Microsoft's new Windows Feedback app replaces closing sites

Microsoft's new Windows Feedback app replaces closing sites
If you're looking to give Microsoft some feedback about Windows 10 Mobile, and the native apps that come with it, you should use the new Windows Feedback app. The Windows and Windows Phone UserVoice feedback sites that are currently employed for this task will shut down after November 16th.

Feedback sent through the app is accessible to Windows engineers, allowing them to respond quickly to comments. The app also allows engineers to engage in two-way conversations with Windows Insiders. Those who have given feedback can check with the app, to see if Microsoft is ready to act on their comments.

The Windows Phone UserVoice site is winding down, and will be available for your comments through November 16th. After than date, you will have to use the app to lodge a complaint, or to give feedback on Windows 10 Mobile. To download and install the app, go to Cortana and type in the word "feedback."


source: Microsoft via WMPoweruser

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7 Comments

1. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

I'm just waiting for PA to start showing the Windows 10 Mobile Builds, I get all the news about everything else, but PA is like a nothing ground. Have to visit other sites to show new things in the build, what they pick and choose is dumb founding.

2. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Shutting down user voice? Now there's no way to give feedback until you install the OS on your device...that's a double-edge sword. I've got a lot of feedback to give based on configuring other people's devices. Don't think Windows 10 is ready to replace Windows 8.1.1 on my Surface Pro 2, especially not it's tablet mode...

4. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Gotten mixed reviews myself, overall it is just having to once more relearn it yet again. But once they use it, I go back after about 3 weeks and they like it. Only one is indifferent only because they really really liked the tile start for their tablet and don't like the all programs scroll, they like the swipe up in 8/8.1

6. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

I really wouldn't mind it if it were just that simple as re-learning. Heck, I really like the enhancements of Windows 8.1.1 (only miss Aero from Windows 7), just disliked 8.0 due to it being totally tablet oriented yet shipping with mouse/keyboard oriented devices. After that was fixed in Windows 8.1.1, I proudly upgraded my ancient 2008 HP Pavilion Laptop to it and thanks to Windows' backwards compatibility, Windows 7 drivers still worked fine in Windows 8.1.1, even for the fingerprint reader.

7. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

I quickly noticed the following problems after taking a moment to try and re-configure the relative's Surface Pro 2 after they accidentally decided to let the Windows 10 upgrade install. Know if any of them have been fixed? - Ever since I had that my 13" Laptop with Vista up till today on my Surface Pro 2 with Windows 8.1.1, I never have my taskbar permanently showing; that's taking some focus away from the content by taking up screen space. Now Windows 10 forces you to keep it shown when in tablet mode, making the tablet experience less immersive. - Start Screen organization gets discarded when you upgrade to Windows 10; tile groups, custom shortcuts, etc, are gone and have to be redone. - Organizing the start-screen is very tedious compared to Windows 8.1.1; can't select multiple tiles with touch nor with ctrl + click, and when you drag a tile to some upper location on the start-screen, some bug in Windows 10 'cause the start-screen to crash and show the Desktop. - In tablet mode, can't view the desktop, can't auto-hide the taskbar and enjoy the immersive experience of full-screen apps, etc. It's a worse tablet experience than Windows 8.1.1. - The new taskbar is tiny thin at 1600x900 resolution on the Surface Pro 2 at 100% scaling. I require this configuration 'cause I don't want to use Windows Scaling (due to devs being too lazy to make their applications compatible), I'm still able to read content on my Surface Pro 2's screen at an arm's length away without straining my eyes, and I actually gain more space for my Start Screen tiles than at 1920x1080 resolution with 125% scaling. - Although I personally don't use OneDrive (I built my ownCloud), OneDrive's smart placeholders from Windows 8.1.1 are gone; relative can't access their OneDrive files in File Explorer without it taking space on their Surface Pro 2, and there's no intuitive and straight-forward way bring this back. - Currently no built-in methodology for controlling Windows Updates. Windows 10 Pro currently forces me to either become ignoramus of what Microsoft installs on my PC (screw that), or go through a lot of steps to control it. Windows 8.1.1 made this simple and straight forward. - Edge currently doesn't support extensions (glad it's coming in this November update) Not to talk of all the recent privacy-invading headlines Windows 10 has been making...

3. Zylam

Posts: 1817; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

Is the feedback site closing for all MS products or just windows? I love that site, hopefully the Xbox Section stays.

5. gazmatic

Posts: 818; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

why are people saying that feedback is closing down? It isnt... they are being consolidated into one.

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