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  1. 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.

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      0 comments  ·  Device - Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Windows 10 Mobile

      You could rename the Windows 10 Mobile to Windows 10 Watch and you could stop making the Lumia mobile phones but you could start making Lumia Smartwatch with Windows 10 Watch

      5 votes
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        0 comments  ·  Windows Device Portal  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Add ConstraintsPanel

        Add a panel that allows to create a design with constraints (and support in Blend)

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          2 comments  ·  XAML/Controls/Composition  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Crash on mobile when two MediaCues have the same start time

          When running a UWP app on Win 10 desktop, I'm able to add two TimedTextCues to a TimedMetadataTrack with the same StartTime, but on mobile it results in a crash. I'm guessing this is a bug because it doesn't produce an understandable exception. If I add the cues to the track before adding the track to mediaSource.ExternalTimedMetadataTracks, the crash happens when adding the track. I reproduced this on Mobile Emulator 10.0.14393.0 WXGA 4.5 inch 1GB and on a Lumia 640 running 10.0.15063.1088.

          Error:

          System.Exception: 'Catastrophic failure (Exception from HRESULT: 0x8000FFFF (E_UNEXPECTED))'

          Minimal repro:

          var mediaSource = MediaSource.CreateFromUri(new Uri("https://mediaplatstorage1.blob.core.windows.net/windows-universal-samples-media/sintel_trailer-480p.mp4")); …

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            1 comment  ·  Audio/Graphics/Media playback  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Middle click scrolling

            Middle click scrolling is a default feature that is expected by the users. But it is not available by default.

            It would be nice to have an attached property for ScrollViewer to set middle click scrolling.

            10 votes
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              0 comments  ·  UWP Community Toolkit  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Windbg preview

              Windbg Preview Available for Offline Downloads
              Is there anyway you could make Windbg Preview available for offline downloading? I'm having some trouble with hackers and I would like to keep my machine offline.

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                0 comments  ·  SDK - Tools + Templates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Coordinate Bixby with Cortana

                At Build 2018, support between Cortana and Alexa was announced. I would like to add Bixby to this list. Not only will this benefit both Microsoft and Samsung but put more power into the hands of the users and developers of both (which are many, many people).

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                  0 comments  ·  Communication APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • 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…

                  5 votes
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                    1 comment  ·  App Extensions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Enable compiled bindings to base members

                    Let's say I have a couple of views and their related viewmodels.

                    The viewmodels have some common logic and common properties that I'd like to put in a base view model class to not repeat myself.

                    And if I have 5 viewmodels deriving from my base view model, and my base view model has the boolean IsLoading property, I want to be able to x:Bind to this IsLoading property from each view.

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                      1 comment  ·  Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Microsoft Advertising SDK for Windows 8 (Xaml) could not be found.

                      I have built an app that targets Windows 8 and the customer is looking for a servicing fix on Windows 8. I have got the fix ready, but in order to produce a fix I need to be able to compile with the Microsoft Advertising SDK for Windows 8 (Xaml). Is there anywhere I can find a copy and download it?

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                        0 comments  ·  App Extensions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • RichTextBlock TextHighlighter crashes if used after an InlineUIElement

                        Exactly as the title says. Attempting to use TextHighlighter(s) with a StartIndex after an InlineUIElement will result in a crash. I have included code to reproduce the issue:

                        C#: https://hastebin.com/owacelasov.cs

                        XAML: https://hastebin.com/ujuxacilug.xml

                        The issue seems to be somewhere in Windows.UI.Xaml.dll!TextBlockViewHelpers::AdjustPositionByCharacterCount(). It appears that garbage data (from the stack, I assume) is being used for the value `curInlineLength`. Call stack: https://hastebin.com/legulilabu

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                          1 comment  ·  XAML/Controls/Composition  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Windows in Android

                          Is not news that Window mobile won't have a chance against the major OSs out in the market, so I was thinking "why try to implement something new, when what is out there can be used for good on Microsoft side?" So this I have been thinking so far:

                          Microsoft have a good amount of apps on the Google Play Store. They have a great launcher, Cortana, Outlook, Office for mobile and so on. Why don't build a phone powered by Android but running customized by Microsoft itself.

                          Read this out: Having a phone that can link to your pc…

                          2 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Device - Phone / Mobile  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Windows Bridge for desktop does not finish process correctly.

                            Could someone answer my question, please?

                            The Windows Bridge does not create a correct output files. It looks that it removes something from the folder, but it cannot. I disabled the AV, the result is unsucceesful. What would I do?
                            A link with a log:
                            https://stackoverflow.com/questions/50586462/windows-bridge-for-desktop-does-not-finish-process-correctly
                            It looks like the bridge cannot remove its own folder while cleaning up the environment.

                            2 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Desktop Bridge ('Centennial')  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Fix bug where DNS-SD does not unregister service

                              There seems to be a bug in DNS-SD where finished services are not actually getting unregistered. So they get stuck in all the networks' devices' cache and never go away.

                              I have found other reports of people around the internet who have struggled with the same bug, e.g.

                              https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/sqlserver/en-US/c6b315ef-bc8d-4b4d-9480-5c736cfac50a/uwpc-unregister-dnssd-service-on-windowsnetworkingservicediscoverydnssd-api?forum=wpdevelop

                              https://stackoverflow.com/questions/37184169/unregister-dns-sd-service-on-windows-networking-servicediscovery-dnssd-api

                              I filed one against a Microsoft example on Github here:
                              https://github.com/stammen/dnssd-uwp/issues/1

                              2 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Network APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • DNS-SD _services._dns-sd._udp.local. (find all service types) does not work

                                DNS-SD _services._dns-sd._udp.local. (find all service types) does not work.

                                I am using Microsoft's DNS-SD which aims to implement the Zeroconf standard RFC 6763. https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc6763

                                I got nearly everything working, except the case of finding all service types on the network using the service type "_services._dns-sd._udp" on the local domain.

                                This is really useful for making debugging tools, such as making a Service Discovery browser.

                                I get no results when I try plugging "_services._dns-sd._udp." (or "_services._dns-sd._udp") as the System.Devices.Dnsd.ServiceName in the aqsQueryString.

                                You can see this for the summary on this feature here or in the RFC.
                                https://developer.apple.com/library/archive/qa/qa1337/_index.html

                                For comparison, I've…

                                2 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  Network APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Full clipboard access in background/unfocused app state (maybe as capability)

                                  Current clipboard API can notify about a clipboard content change, which is fine. But getting or setting the content doesn't work if the app is in background or unfocused. (Access Denied)

                                  This limitation results in a bad user experience, because there are scenarios, where the user is working with one application and another application performs some operations based on the copied content. Or the other way around; where one application creates data and sets the content automatically, and the user can directly use it inside another application.

                                  So please remove this restriction.
                                  -OR-
                                  If this is a privacy constraint, then…

                                  8 votes
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                                    2 comments  ·  File IO / Data Store APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Dev Dashboard: Customer Group email list doesn’t dedupe email addresses

                                    As a developer, I manage customer groups for package flighting and customer segmentation. The page indicates "Duplicate email addresses will be removed" yet when I paste in duplicate email addresses they remain.

                                    This screws up my group metrics (e.g. count) and makes it annoying when sending out email blasts (commercial providers use recipients as a metric for billing).

                                    2 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  Dev Center + Microsoft Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Dev Dashboard: Customer Groups link opens page in a new window unexpectedly

                                      As a developer, I manage customer groups for package flighting and customer segmentation. When I click a customer group to manage, it opens in a new window, unlike most of the other links in the dashboard.

                                      This may seem minor but it's a huge irritant. Death by a thousand cuts...

                                      2 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  Dev Center + Microsoft Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • BUG: Cannot view attached files, images in Feedback Hub items

                                        As a developer, I want to see the screenshots and logs my customers are sending to me via the Feedback Hub. This data is critical to resolving customer issues.

                                        Repro Steps:

                                        1. File feedback via the Feedback Hub for your own app, be sure to attach an image and some files

                                        2. Note you cannot see files/images attached to the item

                                        Bonus: You can't delete this feedback.

                                        2 votes
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                                          0 comments  ·  Dev Center + Microsoft Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Setting IsZoomedInViewActive to False on a SemanticZoom hooks it to the BackRequested event.

                                          However, if you set it to true, the SemanticZoom doesn't hook to the BackRequested event. This violates developer expectations. Since the SemanticZoom is subscribed to the BackRequested event, if I navigate to another page and press the back button, the BackRequested event is not called on my navigated page, since it is handled by the SemanticZoom in the previous page, even if page caching is disabled for the Frame. The SemanticZoom is kept alive because it is referenced by the SystemNavigationManager.

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                                            1 comment  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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