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  1. Improve toolbar with new icons, fixing distorted ones, and customizing the ENTIRE toolbar

    Here are some suggestions:

    1: Some of the icons are distorted and fuzzy. Please fix visual appearance.


    1. It would be nice to be able to customize the ENTIRE toolbar. Some icons I haven't even touched, such as Explore or Finance.


    2. The SEARCH button on the toolbar is out of place compared to the other buttons... it's dark. In previous beta tests (YEARS ago) it used to be either a yellow or gold color with dark text.


    3. Can we please get some updates on some of the icons? For example, the EXPLORE icon needs to look like binoculars, or maybe a…

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  2. Subject: Scroll bar and buttons are too close - need a buffer region between them

    Subject: Re: Case #11254368
    Original Message: When reading e-mail on AOL Desktop Gold for Windows 10, the scroll bar is so close to the buttons that I often mistakenly hit the Report Spam button. I recently did that when reading email from an organization for which I am a member of the Steering Committee. It resulted in my being unsubscribed to the organization's email list. Highly embarrassing! Your representative suggested that I use aol.com where the buttons are on the top rather than on the side. Unfortunately, my emails are not saved to my Incoming/Saved Mail folder on my PC…

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  3. Aol Desktop Gold

    Suggest you offer an option in the settings for mail to always show oldest "New" mail at the top, and newest at the bottom permanently. Currently, I have to click on 'Date' every time to reverse the order of display!

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  4. Export Address Book in AOL Gold to the AOL App

    I have been told by AOL Tech Support that the address book from Desktop Gold or aol.com cannot be obtained from the cell phone app of AOL. I would like this added so I do not have to log onto a computer to obtain contact information such as telephone numbers, addresses, notes, etc. Just having their email address available is not enough when you are away from your computer. If not possible, please make it easy to export this information to another email app or program such as Outlook or Google.

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  5. Convenient Email settings gone.

    New Gold Format has taken away small, but convenient settings. I now have to open each one of my screens to see if there is mail. Old Format showed number of emails on Sign On screen list.

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  6. update email addresses

    This has been requested numerous times...here we go again. PLEASE update the program that when you are updating email addresses it does NOT revert to the A position ...it is a pain in the neck to delete addresses that have been auto added or delete people no longer needing their email. PLEASE FIX so it stays where you are presently working.

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  7. Transferring data

    I attempted to copy everything I have in AOL 9.8.0 on my Windows 7 desktop to AOL Gold on my new Windows 10 computer. Everything moved without any problem
    except "Mail waiting to be sent." I am told by your tech department that it is not possible. That is hard to accept! My wife has years of writings in "Mail waiting to be sent" that are now useless unless I keep the old computer. I believe AOL should write the code to facilitate this move for its long time customers. This is extremely frustrating for our business, especially since we…

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  8. why can't we print out my favorites list

    why cant we print our my favorites list

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  9. I have two suggestions, first suggestion is to provide a grammar check as you provided the spell check.

    First suggestion is to provide a grammar check as you did with the spell check to help prevent writing errors. Secondly, to allow the customer service to take the information from the customer, and to pass it along to whoever they may transfer you to if they cannot provide assistance. Having the customer repeat all the data all over again is stressful when it can be relayed to whoever they are transferring you to, and to save time for the tech as well.

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  10. Folders can't be moved to "Saved on AOL"

    We ought to be able to Copy "Saved on my PC" folders to "Saved on AOL" as there are several selective backup utilities that can only see content on "Saved on AOL" folders.

    As another reviewer said, the Manage Folders functions "Move" and "Save Folder As" functions are not working.

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  12. How can I enlarge the headings at the top file edit mail news etc

    How can I enlarge the headings at the top file edit mail news etc

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  13. Have the format for the date and time be customazible.

    Have the format for the date and time be customazible.

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  14. WHY DO YOUR ******* "IN THE KNOW" ADVERTISING START PLAYING??? I CALLED AND I THOUGHT YOU REP FIXED THE PROBLEM.

    WHY DOES YOUR ******* "IN THE KNOW" ADVERTISING START PLAYING WHILE I AM DOING OTHER THINGS ON MY COMPUTER. I THOUGHT THE REP FIXED IT...1/2 HOUR WASTED. I AM NOT INTERESTED. LET ME REPEAT, I AM NOT INTERESTED. PERHAPS I SHOULD START OPENING UP THE AD AND EXPRESS MY OPINIONS TO THEM ABOUT AOL.

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  15. sign on screen make the username box bigger along with the arrow,you have plenty of room why don't you make it convenient for people to use

    Regarding sign on screen. Why don't you make the username box bigger making it easier to to log in . Above all the small arrow icon to change users. it's so small and light colored you need a magnifying glass to see it. I can't believe something that is used often is so small .Doesn't anybody that designed this ever tried to use it. You have to be a marksman to hit it with your mouse,every time I sign on it torques me that this was designed so stupid.

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  16. Spam Mail Deletion

    I would suggest that recently deleted "Spam Mail" should go into the "Recently Deleted" folder the way previous versions (Blue) of AOL did for years. This would allow review prior to permanent deletion, esp. if the Spam Mail were deleted in error.

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  17. Saving individual mail folders in Gold

    Bring back the old way of saving mail folders in your Personal Filing Cabinet like it has been since the beginning of AOL - yes I have been a paying member since the day it started and with Gold can no longer save the individual folders in the Mail to another location like a DVD or memory stick. These folders get way too big and non-manageable over time
    If you right click on a saved mail folder now in Gold it says :"Save Folder As" - like it always has - but when you click on it nothing happens.
    This…

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  18. Restore Email Headings with Date on Far Right

    Please restore or give the ability to move the date on the email headings to the far right

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    Hey,

    We’re happy to help! Can you provide some more details about your request? For example, do you want the ability to drop and drag the Date column so it’s on the far right of the message view?

    Sincerely,
    AOL Product Support

  19. Mew emojis are nice but most of them are too small to use. You can't make them larger using font size.

    Please make them work with choice of font sizes so we can make them larger.

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  20. Audio confirmation when saving a web site to Favorite Places.

    I liked a feature on the old AOL software that gave you an Audio confirmation when you saved a website to a Favorite place folder. Very similar to now (on Gold) when I save an email to a folder on my "PC" you get an Audio sound plus a pop up box confirming the action. I don't need a pop up box but would like an Audio confirmation of my action.

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