Have you installed the Windows 10 OS Technical Preview yet? I am sure the answer is “Yes” for several PC users out there. Even though the official release of Windows 10 is scheduled for mid 2015, the availability of Windows 10 Technical Preview has enabled us to check out the probably features of Windows 10 OS. Not just that Microsoft has provided the additional option of giving valuable feedback for Windows 10 Operating System Technical Preview by making use of the Windows 10 Feedback app.
Before sending a new feedback request to Microsoft, you can check if a similar request is already raised by some other users. There are more chances that someone would have already raised the feedback request using the app. In such a case, you can simply click “Me too” to vote in favor of that request. If your request is indeed a new one, it means no user has thought about it yet and you can then submit it using the Windows 10 Feedback tool in Windows Technical Preview.
It is believed that Microsoft would consider most popular feedback requests for implementation before rolling out the final version of Windows 10 in 2015. Many experts (from the Windows Insider Program) have tried to do an analysis to understand what are the top Windows 10 feedback requests after almost a month of experimenting with the OS Technical Preview. In this article, we shall have a look at some of the Windows 10 feedback change requests that have received more votes or likes in the Microsoft Feedback app (which is also used for reporting Windows 10 bugs or errors to Microsoft).
Most Requested Windows 10 features in Feedback app
- Currently, there is a Search button and Task View button available on the taskbar of the Operating System TP. The problem with them is that they are fixed and cannot be moved or disabled (as of now). Obviously, many users (including me) didn’t like this fixed search button feature and have raised a feedback request to make the search button and task view button movable i.e. seeking an alternative option to remove search button from the taskbar (as well as remove the task view button from there).
- For years, Windows users have been requesting Microsoft to come up with a tabbed interface for the Windows File Explorer which would allow them to browse through folders in different tabs without cluttering the OS desktop. However, even the Technical Preview seems to be missing this File Explorer Tab which has disappointed innumerable users who have vent their frustration by raising this as a change required in the final version. There is hope amongst them all because Microsoft seems to have listened to one of their long pending requests for improving command prompt this time round.
- Existence of two different settings menus in the form of modern-style PC settings as well as desktop-style Control Panel has made it difficult for users to find a particular setting from the exact menu. There are a huge number of users who have raised the request to merge PC settings and Control Panel for their convenience.
- Another popular request is to make Windows 10 free for download whenever it is launched. If sources are to be believed, Microsoft is already contemplating making Windows 10 available for free atleast for Windows 7 users and Windows 8 users. It seems like this popular request has already reached the ears that matter.
- Microsoft’s Cortana, which has been liked by all as a smart personal voice-based assistant, is missing from the Technical Preview of latest Windows OS. Several users who have found Cortana to be an effective voice-based tool have made sincere requests for the same. Some experts already say that there are good chances of the final version of the OS containing Cortana as the explorer supposedly contains few files with the name “Cortana”. However, only time will tell if this is true and till then Cortana lovers are not willing to take a chance. Hence, they are voting for this feature request in bulk.
- Lack of beautiful transition or animations at the Start Menu is bothering several users. This has made them to request the same as currently the Start Menu just pops up without any eye-catching transitions.
- It has been observed in the Technical Preview that the design of some icons has been modified. Many users want Microsoft to change the look or redesign all Windows icons.
- Microsoft Windows Update Service does contain several OEM drivers, however, several users still have to search the web for the latest drivers. So, users have a simple suggestion for Microsoft to include all drivers in its Windows Update service itself.
- The Start Screen availability along with Start Menu in the Technical Preview has pleased several users. However, they want more features like making it possible to pin files to the Windows 10 Start Screen.
- Another desire expressed by the users has been to make the virtual desktop more configurable involving a different set of icons or shortcuts on each virtual desktop as well as a different wallpaper.
The above requests indicate that millions of Windows users are seriously checking the Technical Preview and making the best use of the Feedback application provided by Microsoft. It will be interesting to see how many of these highly popular feedback requests are fulfilled in the final build of Windows 10 next year.