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Improve CameraCaptureUI on Windows 10 desktop

The current design of the CameraCaptureUI on Windows 10 desktop/tablet renders it useless.
In Windows 8.1 :
- The CameraCaptureUI was shown in full screen
- You could take a picture by clicking anywhere on the screen

In Windows 10 :
- The CameraCaptureUI is shown in a very small window
- You have to click on a small button to take a photo

How to you intend your Surface Pro users to keep the Surface steady with one hand, while taking a look at the small preview and clicking on a small button with the other hand?

Can you at least give an option to make the CameraCaptureUI fullscreen? So it's possible to hold the Surface with 2 hands while being able to click on the button (like the Camera app...).

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  • Gilbert Schwaab commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    The bug was reported already 2015, Oct. 28. When do you plan to finally fix it?
    A response from anyone who is responsible for that long delay would be appropriate, please.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    After so many years of ignorance shown by the Microsoft camera development team it would be fine to finally start working on this serious issue before the last user gave up using a windows 10 device for capturing photos

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Is there any update or feedback from an Microsoft developer about this issue?
    It would be very important because our customer switches to Win 10 tablets and finds this bug unacceptable.
    Please fix it, so that it is possible to start the CameraCaptureUI in fullscreen.

  • Gilbert Schwaab commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    After over one more month of communication with support personel and the Windows camera developer team there is still no progress in this case. That's really sad for all the users out in the field. More and more of our customers leave the Windows latform especially due to this bug. I'm still hoping that there will be finally one responsible person at Microsoft that initates this bugfix after that long time of more than 1 1/2 years!

  • Gilbert Schwaab commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I've already initiated a Windows 10 support case, and in addition a professional business support case of priority Level A to finally fix this showstopper now. There's definitely not any one more day to wait acceptable for this issue to be fixed after that Long time!

  • Marcos commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I also agree with these comments, our customers are making complaints about this behaviour, and we need a quick solution for our application.

  • Stephan Dörfler commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    With the current way of using the CameraCaptureUI in an UWP app the whole UX gets disrupted. Please enable developers to let the CameraCaptureUI start fullscreen.

  • Dan Mohr commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Agreed! This makes working w/ the camera very clunky. We shouldn't need to write our own camera interface just to get a usable camera UI.

  • Brian Hardy commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Please fix asap. The development of my tablet application has come to halt due to this bug.

  • Ben Holub commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This makes developing applications with photo-taking capabilities incredibly cumbersome. We shouldn't be required to roll our own camera app just to make the interface even somewhat palatable.

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