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Most recent submissions by user "nyp"

Registered since: January 20, 2009

28 +30/-2 votes

Saving a GIF image in Paint brings up a dialog which uses the wrong buttons

Submitted by nyp on April 25, 2009 to Usability

They apparently fixed the unclickable Close button[1] in this dialog but they also screwed up one thing...
The buttons.
The UX Guide[2] says that "When asking a question, use labels that match the question. Don't use OK/Cancel (more...)

Revert the buttons.
Also, while you're there, redesign the dialog like the second one in the image.

Low

Low

Not fixed

32 +34/-2 votes

Advanced User Accounts Options taskbar button is pixelated on high DPI

Submitted by nyp on April 25, 2009 to Aesthetics, Icons

On high DPI, Advanced User Accounts Options taskbar button is pixelated. Also the icons inside that too.

Replace it with high-resolution icons in netplwiz.exe and netplwiz.dll

Low

Low

Not fixed

34 +36/-2 votes

Welcome text shadow in login screen in high DPI is small

Submitted by nyp on April 25, 2009 to Aesthetics

After changing the DPI, logoff and logon back again. The screen went black for a while and the "Welcome" text appears. The problem? The shadow behind the text is small.

Update the shadow to become bigger if the user wants high DPI.

Medium

Low

Fixed

Fixed in Release Candidate (build 7100)

22 +24/-2 votes

A "Recent activity" page which shows the latest activity

Submitted by nyp on April 24, 2009 to Website suggestions

(not a problem, just a suggestion)
A new page called "Recent activity" which shows the latest activity, for example:
* New submissions
* New comments
* Newly registered users
* Edited submissions

See the image for a cheaply-made mockup :p

(please don't demote just because of that image)

Low

Medium

Not fixed

(1 comments)

26 +27/-1 votes

Create a new system restore point dialog uses wrong font

Submitted by nyp on April 19, 2009 to Aesthetics

System Properties > System Protection > Create...
Wrong font on the create a new system restore point dialog.

Change the font to Segoe UI.

Low

Low

Not fixed

32 +32/-0 votes

Photo Viewer's E-mail button opens up a window with a horrible looking icon

Submitted by nyp on April 16, 2009 to Aesthetics, Icons

Open an image file in Photo Viewer and then click the "E-mail" button. A horrible looking icon appears on the taskbar.
Also, I wonder who actually minimizes this window...
It also doesn't seem to have the new progress bar (more...)

Put an icon in the taskbar.
Disable the ability to minimize it.
Put a progress bar on the taskbar.

Medium

Low

Not fixed

(1 comments)

31 +32/-1 votes

<partially fixed> "Printing Documents" window appears as Windows Explorer in the taskbar

Submitted by nyp on April 10, 2009 to Usability

The "Printing Documents" window appears as Windows Explorer in the taskbar. Doesn't make sense.

Seperate it by having a new printer icon like the second one in the image.

Low

Low

Not fixed

33 +33/-0 votes

Stretched icon in Keyboard Layout Preview

Submitted by nyp on April 9, 2009 to Aesthetics, Icons

There is a horribly stretched icon in the keyboard layout preview window. I also suspect that this is where all the outdated icons in the Language Bar live at.

Took some digging to find - here's how to get there:
Regional and (more...)

A nicely rendered icon, please.

Low

Low

Not fixed

20 +21/-1 votes

Wrong Computer icon in "System Tools" folder

Submitted by nyp on April 9, 2009 to Icons

There is a Computer item inside the System Tools folder. It displays the Administrative Tools icon in the more recent builds. However, this is fine in Vista and build 7000.

Change the icon to the Computer icon.

Low

Low

Not fixed

17 +19/-2 votes

"Website suggestions" in "Post a suggestion" screen splits into two lines

Submitted by nyp on April 9, 2009 to Website suggestions

(NOTE: This only happens in Opera and IE)

In the "Post a suggestion" screen, the "Website suggestions" category splits into two lines. Obviously, this doesn't look nice.

Change "Website suggestions" to "Website suggestion"

Low

Low

Fixed

32 +33/-1 votes

"Programs and Features" "Please wait until the current program is finished uninstalling or being changed" dialog has an old icon

Submitted by nyp on April 8, 2009 to Aesthetics, Icons, Legacy

Old icon.

Update icon.

Low

Low

Not fixed

53 +54/-1 votes

"Webpage Error" in Internet Explorer is wrongly designed

Submitted by nyp on April 7, 2009 to Aesthetics

Internet Options > Advanced tab > "Display a notification about every script error"
And then go to http://www.windows7taskforce.com
(more...)

Design the dialog like the second one in the image.

Low

Low

Not fixed

61 +66/-5 votes

Inconsistent Progressive Disclosure Buttons

Submitted by nyp on April 7, 2009 to Aesthetics, Annoyance

There are so many different progressive disclosure buttons. It's inconsistency to the max.

Make all the progressive disclosure buttons the same. Use the one in the UAC dialogue because I think that one looks the best.

Low

Low

Not fixed

(3 comments)

34 +34/-0 votes

Fonts folder isn't compatible with Extra Large Icons.

Submitted by nyp on April 6, 2009 to Icons

The Fonts folder in the Windows folder isn't compatible with Extra Large Icons. Weird thing is that there IS one in main.cpl

Change it to the one inside main.cpl
It should be an easy resource swap.

Low

Low

Not fixed

22 +30/-8 votes

Force Safe Mode to use Windows Classic theme

Submitted by nyp on April 6, 2009 to Annoyance

In Safe Mode, it uses the Aero Basic theme. HOWEVER, Themes service is disabled. That means you get to experience one of the most hideous themes ever designed.

Force Safe Mode to use Windows Classic theme.

Low

Medium

Fixed

(1 comments)

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