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Most popular submissions by user "DeathSeeker"

Registered since: June 4, 2008

342 +364/-22 votes

Redesign the IE downloader to use Aero File Operation animation and styling

Submitted by DeathSeeker on December 29, 2008 to Aesthetics, Legacy

Copying, Renaming, Tagging, Deleting, and Moving files in Vista/7 all use a common window styling. The only File Operation that doesn't use this styling is Downloading.

Update the window to use the same styling as the other File Operations.

Here's a mockup to give an idea of what I mean. (Vote on suggestion not my not so good mockup!)

Full image (more...)




Changed in Internet Explorer 9, for better or worse...


45 +49/-4 votes

Internet Explorer Script Error dialog is terribly misstyled.

Submitted by DeathSeeker on January 9, 2009 to Aesthetics, Annoyance

01.) Title bar icon in dialog box
02.) Old warning dialog
03.) Wrong placement on warning icon
04.) Main Instuction placed at bottom not top
05.) Wrong Main Instruction size
06.) Wrong Main Instruction color
07.) (more...)

01.) Remove title bar icon
02.) Use new warning dialog
03.) Place it where it belongs
04.) Puts Main Instuction at top
05.) Main Instruction should be 12pt
06.) Make Main Instruction color blue
07.) Content Area (more...)



Not fixed


35 +36/-1 votes

Help and support lacks proper themeing and placements

Submitted by DeathSeeker on April 23, 2009 to Aesthetics, Annoyance

01.) The back and forward buttons have an akward spacing between them
02.) They both lack the aggregator found on other back/forward buttons
03.) The search box is in a differant location that in other windows
04.) The toolbar is (more...)

01.) Remove the gap
02.) Use the same aggregator found in Windows/Internt Explorer
03.) Keep the search bar top right
04.) Swap the toolbar to where it should be
05.) Use the same text layout found everywhere else
XX.) (more...)



Not fixed

29 +32/-3 votes

Media Player groups lack collapsibility found elsewhere.

Submitted by DeathSeeker on January 5, 2009 to Aesthetics, Usability

If you group items in either Explorer or Photo Gallery you can collapse the group using a chevron at the end of the group title. Windows Media Player has grouping, but lacks the functionality of collapsing the group.

Add the same collapse chevron found on groups in Photo Gallery and Explorer to Windows Media Player groups.



Not fixed


29 +30/-1 votes

Media Player navigational collapse arrows don't autohide as Explorer does.

Submitted by DeathSeeker on January 5, 2009 to Aesthetics

In the Windows Explorer Navigational Pane the collapse/expand arrows for all folders are hidden until the Pane is hovered over. In Windows Media Player the arrows are always visible, whether the Pane is hovered over or note.

Hide the arrows until a user hover over the Navigational box. This standardizes behavior between programs and removes visual clutter.



Not fixed

29 +33/-4 votes

Downloading file in IE opens useless background dialog box.

Submitted by DeathSeeker on December 29, 2008 to Annoyance, Usability

When downloading a file in Internet Explorer an unusable "download box" pops up, and then immediately pops up a "Do you want to run or save this file?" box over it. Since nothing can happen in the "download box" until you've (more...)

Pop up the box only after the user has made a choice. Retrieving information may be included in box, with options greyed out until received.

Image description ( (more...)



Not fixed


27 +30/-3 votes

Username and PC name window lacks Main Instructions in initial setup [Release Canidate]

Submitted by DeathSeeker on December 27, 2008 to Aesthetics

The //very first// post install screen lacks proper Main Instructions placement, size, and color.

Move the main instuction("Choose a username --- on the network") above the image where it's suppose to be.

Increase the font size from 9 to 12.

Change the font color from black to blue(#003399 to be exact)



Not fixed


21 +28/-7 votes

Media Player 12 adds unnecessary column dividers

Submitted by DeathSeeker on January 5, 2009 to Aesthetics, Annoyance

Windows Media Player 11 had a very clean and streamlined look. One reason for that was the non-inclusion of column dividers and the autohiding of the one for the Navigation Pane. Windows Media Player 12 cluttered things up by changing this.

Get rid of the dividers completely to make things clean like they were in 11.

Alternatively - Autohide them and only show them on hover, the way the Navigation Pane is currently set.

Dividers (more...)



Not fixed


21 +25/-4 votes

IE8RC now requires 3 clicks to add to favorites, use to require 2

Submitted by DeathSeeker on December 29, 2008 to Usability

In Internet Explorer 7, 8 Beta 1/2 to add something to favorites took two clicks. You clicked the Star-plus button, and then choose how you want to add it.

In Internet Explorer RC1 they moved that drop down button into the favorites pane. (more...)

Don't put drop down menus in drop out menus.

Leave it in the Favorites Pane, but change the "Add to Favorites" drop down menu into seperate buttons. That way it will still take two clicks, but not require the old two buttons(saving (more...)



Not fixed


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