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  1. 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…

    2 votes
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  2. Prioritize Narrator over Cortana in the Windows Out of Box Experience.

    After Windows is installed, the Cortana experience guides someone through setting up Windows for the first time. Unfortunately, Narrator is unable to speak while Cortana is speaking. It is necessary to wait for a pause in the Cortana dialogue to use Narrator. This behavior is absolutely unacceptable and should be changed ASAP! Narrator should always take priority over anything else because it is a vital accessibility service.

    If Cortana is jabbering away, enabling Narrator or using any command should immediately silence it and let Narrator take over. Cortana is not an accessibility service, so I truly do not understand why…

    4 votes
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  3. Seeing AI Talking Camera

    Any chance of getting this for Android phones? My daughter has MS and is doing her best to raise 4 boys ranging in age from 9 to 14. This would be wonderful for her to use in order to take the bus, go shopping, or read items from their schools. She relies on her 14 year old twins, but they're not always with her when they're in school. I'd be willing to beta test anything to help. It would be wonderful to help her "see" the world around her.

    Also, I agree with the suggestion to have the camera mounted.…

    2 votes
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  4. Windows 10 - File Explorer - Line height cropping at larger text size

    I am raising this issue for a colleague. Please get in touch if you would like to get screenshots and discuss further.

    · I am using Windows 10

    • with 31 inch monitor. 
    
    • The current display settings is set to 350% for accessibility reasons.
    • Under ease of access’, ‘make text bigger’ I set text size to ‘225%’.

    Issues:

    1. In File explorer, when I select the (preferred) view option to either ‘list’ or ‘details’, the text, whilst large enough, is bunched and cropped height wise, making it quite difficult to read and distinguish. Unfortunately, the other view options
    6 votes
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  5. Option to disable adaptive brightness and adaptive contrast

    I am sensitive to lighting and currently if I am on any battery setting other than best performance when I change windows the whole screen changes brightness and does it over a couple of seconds - I did not have the setting available to me under power settings and had to contact disability support (regular support was unhelpful) and get instructions to edit the registry which is not really accessible friendly.

    I would love to see 2 options under accessibility to just enable/disable adaptive brightness and contrast for all power settings.

    2 votes
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  6. 2 votes
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  7. Better UI for Windows 10

    I would love to see a new UI in Windows 10. The current UI looks really old and simple compared to other computer os's. This video is how i would like to see windows 10 in the future

    https://youtu.be/2WZImTI0Rz0

    2 votes
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  8. Soundscape + Minecraft Earth = Blind Friendly Minecraft

    Just trying out Minecraft Earth and I'm being reminded of the scavenger hunt I had at CSUN 2019. Microsoft, I think if you are able to implement both of these together, you may have a game changer plenty of pun intended.

    4 votes
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  9. Can we give Microsoft Contacts and Microsoft Calendar their own Domains ?

    I can't export Microsoft Contacts and Microsoft Calendar as separate Web Launchers because they are bunched inside Outlook , can we give them their own domains like calendar.live.com and contacts.live.com ?

    I'm actually not going to use them at all if they are bunched inside Outlook like this , if they had their own domains , they could have easily rivaled Google Contacts and Google Calendar .

    2 votes
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  10. Seeing ai webinar

    Microsoft have done webinars on Windows and office products it's time for apps to feature

    2 votes
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  11. Allow Larger Taskbar Icons

    Allow larger taskbar Icons
    My grandmother is visually impaired, and has trouble seeing the small taskbar icons on her computer. I would like a way to make the taskbar icons larger.

    7 votes
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  12. windows magnifier and Excel

    hello
    when the magnifier is running i can not edit any Excel cell. MsExcel just stops working.
    it only happens with whole screen option.
    Thanks in advance
    best Regards

    6 votes
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  13. Microsoft Edge and Photos on Linux

    I understand that making a DEB Package is downright frustrating and discouraging , when big companies are told about Linux , they go straight to making DEB Packages but there are very easy ways to port to Linux .

    If you just create a working Tarball made inside a Linux Environment and send it to the major Repository Maintainers , they can do the rest .

    The Major Repository Maintainers in the Linux World are openSUSE , Arch , Red Hat Enterprise , Linux Mint , Mageia , Debian , Solus and Ubuntu .

    If you want to reach out…

    2 votes
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  14. increase the notification/system tray icons to at least 32 pixels option, its important for tray indicators,

    increase the notification/system tray icons to at least 32 pixels option, its important for tray indicators, for example processor and disk real time indicator, upload, download, indicator, antivirus indicator, keyscrambler indicator, cups lock indicator, etc, for years we are still stuck n 16px for tray icons and nobody cares, its too small for some people who wears eye glasses, i think to increase system tray icons to 32 pixels will be something inventive for the new windows os, if it will be possible to make this changes on windows 10 so better,
    this is very important, for some people, even…

    12 votes
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  15. Allow A Free Download option for Windows 7 and 8 ,8.1

    Some of us in the Florida Panhandle are still struggling after the events that took our town and many others that fateful day When Hurricane Micheal came ashore on Oct 13th 2018.On that day many peoples lives have changed .It has taken many people almost two years to repair their business their homes and their schools much of the way our lives have also been on hold.It took almost six months to get cable and internet back on in our town of Panama city Florida.Well after all that Me and my family are ok and it has taken a lot…

    2 votes
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  16. Zoom tool scalability

    As a low vision individual, I've used the magnifier since the days of XP where I had to open the command box and type "magnify". I do like the newer "Windows-+" hotkey, but I wanted to suggest a way I use in other Operating systems. I use the Gnome desktop in Linux almost exclusively because the zoom feature allows me to designate a hotkey and use the mouse wheel to zoom in and out. It allows for quicker access and makes it easier to vary the zoom level. Hotkey+wheel up zooms in level by level and hotkey-wheel down scrools back…

    2 votes
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  17. Hello - I'd love to see a version of the Microsoft Learning Tools availability chart that is accessible to a screenreader.

    I love the Microsoft Learning Tools availability chart and would love to find a version of it that is accessible to a screen reader.

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  18. Continue text

    Could you add the continue text on to other text box feature (like in publisher) to PowerPoint?

    2 votes
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  19. Eye Dropper

    Could you add the eye dropper feature to Word?

    2 votes
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  20. videos reading out actions

    For some reason when I watch videos on either VLC or the inbuilt media player, on some of the videos it gives me a read out to what is happening on the screen and I can't work out how to make It go away

    2 votes
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