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  1. update error

    i have problem in updates .so much updates going error . and when i open pc in going slow for few minutes . and i want to upgrade service pack 1 into 3 . thankyou .

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      1 comment  ·  Windows Magnifier  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • An option to change cursor at the Paint 3D software, very much needed for vision impairment

      The cursor at the Paint and Paint 3D is very hard to recognize for people with vision impairment We need an option to use an adapted cursor which the user uses with other programs, like Philip's Large Coloured Cursors. http://www.philip-henderson.co.uk/cursor.shtml

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        1 comment  ·  Ease of Access  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Ease of Access on screen keyboard

        I am a user of Windows 10. I am also a quadriplegic. Because of that, I use the on-screen keyboard in your “Ease of Access” feature. I’m a slow typist, but the auto-complete helps speed me up – until an apparent update affected word prediction. I used to be able to type “C” & up in the prediction list would be “Candy” then it would suggest “Roper”. Then I would type “P” & “President Bonanza Kennel Club” would follow. With the change that was made, I have to type nearly everything out now. Just for my first name it went…

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          2 comments  ·  Ease of Access  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • An Idea For Your Accessibility Tab

          It is extremely difficult to get a hold of the Microsoft Support Team if one does not have access to a phone. It is great to have the 'Chat' option, however, if one's account has been restricted for security reasons, one would think that the Team would use the alternate Recovery e-mail address as an option to be able to retrieve a code in order to regain access to one's account. Have you thought about people who have no ability to send you a text message? Food for Thought!

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            1 comment  ·  Outlook - Office Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • 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.

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              1 comment  ·  Microsoft Edge  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Provide advance eye control settings

              who use the spectecualr they want eye comfortable feature in window setting.

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                1 comment  ·  Windows Eye Control  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • 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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                    2 comments  ·  Skype  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Red Light Bug

                    Stop releasing product to market before it is ready!
                    I do not like being bata tester!

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                      1 comment  ·  Outlook - Office Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Add the ability to use alt f4 to close Skype. At the present time, completely closing Skype is very difficult for blind keybard users.

                      At th present time, there is no easy way hor a visually ipaired keyboarduser to completely close Skype. The only way it’s possible is t go ino the task nager and force clse it tat way. I have raised this issue several times, but o oneha one anything about it, so I am asking again, Please Fix This. Every other application can be exited with alt f4, so there’s no reason Skype should be any differnt. I’ve resortd t usin te Skpeapp on my iphon bcase of thisstupid issue with the desktop app.

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                        1 comment  ·  Skype  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Narrator support for Google Chrome

                        Hi it would be really helpful if Windows Narrator was made accessible for Google Chrome as a lot of people have their data saved in their Google account and it is a lot easier to keep your info synced across all of your devices e.g. your android phone and PC and Chromebooks. I would like to see Narrator work the same way in Chrome as it works in Internet explorer. I would also appreciate if you allow scripting for Narrator as it does not work with companies own programs.

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                          1 comment  ·  Windows Narrator  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Create a getting started with Narrator Xbox guide

                          Please create a user manual similar to the Windows 10 Narrator guide for Xbox. This should include details such as a physical description of the controller, starting Narrator, and information on using Narrator to navigate the interface. You may want to expand the existing guide with a link to the Xbox specific information.

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                          • Ability to remap keyboard shortcuts

                            When using Sticky Keys bringing up the start menu search with a single Windows key press is not possible. Instead Ctrl & Esc must be used. It would be nice to remap shortcuts such as Ctrl & Esc to combinations that require less travel (Alt & Space for instance).

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                              1 comment  ·  Ease of Access  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • I have had Office 365 for years. Recently I began receiving a pop-up that said you needed my help with a problem. Tell me???

                              If Microsoft doesn't have a program that will let them know whether or not I have Office 365 on my COMPUTER, maybe someone can write that program. If a program is already written and in use, does it recognize that I have Office 365 on my computer?

                              Why do I continually get a pop-up that informs me there is a problem with my account, yet when I go to my account, I am NOT INFORMED of a problem.

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                                1 comment  ·  Access - Office Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Xbox one controller compatible with the adaptive controller

                                My name is Charlie Lawless, and I am having a problem with the play and charge kit, and the adaptive controller. If you have purchased the Xbox play and charge kit, with the original controller, then you bought the adaptive controller; also, when you connect the original Xbox one controller to the adaptive controller, for some reason, the light should remain green. After a day, the light turns red. My suggestion to Xbox is if possible make another play, and charge kit with a shorter cable to the disabled could use the adaptive controller with the Xbox One.

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                                • 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 →
                                  • Enlarged Text and older Windows programs

                                    The enlarged text facility is brilliant but unfortunately does not seem to work on the old windows things like Control Panel. Very frustrating. I also find no matter what settings I use browser apps just simply ignore these "system?" settings and of course content providers in terms of web pages are a law unto themselves.

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                                    • Save Settings and be able to revert back

                                      The new features in Windows 10 Oct 2018 are great and so good to see the recent webinar about future developments. I find the new ability to enlarge text to be very good for my Low Vision. However, with all the possible variables that can be tweaked, mouse pointers, text size, magnification, dpi, resolution etc it can be so easy to get very confused. It would be nice if we could just save all our settings at a click and have the ability the revert back easily to a known good state. After all there will be some settings in…

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                                        0 comments  ·  Windows Magnifier  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Center Text Insertion Point When Typing

                                        Please include an option to keep the text insertion point near the center of the screen when typing into an edit field. Currently, when typing, the cursor is often near the right edge of the screen as the screen pans right.

                                        Including a checkbox to keep the text insertion point centered, similar to the recent Mouse Pointer center feature would be very helpful, especially when writing long documents.

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                                        • More than 2 controllers on Xbox Co-Pilot feature.

                                          Considering how flexible the adaptive controller has made it to play on Xbox for disabled users I find that something holding it back is the fact only two controllers can be joined through the Co-pilot feature. I feel that if 3 or maybe even 4 (hardware permitting) controllers were able to be used under the same "Co-pilot" feature, it could expand setup options for disabled users and offer the chance for more people to play.

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