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  1. AppX uninstall doesn't cleanup application frame data

    I hear a lot about “clean uninstall” but we noticed a few months ago appx leaves some stuff behind. Specifically, persisted appframe window sizing data remains behind, potentially leaving the user/dev in a potential bad or confusing window state.

    See the data piling up in the following stores:
    • HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ApplicationFrame\WindowSizing
    • HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ApplicationFrame\Positions
    • HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ApplicationFrame\TitleBar

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    • Have an option to boot straight to the BIOS menu

      With SSDs and faster processors boot up is often times only a second, sometimes less. It has become difficult to both know what key you need to press, and get the timing of the press correct to be able to access your BIOS. It would be nice if there were an option somewhere where you could reboot your system straight into the BIOS menu.

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      • Allow disabling character-set-independent function aliases in Win32 API

        Many functions in the Windows API are offered in both Unicode and ANSI variants - for example, CreateFileW and CreateFileA - and the header sets a preprocessor define CreateFile that resolves to one of the two based on whether UNICODE is defined.

        This means that any file which includes windows.h is getting these macros dumped into the global namespace - which causes problems if we want to have a function named 'CreateFile' in our own code (even in our own namespaces/classes).

        We'd be much happier if we could just avoid defining these macros entirely, to avoid any possible issues. We're…

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