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  1. File Explorer Quick Access change alias name

    MS Windows 10 Enterprise (10.0.15063.1155)

    In Windows 10, the Quick Access pinned folders list in File Explorer have changed from shortcuts/aliases/links (as they were in Windows 7) to the actual folder being pinned. As such a user cannot change the name WITHOUT changing the name of the underlying folder.

    For example, I have projects within a development server and the same projects exist in the live business server. If I setup links to say the "GasInvoicing" project in both dev and business folders the Quick Access folder will be identical for both of them.

    So:
    g:\...\Dev\Gasinvoicing
    h:\...\Accounting\Gasinvoicing

    Both become "Gasinvoicing"…

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      1 comment  ·  Ease of Access  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Reconsider cutting of so many people by not making it possible to use older versions of Skype.

      People with older computers cannot update to newer versions of browsers and cannot therefore update to newer versions of Skype - they are left out! not able to use what they relied on for so long sometimes as their only means of communications. In combination with the constant signing in (on the same computer!), the many "security" requirements, make it more and more impossible to use Skype. And I pay for the service! Even here below!! I want to make a suggestion or comment, but have to give you all my info and agree to everything!?

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        1 comment  ·  Ease of Access  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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          1 comment  ·  Outlook - Office Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Change how the GroupMe Calendar functions

          It would be better if events could be created in the GroupMe calendar without it posting immediately. For example; I’m the Volleyball team mom. I would like to be able to go into the calendar and put all events in at once and have it automatically post on the day of the event. Also, give an option to remove the ‘going? Yes. No’.

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            • Fix Image Resizing Issue Please

              Skype has been resizing images sent to other users with at least the last two versions of it. I emailed support a while ago about this, and my Skype just updated to version 8.27.0.85 today. Hoping they fixed this issue, but they did not. When I send an image, lets say at 2560 x 1440 resolution, or when someone sends me when, Skype is resizing it to 2048 x 1152 automatically. Why? Please fix this.

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                1 comment  ·  Skype  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Faster mouse keys

                Hi,

                The current top speed of mouse keys is not fast enough. Would it be possible to make the top speed parameter be even higher?
                (without the use of ctrl)

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                • Please stop the incessant updates.

                  An occasional update would have been bearable. But these update notifications just. wont. stop. And despite all the "warnings" and the schedule changes i make, sometimes it just restarts on its own eating away my time when i most need it. I don't know if it's too late for window 10, but please just finish your product and be done with it the next time if its possible. Badger people who want to updates and leave those perfectly fine with a basic version alone. Thanks.

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                  • Enforcements are To harsh

                    An enforcement from the people on that team I feel are too harsh on the play. A recent suspension that I have recive is a week ban and it doesn’t even tell me what or how I did something wrong. I am Very good at multiple games. When I revive hate messages I take the lightly and do not respond. But what if that play reports me for being unsporting when they are the ones who sent the message. I feel that has happened to me and now I feel I am being punished for excepting in a game that…

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                      1 comment  ·  Xbox - Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Add hotkeys in Skype 8 and newer Add hotkeys in Skype 8 and newer

                      Since Microsoft will prevent Skype 7 from accessing the Skype network after the 1st of September 2018, they need to enhance Skype 8's functionality to get at least some of Skype 7's functionality to it. One of those missing and crucial for the visually impaired users functions are the global hotkeys for answering and rejecting a call, and similar ones. |They should be restored to Skype 8 as they are in Skype 7. Otherwise, answering or rejecting a call for visually impaired keyboard users is practically a nightmare at the moment. Since Microsoft will prevent Skype 7 from accessing the…

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                        2 comments  ·  Skype  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Stop Reading the chat message as I type it in Skype 8 for Mac

                        I am using Skype 8 on macOS High Sierra with VoiceOver. When I type into the chat box, VoiceOver reads what I have typed up to the current point as I press each character. If this is a feature, it needs to be removed asap! The only workaround seems to be disabling VoiceOver which is not ideal.

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                              1 comment  ·  Skype  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • NEW skype version 8, put back the 2 status options taken away, everyone I know, is not happy they are not included in the NEW Skype.

                              New Skype version 8 has removed 'away' and 'invisible' - please put them back, Everyone I know is resisting the new up-date, and staying with 'classic' as long as possible. The new version should have more options, not less. Everyone is used to them, why were they removed?
                              'away' still allows messages to pass through, 'do not disturb' and off-line do not ... ? Green / Yellow / Red and OFF, what is the problem?
                              VOTE - we want them back.

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                                1 comment  ·  Skype  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Make it easier to help customers

                                I have been locked out of my emails as I am overseas. I have done everything step by step as asked several times and still no avail. Have tried to call help line and nothing? I need my email account unlocked as I am travelling and it is vital to me overseas and for work purposes back home!

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                                  2 comments  ·  Outlook - Office Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Make Chinese IME Microsoft Pinyin accesssible to other screen readers

                                  Only narrator can read candidate item of Chinese input method. Other screen reader cannot get candidate item of Microsoft Pinyin through ITfUIElementSink

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                                    1 comment  ·  Windows Narrator  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Outlook 2016 expanded preview Of Messages

                                    In outlook 10 that I use at work with JAWS, the messages are read in several preview lines before I have to open it. I don't like the way it has been shortened to only reading 3 lines; it makes the reading of email cumbersome. Please put Outlook back the way it was in Outlook 2010

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                                    • Narrator Create a video reading a word document, an excel spreadsheet, and internet explorer website. I find the narrator giving level blank

                                      Narrator Create a video reading a word document, an excel spreadsheet, and internet explorer website. I find the narrator giving level blank,level blankity blank confusing for a sighted viewer who does not know html.
                                      Narrator could certainly benefit from a gamified tutorial with the option of turning off the level this or that announcement. If all else fails have a tutorial on JAWS.

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                                        2 comments  ·  Windows Narrator  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Better Beehive

                                        I am writing to let you know about my startup working to serve the disability community. Better Beehive is a review application, like yelp, except for the disability community to review businesses and organizations based on their accessibility, empowerment and inclusion of the disability community. A Buzz review is reserved for a disability-friendly entity, and a STING is for the opposite. All reviews are reviewed by the site administrator as a safety measure to make sure only helpful feedback is left on the site. The genuine intent is to create a win-win situation for both businesses and the disability community.…

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                                          1 comment  ·  Word - Office Accessiblity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Adjustable font size in Skype

                                          Please let us freely adjust font size in conversation area of skype, and don't limit us at 24 pts, font sizes of 60+ points are very welcome

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