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  1. 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…

    4 votes
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      2 comments  ·  Microsoft Edge  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Excel focus indicator in spreadsheet is not highly visible

      The visual cell focus indicator is green and is very hard to see compared to the black grid lines on every other cell when moving around a spreadsheet. The focus indicator should be easier to see tor all users.

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        1 comment  ·  Excel - Office Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • improve ease of access

        This was meant to be a customer service question but I couldn't find a suitable place to ask it. I use Windows 8 I've been diagnosed with AMD and my vision is failing so I'm looking for tools to allow me to continue using my PC. I just visited "Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Ease of Access Center" and perhaps there are some good suggestions there but small text, poor contrast and the inability to magnify makes the page worthless. I also tried using high contrast settimgs and the parts of the page I could read were wonderful. Unfortunately the rest…

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          1 comment  ·  Ease of Access  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • WIN 10 OSK WITH MIC FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES

          OSK WITH MIC FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES

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          • Make it so I can use Hulu and Netflix without being signed in. Your severs have been messed up for a couple days and I can’t even use the se

            Because of your live outage I can’t use services that I pay for separate from Xbox live. There is no reason I have to be signed in to use Hulu or Netflix. I feel I should be credited for not being able to use either of these services because you all are having issues. I pay good money for Hulu, Netflix, and Spotify and because of the way you all set your system up I have to miss multiple days of my subscription. PS4 doesn’t have this issue. You all need not make me sign in for thing that have…

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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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              • not require users (disabled or otherwise) to have a cellphone number to set up a Microsoft account (as this could breach the Equality Act)

                Through disability I do not use a cellphone (others do not due to lack of coverage) but found I couldn't set up a Microsoft Account without one and therefore couldn't activate my new copy of Microsoft Office.

                It took and hour-long call to Microsoft's (very helpful) Accessibility Helpline just to to get my Microsoft Office activated.

                Others might be tempted to use a friend's cellphone; thus leaving somebody else's number on file (a potential security risk).

                Surely a company such as Microsoft cannot have missed the implications of requiring a cellphone (texts) in respect of those with disabilities and /or…

                3 votes
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                  3 comments  ·  Access - Office Accessibility  ·  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 →
                  • narrator with math content

                    every screen reader has serious issue with math content. some require you to install special software to read content in MS word or on the web. I wish, Microsoft takes initiative to improve this situation. maybe Microsoft should be improve the accessibility of MS word and work on narrator to add support for math reading.
                    perhaps, Microsoft gives me any option to write and read math in MS word or Microsoft edge using narrator.

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                      1 comment  ·  Windows Narrator  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • An audible alert for Notification bar

                      With magnification (or even a screen reader), it is often impossible to know that the notification bar has popped up and is awaiting some response. A simple bing sound would alert users to press Alt-N to answer the question. Ideally, focus would automatically move to the notification bar.

                      9 votes
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                        1 comment  ·  Windows Magnifier  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • make the num lock and fn lock more compatible, bc now they override each other

                        when you engage both the fn lock and num lock you can't use the ZERO '0' button anymore. change that maybe? I hit num lock to actually use the numbers.... seems pretty stupid considering people prob use the 0 key way more than some list icon. this is why people by macs. maybe make the functions as the default so we don't need to fn lock....more people have to be changing the screen brightness and volume WAY MORE that using F5 or whatever!!! are you serious

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                          1 comment  ·  Ease of Access  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • start dictation using the Eye Control Keyboard

                          have some way for me to turn on Dictation, either from the Eye Control Keyboard or maybe add a dwell button on the Eye Control Launchpad to open dictation (attach it to a window much like how scroll works).

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                            1 comment  ·  Ease of Access  ·  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

                            3 votes
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                              1 comment  ·  Skype  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Add an option to Runas Administrator for windows installer package

                              In the latest stable builds there in Windows Defender Ransomware Protection introduced... But for the Protected Folders List, Windows Installer Throw an Error (Error Code 2503 and 2502) when Try to Install and Uninstall msi pkg...

                              2 votes
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                                2 comments  ·  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!?

                                2 votes
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                                  1 comment  ·  Ease of Access  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • ADVISE WHEN Seeing AI app will be available on Android phones. Help near blind folks know if they must buy a new Apple iPhone? Or wait?

                                  Aged near blind must have access to this terrific app. Must they buy an iPhone and scrap their Android device only to find out next day that Seeing AI is now available for Android devices. PLEASE - just let us know WHEN so that we can make intelligent decisions. Surely Microsoft can do better than "We're working on it". Thanks MUCH.

                                  6 votes
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                                  • 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 →
                                        • Different voices for Read Aloud in Word

                                          The default voice on Read Aloud makes it difficult to use for its purpose. When it reads your document, it sounds very awfully robotic and monotone. It's hard to listen to your own document. It really is hard to listen to it or even revise while listening because you get distracted by how awful the voice sounds. I would suggest different voices, male and female as well. Most of all, a more natural sounding voice.

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