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Welcome to the Universal Windows Platform Developer Feedback site. This site provides the Windows developer community with a channel for feedback on the following topics:

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  1. Stabilize Virtual Desktop API

    Currently there's a set of COM APIs, that provide access to Virtual Desktop-related features, like pinning apps to desktops, switching desktops, etc. Unfortunately, most of it is undocumented, and does not seem to be stabilized (2018 Spring Update for instance changed IApplicationView's CLSID, so apps using it stopped working).

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      10 comments  ·  Device - Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Honor the extendedExecutionSession flag in windows.gaming.input.gamepad.vibration

      UWP desktop app targeting Windows 17763, requesting and being granted an extendedExecutionSession can target the vibration motors through a windows.gaming.input.gamepad's Vibration interface but once the app gets minimized applying the Vibration property silently fails.
      Please honor the extendedExecutionSession context, thanks.

      2 votes
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        2 comments  ·  Device - Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Run desktop apps from inside UWP

        I know the point is to make it safe, but this is really bad idea to prevent running any other apps from UWP.
        We need to build GUI based on python project. For some reason they want to use only UWP but it's impossible with the restrictions you've made!
        It's a shame that running a desktop app is banned globally and u should let the programmer / user to decide if they allow run desktop app from UWP or not.
        For me, this restriction means I'll never prefer to use UWP unless it's a must.

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          0 comments  ·  Device - Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • have app featured in the Microsoft Store

          For small developers getting downloads for their apps even really good ones are hard, is there a way to get them featured on the home page of the Microsoft Store?

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            0 comments  ·  Device - Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Running app gives access denied messages

            When I run my UWP app .. I get the following ouput ..

            AppCore.<static>Main()
            minio\profapi\registry.cpp(48)\profapi.dll!76C26875: (caller: 08444375) ReturnHr(1) tid(47cc) 80070005 Access is denied.
            minio\profapi\registry.cpp(48)\profapi.dll!76C26875: (caller: 08444375) ReturnHr(2) tid(47cc) 80070005 Access is denied.
            minio\profapi\registry.cpp(48)\profapi.dll!76C26875: (caller: 08444375) ReturnHr(3) tid(47cc) 80070005 Access is denied.
            AppCore.Initialize()

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              0 comments  ·  Device - Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Extend maximum size for CompactOverlay view mode.

              The ApplicationViewMode CompactOverlay (also known as "Picture-in-Picture", "Mini-Mode" or "Always-on-top") for UWP apps has a maximum window size, which seems to be a square with sides of approximately half screen height.

              I got several user feedback if I could provide a larger compact overlay.
              Unfortunately I can not, since this is limited through Windows.

              Is there a good reason for this somehow arbitrary limit? (Other than "our product manager said 500 pixels are a good maximum width and height for something called compact"😋)
              Could you please increase the maximum size or better: remove it at all! Seems my users would…

              7 votes
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                0 comments  ·  Device - Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • identify what version of office the users are using with Microsoft Office Add-in

                We have an add-in to Microsoft Office and we can see the OS version of our customers that are installing but we cannot see the version of Office, ie. 2010, 2013, 2016, etc. It would be helpful to see the Office version as well.

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                  0 comments  ·  Device - Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • We should be able to create windows on multiple monitors, and move them easily (programmatically)

                  I want to create an application to display informations on a 16 monitors computer. The app should be able to create windows on each of these monitors, and be able to rearrange them.
                  It seems that I can't do that with UWP.

                  2 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  Device - Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Add WMI support for UWP

                    Please add WMI support on UWP. I'm aware of the sandboxing. But if I'm designing an app just for a desktop, I should be able to get remote device info, remote registry read-write, copy-write files, etc remotely.

                    Basically I should be able to admin a remote desktop.

                    4 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Device - Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Add in Windows.Media.Casting Namespace desktop as Casting Source!

                      Improvements of casting via Miracast to support desktop as casting source.

                      8 votes
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                        1 comment  ·  Device - Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Determine whether the user opend the app with double click file or context menu open with

                        I need a way to determine whether the user opend the uwp app with a double click on the file or whether the user used "open with" (for example right click on the file open with; or Photos app -> open with).

                        In both scenarios the app will be launched with FileActivetedEventArgs with the verb "open".

                        See: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/51171176/determine-whether-the-user-opend-the-app-with-double-click-file-or-context-menu/51182980#51182980

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                          0 comments  ·  Device - Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Two Copy and Paste Functions

                          My idea is simply to double the clipboard capabilities to improve user efficiency.

                          The 4 options should be made available on the context menu when highlighting a text or item.

                          For example;
                          Copy 1 [Item A]
                          Copy 2 [Item B]
                          Paste 1 [Item A]
                          Paste 2 [Item B]

                          The commands could be changed to colours, rather than numerical values. E.g. Copy <blue> Paste <blue>
                          Copy <Green> Paste <Green>

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                            0 comments  ·  Device - Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • The problem is Windows loading update August Windows 10 I have no pc now to work on the update is stuck after update

                            After today update to Windows 10 August update the with DOS is stuck at entrance with a circle on my mouse pad repeated refresh that a problem for me at 48 % the update is I'll text 2nd time 1² h what is thisplaze fix not only me have this I'll so friends had it don't now woat problem is with the update but please fix it and compasate the mistake I lost samsting more than love with this mistake

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                            • Update and shut down

                              When you choose "Update and shut down" option when an update is available, let it complete everything before shutting down, therefore when I turn on the PC next time everything is already completed and there's nothing else to finish.

                              I always choose that option at night when I shut down the PC and in the morning I always still have something else unfinished to be updated.

                              3 votes
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                              • Cpu.o.s 1.0

                                Tengo el software que puede desaparecer windows pesa 250 mb mas poderoso que cualquier otro oferten

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                                • Window Startup Position/Location

                                  Currently there does not appear to be a way to set a window's startup position (left, top, width/right, height/bottom), beyond full-screen and/or maximized. Also, the last used position for a given window isn't saved intrinsically. Windows launch at random places on the desktop. I understand this need does not really exist for mobile. But for many desktop applications, specifically container applications, managing windows is a core feature objective.

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                                  • 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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                                    • Navigate to users directory with Linux style

                                      Most of my working data lives on C:\Users\my-name\ folder so I want to navigate to it as quick as possible. I believe many Linux users love the `~` or `/` path.

                                      For example, when I want to go to my user path, just Ctrl + R, enter ~, then press Enter.

                                      Or want to go to System drive path, currently, I press Windows key, enter C:, then press enter. It's good but / is save me less time than C:

                                      Thank you!

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                                      • Larger minimum window size for UWP

                                        The SetPreferredMinSize() function should allow window sizes greater than 500 x 500px. We are currently developing for desktop-only screens (we have control over the device types), and want to prevent users from sizing the window smaller than 992px x 700px. This application is far too complex for mobile screens and 500 x 500 is too small. Is this an option we can hope for in the near future? Thank you,

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                                        • Disable sets

                                          Please give developers the option to not participate in the upcoming sets feature.

                                          2 votes
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