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  1. 45,518 votes
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      3419 comments  ·  Improved Experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • enough of black and white!

      Enough of black and white!
      Most of Windows Phone apps use the native dark/light scheme. Please let users set an image instead of curbing them to a single black or white alternative, in order to have the phone a little more alive!
      These can be illustrations of what I say: http://xum.ir/ZvAR http://xum.ir/ZvDt

      21,651 votes
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        1750 comments  ·  File System  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Remove games from the apps list

        Remove the games from the apps list. In Wp 8 they are in Games Hub but in WP8.1 is in the apps list and make a really confusion. Please games only in Games Hub.

        20,571 votes
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          306 comments  ·  Games  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Mobile Data On/Off Option to Quick Settings!

          According to the WP8.1 Beta SDK leaks, It seems there is no Mobile Data on/off option in quick settings. It's really unbelievable how would Microsoft forget to add that option! It's a really huge missing for the system and the coming update. Many people need that option. It's really interesting that Microsoft limits celluar download, brings DataSense to protect their wallet but doesn't let them to control their mobile data themselves!. Please fix this situation in the final build!

          34,760 votes
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            897 comments  ·  Connectivity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Please sort settings.

            I can't see any system right now in how the different settings are arranged. Please sort them by name, group them by functions or sort on how much I use them.

            10,280 votes
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              83 comments  ·  Improved Experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Please add Background theme in Windows Phone.

              Please add background theme on next generation Of Windows Phone update..
              Windows Phone 8.1 update is a major update for Windows Phone OS update.
              We known in Windows Phone 8.1 is available a Start screen Background..

              Please add background Theme in all place in Windows Phone OS next update..

              Like this example Background Theme..

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              https://scontent-a-kul.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-frc3/t1.0-0/10153750_550992735020131_7856544037476688124_n.jpg

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              Please Microsoft...

              PLEASE VOTE ALL !!!
              PLEASE 3 VOTE EVERYONE....!

              8,593 votes
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                154 comments  ·  Operating System  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • 4,972 votes
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                  190 comments  ·  Operating System  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Add Persian Work Flow Keyboard

                  Hi , please add Persian (farsi) in Work Flow Keyboard List in first windows phone8.1 update

                  با سلام لطفا زبان فارسی را در اولین فرصت در لیست زبان های ساپورت شده در کیبورد جدید وین فون ۸.۱ موسوم به ورک فالو قرار دهید

                  6,808 votes
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                    644 comments  ·  Operating System  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Yes Nokia,No Microsoft Mobile oy

                    Microsoft, Nokia's name must remain .

                    5,086 votes
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                      249 comments  ·  Operating System  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Use two different gestures to turn on/off an option or for access to the page of this one in the quick settings

                      The Windows Phone 8.1 preview revealed the quick settings in action center. But few of them are not ergonomically to use. For example, the wifi button!
                      In the case of the wifi is off, push the button turn the wifi on, but another push on it show now the wifi setting page instead of desactivation.
                      It's not an ergonomic usage!
                      Many of quick settings in action center may be improved by adding 2 different gestures:

                      -one push on the button: activation/desactivation
                      -hold the button: access to the settings page

                      This gesture can be apply to all the settings that need…

                      3,873 votes
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                        40 comments  ·  Connectivity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Do not change Photos Hub style in Windows Phone 8.1

                        Please do not remove the panorama style of the photos hub currently implemented on Windows Phone 8. This is one of the few things which distinguishes the Windows Phone platform from other OS's. The new pictures app in 8.1 is just a pivot app and is disappointedly lacking in design, compared to what we have currently. At least include an option to add a background picture.

                        5,328 votes
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                          83 comments  ·  Pictures  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Port IDM (Internet Download Manager) for WP

                          Port and bring Windows version IDM for WP with all capabilities: Resume, Stop, Schedule, Queue, Refreshing download link address, Several connections and working in background.

                          A powerful IDM for WP please!

                          2,257 votes
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                            41 comments  ·  Applications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • bing vision

                            When Cortana replaced the WP8 Search the bing vision shortcut disappeared. You now have to dig through camera and change the lens to get Bing Vision to scan bar codes and such. Please put a shortcut to Bing Vision either on the Cortana screen (next to the music search would be fine) or provide a mechanism to pin Bing Vision to the start.

                            3,241 votes
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                              36 comments  ·  Search  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Add Persian Speech (فارسی)

                              Add "Persian Language" in Speech Language List in next update

                              زبان فارسی به قسمت دستیار صوتی ویندوزفون اضافه کنید

                              7,307 votes
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                                804 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Download status in notification center

                                It would be great to have the download status of apps, or files downloaded through the browser, to be shown in the notification center ( much like android has). Having this feature would really help so you don't have to re open the windows store app to check on a downloads status

                                2,253 votes
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                                  12 comments  ·  Operating System  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • We do NOT want Android apps on WP

                                  Really a horrible idea just to think about putting Android apps on the UI of Windows Phone. The UI is unique, and the apps should be as well.
                                  The person(s) at MS coming up with this idea should be ashamed of themselves!!

                                  7,237 votes
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                                    276 comments  ·  Applications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Important improve we need

                                    1. We want data connection in quick settings
                                    2. Update for multitasking & multi-Windows.
                                    3. Wanna a update for video player support for file type> MKV, FLV, WEP.etc...
                                    4. Wanna a update for photo for supporting file "GIF",
                                    5. Waana security lock update support for "SLIDE" or "PATTERN lock" , "PIN LOCK" , PASSWORD LOCK",. "FINGERS SCANNER LOCK" etc.
                                    6. Wanna a update for , " phone charge with switch off/on both as user like.
                                    7. Wanna a update for Office file share ,with all apps, like WhatsApp, sms , onedrive or any link.
                                    8. Make IE browser for using…

                                    681 votes
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                                      26 comments  ·  Improved Experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Quiet-Hours geo fences in 8.1 "Quiet-Places"

                                      Just like with location based reminders, and with favorite WiFi places, have the ability to set Quiet-Hours to toggle on at certain locations. An added feature would be sound profiles for certain locations. I.e. Work - vibrate, no ringer School - all silent etc.

                                      2,498 votes
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                                        28 comments  ·  Improved Experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Thai Language Dictionary integrated

                                        Please integrated Thai language dictionary for Thai keyboard in Windows Phone 8.x

                                        Please make it like in the MS Office, it is very good.

                                        Android and iOS can do this well but only Windows Phone that cannot do.

                                        2,559 votes
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                                          119 comments  ·  Improved Experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Field Test Net Monitoring

                                          We want a Field Test ( Net monitor ) for engineers & windows phone users with this feature:
                                          - All Information & channels towers
                                          - Manually selecting our favorite channels(ARFCN) towers option
                                          - Manually changing 2G, 3G & 4G option
                                          - & ...

                                          9,770 votes
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                                            193 comments  ·  Applications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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