Windows 10 Technical Preview - 10 things that need to be improved October 19th, 2014
1) Change the Desktop theme: It looks likes Windows 8 / 8.1 and #10 deserves better than that.
2) Change the ‘Lock’ screen or disable it and just display the logon screen. Again it looks like you are running Windows 8 / 8.1
3) Start Menu button: Again it looks like a Windows 8 / 8.1 button. Every version of Windows since XP has had its own unique start menu button design and color scheme.
Every version of Windows since XP has had its own unique start menu button design and color scheme, how about a more colorful button !
4) When you eject a USB Flash drive, a "Red" message pops up in the lower right corner (sometimes in the top right corner) telling you it’s safe the remove the drive. The color Red to me means something is wrong, Microsoft needs to change the color and also place the safe to remove message back where it belongs, which is the lower right corner similar to Windows 7.
5) When you right click on the Desktop’s Start Menu / button you will see more than 15 options (Programs and Features, Power Options, Event Viewer, System, Device Manager, Network Connections, Disk Management to name a few). Unfortunately they are not arranged alphabetically making a bit harder to find what you are looking for. The one and only option that should stay at the very bottom in the ‘Shut down or sign out’ option, the others should be in alphabetical order.
6) The Search box is not local, more often than not anything from your search query will open Internet Explorer, use Bing and return an article not even authored by Microsoft. There should be a clear and distinct dividing line on the search results that separates local help available on your computer for Windows 10 and an indicator for searches that will send you to the Internet if you click on one.
7) File Explorer’s help button located in the upper right corner is not context sensitive. Click on the ‘Network’ folder and then click on the circular ‘Help / ? ' button and the you get the standard “How to work with files and folders”. Windows 7 will give you help specific to “Working with the network folder”. The same is true if you click on the Windows 10 ‘Documents’ folder.
8) File Explorer’s black lines that indicated the width of a column are thin and faint on some displays. Makes it hard to use the mouse to locate and expand the width of a column.
9) Task View / Virtual Desktop icon: Would be nice if you could hoover the mouse over the icon to have the desktops open at the bottom of the screen so you can easily pick which desktop you want to display in full screen mode. Currently the user needs to click on the Task View / Virtual Desktop icon to what if any other desktops exist.
10) Bring Aero back to the desktop mode. The flat look of open applications is reminiscent of the 1990’s look of Windows.