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What is your favorite Ease of Access Feature?
What is your favorite Ease of Access feature? If you could change something about that feature to make your daily life easier what would it be? - Rana, Cloud Technical Expert at Microsoft Store

04/18/2019

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What is your favorite art application?
Which Windows app helps you be your most creative self? Do you use a stylus or a mouse? - Austin Product Advisor for Microsoft Stores.

04/18/2019

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Are there any features you wish Windows had?
One thing I saw someone had in another OS was that their file explorer equivalent had tabs. My jaw was floored.

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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https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/14206

To give all of your pointers a new look, click the Scheme drop-down list, and then click a new mouse pointer scheme. To change an individual pointer, under Customize, click the pointer you want to change in the list, click Browse, click the pointer you want to use, and then click Open. Click OK.

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/desktop/uxguide/inter-mouse

Physically moving the mouse moves the graphic pointer (also referred to as the cursor) on the screen. The pointer has a variety of shapes to indicate its current behavior. Typical mouse pointers. A modern mouse typically has a primary button (usually the left button), a secondary button (usually the right), and a mouse wheel between the two.

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/309703

Explains how to troubleshoot mouse pointer display problems. The common symptoms include jerky or flickering mouse pointers and disappearing mouse cursors. ... This article describes how to resolve most of the known mouse pointer display issues in the Microsoft games that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/desktop/menurc/cursors

A cursor is a small picture whose location on the screen is controlled by a pointing device, such as a mouse, pen, or trackball. In the remainder of this overview, the term mouse refers to any pointing device. When the user moves the mouse, the system moves the cursor accordingly. The cursor functions enable applications to create, load ...

https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_8-tms/my...

My mouse pointer is not showing. It is a touch screen laptop so I can use the touchscreen.... but it is really tedious to do everything without a mouse. When i press ctrl I can see the location of the mouse but not the actual mouse arrow icon. It is a fairly new laptop running on Windows 8.