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  1. Windows 10 Build 1809 - File Explorer Right-Click-Menu Problem

    I've been everywhere. Feedback Hub, Reddit, Microsoft Accessibility/Support-based accounts on Twitter, Disabled Help Desk. Can we please give this problem some real-world attention by someone who can actually help?

    As of Windows 10 Build 1809 - The registry fix of setting "ImmersiveContextMenu" to "0", located at "Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\FlightedFeatures", no longer has any effect in disabling the new 'immersive context menu'.

    Windows shell has the new style, including desktop, file explorer and open dialog boxes in all applications. Why is this a problem? Why was I previously using a registry tweak to remove the new immersive context menu? Just look at it!…

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      5 comments  ·  Ease of Access  ·  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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        6 comments  ·  Skype  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Natural ergonomic keyboard 4000: split the spacebar into two

        Hi this is still a good keyboard .. Just one improvement maybe: Please split the spacebar into two like you did for the Sculpt keyboard .. Thanks!

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          2 comments  ·  Ease of Access  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Sculpt ergonomic keyboard: Separate out multimedia and Fn keys please

          It wastes time to flip the fn toggle key every time ... thank you

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            2 comments  ·  Ease of Access  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Post your official legal complaint email address online.

            I have had numerous human rights violations by your customer service staff pretending to be senior staff members and not forwarding complaints to be resolved.

            I need an independent email address where I can lodge my complaints in writing with your company before I seek legal action for lack of representation and discrimination.

            Your website https://www.microsoft.com/en-ca/Accessibility/disability-answer-desk does not offer a scheduled call back time for customers who have had bad customer service and would like to escalate the complaint legally.

            Please correct this.

            2 votes
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              1 comment  ·  Ease of Access  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Allow images to be ignored by assistive technology in Outlook and Mail

              I am a software developer working for the UK government on a service that sends emails.

              We send HTML emails and have images in them which are only useful visually. We give them blank alt text to mark them to be ignored by the email program.

              Using Outlook 2016 and Windows 10 Mail with JAWS and NVDA, the images are still included in what is spoken. Their URLs are announced as part of the email text.

              I have also tried giving them aria-hidden="true" and role="presentation" to mark them as presentational but this information is not being conveyed to screenreaders.

              Can…

              2 votes
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                1 comment  ·  Outlook - Office Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Fix alarms and clocks. It doesnt work for repeat alarms

                I need the alarms feature to remind me three times a week to take a shot of interferon for MS. Its not working, goes off once, then quits. The disability help desk tried, but it is still the same issue. their call # was 1442799447. I am now shopping for an add on program for this since the built in one hasn't worked. Just FYI.

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                  1 comment  ·  Ease of Access  ·  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

                  9 votes
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                    1 comment  ·  Windows Narrator  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Give people who's account has clearly been hacked better access to help not just waiting up to 24 hours for an email reply

                    your online team were unable to help me better with an obvious account hack, instead all I could do was email you via outlook and wait up to 24 hours for a response, despite the fact that myself and the technician had established suspicious activity, really Microsoft?? this is the 21st century right?

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                      1 comment  ·  Ease of Access  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Enable Cortana and Narrator to work together without them both talking on top of one another.

                      Narrator and Cortana talk on top of each other when I use both at the same time.

                      10 votes
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                        1 comment  ·  Windows Narrator  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Well i have recently been banned from messaging and speaking for a week and it was for no reason

                        please Unban my account from speaking and messaging because i didnt do anything wrong

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                          1 comment  ·  Access - Office Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Allow Narrator to unmute the system sound device

                          Narrator should check the system output device when ever it is activated. If the sound device is muted, Narrator should automatically unmute it and set the volume to a value such as 50% so that it is audible. If the sound device is working properly, Narrator should do nothing and start normally. This would be a great help when trying to work with a system where the sound was muted. By pressing Control+Windows+Enter, the screen reader starts and the sound device is unmuted and set to a relatively high volume.

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                            2 comments  ·  Windows Narrator  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Windows 10 Lock Screen

                            Give users the option to remove the Date and Time from Windows 10 Lock Screen. It tarnishes my beautiful lock screen image.

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                              1 comment  ·  Ease of Access  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • PowerShell accessibility

                              A customer of mine has trouble coding in PowerShell because of the dark background, font color and size. He is older so his eye sight is not as sharp. Not being able to change the font size or color makes PowerShell inaccessible to some users. Please consider making it more accessible so anyone can use PowerShell.

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                                1 comment  ·  Ease of Access  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Further development of Windows Control to include LC Technologies

                                With the Tobii Dynavox acquisition of Smartbox, are there plans to expand Eye Control support to other eye gazing systems that rely on Smartbox? And specifically to LC Technologies Eye Gaze Edge systems?

                                Tobii says in their acquisition statement that they are not pursuing Windows Control. That leaves it to Microsoft to continue further development.

                                My request is for Microsoft to expand Eye Control to additional Eye Gazing systems beyond Tobii's development and include systems from LC Technologies.

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                                  1 comment  ·  Windows Eye Control  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • font size

                                  Why you made the Skype chat area as useless as google hangouts.
                                  We need to adjust the font size. Not everybody has perfect eyesight.
                                  You default font size is to small and makes using Skype chat impossible for many people.

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                                    1 comment  ·  Skype  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • turkish phonetic notification problem

                                    While the characters are declared phonetically, English words are used (bravo, delta). Turkish phonetic characters should be used instead (bursa, denizli).
                                    In addition, while the picture is made in the detailed description of the picture content is not in Turkish, English is done.

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                                      1 comment  ·  Windows Narrator  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • problems is narrator and turkish microsoft voice

                                      I'm using Windows 10.
                                      Microsoft's Turkish male voice has some problems.
                                      First of all, the sound is not clear enough. Looks like the explosions ahead and the wind.
                                      Turkish voice, the sound of characters (letters, numbers, etc.) The sound is thicker than the normal speech sounds.
                                      The stopping time of the male voice in the punctuation mark is sometimes too long.
                                      This sound is incorrect in words (x q w) with English characters. In particular (exe, example) words are ignored x.
                                      Among Turkish speaking users, female voices are higher than male voices. So we have the expectation of a female…

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                                        1 comment  ·  Ease of Access  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Sculpt ergonomic keyboard: Merge numpad into main keyboard

                                        It is too far for one's hands to travel to the right every time, to the separate numeric keypad. ... Otherwise great layout ... Thanks!

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                                          1 comment  ·  Ease of Access  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Automatically pause Narrator while Cortana is listening.

                                          Unlike Siri and VoiceOver on Apple products, Cortana and Narrator are not integrated. Blind and low vision users expect the screen reader to pause whenever a personal assistant is listening for commands.

                                          One third-party developer, Freedom Scientific attempts to remedy this by ducking the audio from it's screen reader (JAWS) whenever Cortana is invoked. However, this method isn't always effective at preventing Cortana from detecting feedback from JAWS.

                                          Is it possible to provide such functionality in Narrator?

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                                            1 comment  ·  Windows Narrator  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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