1 votes

When saving a picture file on Desktop, the preview icon (in medium size) shows it incorrectly

Submitted by Ignacio AF on December 28, 2008 to Bug, Icons

The problem is that when I save a picture file on my desktop (usually it's in PNG, but I have saved pics in other formats as well) the preview icon show only 15% or 20% part of the file, while the rest is in black. That happens only if the size (more...)

Medium

Medium

Not fixed

(1 comments)

34 +38/-4 votes

Taskbar when docked on side does not shrink with the size of icons

Submitted by RahulVij on July 22, 2009 to Aesthetics, Bug, Icons, Usability

When the TaskBar is docked to the bottom or top of the screen & size of the icons is reduced the effect is as desired - taskbar shirks in width to comply with the icon size. If done the same with taskbar docked to the side (left or right) the size (more...)

Make the taskbar shrink to the size of icons when docked to the side of the screen. the behavior should remain the same, no matter where the it is docked.

Medium

Medium

Not fixed

(5 comments)

34 +34/-0 votes

WMF files still have the old Paint icon

Submitted by nyp on July 7, 2009 to Aesthetics, Icons, Legacy

WMF (or RLE or EMF) files still have the yucky old Paint icon.

You already have the new PNG icon so it's just a simple resource change.

Low

Low

Not fixed

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