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  1. schrags08's Avatar
    If my computer goes into standby when working on an external monitor with a higher resolution than my native display when I resume work all of my windows get resized to tiny and shoved into the top left of the screen. I then have to move and resize them all back to their original position to get back to work. This doesn't happen and works flawlessly on macOS.
    12-29-2017 02:07 PM
  2. Mike Semblance's Avatar
    My biggest Windows 10 pet peeve is that it doesn't run on my cellphone (yet)
    G4Grandad likes this.
    12-29-2017 04:10 PM
  3. 1DaveN's Avatar
    Can't sync settings if pc on domain. Very irritating!
    Go to Settings -> Accounts -> E-mail and app accounts. Under "Accounts used by other apps," add your Microsoft Account. You should be able to sync a substantial amount of stuff, particularly using apps like Mail and People. I don't sync browser settings of any kind, so I can't swear that works, but it's worth a try.
    12-29-2017 06:10 PM
  4. graple's Avatar
    This is probably my top three things that irritate me concerning W10:

    1. Why can I not select the default font, font size, font color in the Mail and Calendar or Outlook Mail apps rather than having to change it EVERY time I send an email? This drives me nuts!

    2. Photos app needs a lot of attention. Having to go into OneDrive to disable the automatic photo albums creation is really slick MSFT., it took me months of searching to find that solution. Do you ever read the MSFT Community forums? If you did you would realize how unhappy your consumer users are with many issues that haven't been resolved for years!!! Photos has lost a lot of its editing functions, and those that remain are reduced in functionality.

    3. My third pet peeve is this: If Microsoft proposes to give their "consumer" users the best experience possible in Windows 10, then why am I automatically signed into apps I do not want? With all the emphasis of late on cross-platform stuff, I especially find this rather confusing. Why am I being forced to have apps or services on my laptop that I don't use, or what if I actually prefer a competitor's app? Do I no longer have control over my own device? As an example, I do not wish to have Skype automatically sign me in to a Skype account every time I sign in to Outlook Mail, not to mention the drain on my computer's resources.

    It would go a long way to help market MSFT if it was THE ecosystem that was truly cross-platform and let you choose which apps and services you wanted to use on your device that met your own productivity needs. What a concept! Today, people don't want to be tied to one eco-system.

    MSFT should have a checklist on your accounts page that lets you the user, choose which MSFT apps and services you wish to have associated with your MSA, rather than turning all on by default with no way to uninstall those unwanted apps. (MSFT used to do this with Windows Live Essentials 2012 as there was a check list on that service). Users could then add any cross-platform apps to their device where they felt their needs were better met by apps on other eco-systems. With those choices added to their device along with their MSFT apps of choice then users would truly have a device that meets their own productivity needs.
    Laura Knotek and Joe920 like this.
    12-31-2017 12:48 AM
  5. Whodaboss's Avatar
    1) No Modern Edge. Why can't they have a Modern Edge?! Windows 8.1 Modern IE was the absolute best.

    2) Build a Tablet Mode "EXACTLY" like in Windows 8.1. Exactly!

    If they can do these two things then I would be sold.
    12-31-2017 05:34 PM
  6. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    This is probably my top three things that irritate me concerning W10:

    1. Why can I not select the default font, font size, font color in the Mail and Calendar or Outlook Mail apps rather than having to change it EVERY time I send an email? This drives me nuts!

    2. Photos app needs a lot of attention. Having to go into OneDrive to disable the automatic photo albums creation is really slick MSFT., it took me months of searching to find that solution. Do you ever read the MSFT Community forums? If you did you would realize how unhappy your consumer users are with many issues that haven't been resolved for years!!! Photos has lost a lot of its editing functions, and those that remain are reduced in functionality.

    3. My third pet peeve is this: If Microsoft proposes to give their "consumer" users the best experience possible in Windows 10, then why am I automatically signed into apps I do not want? With all the emphasis of late on cross-platform stuff, I especially find this rather confusing. Why am I being forced to have apps or services on my laptop that I don't use, or what if I actually prefer a competitor's app? Do I no longer have control over my own device? As an example, I do not wish to have Skype automatically sign me in to a Skype account every time I sign in to Outlook Mail, not to mention the drain on my computer's resources.

    It would go a long way to help market MSFT if it was THE ecosystem that was truly cross-platform and let you choose which apps and services you wanted to use on your device that met your own productivity needs. What a concept! Today, people don't want to be tied to one eco-system.

    MSFT should have a checklist on your accounts page that lets you the user, choose which MSFT apps and services you wish to have associated with your MSA, rather than turning all on by default with no way to uninstall those unwanted apps. (MSFT used to do this with Windows Live Essentials 2012 as there was a check list on that service). Users could then add any cross-platform apps to their device where they felt their needs were better met by apps on other eco-systems. With those choices added to their device along with their MSFT apps of choice then users would truly have a device that meets their own productivity needs.
    I agree. I'd like to uninstall Groove, Skype, Windows Mail, Xbox, Movies & TV, Edge, and other things I don't use.
    pesanur likes this.
    12-31-2017 06:13 PM
  7. pesanur's Avatar
    Fluent Design - I cannot select where I like transparencies and where not (I like the transparent taskbar, start menu and notification panel, but not transparent apps and much less transparent title bars).
    And continuing with Fluent Design, any app using it have a transparent title bar, or a white title bar if I disable transparencies. Coloured title bars are gone again in these apps.
    01-01-2018 04:12 PM
  8. pesanur's Avatar
    I agree. I'd like to uninstall Groove, Skype, Windows Mail, Xbox, Movies & TV, Edge, and other things I don't use.
    Not only the xbox app, that is only a front-end for the social stuff of the game client. I like to remove the whole client, but it is deep integrated into the os. All that can be made, is to turn off all the related options in settings and then disable the related services.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    01-01-2018 04:16 PM
  9. kingtigre's Avatar
    i do not see the problem in using normal software to be honest. i do not use any UWP and to be honest i have no interest in using them. I certainly would not stop using better software just because they are not available in UWP.
    i do not see Adobe sticking their software into the store, yes i know they have the cut down versions, but they are a pay once system.

    the photo editing package I use Serif Affinity is now in the store, Serif will not allow people to change over, so even if i wanted to use the MS store version I would have to buy it.

    Not that I am bothered, because once the software is installed it is installed and it is not difficult.

    Windows Mail is awful, I had a look at it and used it for a week and went back to Thunderbird.


    i can kind of understand why MS wants us to use UWP, first of all it makes them more money, it also protects people against rouge software, in theory and the software get updated quickly. But it is not for everyone.
    I definitely don't use UWP over others out of blind support for Microsoft's platform, but because they are faster, lighter, and easier to use. That is why I give them preference.

    Drawing in Sketchable is FAR SUPERIOR IMHO than drawing in Adobe Photoshop. It is smoother and lighter on resources. It is the better tool for the job. I still use Photoshop to do more advanced design and photo manipulation. I'm not completely mad. ;-) Though I have been eyeballing Affinity's stuff pretty hard these days. They look damn good.

    The same holds true for my other examples. The UWP are the better tool for the job I'm doing. Mail is what it is. I don't use all the power Outlook 2016 has to offer. I just want to read and send e-mails. Outlook 2016 is like bringing a chainsaw to a bonsai tree. Too much tool for the job.
    01-03-2018 12:47 PM
  10. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    Not only the xbox app, that is only a front-end for the social stuff of the game client. I like to remove the whole client, but it is deep integrated into the os. All that can be made, is to turn off all the related options in settings and then disable the related services.
    Exactly. I have no use for anything related to Xbox.
    01-03-2018 03:56 PM
  11. Joe920's Avatar
    Some more gripes, I just ran into these again:

    - In Mail if pictures are not shown by default, the option "Download message and pictures" is shown all the way at the end of the email. For long emails this means you have to scroll way down to toggle images back on

    - Mail still doesn't have contact groups (group contacts?). Such a weird omission.
    01-06-2018 09:55 AM
  12. jereisluke's Avatar
    Windows 10 has a few annoying quirks, it's like the right hand doesn't talk to the left hand.
    01-06-2018 05:44 PM
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