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  1. "point to input" is active no matter where you point it when using on-screen keyboard.

    I am a muscular dystrophy patient. Only a small movement of the wrist.

    If you are using the on-screen keyboard, the input function is only enabled within the on-screen keyboard.

    Furthermore, make sure that "point to input" is active no matter where you point to it.

    For example, you can click on the taskbar icon, scroll the internet screen, move the on-screen keyboard, etc.

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  2. I want to share an email opened in OUTLOOK in my notebook to one my colleague through WEB-whatsapp

    Just now I am working in OUTLOOK in my notebook. I just want to share an email through web-whatsapp to one of my colleague. I couldnt find any option.

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  3. I'd like a follow up from the accessibility team to my earlier post.

    The only response i'm seeing from your team is: "Thanks for sharing this feedback with us <name>. We're going to pass this information on to the engineering team. Please continue to leave your feedback here and upvote posts that you agree with."

    I would like to see some more feedback on what you are actually doing with the feedback. Please consider my earlier suggestion and follow-up with that message on what the current status is - is it feasible? not feasible? what did the engineering team say of this suggestion?

    Thank you!

    Relates to:
    https://microsoftaccessibility.uservoice.com/forums/307429-microsoft-accessibility-feedback/suggestions/38544484-xbox-one-accessibility-audio-balancing-for-lef

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  4. give windows 10 the the display and personalization of windows 7

    i am almost blind and windows 10 is not blind friendly windows 7 was fantastic for us blind people could you add bold text feature or made the display and personalization settings like windows 7? since the change from 7 to 10 on january 14th i am having a very hard time using my computer the magnyfier on the computer is not good it takes up to much of the screen plus you only see a small amount and moving it back and forth trying to read makes me dizzy with 7 i could use the computer just fine with…

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  5. Better Windows 10 Dark Mode

    Hi
    It's just a few suggestions about Windows 10: Dark Mode.
    It's better to ReDesign File Explorer in Dark Mode AND use More Attractive & Better Colors AND make the Texts (file names,etc) more Readable.
    Put Option to Set Dark Mode for Each Program (Settings,File Explorer,etc) Separately.
    AND a Schedule to set Turn on & Turn off TIME (Like Night light).
    I hope you think about these.

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  6. It's harassment rather than access for those who actually use and need public access computers and Microsoft Office Suite accessibility. js

    Title:>It's harassment rather than access for those who actually use and need public access computers and Microsoft Office Suite accessibility, especially if their own pc, computer, phone, or other essential device is vandalized and/or stolen.

    It is becoming a problem that esteemed, retired, temporarily out of commission, &/or disabled established authority figures in Los Angeles have and currently are having a problem using the resources over which they expand, use, and develop the rules for and find/deliver the funds for the general and specific fund classes that are necessary for those resources to be used, to be distributed city-wide, and…

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  7. Have an Easy Contact UK Email Address For Customers with Brain Damage... :)

    Have an Easy Contact UK Email Helpline Address For Customers with Brain Damage PLEASE... :)

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  8. 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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  9. Cross-Shaped Mouse Pointer in Excel Spreadsheet is Small even when set to Windows Black Extra Large

    I'm not sure if it's just my computers, but if I set my mouse pointer in Windows to one of the Large or Extra Large schemes, the mouse pointer is generally larger, except for several places in Excel. On the spreadsheet, the cross-shaped mouse pointer appears to be white and does not become larger when setting to any of the Windows Black schemes or the Large or Extra Large schemes.

    If possible, could the Excel pointers be affected by these Windows schemes?

    Thank you.

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  10. ReadAloud Feedback - Speed with Number Values and Access to Different Speeds in Edge

    Hello,

    I noticed that the ReadAloud speed slider varies in output between Microsoft Word, Outlook, and Edge (new or old browser). Would it be possible to have the higher speeds in Word to be available in Edge (to be used in PDFs and web pages).

    Would it also be possible to add a numeric value to the speed to be able to know we're selecting a speed setting again such as 14.

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  11. Narrator control for Sticky Keys users

    It would be helpful if the combination of Narrator and Sticky Keys allowed the control of Narrator for users who can only press one key at a time. i.e.tapping Caps Lock then tapping R should perform the Narrator Read Window command.
    This can be worked around by locking the Narrator key, but it requires unlocking again if the user wants to type some text - and the lock/unlock command of Narrator+Z cannot be entered one key at a time, so needs to be re-mapped to something like CTRL+\ to be accessed using Sticky Keys.

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  12. I would really appreciate if we were able to use the surface pen to write on the windows outlook calendar

    I would like to be able to use the surface pen in order to jot down notes and events on the calendar. It doesn't seem like that feature is currently available but I do see we are able to use the surface pen to write emails.

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  13. 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.

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  14. Reduce wasted header space for To/Cc/Bcc/Subject for new emails in updated Outlook 2016. Not enough space remaining to see what you compose.

    Please reduced the new waste space used for the headers in the updated version of Outlook 2016. I just received the update this week.

    On my laptop especially, When I open a new email to compose, so much space is wasted by the newly formatted To/ Cc/ Bcc/ Subject area that I can only see a few lines of the email I am composing.

    Please correct this poor design. The prior version was much more space efficient.

    Thanks.

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  15. 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

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  16. 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…

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  17. enable the ability to set inprivate browsing as default

    Please let us set inprivate browing to the default, so all tabs open in the secured browser. The completing browsers allow for this already

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  18. UI

    Dear sir/mam it would be kind if you would redesign the UI of windows 10 something similar as
    ( https://youtu.be/GksehGJccqQ ) UI shown in this video .

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  19. Seeing AI

    PLEASE make Seeing AI available on Android!!

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  20. Fading Webinars

    It looks like the webinars are winding down. Will you be continuing them?

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