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  1. Shell Icon Overlay - increase from 15 in registry

    Currently only the first 15 icons are displayed in Windows 10. This becomes an issue many time when you have multiple programs that have their own shell icon overlays.

    Why is this artificial limitation necessary? Why not make it 50? Or more? I ran into an issue when I had both OneDrive and DropBox installed and I am unable to get the full suite if icons for both programs.

    The path in the registry where this information is stored is here: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\ShellIconOverlayIdentifiers. This is the list of installed icon overlays

    2 votes
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  2. Add shapes to Snip and Sketch

    Instead of just having free-form drawing and rulers, I would like to see the ability to add boxes, ellipses, arrows, or any other standard markup shapes to quickly highlight items on a capture.

    1 vote
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  3. marketplace.visualstudio.com should detect a Mac Safari web browser and present an alternate download or else vscode: should work.

    Either add integration so Safari on Mac can open and recognize links like "vscode:extension/xxxx" or detect Mac Safari browsers on marketplace.visualstudio.com and display an alternate download link.

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  5. Make a new type of licensing channel for selling genuine keys as a settlement to eu

    So in order to stop people in the EU selling retail keys. Make a new type of licensing channel called sgk sellable genuine key. Now there are differences between retail and sgk first can't save into Microsoft account and second if switch hardware loss license and lastly it is nontransferable to another computer. Then give this plan to the EU for approval

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  6. Hotspot 2.0

    I am trying to use great feature Hotpost 2.0. But you have very little documentation for it. This is all that I can find https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-hardware/drivers/mobilebroadband/hotspot-20

    I tried to ask question/propose some improvements using Github feedback https://github.com/MicrosoftDocs/windows-driver-docs/issues/1079 btu nobody answered anything useful. In comments for github issue, I was advised to write feedback here.
    Can somebody update documentation for Hotstpo 2.0 feature, including more detailed specification what Windows support and what not. And add examples of expected XML/SOAP/OMA-DM payloads.

    Also now I am interested is Windows support HS20 subscription remediation and policy update?

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  8. Multiple Instances of UWP Apps

    I have used Unity+UWP to develop LOB application that visualizes 3D data from opened files. We also use multiple-top-level windows that are already available. Now client wants to allow opening and visualizing multiple files, which would have been easy with Win32 (just launch another instance). One of the problems in here is Unity code, which is mostly made to be single-instance, but it would be great to have support to launch multiple instances of the same app.

    21 votes
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  9. New design advertisement control on uwp platform

    Hi, the existing Microsoft Advertising SDK for xaml is out of date, and designed for a long time. When using it in my app, the horizontal ad always can't show ads, and even doesn't have a click event to count the use clicks.

    And the interstitial video ad always show the same ad.

    4 votes
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  10. Cryptuiwiz to support timestamp-reply

    Please add support for Cryptuiwiz API to handle timestamp-reply
    It currently only supports octet-stream. In trying to use SHA2 Timestamp(current Microsoft guidelines) servers, the powershell cmdlet set-authenticodesignature fails to apply the timestamp. This cmdlet uses the cryptuiwiz api.

    Here's the sample script to reproduce the error

    set-authenticodesignature c:\test.ps1 -certificate $mycert -hashalgorithm "SHA256" -timestampserver "http://sha256timestamp.ws.symantec.com/sha256/timestamp"

    12 votes
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  11. Create allow windows update in windows firewall as a default rule

    Hi,

    I changed the windows firewall default to block anything without a rule. This is so ridiculous that windows update doesn't have any rule and there is no way (believe me I googled a lot) to allow it securely (without allowing whole svhost.exe) even spotify has a default rule!!

    I'm using lates windows 10 edition (build 1709)

    I have added this whole ASN (AS8075 https://ipinfo.io/AS8075) to my windows firewall but after that it can only check that there is an update but for downloading it tried to connect to some akami IPs (according to windows firewall logs)

    Please don't…

    2 votes
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  12. Make option to change scrollbar from right to left side of windows. It will be big help for graphic designers using cintiq tablets.

    Make option to change scrollbar from right to left side of windows. It will be big help for left-handed graphic designers using cintiq tablets.

    3 votes
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  13. Marketplace for UWP Apps.

    Would be nice to have a market place of beautifully designed apps submitted by independent developers.

    There exist a couple of UWP libraries , but their purpose is not to show beautifully designed apps implementing the material design principles of the framework.

    The open source platform IONIC has such a market place and I think it's great !!

    Please see examples below of what i regards as good examples of starter apps to get you going in UWP.

    https://market.ionic.io/starters/ion-full-app
    https://market.ionic.io/starters/ionic-starter-messenger
    https://market.ionic.io/starters/barebone-ionic
    https://market.ionic.io/starters/catalogue-ionic---full-application

    2 votes
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  14. Allow developers to set AutomationId on CoreWindows and MessageDialog in UWP apps

    When developing Coded UI test for a localized UWP apps, test becomes dependent on texts that are localized. On most controls this can easily be handled by an AutomationId, but on the CoreWindow and MessageBox (incl. buttons) you cannot set any AutomationId’s so the coded UI test has the use the title to find the elements.

    Please make support for setting set AutomationId on CoreWindows and MessageDialog!

    6 votes
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  15. Aero Glass Design comeback!

    Aero Glass Design comeback! I use Win8.1 and don't like the metro design.

    5 votes
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  16. To send and receive mails starting the mail client

    Opening the mail client I want to have the latest mail s in my inbox without having to press the sync button, that s why I open my mail client.

    4 votes
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  17. Allow Developer to get the users chosen Regional Format

    So, acutally how the get / respect the Users Regional Format settings?
    I started the windows phone 8.1 emulator with the following configuration for testing purpose:

    UI Language: German,
    Region: US,
    Format Settings: Irish.

    I have found no way to get the Information, that the user has set his format settings to irish. And my only wish is to format a DateTime like the user wants to see it. Regional Format does not automaticly mean the region i set the device to or the UI Langauge i chose. On my Devices i set the UI to english but want to…

    6 votes
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  18. win10系统下,用cmd调用devcon显示此应用无法在你电脑上运行

    win10版本是1803,devcon版本是10.0.17134.1。管理员运行cmd,然后用devcon命令完全不行。显示此应用无法在你的电脑上运行,求助

    1 vote
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  19. No exception from PasswordVault.FindAllByResource when there are no results

    PasswordVault.FindAllByResource throws a COMException when there are no credentials for the resource (or maybe only when there are no credentials). It should return an empty list without throwing an exception.

    2 votes
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  20. when pinning secondary tile on startscreen, let us also create a subgroup too...

    when pinning secondary tile let us create an sub group on startscreen too
    so all our secondary tiles grouped automatically???!!!! for our apps

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