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This is a re-post. Original post by Orphydian on the MetroFoundry group.

As you probably  heard the Windows Uservoice Forum will be shoutdown on November 16. In the meantime it will be still accessible, though the voting and comments are disabled.

Microsoft advice us to use the Feedback App instead. The tricky issue with it is that its kinda localised based on your keyboard language so if you want to see the gross of the suggestions you should first switch your keyboard language to English US. Also make sure "My build", "My Feedback"or other sorting option are not checked.

Ive found some interesting suggestions for both functionality and design that I think most of members of this group would agree with and vote upon. Ive even submited my own ones (those marked with the *).

Some are very popular but some are not, some are old, others recent so  you may not find them instantly using the search box and you might need to scroll.  They should be searched in the specified category/subcategory using the exact phrases or word Ive listed them here  and the results should be ordered  by Upvotes if not specified otherwise (like either Most recent or Trending). For most of them youll not find the exact text (Ive couldnt listed the whole or exact text here) but I trust youll identify the idea. It seems there is no voting limit so you can upvote many others that you find similar.

Files, Folders, and Online Storage / File Explorer

Modern file explorer (order by Trending)
Dark theme
Flat 2D design for medium/large Folder Icons (order by Trending)*
Tabbed file explorer
Enable preview for folders (order by Trending)*
Ability to preview Adobe file formats (order by Trending)
Preview items with spacebar like Apple Quicklook (order by Trending)
Support for .rar .7z
Smooth scrolling
Compare 2 folders feature: Compare 2 folders feature (order by Trending)*
Get rid of the automatic addition of folders to the Quick access list
Change the ugly icon for compressed files (order by Trending)*

Files, Folders, and Online Storage / Copy, delete, and rename

When an action cannot be completed because the file is in use by another program add information on showing what program exactly
Progress bar should adapt to accent color instead of being only green
When doing any file action (copying, moving, deleting) the  window should appear in front of anything else (order by Trending)
Place dialogues (eg when you encounter an error) on top of the windows (order by Trending)
Make a clipboard function for multiple copy and paste (order by Trending)
Ad an option for shutdown computer after completing an action with a file (order by Trending)

Microsoft Edge and IE / Microsoft Edge

A slimmer UI in the favor of the actual web content display (order by Most Recent)*
Grey theme (order by Trending)
Tree folder structure for favorites (order by Trending)
Auto collapse/expand for favorites folders (order by Most Recent)*
Proper favorites management
Easier favorites rearranging and placing
Export favorites (order by Trending)
Sync also passwords, history, auto-forms and cookies not only favorites
Hold Back button to see history and skip back several pages
Built-in Ad blocker
Tracking protection
“Paste & Go”
Page translation
Undo / redo for web notes (order by Trending)
More saving / sharing options for web notes such as picture or share to One Drive (order by Trending)
Multiple tabs preview on taskbar (order by Trending)

Microsoft Edge and IE / Microsoft Edge - Favorites, Reading List, history and downloads

Download manager
Custom download location
Open download folder window in front of Edge (order by Trending)
Prompt user at closing when you have active downloads in progress
Continue download when Edge is closed
Show download speed, size progress and remaining time
Being able to resume interrupted downloads
“Remove all browsing history on exit” or “do not remember any history” options

Microsoft Edge and IE / Microsoft Edge - PDF

Ability to take notes on PDF page
Ability to edit PDFs
2 page view and page list with thumbnails (order by Trending)
Rotate PDFs
Ability to read PDF while they are still uploading (order by Trending)
Ability to search/find on PDFs (order by Most Recent)

Microsoft Edge and IE / Microsoft Edge - Reading View

Ability to change reading view settings directly from reading view (order by Trending)
Reading mode clickable without the need to wait for the entire original page to load (order by Trending)
Ability to change the default font
Columns for reading mode (order by Trending)
Options to save/share the page in reading mode (order by Trending)

Apps and Games / Groove

Zune-like Now playing, Smart Playlist, Device Syncing, CD Rip and Playback, Metadata editing, Artist Image editing, Artist biography, Album review, Wide Panoramic Artist image in artist Page, Related artist, Ratings, Smart DJ, DLNA, Social features integration, Lockscreen support with Artist image and Zune-like Animations
Minimize to system tray (order by Trending)

Appd and Games / Skype

Skype video should be combined with Messaging

Apps and Games / Xbox

Add a PC version of the Upload studio so we can edit our clips that we record
Game DVR being able to record the desktop
Add support for steam games DVR recording
Same support for PC gamers as for Xbox gamers
FPS counter when recording

Apps and Games / Photos

A consolidated and comprehensive Photos app just like Google Picasa
Microsoft should bring back all of the features of Photo Gallery from Windows Essentials

Apps and Games / Reader

Update Reader so it has a more Windows 10 feel
Add support for EPUB
Sign, merge, split, extract

Apps and Games / Mail

Merge Mail app with Outlook 2016 bringing more functionality while retaining universal app design (order by Most recent)*

Apps and Games / Windows Defender

Bring Windows Defender UI in line with Windows 10
Improve Windows Defender functions (order by Trending)

Apps and Games / Remote desktop connection

Update the appearance of Remote Desktop to windows 10 style
Remote desktop should have similar functionality as TeamViewer*

Apps and Games / Settings

Bring all Administrative tools to Settings app for a quick access *
Redesign the Administrative tools to windows 10 style *
Bring some fresh modern visualizations for parameters in Administrative tools like those in your Power BI app*

Apps and Games/ All other apps

The new Office Snip tool - ability to capture scroll region just like Snagit (order by Trending)*
Universal app for MS Paint (order by Trending)
A more advanced Paint similar to Paint.Net (order by Trending)
Add a native torrent client


Bring back colored icons for Universal apps from build 10547

Desktop/System Tray

OneDrive icon on system tray should have the same style as the other system icons (order by Most recent)*
Add the recycle bin in the taskbar at the right side
Redesign the volume mixer

Desktop / Task manager

Show GPU usage
Show Processor and hard disk temperature
Show current connection speed for network connectivity
Black UI

Desktop / Notifications

Notifications need to clear when the item is opened (order by Trending)

Desktop/Action Center

More choices for pc users (order by Trending)
Music Playback in Action center
Allow One Note 2016 to be the app used by Note button instead of the One Note App

Apps and Games / Game Performance and Compatibility

Dedicated gaming mode (Apps and Games / Game Performance and Compatibility)


Original post by Orphydian on the MetroFoundry group.

Custom Tile images
Bring back windows 8.1 tile coloring
A more structured look for the left side of Start menu bringing back horizontal lines from older builds and/or different color shades
Remove 3D tile rotation animation
Horizontal scrolling option
Recently added apps should show all the apps installed in that day
Add ability to select/edit/move multiple tiles
Typing a letter should allow you to jump to that section of the All apps list
Add the Option of having the All Apps menu take up the entire start menu with multiple columns
Desktop programs should not be added in folders and only their .exe added to the Apps list
Sort/Group by Publisher like Programs and Features in Control Panel (Start / All apps list)*

Personalization and Ease of Access

Remove desktop wallpaper compression (Personalization and Ease of Access / Theme, window, and personalization control panel)*
Change the desktop font with a cleaner one and remove text shadow (Personalization and Ease of Access / Display resolution, DPI, and auto rotation)*
Improve font rendering
Windows spotlight as background option
Dark theme
Separate color option for start, taskbar, title bar and action center
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yereverluvinuncleber Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2015  Professional Interface Designer
Hello, some stuff is in the queue awaiting acceptance, has been there a while, is all OK?
ntim007 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2015
Sorry for the delay, I don't visit dA frequently anymore, but I do my best along with my admins to accept incoming deviations :)
yereverluvinuncleber Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2015  Professional Interface Designer
If you want me to help with the admin I'd be pleased to assist. This group has been around for a while and it would be a shame for it to decline.
yereverluvinuncleber Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2015  Professional Interface Designer
Can you please change the folder name from Rainmeter to Widgets/Gadgets?

This would then incorporate all the major widget engines and it would be much clearer as to where to post.

Thanks for the group and the effort you put in. Still one of my favourite groups!
ntim007 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2015
Done ! Thanks for your contributions to the group !
yereverluvinuncleber Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2015  Professional Interface Designer
Thankyou for that. Appreciated as always.
applied-mathematics Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
How modern is modern? What I'm wondering is whether homemade electronics would be welcomed in this group.
DaKoder Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wwsalmon Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
I'm confused. My profile says that I am an admin and contributor to this group but the Admins section of the page says otherwise. Help?
DaKoder Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You are listed as a contributor. Admin section is only available to the founder and co-founders.
wwsalmon Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Okay. Thanks!
DaKoder Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem :).
yereverluvinuncleber Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
Apologies for the duplication. Tired!
Takara777 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thank you very much! Pixel Rose
malisremac Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014
Thanks for the request for Yosemite Style Website Icons.
DaKoder Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thumbs Up 
yereverluvinuncleber Featured By Owner May 22, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks again for your group policy, clearly spelled out and clearly put into action - appreciated.
ntim007 Featured By Owner May 27, 2014
No problem ;)
giancarlo64 Featured By Owner May 18, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
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