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Who's familiar with Quick Assist in Windows 10?
Hi Everyone, I was wondering how many people who use this site are familar with Quick Assist. For those who may not know, it's a great tool that's built into Windows 10 that can be used to get remote help from friends and family. Have you used Quick Assist in the past? How was your experience with it? -James, Product Advisor for Microsoft Stores.

04/18/2019

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What have you learned from Windows Community this year?
What have you learned from Windows Community this year? What would you like to know more about?

04/18/2019

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What do you think of Microsoft's UI Design?
Since Windows 8, Microsoft's taken the lead in pioneering modern UI design standards. The goal seems to be to make a cohesive touch-friendly UI across Windows, with an emphasis on flat, sharp elements and icons as well as tiles that have defined a lot of Microsoft's design language. With the inclusion of fluent design, subtle references to skeuomorphism, like lighting, highlights, and texture have been added back to Windows, without compromising any other modern design guidelines. These efforts are commendable, and demonstrates Microsoft's progressive design standards. However, the focus on mobile-friendly and touch-friendly interfaces has become concerning, especially since new designs have changed from a mobile-first to a mobile-only style. Large fonts and buttons, excessive padding, and limited customizability might be fine on mobile apps because mobile devices are limited, and more difficult to work with, but these same design elements are hostile and inefficient to mouse-and-keyboard users. If you compare Windows 10 apps to their Windows 7 counterparts, you can see that the newer apps take up more screen space while doing more or less the same function. This is a problem. A focus on Mobile-friendly design should not ever mean mouse-and-keyboard unfriendly, especially since this is the primary method of input on desktop computers. I was once especially fond of the Microsoft Office interface as an example of crisp, modern design that does not compromise mouse and keyboard usability. Most importantly, Office came with a "touch mode" and "mouse mode" option, creating the most optimal interface for each input method. However, the latest redesign of the Office ribbon seems to move further and further from these sensible design guidelines. The new simplified ribbon has no changes for mouse and touch mode, along with a host of other issues. I'm concerned over the direction of Microsoft's UI design, and I'd like to bring up these issues for consideration.

04/18/2019

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Window Minimizer
Hi people Just wanted to share a feature I really like. A shortcut for this is Win + D,use it once to bring all your windows down, they'll all stay open, just minimized. You can also use the button (looks like a thin line now) , next to the notification box where time and date is on the task bar. In windows 7 it used to look more like a button. hope this helps :)

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Introduction: According to Microsoft Focus Assist allows you to choose which notification you’d like to see and hear so you can stay focused.With the April 10,2018 Update Microsoft introduced Focus Assist.In Windows 10 it remains turned off by default and you have to turn it on via Action Center.

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If I click the Focus Assist icon in the action center, the icon does not turn blue nor show that it is enabled. However, I feel like it enables itself without any way for me to turn it back off. If I try to open the Focus Assist settings, it crashes the settings and force-closes. Opening the settings without going into the focus assist section ...

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Focus assist not working in windows 10 after clean installing Spring creator update April 2018 How to Fix It.....Focus assist not working in windows 10?

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Focus Assist resets itself repeatedly regardless of what I do. I explored the options outlined the page you referred me to. Focus Assist reactivated itself every time I tried to launch or play Skyrim. This game is now unplayable on my new computer (purchased in January 2018) because this useless excretion of a drunkard’s vomit keeps demanding ...

https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_10-other...

And focus assist won't turn on and crashes when I try to open it in settings. This has been happening for about two weeks now. The notification problem fixes itself after reboot, but I'm not sure about the focus assist problem. Regardless, it always comes back after a few hours. There clearly seems to be a bug in the most recent update.