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  1. I have Neurological ie Memory/Thinking PROBLEMS Here in the UK.... :(

    I have Neurological ie Memory/Thinking PROBLEMS Here in the UK.... :( Its Very Hard for customers Like us!!.... :( *We have Chronic \fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis & I'm 66 Years Old!!... :(

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  2. videos reading out actions

    For some reason when I watch videos on either VLC or the inbuilt media player, on some of the videos it gives me a read out to what is happening on the screen and I can't work out how to make It go away

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  3. 3 votes
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  4. Win10 should fix the dll files

    Either a switch back to exe or better programming I should not have to lose over a quarter of my CPU capability from background windows. I'm using a laptop with a 2018 i7 and 16GB of RAM I can't imagine how the average workplace computer can function. Not to mention how this shortens my computer lifespan and has not noticeably improved my experience.

    3 votes
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  5. Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio has several longstanding screen reader accessibility bugs

    Originally reported in SQL Server Management Studio 2014 and still present in SSMS 2017, screen readers Narrator and NVDA do not accurately read aloud items in the object browser. For example, the user navigates to the Database node in the browser but the screen reader falsely announces it as "Security." Also as of SSMS 2017, screen readers announce line numbers in query editor windows even when line numbers are turned off in SSMS settings and in the screen reader's verbosity settings.

    2 votes
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  6. Better family controls

    The family controls for screen time is a heavy hassle whn you have many kids registrered ( I have 3) I would like all a slider system, or quick allotment of time and days, with possibility to granting special time on given dates. The system as of today harkens to late 90ties and really bad. Having to delete old entries etc - please remove this time consumer.

    3 votes
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  7. Microsoft website is not cognitively accessible

    For example, this page:
    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/17161/windows-10-find-all-your-apps-and-programs
    has a moving .gif image which can't be adblocked. I had to physically cover part of the screen in order to read the text. Please make the website compliant with WCAG success criterion 2.2.2. Thanks

    2 votes
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  8. Assistive Click/ Touch

    I have mild Athetoid Cerebral Palsy and I take anxiety medicine and I suffer from involuntary movements and shaking from the following. I like this medicine and I don't want to switch medicines because my mental health is more important for me. I notice I keep clicking on items I do not intend to click on and it is frustrating. I will even close windows, tabs, or open extra applications that I don't want to use. Over all, I am thinking there must be a way to make life easier.

    3 votes
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  9. Consider visual needs of highly sensitive persons (HSP)

    After the upgrade from Win7 to Win10 I am encountering accessibility issues with regard to Sound recorder. Highly sensitive persons (15-20% of population) have lower capacities to filter information, so anything that blinks or moves can be very distracting. I am a songwriter and used to quickly record song ideas using the Windows 7 Audiorecorder. Unfortunately, while recording, the Win10 Sound recorder displays big moving circles around the centre recording button. These are visually so distracting that they make me completely forget what I wanted to record and stops my creative process. I cannot even minimise the Sound recorder into…

    2 votes
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  10. Make it impossible for software developers the have thin, "no up/down arrows" Apple macOS inaccessible scroll bars in Windows software

    I switched back to a Windows PC after 15 years of Mac ownership because Apple's post Mac OS X 10.6.6 scroll bars were reduced in width, and had their up/down arrows removed. This was a major accessibility / ease of use mistake. Over the years, the negative online comments have persisted.

    To my dismay, Postbox Inc, whose e-mail client I have a lifetime license for have released Postbox 7 for Windows - with Mac style inaccessible scroll bars. Postbox Inc claim that people called for this change, and worryingly, refuse to acknowledge that it has accessibility implications.

    Please Microsoft, make…

    5 votes
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  11. Copilot over the internet

    Hello, I was hoping it would be possible to do copilot over the internet tfor those of us who live alone but may either require help or want to experience a game together. Thanks.

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  12. arc touch mouse (SE)

    I just bought the latest ARC Touch Mouse but due to the new curve it does not fit in my hand (missing two fingers) the mobile mouse has the same issue but the other way around. would like to see if the less curved ARC mouse is still somehow available.

    3 votes
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  13. More virtual desktop keyboard shortcuts

    I control my computer entirely by voice, which mostly involves mapping voice commands to keyboard shortcuts to control things. This works well provided the keyboard shortcuts exist.

    Virtual desktops in Windows 10 are a great feature, but are missing some quite obvious and essential functionality. In particular there are no keyboard shortcuts for going to particular workspaces by number, or for moving windows between workspaces. For example the recommended way to move a window from workspace one to workspace five is to open the task view and then drag the window around. This seems like terrible UX even for normal…

    4 votes
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  14. Point and click should be available for all the enhancements to the screen

    I am hearing/visually impaired as well as color blind. I find the keyboard commands to access the screen's assistive features too difficult to use. If there was a user tool bar to pull down the features you wish to use using a point-and-click with one's mouse that would be faster and less prone to keyboard errors and searching for keys that are unfamiliar to a sight-impaired user. I cannot use the hearing/listening features very well if at all. The mix of tones is not effective for my level of hearing--moderate to profound loss of tones.

    3 votes
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  15. Fix Toggle Keys so that the setting actually turns off

    I turned on Toggle Keys once, about four years ago, to see if I liked it. I do not, but the setting persists. I have turned it off in both the newer system settings and the old control panel. I have tried registry edits. I have done everything to stop Toggle Keys from playing a tone, but every single time I turn on my computer or wake it from sleep, that setting is back on.

    3 votes
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  16. People with visual disabilities need to be able to better identify each object in the Windows 10 interface

    People who see badly have basically two problems: seeing objects on the screen poorly and distinguishing colors badly. Windows 10 only cares about the second aspect by facilitating the enhancement of contrast, but it does not make it easier for users to see interface elements well. All visible objects in Windows 10 are too "flat" and there are almost no visual differences when they are selected or receive focus. The interface elements have no volume and this forces people with visual disabilities to make a great visual effort to distinguish them.

    Users who see little should be able to easily…

    5 votes
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  17. Automatic arrangement of windows when moved to the edge of the screen

    Option to disable automatic arrangement of windows separately for mouse control and keyboard control. I would like to be able to arrange windows by keyboard-shortcuts while I do not want the windows to be arranged when I move them by mouse (accidently) to the edges.

    3 votes
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  18. I AM VERY ANGRY AND HAVE BEEN TRYING TO GET HELP FOR 2 YEARS

    I have an email account that I have been locked out of. So getting no help I did what it said and opened a new account. I now have 5 email accounts that I can't use to log in.
    I AM BLIND, I AM IN A WHEELCHAIR, MOBILITY AND FLEXIBILITY IS BEYOND HARD. I HAVE DIFFICULTY WITH MEMORY FROM A COMA I WAS PLACED IN TO SAVE MY LIFE.
    Sir/Madam my nurse is writing this for me. NO ONE WILL HELP. It goes around and around in a loop and this is the only place to put it.
    It happens…

    3 votes
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  19. Provide more option to dark mode

    In dark mode you provide custom but it can only select 2 which effect the whole system. I hope your provide either by apps or system. For example, you create custom mode for default app or something. Why not you make the custom more choices such as in custom mode: fixe explre or chrome apps or other apps can choose light or dark. Truth to be told i'm very dissapointed with the update. Although i like dark theme, but i dont like the chrome & file explore change to dark. My eyes feel constrain & tired when i see them.

    3 votes
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  20. simply can't afford a new computer at this time

    My husband passed away on May 5th of this year...56 years young and after a brief battle with cancer he passed away. I am also 56 years old and am disabled and simply cannot buy a new computer. I am grief stricken on a daily basIs and life is difficult. Is there a program that could assist me in any manner to access a new computer? ..I hope that you can help me somehow given my situation,
    Warmest Regards,
    DPS

    3 votes
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