Windows Feature Suggestions

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Windows Feature Suggestion Box provides the Windows PC/Tablet user community with a channel for feedback. To help us build the best version of Windows ever, we created this forum to hear your ideas, suggestions and feedback.

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  1. Bring Back the "Expand Start Menu Full Screen" Button!

    The new "expand" button was a gift to Windows insiders who asked for a fluid way to switch between start menu and start screen. Many Windows users, myself included, used this button daily, to enter full screen mode and vice versa. The "enter/exit full screen" option has become so popular that over 6,000 Windows insiders so far have asked Microsoft to bring this option to every title bar in Windows 10:

    https://windows.uservoice.com/forums/265757-windows-feature-suggestions/suggestions/7069950-unify-the-title-bar-in-windows-10-give-every-wind

    Unfortunately, the button has gone missing as of Build 10122. Now if the user wants to switch between start menu and start screen, the user must go into…

    5,678 votes
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      118 comments  ·  Improved Experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Extra large Size for Tiles

      Dear Windows Team, please add "Extra large Size" option for the Start Screen Tiles.
      the advances you made to the Windows 10 Start Screen are ALL Awesome! from the new Vertical scrolling to the new Tiles grid layout to the new "Tablet mode". and I believe the new Tablet mode can act like a "TV mode" too, BUT it's just missing one thing...an Extra large Size for the Start Screen Tiles. if you guys made this Size it will make Windows 10 reach even more devices, not just Tablets. and you'll make millions of users happy with this move too,…

      4,066 votes
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        47 comments  ·  Improved Experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Clear Glass (No Color) Transparency

        Microsoft did a great job by giving us the amazing Black Glass Transparency, now we are hoping for the "Clear Glass (No Color) Transparency"
        please Microsoft, make it the way you made the black glass (only with a blur effect) but without the old and ugly Stripes effect.
        example of what I mean:
        http://i.imgur.com/6mQHMm6.jpg
        thanks in advance.

        3,119 votes
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          11 comments  ·  Personalization and Ease of Access  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Auto-Hide the Taskbar when we choose Tablet mode

          when we chose "Tablet mode" the Taskbar should go to "Auto-Hide option" automaticly and we can call it with a simple swipe up from the bottom of the screen.

          3,025 votes
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            20 comments  ·  Improved Experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Windows Phone 8.1 Tiles Animation for Windows 10 Start Screen

            this video says it all:
            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jXJp8UdIkUI

            please, at least as an option, we should have many tiles animations to choose from.

            2,778 votes
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              6 comments  ·  Personalization and Ease of Access  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • add kurdish calendar to windows

              in persian calendar 1394 = in kurdish calendar 2715 =

              Gregorian Calendar 2015

              35,454 votes
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                2481 comments  ·  Calendar  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • 1,760 votes
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                  17 comments  ·  Files, Folders and Online Storage  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Portuguese spelling for Angola and Mozambique on the whole OS

                  Portuguese spelling for Angola and Mozambique on the whole OS – a matter of sovereignty

                  Angola and Mozambique are two important Portuguese-speaking african countries that DID NOT RATIFY the "Portuguese Language Orthographic Agreement of 1990" – an international treaty which had NO public discussion prior to being signed by a few politicians. This so-called "Orthographic Agreement" that no one agreed to is in fact strongly rejected by an overwhelming majority of the alphabetized adult population in Portugal, in Brazil and in every other Portuguese-speaking countries and communities around the globe (we're over 250 millions, ours is the 5th most prevalent…

                  1,203 votes
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                    46 comments  ·  Personalization and Ease of Access  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • 667 votes
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                      4 comments  ·  Desktop and Start  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Working Recycle Bin icon on Taskbar

                      Place the Recycle Bin on to the taskbar. Don't just leave it there on the desktop to look ugly. Bring it to life. Place it on the taskbar and let us drag stuff we want to bin straight into it on the taskbar. It's so much quicker than going to the desktop or, right clicking and deleting it. This would save so much time and really look nice and be great for windows users who want to save time!

                      15,223 votes
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                        208 comments  ·  Desktop and Start  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • New Start windows 10

                        Minha Sugestão Para o Iniciar fazer o Windows 10 / @Renssis

                        http://imgur.com/TFTVsh7

                        5,370 votes
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                          11 comments  ·  Desktop and Start  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Stop preinstalling third party games

                          Microsoft should give people options to have pre-loaded games like Candy Crush or not on their computers as it can slow down computers or cause more computer crashes on low spec windows 10 machines.

                          People will not buy Windows 10 or upgrade to Windows 10 for free if Microsoft pre-installs pre loaded games like Candy Crush for no apparent reason unless Microsoft allows people to choose which preloaded games they want to have or not.

                          If Microsoft makes a mistake called installing games on new Windows 10 machines without new computer owners consent, people will not love Windows and Microsoft…

                          538 votes
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                            19 comments  ·  Gaming  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Tablet Mode still not good enough for Surfaces

                            Windows 10 "Experience" on my Surface Pro 3 is still somewhat worse and downgraded compared to my stock 8.1

                            So here's some:

                            >SUGGESTIONS to further improve Windows 10 "Tablet Mode" starting from build 10074:

                            •Permanently hideable taskbar option while in Tablet Mode, for a real full-screen immersive experience like 8.1 (option to be: Hidden on Boot, and it should be visible with a simple "swipe-up from bottom" gesture, and hidden again with the same swipe);

                            •Full Screen / Metro Edge Toggle: for a real immersive experience like Metro.IE11 on 8.1 (full content only, no taskbar, nav bar and tabs only…

                            841 votes
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                              14 comments  ·  Improved Experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Windows update configuration options

                              Please allow Windows 10 consumers to have full control over how feature and other updates to their computers are installed or not. If people do not have control over how updates to Windows 10 is installed or not, nobody would ever trust Microsoft again as people chose to either keep Windows up to date or not.

                              464 votes
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                                32 comments  ·  Windows Update  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Improving window's buttons apperance

                                Could you re-align close, maximize and minimize buttons in non-modern apps to vertical center like in modern apps? Just look how inconsistent it looks now:
                                http://i.imgur.com/p2mjWcI.jpg

                                I placed red line as a reference.

                                I know, maybe it's minor issue that nobody cares of, but without consistency Windows 10 will never be eye-catchy as it can be.

                                Look it's about only alignment, this how it should look:
                                http://i.imgur.com/B6sBD5n.jpg

                                696 votes
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                                  9 comments  ·  Personalization and Ease of Access  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Phone Capabilities on Windows 10: Send/Receive Calls, Texts, FB Messages, Play/Save Voicemails on Desktop within one Messaging Conversation

                                  It is exciting to hear that Microsoft is bringing the Messaging app to Windows Desktop. The new messaging app will integrate multiple internet-based services, allowing users to make use of multiple chat services within a single conversation for each contact regardless of the apps they use.

                                  It will combine text/SMS messages and Skype messages into a single conversation. You will see all messages between you and another person, across apps, in the same conversation. When you reply to the other person, the Messaging client is smart enough to automatically make use of the service last used by the other person.

                                  27,585 votes
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                                    135 comments  ·  Improved Experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Icons in notification area (system tray) are too cramped

                                    The desktop mode icons in the notification area (system tray) are too close to each other. This gives the notification area a very cramped look and feel.

                                    A little bit of spacing and some minor design tweaks would make a world of difference.

                                    Here is a rendering of the notification area with a cleaner and more streamline look.

                                    http://a.disquscdn.com/uploads/mediaembed/images/2104/7950/original.jpg

                                    324 votes
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                                      1 comment  ·  Improved Experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • New File Explorer: Tabbed, touch-friendly, modern UI “universal app” for all Windows 10 desktops, tablets, phones and Xbox

                                      Simple idea for a new file explorer:
                                      -Tabbed
                                      -Touch friendly
                                      -Modern design language
                                      -Flat icons & minimal UI
                                      -”Universal App” for all Windows 10 Desktop, Tablets, Phones and Xbox

                                      See this incredible concept image:

                                      http://arcticpaco.deviantart.com/art/File-Explorer-382929276

                                      I will post more images in the comments. Please feel free to contribute your own thoughts, ideas and concepts below!

                                      9,057 votes
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                                        53 comments  ·  Files, Folders and Online Storage  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                        Thanks for your File Explorer suggestion. Always great to see such great feedback and excitement about this feature. We will be sure that our product development team receives your feedback. Keep those votes coming!

                                      • I think there should be an option to 'follow' developers in the Store, to get notifications for new apps published

                                        Let's say I want to know when I developer I like puts out a new app. When they publish this new app, I get a notification informing me so, with a link to the Store listing.

                                        424 votes
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                                          0 comments  ·  Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Increase Background Apps Limit

                                          In Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and even Windows 10, there is a hard limit of 7 apps allowed to run in the background. Trying to enable more than 7 apps results in this error message:

                                          http://i.imgur.com/hiZMRd3.png

                                          "Your lock screen is full. You'll need to remove an app before [app] can run in the background and show info on the lock screen."

                                          Then, choosing "allow" gives you another error which forces you to remove one of your other 7 apps:

                                          http://i.imgur.com/YhKc2LC.png

                                          "Too many apps
                                          Remove an app to let [app] run in the background and show info on the lock screen."

                                          5,944 votes
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                                            12 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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