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  1. Make edge work with Dragon Naturally Speaking

    Many people rely on Dragon Naturally speaking to access there PC. Edge has no support for Dragon so is not usable, the only option is to revert to Internet Explorer.

    Either Edge needs to support Speech recognition programs or Internet Explorer needs to continue to be supported. Otherwise a community of people will not be able to use MS products to access the internet.

    12 votes
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  2. Improve focus on Edge's notification bar

    When the notification bar pops up, i use ALT+N to navigate, then cannot see the focus so I have no idea that navigation was successful. Add color and larger borders to the focus element!

    9 votes
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  3. Sticky Note Problems

    I used sticky notes on a daily basis on a different computer (the notes stayed on my desktop all the time with notes) and loved it
    On the computer I am currently on ( Windows 10) sticky notes 2.1.18.0 I can not change the fonts or make the fonts larger, It is absolutely horrible and I hate it. I can not read anything on it. Can you please fix this problem so that I can use sticky notes again? I need it for school.
    I need the font size larger and i need different font styles. A.S.A.P.
    The sticky notes…

    6 votes
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  4. sticky notes is not disability friendly

    The sticky notes in the Microsoft Store are not disability friendly at all. It is so frustrating that many programs have been made without us in mind. It is such a shame. I am a college student and I cannot utilize a lot of things offered in the Microsoft Store. I am so disgusted my this.

    6 votes
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  5. Improve screenreader access of Skype for Business

    Skype for Business is curretnly very verbose with a screenreader and has limited keyboard shortcuts. Explore ways to imporve EG don't read out title of conversaton window as arrow between each line in a conversation; make it faster and more reliable to mute and unmute self and to review and manage status of others in a meeting. Make it easier and more consistent to fidn and join meeting from within the applicaton (at the moment join via Outlook meeting is more reliable with a screenreader).

    6 votes
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  6. PDF Microsoft Edge Accessibility

    Since the fall creators update, when opening PDF's in Microsoft Edge, the background colour has been changed to a light grey. Having a visual impairment, when opening documents which are majority on a white background, the light grey does not provide a very good contrast. Can you consider returning to how it was previously or just simply using a darker grey background for PDF's in Microsoft Edge to provide a higher contrast with the actual document.
    Furthermore, when using read aloud in PDF's, can you allow it to read from where you left click the mouse, the same as online,…

    6 votes
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  7. unable to download

    I have problem with downloading app and installation of app

    5 votes
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  8. Improve high-contrast support in Chromium-based Microsoft Edge

    I see that in v81.0.366.0 of Chromium Edge the high-contrast mode support is enabled by default. There are a few bugs in it, which I would like to report:


    1. The icon with the 3 vertical dots for the "Actions Menu" button for each video (e.g. on the YouTube home page) is missing, making the button practically invisible when using a high-contrast black theme. This is not the case with the old/legacy/EdgeHTML Microsoft Edge.


    2. The icons for buttons such as "Like", "Dislike", "Share", "Save", etc. (located under a playing video) are missing, making the buttons practically invisible when using a high-contrast…

    4 votes
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  9. Dark Webpages and all content dark with lighter color fonts and characters

    For the Love of Humans with limited visual acuity, please please, spare us the agony of staring at glaring white background webpages in Edge, glaring white pages in Word, even glaring white backgounds in google Play store, I remember Dark Black Windows 8.1 Mobile, and even Windows 10 all dark,which was so awesome, especially for someone like me, who has acuity restrictions and work late hours, the so called night shift owls like us love colors gentle, but easy to discern, in Chrome,VEdge I can download extensions, but that is the longer way round just give us a universal Dark…

    4 votes
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  10. Have Screen Readers not read "blank" on role="presentation" or aria-hidden="true" SVG Elements

    At the moment, when JAWS or NVDA with Edge, you have no way of fully ignoring an SVG. The screen reader will always read "graphic," unless you enable role="presentation" or aria-hidden="true," in which case it will read "blank."

    If you add an aria-label to a parent div, that label will be reread multiple times depending on how many SVG elements and <text> elements are contained within that div.

    4 votes
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  11. Automatic real time captioning of videos without subtitles

    So we can understand videos using Edge even if it never had subtitles

    4 votes
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  12. Narrator no longer reads `role=math` since 1809

    In Windows 10 version 1803, Narrator could read &lt;span role=math aria-label=&quot;message m&quot;&gt;???&lt;/span&gt; as "message m". In Windows 10 version 1809, it seems that Narrator completely ignores this span element.

    Please also vote for this feedback in Windows Feedback Hub: https://aka.ms/AA5f2tq

    3 votes
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  13. Please add a Hotkey to Quickly access Favorites Menu.

    Please add alt+A functionality, to quickly access the "Favorites" menu, as in Internet Explorer. As a screen reader and primarily keyboard user, every keystroke matters. Even one or two additional keystrokes make a workflow more cumbersome.

    3 votes
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  14. Stop sending me the ads - I on purpose will not shop from them

    Stop sending me ads - I on purpose will not shop at those places

    3 votes
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  15. Select specific spot to read in edge

    Users should be able to highlight any text in Edge and have it read to them at that spot and not have to start at the beginning each time.

    3 votes
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  16. Narrator + Edge in Win 1809 seems unable to cope with websites in different languages

    When browsing the web on Edge with Narrator on Win 1809, and one navigates on a page authored in any other language than the one set for Narrator's synthesizer, Narrator will not switch to the correct language synthesizer but will attempt to pronounce the content in the default synthesizer, which will make the content unintelligible. This seems a rather basic feature. Am I missing a setting, or something, to make it work? NVDA, for instance, switches between languages smoothly as one browses through multilingual content with the correct lang attributes set.

    3 votes
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  17. Narrator in browsers

    Hey, I'm using Windows narrator and the Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge browser. So when I start the browser and navigate to the address bar or the search bar or anywhere and want to type anything it says "unavailable" every time I want to type a character, so I can't type anything. Why's that and what can I do against this?

    3 votes
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  18. Return to Windows Live Mail

    Windows 10 deleted Windows Live Mail and downloaded something that never works and has no features. It eats up your hard drive with updates and stops working at will. The tech that downloaded it . Took seven hours trying to figure it out. and never did. Hardly spoke English! Microsoft email is a joke! Their flash player leaves a lot to be desired as well. My next computer will be an APPLE!!! So much better and it works!

    3 votes
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  19. Make visual focus indicator more prominent.

    Please make the visual focus indicator more prominent, the thin-dotted outline is barely visible especially against dark backgrounds. I have relatives with low-vision that I assist and it is incredibly frustrating for them. I wear glasses and my vision isn't that bad and in some instances, i can't see it either. Please please make it more prominent! Thank you!

    3 votes
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