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  1. bring back the history sites you visited feature only shows searched items.i turned off clear browser history.

    bring back the history sites you visited feature only shows searched items.i turned off clear browser history.

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  2. Allow all AOL.com mail free users to use the beta software

    As of January 24, 2017, you all have cut off letting free AOL mail users to beta test, use, and contribute to this beta program. I had all four of my screen names registered and set up to use this service and so did my mom. Mom and I have both been involved with your service in some form or another since we first signed up as paid dial up subscribers back in 1993. Remember that? That was back when AOL ran on DOS from a 3 and half inch floppy drive. Now, look how far you all have progressed.…

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  3. File Downloading

    When an email has a file attached now, (1) it doesn't open like they used to and (2) there is no means to open files via Aol software like before. This is crazy! Now if you download something you have to find it on your computer which isn't always easy.

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    The product team is planning some changes to the handling of attachments. When you download a window opens allowing you access to the attachment unless you have that turned off. Outside of that what would you like to see different in how we handle attachments? Please reply in a comment to this post.

    Thank you!
    AOL Desktop Gold Support

  4. How do I add words to local GOLD dictionary?

    The old Desktop has a way of adding *my* own unique 'word'..
    I.E. Names of people, etc...

    1 - They obviously weren't copied from the old AOL desktop, and there doesn't seem to be a way to add them to GOLD

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  5. Dates

    Put dates on these suggestions! And leave them in date order.

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  6. When downloading files

    The old Desktop 'remembered' the previous location. Gold resets after every download to my 'Windows Download directory' ..
    1 - LET ME set the default directory
    2 - LEAVE the previous directory path alone! Don't reset unless I DO IT.

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  7. Gold missing quick print button

    Gold is missing the print button in top bar, restore it to the same location

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  9. Would like to see Quick View come back for mail, address book. Celebrity sounds for Welcome, You've Got Mail, Good Bye. Great job so far!

    Would like to see Quick View come back for mail, address book. Celebrity sounds for Welcome, You've Got Mail, Good Bye. Great job so far!

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  11. Send Feedback Forum Disorganized

    This Feedback forum was a nice idea, but has become useless. New posts need to be on top, posts need a date. We're confused as to what happened and when. Recently Aol pulled back the Beta version, but to what? Where are we now? How are we supposed to help you if you don't help us?

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  12. AOL GOLD IS A DEFECTIVE PROGRAM

    AOL GOLD IS A DEFECTIVE PROGRAM
    AOL GOLD DEVELOPERS (PROGRAMMERS) SHOULD BE FORCED TO BECOME AOL USERS,

    THEY WOULD FIND ALL THE ERRORS & PROBLEMS IN 1 WEEK.

    I AM EMBARESSED FOR THIS TEAM. I HAVE PROGRAMMERS IN CHINA AND USA, WHO WOULD HAVE HAD THINGS FIXED 10 X FASTER.

    "BEST OR NOTHING" IS AMERICAN PHYLOSOPHY AND WHY AMERICA BECAME #1 COUNTRY IN THE WORLD IN 200 YEARS.

    & REST OF THE "LAID BACK" 3RD WORLD STILL LIVES PRIMITIVE LIVES
    BECAUSE THEY PRACITICE.
    "GOOD ENOUGH"
    3RD WORLD PHYLOSOPHY.

    "NOT EXCELLENCE" AMERICA WAS FOUNDED ON!

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  13. PLEASE HAVE TIME OF EMAILS APPEAR ON MAIN READ EMAIL SCREEN.

    PLEASE HAVE TIME OF EMAILS APPEAR ON MAIN READ EMAIL SCREEN. ALSO, PLEASE REMOVE ADS ON RIGHT SIDE OF READ EMAILS!

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  14. There are NUMEROUS 'suggested' problems not being fixed.

    I, and others, have been suggesting problems that need to be fixed - yet none are being done ever since you've forced users onto the Gold Beta.

    Will this BETA ever get the fixes being asked for?

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  15. Email Address line

    Remove the highlighting from the email address line, it used to be just regular text with a comma separating additional email addresses, it is not user friendly now. I've had trouble changing addresses such as adding or removing.

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  17. Resizing images in mail

    The resizing by grabbing the corners of an image is a lot more clumsy and takes a lot longer than the Resize in 9.8 ( decrease 10, 25, 50 % and increase 10, 25, 50, 100 % ) This really feels like a step backward. If you aren't really careful, the image goes to a solid blue and you have to **** around to get the blue image to turn back. If I was dealing with sending 10 or more pictures (which I often do, this will take a lot longer to adjust the images. Were I voting, I'd go…

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  19. 1.. PASTE ONLY WORKS 50% OF TIME, MUST BE CONVERTED TO PLAIN TEXT

    1.. COPY PASTE ONLY WORK S 50% OF THE TIME, & REFUSES TO EXCEPT PASTE INTO A WEBSITE, UNLESS IT'S CONVERTED TO "PLAIN UNFORMATED TEXT"

    2... PASTE, CUT UNDO, DOESNT WORK FROM THE MENU ONLY FROM THE MOUSE..

    3... SPELL CHECK ONLY WORKS 50% OF TIME.

    4... EMAIL PAGE CAN BE REDUCED BY 0.5" OLD AOL ALLOWED EMAIL PAGE 80% REDUCTION. VERY USEFULL FEATURE, FOR DOING REPORTS SIDE BY SIDE.

    5.... EMAIL FREEZE4S & DOESNT SEND FOR 1-3 MINUTES, OR WONT SEMD AT ALL. :-( :-( :-(.

    THIS IS A BASIC OF EMAIL SERVER TO SEND EMAIL PROMPTLY.

    6.... EMAIL…

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  20. Add back "Insert Hyperlinks"

    Though there is the "insert Hyperlink" with the drop-down on highlighted text when writing an email, It DOES NOT work!!
    The word to add does get added, in the 'hyperlink color' but the Hyperlink does not get added.
    IN FACT - when hyperlinked images or words are added via copy/paste or "Reply To", the hyperlinks disappear

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