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  1. In Settings/Apps/Default apps, tab is the only way to keyboard navigate.

    Reference case no. 1475872885.
    I am a power user of JAWS and an intermediate level user of NVDA and Narrator. I am trying to change some of my default programs by file type. I go to Settings/Apps/Default Apps and select "choose default apps by file type."

    It appears that the only way I can navigate the resulting list is with the tab key. The arrows, PGUP and PGDN don't work and the file type I really need to change is .zip because it got associated with a music player by mistake.

    I confirmed this with the disability answer desk who…

    4 votes
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  2. MAKE THE ZOOM MAGNIFICATION AS GOOD AS THE ONE ON MAC OS! USE THE GPI ZOOM, COME ON. THAT IS SO EASY TO DO AND WILL MAKE SUCH AN IMPACT

    MAKE THE ZOOM MAGNIFICATION AS GOOD AS THE ONE ON MAC OS! USE THE GPI ZOOM, COME ON. THAT IS SO EASY TO DO AND WILL MAKE SUCH AN IMPACT

    2 votes
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  3. Viewing webinar post the time.

    Will we be able to view the webinar if we can no longer make that time. I am signed up but cannot make that time now. Please advise? Thanks.

    3 votes
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  4. Surface pro 6 battery issue

    I am looking for customer feedback. I had very bad experience with surface pro 6 and my surface purchase on early Jan 2018 and now the battery live is one hour after 18 months. The support for surface pro is horrible experience and hard response to email and with escalation, the manager still never response with email. my Service Request#:  1477674189. My email address Derrick_hoe@yahoo.com

    2 votes
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  5. there are many users using your products around the world so I think the webinars timings should bee changed from time to time

    like 1 webinar is conducted at 1200PM the next munths webinar should conducted at 9 AM ETC

    2 votes
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  6. Restore Windows 7 feature to allow them customization

    Windows 7 had a feature that allowed you to customize themes. can you not put that feature into windows 10?

    3 votes
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  7. I do not appreciate getting a call from your company saying you are going to deduct $199.00 out of my bank acct. when I don’t even have that

    I DO NOT appreciate your company calling me and saying you are going to deduct $199.00 out of my bank acct. when I don’t even have that much. I am going to report you to the police. You can’t say it was your company because I called the 1-775-234-0637 back and got your company. You did to my neighbor last week.

    3 votes
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  8. Add better Narrator support for Microsoft Remote Desktop and Remote Assistance.

    Sighted people take remote control for granted. However, it is very difficult for a blind person to remotely control another computer. Most remote control services are either not blind accessible, do not transmit audio, or transmit it with a lot of delay. Tools like NVDA Remote and JAWS Tandem partially solve this problem, but they are not mainstream solutions and require both computers to have the screen reader installed. This is not always feasible if a blind person is working with a sighted person that either has no idea how to install a screen reader or does not want to…

    12 votes
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  9. Allow Users to color code folders - add colored folder icons

    A) Allow Users to color code folders - add colored folder icons. I was able to create different colored folders for file explorer & it help categorize files. However the navigation to change the icons is a bit cumbersome for the average user. Allowing the user to change folder colors would be a nice touch for the next Office release.

    B) allow users to add screen shots to this facility to visually explain their ideas (what a concept!)

    2 votes
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  10. X Box Live

    I have to say in this day and age with all disabilities, whether they are physically, or mentally that you don't do access to all. my son has Tourettes syndrome and Coprolalia. Even though i have informed you of this on your x box live phone number for my sons specific account , he constantly gets banned because of this. I personally don't feel that discriminating against this is your greatest achievement.

    I therefore suggest that you have a seperate play and chat facility that you monitor for children and adults with Tourettes.

    1. They wont get offended or report…

    3 votes
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  11. Please offer trainings

    Please offer trainings and machines to Child Life Specialists and Children's Hospital personnel so we can learn how to use them and offer these products to patients in and out of the hospital settings. Play is so therapeutic for children in hospitals and we try to keep their lives as normal as possible during their stay.The Superbowl commercial was well done and inspiring but it's frustrating for kids if we don't know how to play with them or teach them. It would be great!

    12 votes
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  12. key sequences

    I have low vision. Used to be excel power user on PC but now can't figure out how to use all of the key sequences (e.g. Alt+h O R for rename wksheet) on mac. Super painful to use Excel now -- please tell me I'm missing easy fix

    I'm not referring to simple keyboard shortcuts like ctrl+s -> cmd+s for save. I'm talking about all of the powerful key sequences.

    2 votes
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  13. salve real problems disabled people have

    I have a disability and I am insulted you're focusing on games. I need a way to type quicker so I can work. I have a degree from Berkeley. Right now I can only type at 15 words a minute if yall could figure out how people like me can type at 30 words per minute it would change my life. Instead you're making games? Salve real problems stop with this nonsense.

    3 votes
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  14. Installing a synthetic voice as the default voice for Text to Speech apps

    My suggestion is that in Settings > Time and Language > Speech there should be a Synthetic Voice section that allows you to select a correctly installed synthetic voice as the default voice for text to speech apps such as Predictable 5.
    I have Motor Neurone Disease and need my computer to do Text to Speech. I have successfully installed my banked voice. I have followed the instructions on the Model Talker website to set this as the default voice for the Text to Speech App - copy of instructions follows:
    'Where can I go to select my voice as…

    2 votes
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  15. I need the ability to predefine how long Cortana waits before executing.

    I need the ability to predefine how long Cortana waits before executing. I have trouble processing thoughts at times and would very much like to adjust the time Cortana, and/or Dictate, waits before executing what has bee heard. It would be even better to have a learning mode that can be set for a user with slower speech. Thanks!

    2 votes
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  16. Create "suggestions" for making PowerPoint "accessible." The graphic suggestions do the opposite! YUCK!

    Suggestion tool - similar to graphics suggestions. Converts PowerPoint slides to make them LEGAL for University teaching (and others too).

    I used the graphic suggestions built into PowerPoint. The good news - they looked GREAT. The bad news - I can't reverse them - AND - it made all of my slides "illegal" and I can't get them approved through the University!

    3 votes
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  17. You should have a camp for boys

    You have a girl camp but what about a boy camp or maybe even a camp for boys and girls so that everyone that want to learn to code can and you should also make the camp accessable to everyone so the people don't have to drive hours away

    3 votes
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  18. High Contrast setting in Windows 10 persists even after log off/on.

    Major issue in education where users rely on roaming profiles to retain their accessibility settings. User switches to HC and any subsequent user inherits their settings.
    Creates global problem for users in schools/colleges as next user may not know how to turn HC off.

    11 votes
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  19. REDEVELOP YAMMER!

    YAMMER is a product from Microsoft. It opens in it's own window (like a webpage) But with zero controls for disabled users. Unlike Edge, there is NO "READ ALOUD" feature! So I tried to use "Windows 10 Narrator". Unfortunately that product doesn't recognise TEXT in the YAMMER Window. Very poor! :-(

    2 votes
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  20. Windows 10 Dictation in Australian English

    Hi there,

    I would like to see support for other languages in the Windows 10 Dictation feature, particularly Australian English, I would really like to be able to use this feature.

    Thanks!

    2 votes
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