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  1. 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

    21,621 votes
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      1748 comments  ·  File System  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Create categories/folders for installed apps

      It would be great if there were folders or categories to allow users to find apps easily

      8,278 votes
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        151 comments  ·  File System  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • windows phone need file manger and intrnet explore need download and need flash player please vote if you won't

        I'm said and I love windows phone very much but he need flash player to play all website videos and need download from internet explorer and the last and one he need file manger please vote if you wont

        6,967 votes
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          116 comments  ·  File System  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • USB Host Support

          Allow USB host support to read the content of usb-drive when the phone is not connected to PC.

          2,916 votes
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            137 comments  ·  File System  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • A Filebrowser

            to browse, copy, move, delete; music, videos, pictures, documents, excel and more

            2,528 votes
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              24 comments  ·  File System  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Not an idea but a BUG - Pictures, Music and Video files duplicate themselves on Lumia 820.

              This is not an idea but a SEVERE bug being reported. Don't know why the pictures, music and video files duplicate themselves on the nokia lumia 820 running Windows Phone 8 OS? Is there a setting problem or is this a severe OS bug? Common people the OS does not have a basic File Manager then too why there are such problems? Kindly look into this issue and fix this ASAP and release a fix for this. If you do not have time to test your product thoroughly then do not release to the customers to suck their blood.

              1,605 votes
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                272 comments  ·  File System  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Mass storage for windows phone

                Have windows phone usable as a mass storage so you can upload spreadsheets,word process files,adobe files,etc.

                1,047 votes
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                  23 comments  ·  File System  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • print documents and pictures from phone

                  Built in print option for office files and pictures.

                  859 votes
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                    39 comments  ·  File System  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • No Windows Phone 7.8... Please update us to Windows Phone 8

                    Please give current users an option to upgrade to Windows Phone 8. Leaving users stuck in an obsolete OS is the worse you can do.. As a developer and a tech blogger I would very much like to see WP users getting the latest and the best and not left stuck in a world of fragmented operating systems.

                    659 votes
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                      28 comments  ·  File System  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Settings in Windows Phone is confusing. please organize it like this http://goo.gl/9PaeQa http://goo.gl/EYl6AW

                      when I want to change an option in settings I will confuse because 40 options are in the settings and it hasn't any classification.
                      Please organize settings like this:
                      http://goo.gl/9PaeQa
                      and by tapping an option show the classifications like this:
                      http://goo.gl/EYl6AW
                      (sorry for bad english)

                      658 votes
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                        16 comments  ·  File System  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • 496 votes
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                          10 comments  ·  File System  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Windows Phone needs WORKGROUP / SMB shares to manage local documents

                          Windows Phone needs WORKGROUP / SMB shares to manage local documents

                          SkyDrive and other cloud services are not as secure as a local network in my opinion

                          447 votes
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                            16 comments  ·  File System  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • 372 votes
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                              11 comments  ·  File System  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Allow Apps and Games to download to micro sd card without removing from the phone, Lumia 810 has 8GB not enough for add'l apps, games & maps

                              Like in Symbian Nokia Belle, there is a preference where to download the apps, games and media files. Choices are Mass Memory and/or Micro SD Card. Lumia 810 has only 8GB, this is limited memory for additional essential apps, games and maps.

                              366 votes
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                                17 comments  ·  File System  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • SkyDrive File Manager

                                Almost everyone with a Windows Phone wants a file manager. So why not let SkyDrive be the file system? The phone could have a local file system that mirrors/syncs with the SkyDrive file system natively within the OS.

                                359 votes
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                                  26 comments  ·  File System  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Enable more data to be stored on SD-Card (Spotify Offline Playlists, Nokia Maps)

                                  Please enable more data to be stored on SD-Card!
                                  I am talking in particular about
                                  - Spotify Offline Playlists
                                  - Nokia Maps

                                  I am using Nokia Lumia 820 Phone which is rather high class smartphone but with incredible small memory of 8GB RAM of which nearly 2GB are already blocked by operating system.
                                  Would be noc problem if I could use SD-Card memory for above mentioned Apps... But this is not working at the momemt, making Lumia 820 in with Windows Phone 8 totally useless for me as I can only store very limited maps and Spotify music on my…

                                  340 votes
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                                    7 comments  ·  File System  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Save and delete files from SkyDrive on phone

                                    Ability to download the SkyDrive file on phone memory (esp from OfficeHub).Also, make me able to delete/rename files/folders and create/delete folders on SkyDrive from phone.

                                    331 votes
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                                      33 comments  ·  File System  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Hi, please implement .wav file support for Windows Phone 8, it is required by so many of your corporate users.

                                      Hi, please implement .wav file support for Windows Phone 8, it is required by so many of your corporate users. This is the default format for most telephony systems that incorporate into MS Exchange. This is required, not a feature...

                                      308 votes
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                                        4 comments  ·  File System  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Car Audio/Charging Support via USB Cable

                                        The ability to play music with USB Car Audio System on most of the common car stereo system such as pioneer etc...
                                        Also Charging the phone from USB car audio system..

                                        Please don't suggest me to use bluetooth connectivity as it cant charge and my car audio system doesn't have bluetooth support

                                        Even the android and the Iphone supports this feature..

                                        Thank you

                                        288 votes
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                                          9 comments  ·  File System  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Folders on start screen

                                          Ability to create folders in the start screen which can contain various pinned objects (contacts, maps, web pages, groups etc)

                                          285 votes
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                                            8 comments  ·  File System  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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