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  1. Add the option to turn translation off by default

    Please add the option to turn translation off by default. The translations are far from usable (Dutch in my case) and now I constantly have to scroll all the way down to the language button en select English. Very annoying.

    16 votes
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    • Search needs to have filtering options

      Finding the right article is much too hard on docs.microsoft.com. For example, searching for Server Manager (in Windows Server 2016) brings up 36 000+ results, with the first page all about SQL Server. It should now be possible to filter the results based on product so that I get to Win 2016, or whatever.

      15 votes
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      • Please provide a class summary table like MSDN had

        Example:
        https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/uwp/api/Windows.UI.Xaml.Controls.Grid
        All the inherited members are just a giant unformatted sea of hyperlinks. And for everything implemented by the class, it's a giant scrolling page trying to find anything. Old MSDN had a nicely formatted summary table listing all of the class's members, properties, and events, with hyperlinks and a brief description of the member. It's *incredibly* difficult to now to get an "at a glance" view of what a class actually does.

        14 votes
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        • Highlight whichever rightNav ## H2 is currently at top of browser display.

          Some articles are longer than most, and have more ## H2 sections than most (and long articles are good). When I vertically scroll further into the article, I often can no longer see which H2 section the scroll is in. Comprehending the article becomes problematic, like a floor map that lacks a "You Are Here" indicator. Therefore...
          Please auto-highlight (color, bold) whichever rightNav H2 link corresponds to the current vertical scroll location. Thanks. GeneMi 2017/11/03

          13 votes
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          • Improve site navigation

            The docs site doesn't feel like a coherent whole. There are too many tabs and menus and many navigate out to different websites. Plus it's always difficult to know how to get back to the root of the site. E.g. i've been clicking around the Docs on Microsoft Edge and now i want to get back to the .NET Core documentation. How do i get there? The Microsoft logo in the top left takes me to Microsoft.com, not docs.microsoft.com. The only way i can see is to retype the URL or click back button maybe a dozen or more times.

            4 votes
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            • Add better overview

              When looking at the uwp documentation compared to good old MSDN i realized that it is hard to get an overview of apis.
              If I want to know the methods of a class for example i often have to scroll a lot just to get an overview what methods are defined. A compact list like we have on Namespaces would help. Also I would love to collapse things like examples. Examples are important but to get an overview of the api they are taking up a lot of scrolling space.

              4 votes
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                Thank you for the feedback! We are currently working on ensuring that the UWP documentation is presented in the same way as other managed APIs on docs.microsoft.com – once the transition is done, we will be able to leverage a better page layout.

                Den Delimarsky
                PM, docs.microsoft.com

              • 4 votes
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                • Reintroduce link to original page for translated pages

                  At least in my language (German) the result of the automatic translation is often really bad, especially regarding the structure of the sentences. To use the popup windows referring to the original page is quite annoying if the complete page is translated badly. In previous versions there were links to the original English page, please reintroduce them. Would help a lot!
                  Example of bad translation: https://docs.microsoft.com/de-de/sql/odbc/reference/syntax/sqlcolumns-function

                  4 votes
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                  • In the API Browser, MicrosoftEextensions should be documented under .NET Core too

                    The Microsoft.Extensions libraries appear only under ASP.NET Core although they can be used by any .NET Project. This is confusing developers, as shown in this SO question:

                    https://stackoverflow.com/questions/46914981/why-is-microsoft-extensions-documented-under-asp-net

                    Please display the Microsoft.Extensions libraries under `.NET Core` as well as `ASP.NET Core`

                    3 votes
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                    • Use ISO date format yyyy-mm-ddd

                      Can all dates on Microsoft technical sites be in ISO 8601 format? Only the US uses the illogical date format mm-dd-yyyy so instead of going to UK format which is better but will confuse US users please set all dates to yyyy-mm-dd which everyone can read easily. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ISO_8601

                      3 votes
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                      • Please add the private, protected, and static indicators back to properties and methods.

                        Add the private, protected, and static indicators back to properties and methods.

                        3 votes
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                        • Wrong Translation

                          The left menu in english (en-us) have a subsection "Hosting" under "Hosting and deployment".
                          In french and other languages, the subsection is about "Hosting WPF" which is wrong because this section is about Asp.Net applications

                          2 votes
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                          • Remove automatic share buttons\context menu of LiveFyre comments editor

                            LiveFyre comments editor is showing giant context menu each time text selection made (Shift+arrows). The only way to remove this monstrosity is mouse click.

                            This menu contains share buttons and totally useless.

                            *Windows 10, release Chrome (autoupdate)

                            2 votes
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                            • 2 votes
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                              • allow complex searches using "and" and "or"

                                Trying to find articles which tackle a combination of words is a nightmare here. Trying to find articles which tell me how to dock a window in Visual Studio, I want a combination of "dock" "AND "window" AND "Visual studio". Put even the first two into the search string and you get every single article which has any of these words.

                                Or is there some refined search engine hiding somewhere?

                                2 votes
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                                • List Method Overview at Top of Documentation Pages

                                  When accessing class or interface documentation, I am most interested in seeing a summary of available methods first.

                                  In the new layout, I either have to scroll past a lengthy example block, or click a link in the sidebar to jump to the method summary.

                                  Please restore the method overview to its location at the top of documentation pages.

                                  Old Style Example (Preferred): https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/5y536ey6(v=vs.110).aspx

                                  New Style Example: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dotnet/api/system.collections.ilist?view=netframework-4.7.1

                                  2 votes
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                                  • 2 votes
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                                    • choosing language on docs.microsoft.com does not work in edge

                                      I want to read the docs in English though my region is set to Germany, but Edge always redirects to de-de - what an embarrassing nonsense!

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                                      • Cleaner overall experience

                                        Cleaner experience is a nice way of saying it. More to point your experience is a convoluted mess with lazy documentation and less than scrupulous deployment. If I search for information on an update that is taking hours to install I don’t want thousands of whiny opinions and user suggestions from non-Microsoft staff showing off their technical genius or lack thereof. Furthermore, how do you launch a platform to the home and small business market that even allows such a technical background to spend an hour sifting through the fluff. I’m tired of this problem and luckily the budget is…

                                        2 votes
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                                        • Include a search box with the search query on the search results page

                                          After searching on the docs, the search result page doesn't include a search box with the search terms to allow me to fine-tune my search based upon the results. This is contrary to Bing, Google, and search experience standards for many years.

                                          2 votes
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