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  1. 91,283 votes
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      1991 comments  ·  Improved Experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Under status bar, we need a shortcut to turn on/off connections and Internet sharing

      Under status bar, we need the ability to turn on or off the following (when specific icons are clicked) like in WM6.5 (this saves a whole lot of clicks):

      - WIFI
      - 3G (data connection)
      - Bluetooth
      - Internet sharing

      37,699 votes
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        229 comments  ·  Improved Experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

        Thanks for your shortcut suggestion. Always great to see such great feedback and excitement about this feature. While we can’t promise to ship every suggestion that gets submitted, we will be sure that our product development team receives your feedback. What’s your great idea? Keep those votes coming!

      • Blinking LED notification for Missed Calls Email SMS

        Display a blinking LED notification when there are missed calls, voicemails, emails, text messages (SMS) etc waiting for you. Also, a blue LED when Bluetooth is on would be a great option. It enables the user to know something is awaiting is attention by just looking at it, without even picking up the phone. No more turning on Power to know what awaits you.

        32,053 votes
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          516 comments  ·  Improved Experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

          Thanks for your missed calls suggestion. Always great to see such great feedback and excitement about this feature. While we can’t promise to ship every suggestion that gets submitted, we will be sure that our product development team receives your feedback. Keep those votes and suggestions coming!

        • IE 10 Improvements

          Examples of the missing functionality:

          - Password support for the IE10
          - Forward button for the IE10
          - Text reflow for the IE10 so it automatically adjusts and reformats text for easy readability
          - Ability to have at least two browser control buttons

          28,764 votes
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            340 comments  ·  Improved Experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

            Please note that several of the suggestions in the original post (ringer volume, orientation lock, etc.) have already been suggested elsewhere and are actively being voted on, so this idea has been consolidated to focus on IE 10 improvements.

            To work optimally suggestions should be for a single idea or feature, so if you would like, please reallocate your votes to other suggestions that you feel are most important to you.

          • Swiping left from home screen should show list of missed text message notifications

            I felt my phone vibrate in my pocket the other day. After I finished typing, I took it out, and the screen was off.
            I turned it on. From the lock screen, I see no text message indicator, so I know I didn’t get a text.
            I enter my pin, and the start screen appears.

            There’s no obvious way to know what caused it to vibrate in the first place. Whatever toast it was, is now gone.
            Was it facebook? Was it weatherbug notifying me that it was above 80 in seattle? I’ll never know.

            It would be nice if…

            22,752 votes
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              418 comments  ·  Improved Experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Allow user to disable vibration for the 3 buttons

              A possibility to disable the vibration feedback for the three buttons (home, back and search) would be great.

              11,944 votes
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                954 comments  ·  Improved Experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Option to auto silent notifications at night

                I think there should be an option in the settings to auto silent notifications at night if the phone would be with the screen facing down. This way you wouldn't have to silent your phone before you go to sleep, the e-mail or sms notifications wouldn't disturb you while sleeping and in case of an emergency you could still receive urgent phone calls.

                4,126 votes
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                  66 comments  ·  Improved Experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Smart dailing

                  Populate matching names from phone book as you enter phone numner

                  3,684 votes
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                    122 comments  ·  Improved Experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Use the Windows capacitive touch buttons as a "Notification Light"

                    Use the Windows capacitive touch buttons that all Windows Phones have as a "Notification Light" that blinks when you have a new text message/email or a missed call. That way there's no need to have a separate notification light, which lots of people want.

                    3,042 votes
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                      93 comments  ·  Improved Experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Set vibration intensity

                      Allow the user to define the vibration-intensity. On the Lumia 920 it is VERY strong and annoying when calls come in. However the one at startup is nice, so it should be possible to change it.

                      2,545 votes
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                        46 comments  ·  Improved Experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • more Ability to personalize live tiles..

                        please set a color mixer for 'Accent color' until we can make our sightly color for live tiles...

                        2,032 votes
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                          87 comments  ·  Improved Experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Changing the app list into a hub, which creates a perfect Notification Center too

                          The app list is the only place in the whole Windows Phone UI that looks unfinished. Pictures, music, video and people are all hubs; I wonder why the app list isn't a hub while it is a perfect candidate as apps could be categorized into "All", "Popular" (i.e. "Most used" by the user), "Categories" (as in "photo, music, social networking" apps).
                          Notice the lonely Search button up there in the apps list? Why not bring that down into a toolbar at the bottom of the screen like everywhere else in WP?

                          Also, you could solve the Notification Center problem because…

                          1,702 votes
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                            25 comments  ·  Improved Experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Repeat Notifications for Missed Call / Voice Mail / Unread Text

                            I would like the option to have the phone repeat a notification tone for a Missed Call / Voice Mail / Unread Text / etc every few minutes until dismissed. It's frustrating to pick up my phone and realize someone tried to get a hold of me hours ago. I miss this feature from 6.5.

                            1,668 votes
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                              87 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.

                              1,661 votes
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                                83 comments  ·  Improved Experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Nepali language support

                                Enable to view Nepali language website, emails along with be able to input Nepali language text as well

                                1,446 votes
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                                  287 comments  ·  Improved Experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Reminder Alert or vibrate from missing call sms email on device without led

                                  i have an samsung focus, in this device dont have an external led indicator, to see missing call sms email i have to unlock phone

                                  1,443 votes
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                                    27 comments  ·  Improved Experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Make the ring/vibrate toggle button a 3-way option for ring(+vibrate)/vibrate/silent

                                    When the vibrate option is enabled, there are times you may want complete silence without going into the settings to disable it.

                                    1,346 votes
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                                      58 comments  ·  Improved Experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Nokia Situation (symbian app) for WP - change profile ringtone, theme, etc dynamically

                                      Develop a WP equivalent to "Nokia Situation" (app on Symbian). Change profile ringtone, theme, Screen background, tiles colours, etc according to:
                                      - day / time: profile for the day and for night, working days vs weekend, every wednesday morning from 9:00 to 12:00, etc.
                                      - Location (network cell or gps): Move to vibrate when I enter the library (assuming I go there often!) Change profile when I am in the office vs outside etc
                                      - Calendar event: change the profile according to calendar event. Meeting appointment, change the profile to vibrate + different tile colours (indicating silence/vibrate mode) automatically during…

                                      1,293 votes
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                                        55 comments  ·  Improved Experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Expand device backup scope on WP8

                                        I recently purchased a Lumia 920 and was migrating from Lumia 710. I was floored to discover WP7 had no backup capability and had to redownload everything manually. WP8 took care of that (sort of) with its new backup capability so I can overlook this.

                                        I had to return my 920 for another one to have support diagnose issue and was stunned how poor the backup/restore capability was for WP8. Yes, signing in with Microsoft automatically re-downloads your applications but all app data was lost. Another HUGE hole in this process is that the Live Tile layout wasn't backed up/restored!

                                        1,061 votes
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                                          46 comments  ·  Improved Experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Add Cortana Russian language

                                          It would be nice if Cortana understand Russian language

                                          952 votes
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                                            61 comments  ·  Improved Experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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