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  1. Skype Feedback

    Hi! I work with several groups on Skype. A big reason I've been reluctant to switch to the new Skype is that I've had a hard time figuring out how to do simple things like adding and removing people in a conversation. Is there an easy way to do these things that I'm not aware of, besides attempting to write it into the chat?

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      1 comment  ·  Skype  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Skype Compact View

      Please add the option from earlier versions of Skype to have a compact view and the ability to have separate or tabbed chat windows. The current UI makes it difficult to position the Windows Onscreen Keyboard.

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        1 comment  ·  Skype  ·  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…

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          1 comment  ·  Outlook - Office Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • In Excel, negative numbers can be fromatted in several ways, one being red with no parentheses or negative sign. This clearly violates WCAG

          In Excel, negative numbers can be formatted in several ways. One of the ways is red, with no negative sign and no parentheses. This clearly violates WCAG 1.4.1, do not use color alone to convey meaning, yet the accessibility checker does not flag this error.

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            1 comment  ·  Excel - Office Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Microsoft Excel

            There is a series problem navigating with keyboard in Microsoft excel 365 and apparently in older versions.
            The F6 key dos not go to the sheets area in the workbook
            As a result a keyboard user without a screen reader cannot perform actions on a sheet using the right click Key
            Using Alt + H O R is very difficult to use with keyboard only – and spatially for People with motor-handicapped hands
            Even if you can add buttons to a Quick Access Toolbar, navigating it might create a load if there are too much buttons on these toolbar
            So…

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              1 comment  ·  Access - Office Accessibility  ·  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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                2 comments  ·  Access - Office Accessibility  ·  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 →
                • disability % option on your personal LinkedIn profile.

                  easy way to find disability people for companies that need to hire disability people if we create a new opton in our particular LinkedIn profile where your can place if you have desability and in wich %.

                  Thanks

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                    1 comment  ·  Access - Office Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Windows On-Screen-Keyboard right click types capital characters

                    More often than not I'm using the Windows OSK over any third party virtual keyboard for accessibility. It is very robust and does not crash. I'd like to suggest that a rightclick on any of the OSK character keys should type a capital character. Same goes with numbers. So a rightclick on eg. a `3` would type ’§'. I believe that could introduce tremendous improvement for users with disabilities.

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                      1 comment  ·  Ease of Access  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Windows On-Screen-Keyboard scrolling wheel

                      There are lots of apps and games that make use of a scrolling wheel on a mouse. There is not one accessibility tool that gives users with disabilities a way to take control of that. Many users with severe physical disabilities are unable to use a hardware mouse or a scrolling wheel I'm petitioning for an option inside the Windows On-Screen-Keyboard that allows to have two additional buttons for wheel up or wheel down. The options would need further control about the number of lines per click. Maybe even ticks or notches per click.

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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 →
                            • Your auto update system for windows is rude, harassing, and worthless!!!!!!!!!

                              Your auto update system for windows is rude, harassing, and worthless!!!!!!!!!! You take control of "MY COMPUTER" and force it to update and then it takes forever, I can't work, and then it of course it fails "AGAIN", with the OOPS screen, then takes another 1/2 hour to restore my previous version of windows. And it won't stop doing this. I can't turn it off or stop it, or decide that I don't want to update until a year from now when your stupid ******* update actually works!!!!!!!!!!!! YOUR PROGRAMMERS SUCK AND BILL GATES IS CAN ROT IN ****!

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                                1 comment  ·  Windows Narrator  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Provide actual customer service

                                Have people actually HELP

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                                  1 comment  ·  Outlook - Office Accessibility  ·  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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                                  • 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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                                    • I cannot my paid for game on-line! This denies my accessability

                                      I would like to use the game I have paid for and not be told it is off-line!

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                                        1 comment  ·  Word - Office Accessiblity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                          1 comment  ·  Microsoft Edge  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • develop a simple version of the software so people do not need an giant win 10 to check their e mail, check bank account, or credit card.

                                          I was happy with win 98 I was able to do what I wanted to in that program. to bad you forgot the average person,

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