Windows 10: Why does Microsoft continue to remove features that people use such as

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  1.    20 Mar 2018 #11

    chuckp said: View Post
    These features have been available since '95. Drag and drop should never have been tampered with. The color and text changing I've always used because default text is too small to see and there is too much white in the workspaces that makes a sharp glare. I could make the text larger and the window backgrounds gray. The high contrast mode is too sharp for me but I can't find anything in between. I would like to see the games put back as well as the original screen savers (I miss the 3d pipes) I'll end my rant now. Microsoft PLEASE return these items to a future update pack.
    Why bother asking these questions here? Microsoft doesn't design to the wishes of Ten Forums postings!

    Perhaps your intended question is:
    Drag and drop has changed. (Describe the change.) Can I revert to the previous behavior? Or can someone recommend some other form of relief?
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       20 Mar 2018 #12

    Microsoft, and any other commercial enterprise, rarely makes a change to operational procedures that are not, in their experience, needed. Making any change costs money to do, so they only make the changes that are felt to benefit the requirements of the majority of users.

    They receive Telemetry and other feedback as to what the users of Windows are actually using and concentrate in improving the functions that are most used in a way that user feedback suggests.

    If only a particular set of users find a particular function useful, then Microsoft will look at various factors as to whether the function is depreciated, left as Is, or even enhanced.

    These reasons will include ...

    • Is the function Still Used?
    • Does the original reason for inclusion still apply?
    • Are there alternative options available?
    • How many users use the function?
    • What is the System Overhead to keep the function?
    • Is there feedback from the majority of users to remove the function, or is it just an apathetic Meh! ?

    Many more stylistic considerations will also have a bearing on the final decision, but is does basically boil down to "what will keep the majority of users happy?"

    Windows has always tried to appeal to a vast Ecosystem of diverse users both in hardware support and in the range of software available, and to match the functionality that people use. Is a "Screen Saver" still needed when the vast majority of screens no longer need to be saved, as they do not suffer from "Burn in", (the introduction of the latest AMOLED screens may actually see the need for a screen saver return, as these latest screens can suffer from Burn in )

    Windows is built for the majority and so Professionals and enthusiasts who probably make up less than one percent of the market, will not often see items added just for their use.

    Windows is mostly used by businesses and non expert users and these are the users that have to drive the development, and do
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  3.    20 Mar 2018 #13

    As far as I remember, Drag and Drop works exactly same since W95 and even 3.0 file manager. Left mouse, copy, right click gives option to move. Different dialogs only. Copying over same named file gives now 3 options instead f two.
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