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Most popular submissions by user "AllUltima"

Registered since: January 12, 2010

61 +66/-5 votes

Run window should have "Run as administrator" checkbox

Submitted by AllUltima on February 14, 2010 to Annoyance, Legacy, Usability

"Run" used to be the "quick and dirty" way to run stuff FAST (i.e. I could Run cmd and get a command prompt). But under UAC I typically need an ELEVATED command prompt, which requires me to find/make an elevated shortcut for. If it (more...)

Add "Run as Administrator" in the Run Window under the Open: [path] combo-box. Require the user to manually toggle the box for security reasons consistent with UAC.

Medium

Medium

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(13 comments)

43 +44/-1 votes

Prevent focus stealing while in the act of typing

Submitted by AllUltima on January 23, 2010 to Annoyance, Usability

It can be very annoying when something steals focus away from what you are doing. The worst case for me is typing, where, for example, another window opens and suddenly my keystrokes are being input into a new window.

Add a setting in Keyboard control panel called "Prevent lost focus when typing X quickly" with a slider.

I think that if this were implemented thoughtfully, (for example requiring a certain number of letters to be typed before (more...)

Medium

Medium

Not fixed

(7 comments)

17 +18/-1 votes

LAN file sharing login should be more permanent when "remember my credentials" is checked.

Submitted by AllUltima on January 12, 2010 to Annoyance, Bug, Usability

When you log into another machine on your LAN, even when you choose "remember my credentials", you must reenter those credentials later such as after a restart. I am not convinced the "remember my credentials" box does anything at (more...)

The user should instead be able to enter this info ONCE, check "remember my credentials" (this box already exists in the UI) and expect reasonable persistence.

It should be noted that this may seem to be a "security feature", (more...)

Medium

Medium

Not fixed

(2 comments)

This submission [Option to show hibernate progress meter, like in XP] has been marked a duplicate of

Black screen during hibernation? Why?

Please vote and comment on the original submission.

11 +18/-7 votes

Option to show hibernate progress meter, like in XP

Submitted by AllUltima on January 27, 2010 to Annoyance, Legacy, Usability

Ever since Vista there is no meter or indication of progress for going into hibernate. This is a bit of an issue because:

-Newer systems often have a lot of RAM and hibernate can be slow. My computer has 8GB for example.
-Some inexperienced (more...)

Add an option to enable the meter that shows hibernate progress.

Medium

Low

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(7 comments)

9 +18/-9 votes

Battery Management: Standardize ability to disable battery charging under certain criteria

Submitted by AllUltima on January 12, 2010 to Annoyance, Usability

It is now well established that long term lithium ion battery life is prolonged by keeping the battery around 40% instead of 100%. At least in terms of long term idle storage, keeping the battery at 100% is considered absurd.

Many users (more...)

On the driver level, implement a toggle for disabling the charging of the battery. If this is not possible, then Microsoft should propose a standard for future laptops (or perhaps future firmware for existing laptops) to conform to which would allow such (more...)

Medium

Medium

Not fixed

(13 comments)

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