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  1. Offer poolmon as standalone application

    I have a driver causing a memory leak. Microsoft's official support reccomends that I use a tool called poolmon to find which driver is causing the leak.

    Poolmon is not offered as a standalone tool, and only as part of the Windows Driver Kit, so I must download the entire Windows Driver Kit to access this one small tool.

    In order to download the Windows Driver Kit, I must first install Visual Studio 2017.

    I am not going to download multiple GBs of **** that I will never use to fix a memory leak. That just turns my memory leak…

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    • Add store URI schema support for app extension searching

      Add store uri schema like ms-windows-store://assoc/?AppExt=%q to search app extensions

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      • please give my elderly mother her windows, it is hard for them to learn over maybe and you could call it easy windows mom and dad

        I have been building computers and my first was a dos and i played game'son it. and now that i am in my 50's Iam still playing and building but my mother and her friends cant keep up with windows they are having a hard time finding there way around windows please give them back the old windows that they can navigate. and we can say its windows for Mom and dad.

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        • The next crazy Idea: Stop spoiling your customers with annoying Software

          You know it for sure: one developer produces great software like Google Chrome, Paint.net or many others.

          The other developers try to force customers to use their software, for example M$ with Edge and "Paint 3D". M$ even tries to pay customers to use Bing & Edge.

          This is the crezy idea:
          M$ could try again to develop great software again as many years before which your customers want to install themselves, because it's just fun to work with and it brings great benefits to users.

          **** of customers by M$ with forced and uncompetitive software like Edge, Paint 3D,…

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          • Improve extensions enumeration API

            It should be possible to enumerate all available app extensions from the Store, particularly those which are not installed. This will allow to implement in-app extension catalog, which is a common scenario.

            I haven't found any possible way to do that, so I assume it doesn't exist currently.

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            • Allow WebView to access files in the Local folder

              Allow the WebView to display URI from the application's local folder.

              Currently I developinng an application based on Xamarin.Forms and it is not possible on UWP to access files in the local folder. On Android this is no problem.

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              • Fix <uap3:Verb MultiSelectModel="Player">

                Currently, MultiSelectModel does not work as documented:

                Player: Your app is activated one time. All of the selected files are passed to your app as argument parameters.

                As far as Anniversary Update and Creators Update are concerned, MultiSelectModel has no effect and only one file is passed as argument to the application regardless of how many files have been selected in Explorer.

                Please support the passing of all selected files as command arguments.

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