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  1. Data Sense: Enable it for 'unlocked' phones

    There is no reason why unlocked phone owners should suffer the effects of carrier exclusivity when it comes to WP8 specific features.

    We pay 500-800 EUR/USD for our phones, carriers do not subsidize it for us, yet, we are still controlled by them.

    I ask Microsoft to enable Data Sense feature (at least reporting, if compression is too much to ask) for all Windows Phone users, Android has had it for years.

    6,865 votes
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      134 comments  ·  Web Browsing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Opera Mini Browser for Windows Phone 8

      You must let Opera developers to port Opera Mini browser to Your platform. Stop sthis **** with IE, like You did it on Windows. On desktop we use Chrome, but we still use Windows and Office, so come on! I uses Opera Mini on
      1) SonyEricsson T610, 2003 year
      2) SonyEricsson K610, 2006 year
      3) Nokia C5, 2010 year
      4) HTC Wildfire S, 2011 year

      NOW Nokia Lumia 630, 10 YEARS later I can not use it anymore.

      2,951 votes
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        244 comments  ·  Web Browsing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Back and forward buttons in internet explorer

        If you leave internet explorer and reopen it from the home screen, the back button doesn't bring you to the page before the current one, it just takes you back to the home screen. Internet explorer needs a back button and a forward button for easy, simple browsing.

        2,170 votes
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        • Browser bookmark sync

          There's no way to synchronize bookmarks and there's no developer APIs to enable this. iTunes allows for local bookmark sync with IE or Safari with the iPhone/iPad or you can sync with a cloud service.

          1,564 votes
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            50 comments  ·  Web Browsing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • 1,556 votes
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            • Add Text Wrapping/Reflow to improve browsing experience!

              Text Reflow would be a fantastic addition to IE in Windows Phone, as it makes the browsing experience so much better. Please vote and spread the word to hopefully make this happen!

              Not sure what text reflow is?

              Text reflow is a feature which allows the browser to - when you pinch-to-zoom - automatically and dynamically adjust and re-indent/reformat text on ANY web page for much improved readability.
              You can seamlessly adjust the zoom level for comfortable reading, and the text always stays perfectly aligned within the page margins with no words cut off, no matter the zoom level -…

              1,403 votes
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              • 1,095 votes
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                  61 comments  ·  Web Browsing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Please Allow third-party Webkit-based Browsers!!

                  At present, all browsers here in Marketplace are only allowed to IE Rendering Engine. So some of HTML5 mobile sites have extremely terrible performance on WP8. Therefore i suggest Microsoft give developers freedom to choose their Rendering Engine.

                  btw, thanks for providing this platform for us to give feedbacks, we appreciate that.

                  916 votes
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                    11 comments  ·  Web Browsing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • upload files via browser

                    Would be nice to upload files to websites via browser since I can store docs, pics and vids on my device

                    509 votes
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                      30 comments  ·  Web Browsing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • 474 votes
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                        19 comments  ·  Web Browsing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • save downloaded song & videos

                        I wanna save my downloaded songs and videos on my phone and transfer them to my pc

                        414 votes
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                          21 comments  ·  Web Browsing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Full Screen Browser

                          I want an option to auto-hide the IE address bar (full screen browser baby!)

                          353 votes
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                          • Web browser, wifi connection, store - needs to have proxy authentication

                            I sit in a office that has a wifi network but the internet uses proxy. I cannot download/ update app and it would be nice to have a proxy setting on the wifi connection so all data using apps can just connect as normal and not use my expensive 3g data.

                            348 votes
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                            • Ability to share my web activity with an accountability partner

                              Products like CovenantEyes provide a service to share an accountability report of their web surfing with a trusted partner;WP7 should have APIs that enable this

                              348 votes
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                              • password manager for IE

                                It would be great if IE could manage passwords for certain sites

                                341 votes
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                                • IE Parental Controls

                                  Create some way to lock down IE (or allow effective 3rd party filtering/monitering) to gaurd against offensive web content.

                                  312 votes
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                                  • Fix "Hover" over drop down menu in IE10 when Touch is used

                                    On Certain websites, drop down menus dont work properly. This is because drop down menus are activated on them on mouse "hover".

                                    This needs to be fixed. Read about this issue at:
                                    http://www.neowin.net/news/making-websites-work-well-with-touch-based-ie-10

                                    iPhone & Android works properly, no reason why WP cannot implement this correctly.

                                    303 votes
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                                      24 comments  ·  Web Browsing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Internet Explorer - Private Browsing

                                      Option for private browsing sessions in IE.

                                      243 votes
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                                      • Bring back support of cross-page anchors

                                        Before Mango, IE supported navigating to a specific spot within a page using anchors (the # after a URL). However, with the new IE9, this functionality has vanished when navigating to another page. It will only scroll to the anchor when it is within the same page.

                                        This is very annoying when browsing to specific subparts of a page, such as with forums that link to a specific post, or a link to a paragraph on wikipedia.

                                        It's nice that MS tries to jump on the HTML5 bandwagon, but please be sure to continue to support features that have been…

                                        207 votes
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                                        • Ability to organize IE Favorites in folders

                                          Having the ability to organize IE Favorites in folders

                                          206 votes
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