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. add kurdish calendar to windows

    in persian calendar 1394 = in kurdish calendar 2715 =

    Gregorian Calendar 2015

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      2286 comments  ·  Calendar  ·  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!

      13,331 votes
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        173 comments  ·  Desktop and Start  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Let Internet Explorer access the Spartan rendering engine

        I believe IE should be able to use both the new EdgeHTML and the old MSHTML rendering engines. This would enable IE to support both legacy web applications, while also preventing stagnation in the browser, making it viable for everyday use.

        Why? To prevent IE 11 from becoming the new IE 6. If Spartan is not supported on earlier Windows (which appears likely), many would be stuck with an outdated browser, which enterprise would then be forced to support (and despise in the process). Letting IE access both engines, as it does in the current Windows 10 builds, but not…

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          11 comments  ·  Internet Explorer  ·  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.

          23,951 votes
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            120 comments  ·  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!

            7,352 votes
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              34 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!

            • Let Windows 10 Desktop Run ALL Windows Phone Apps

              Why can’t one play Candy Crush Saga with one’s Surface Pro 3 tablet in Windows 10? There’s no reason why an app written for Windows Phone can’t also run in Windows 10. Consider this image from Microsoft:

              http://az648995.vo.msecnd.net/win/2014/09/Windows_Product_Family_9-30-Event-741x416.png

              Isn’t Windows 10 supposed to offer “One Windows, One Store”? Right now, unfortunately, the Windows Store is segmented and split across all the different platforms. Here are some of the MANY apps in the “Windows Phone” store that are currently NOT available in the Windows 10 Store:

              Authenticator (by Microsoft)
              Candy Crush Saga
              Duolingo
              Health (by Microsoft for Microsoft Band)
              LinkedIn
              Messenger …

              10,694 votes
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                35 comments  ·  Other Apps  ·  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."

                4,393 votes
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                  8 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Run Xbox Live games on Windows 10 and sync user data / game saves to OneDrive

                  There’s a big problem with the way games interact with each other across devices. They don’t!

                  Let’s talk about Sonic Dash for a second. This is one of the most downloaded, highest rated, most popular apps in the Windows Store across all platforms. You can collect thousands of rings, unlock all your favorite characters, and buy upgrades on your own Windows device. But get another Windows device (phone, PC or tablet), sign in with the SAME Microsoft account, and all of your game data is lost, restricted to the original Windows device you played on before. Microsoft could really unify…

                  4,392 votes
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                    36 comments  ·  Xbox Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Introduce Modern LaTeX Editor into Microsoft Office Suite

                    LaTeX, the world’s most advanced, powerful and widely-used approach to typesetting scientific papers, journal articles, conference presentations and other technical and academic documents, is used by tens of millions of people worldwide, including most publishers, researchers, academics and increasingly by students. In 2009, LaTeX was used to typeset 96.9% of publications in mathematics, 89.1% of publications in statistics, 79% of publications in physics, and its use is widespread in computer sciences, engineering, geosciences, astronomy, ecology, chemistry, biology, medicine, psycology, and political and social sciences. It is used to create the majority of college and university textbooks and today, virtually every…

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                      44 comments  ·  Other Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                      Thanks for your LaTex suggestion.

                      As always, we can’t promise to ship every suggestion that gets submitted, we will be sure that our product development team receives your feedback. What’s another great idea?

                    • Window Snapping & Auto-Resizing

                      Windows is all about productivity. Right now, in desktop mode, window snapping is not as intelligent and favorable to productivity as it could be.

                      I have seen two amazing ideas shared. The first is that when when resizing snapped windows, “Shrinking one should expand the other”:

                      https://windows.uservoice.com/forums/265757-feature-suggestions/suggestions/6510324-window-resizing-shrinking-one-should-expand-the-o

                      The second says “When one window is snapped to each corner, allow clicking and dragging of the centre point, resizing all 4 windows at once”:

                      https://windows.uservoice.com/forums/265757-windows-feature-suggestions/suggestions/6537092-when-one-window-is-snapped-to-each-corner-allow-c

                      The idea is simple. When you snap windows together, resizing one should automatically resize the others. Otherwise you end up either covering up parts of windows (when…

                      12,487 votes
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                        32 comments  ·  Improved Experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                        Thanks for your suggestion. Always great to see such great feedback. While we can’t promise to ship every suggestion that gets submitted, we will be sure that our product development team receives your feedback. Keep those suggestions coming!

                      • "Tablet Mode" should be an improved 8.1 Start Screen.

                        The first Windows 10 Technical Preview builds nailed this concept:

                        Tablet Mode OFF: an improved Windows 7 SP1 experience and usage (perfect for Enterprises, very large sreens, Mouse+Keyboards setups, and no touch);

                        Tablet Mode ON: an improved Windows 8.1 Start Screen experience (perfect for User and Professionists with tablets and 2in1 hybrid devices like Surfaces, convertible laptops with relatively small screen up to 15" and Touch)

                        But starting from 9926, however, 8.1 Start Screen (with all of its 2-years improvements and refinements from 8.0 RTM) was literally thrown away.
                        This is a VERY bad decision to me.

                        The new hybrid…

                        783 votes
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                          9 comments  ·  Desktop and Start  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • 6,435 votes
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                            10 comments  ·  Improved Experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Simplify Tablet Mode UI: Left Edge Swipe for Task Management, Right Edge Swipe for Cortana/Action Center

                            See concept: http://i.imgur.com/1Fpy0kG.jpg

                            Please make tablet mode more intuitive and swipe-friendly for tablet users. There are many redundant, desktop-oriented UI elements that ought to be combined and more easily accessible with swipe. The taskbar, virtual desktops and task view should all be combined and accessible within thumb's reach after a left edge swipe. Cortana/Search should just be built right into the Action/Notification center (who better than a personal assistant to deliver your notifications?) where she can leave the results of your queries, and the Action Center should have more easily actionable device settings and indicators (like screen brightness, volume, network…

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                              20 comments  ·  Input and Interaction Methods  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Make right click behavior consistent in Windows 10

                              Windows 10 TP Build 9926 shows great improvements over 8 in terms of design and UI, but it still lacks consistency. One of the most evident problems is the right click behavior, which is incoherent and confusing. As you can see in these screenshots
                              http://imgur.com/a/6iMdq
                              right clicking on the desktop shows the classic drop down menu, specific to what item has been selected, and gives a list of additional possibilities. But right clicking on the taskbar shows a different aesthetic with a different background and different arrows. If instead you select an app you get a third style, while right…

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                                9 comments  ·  Input and Interaction Methods  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Unify the Title Bar in Windows 10: Give EVERY Window the "Enter/Exit Full Screen" Option

                                Windows 10’s modern title bar offers new features, including a hamburger button which replaces the charms bar (good for traditional mouse-and-keyboard desktop users), as well as a nifty “enter/exit full screen” button next to “maximize”, which is good for everyone from gamers to those who watch movies. Picture here:

                                http://www.winline.ru/upload/resizer2/20_80331bd8c3d443292b0adf7e75382f7c.jpg

                                In many apps, interaction is optimal in full-screen mode, such as when you’re gaming or playing a movie and don’t want to see the title bar or taskbar. One nice thing about the modern title bar is that if you click to enter full screen mode, you can point your…

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                                  13 comments  ·  Improved Experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • 3,889 votes
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                                    64 comments  ·  Improved Experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Unify the interface and get rid of all UI elements of the '90s and Vista's era

                                    Build 9926 vs the '90s

                                    Unify the interface and get rid of all UI elements of the '90s and Vista's era

                                    By 'the '90s era', I mean Properties and dialog boxes like these:
                                    http://i.imgur.com/TUwwCD2.jpg

                                    Just because the "property/dialog boxes" have a lighter, flatter interface and have a few features added doesn't make them more accessible, look 'modern' or make them more convenient. They worked in the past and they just don't have their place in any modern OS anymore.

                                    The problems are:

                                    * They can stack up on top of each other, making the screen look bloated
                                    * They are…

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                                      66 comments  ·  Improved Experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Redesign File Explorer to Something Much Like This!

                                      http://dakirby309.deviantart.com/art/V3-Windows-10-Explorer-Concept-Reimagined-Ribbon-514047943

                                      I attempted to reimagine most features currently in Windows 8 and 10 and added many features I feel would be quite useful, touch-friendly, consistent, and simple. And I even optimized the Ribbon and Navigation Pane for optimum customization, and conservation of vertical space while still keeping all the features there at a glance to accommodate a range of displays, both big and small. ...My laptop screen is a bit small and I find it annoying to frequently click the Navigation Pane to activate it, then scroll through it.

                                      I designed this concept to address some needed improvements in the…

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                                        31 comments  ·  Improved Experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Merge Lock Screen and Login Screens

                                        Currently, you view the lock screen before hitting enter to go to a bland login screen, before being able to use the PC. My idea is to merge the lockscreen and login screen for better design and aesthetics.

                                        For example, this is what the lock screen would look like:
                                        http://i.imgur.com/pZjd1Po.png (Taken from Suface Hub's lockscreen)

                                        Then hitting enter would scroll the lock screen graphics up to reveal the login screen:
                                        http://i.imgur.com/UQuVvZU.png

                                        The small "X" button would scroll the graphics back down, to go back to the lock screen. I think this keeps the design more consistent and would look better…

                                        6,987 votes
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                                          19 comments  ·  Personalization and Ease of Access  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • plz let to install app offline in windows store like windowsphone

                                          plz let us like windowsphone that download manually windows modern application and then can install it
                                          tnx

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