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  1. More Personalization

    Please add an option for the user to decide whether he/she prefers to use the OS as it now is, or to use it with a "Byte of Changes". For example:

    1. Add the option for the user to decide for him/her self if he/she prefers to use the magnifying-glass navigation-button with the function of the back-arrow navigation-button. The back-arrow-button will get to get the function of the magnifying-glass-button

    2. GSM or PC? As some are very used to the Num Pad of the PC Keyboard, there must be an option for the user to decide for him/her self whether…

    54,538 votes
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      59 comments  ·  Improved Experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      Thanks for your personalization suggestions. Always great to see such great feedback and excitement about Windows Phone. 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 are some other great ideas? Keep those votes coming!

    • Advanced Options for Internet Explorer

      Please enable the following:

      1. Set an option in Internet Explorer Mobile for the user to choose for him/her self whether he/she prefers IE to automatically save recently viewed pages, so that if he/she returns to a visited page, he/she will not have to wait a new loading (make it so, so that the loading time is zero). When he/she closes the tab or IE, these save-files should be auto-deleted.

      2. When the user slides the screen to the right to return to page nr 1, we ask you to set IE, so that the opened page (page nr 2)…

      51,027 votes
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        35 comments  ·  Improved Experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

        Thanks for this suggestion. Always great to see such great feedback and excitement about Internet Explorer. While we can’t promise to ship every suggestion that gets submitted, we will be sure that our product development team receives your feedback.

      • Office Mobile Black Theme

        we need to have the option for Office Mobile to be on a black background.

        Our main points are that:

        1. White pixels drain the battery without mercy. We are writing people, and we should have that always in mind (which is affecting what we are writing).

        2. Some say "With a black background it is easier to look at the screen".

        Sincerely,
        A Group of WP Users

        53,392 votes
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          33 comments  ·  Office Mobile  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

          Thanks for your suggestion. This is the kind of feedback we are looking for. We will be sure that our product development team receives your feedback. What’s another great idea?

        • Allow Existing Features to be Evergreen

          Here we ask You instead of removing EXISTING features, to add an option for them to be active or not, which option the user will decide for him/her self how to use (old/new).

          For example:

          1. Make some WP 8.0 features available again for the ones who prefer them.

          2. Remove only the most heavy (on memory insisting) features for further updates

          In WP 8.0, For example:

          1. - WP 8.0 had a self-hiding task bar - now, a non-hiding one

          2. - WP 8.0 had super-simple animations - now, becoming more advanced, they appear not to be the same.

          51,232 votes
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            36 comments  ·  Improved Experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Beautiful, Stand-Out OS Design Concept

            https://www.behance.net/gallery/21015759/Windows-10-Redesing-for-phones .....This is a beautiful design concept for Windows Phone that really makes the tiles look beautiful and provides great uniformity throughout the OS. Credit goes to Moises David Naranjo for the beautiful concept and I think that this design would really help the OS stand out from other platforms, but still give some familiarity and beauty. Windows 10 is a great opportunity to put the best software out and this is what I want my phone to look like and I think many others would too. (This styling theme should apply to Win 10 desktop too)

            8,632 votes
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              292 comments  ·  Improved Experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Move navigation bar back to the bottom in Windows 10

              With the announcement of Windows 10, Microsoft also announced a new UI for phones which is more similar to the one on PCs and Tablets. I certainly like how it looks, but I have one problem with it: The new navigation bar at the top. I do not even mind having hamburger menus, but again, accessible from the bottom please. Phones are getting bigger and one handed use harder, so please bring back the old grey navigation bar with its circled icons at the bottom of the screen.

              16,702 votes
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                216 comments  ·  Operating System  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Combine hamburger menu with pivot

                The hamburger menu should be part of the pivot (or panorama) control.

                How it would work:
                - the "hamburger" icon is part of the pivot always the next item to the left side
                - swipe trough pages as before
                - if you swipe to the left the main menu opens

                https://public.dm2302.livefilestore.com/y2p0EXsFReaY3rHP3Gew5Ctss_g7LjRrcTnWSAC0yWvDS1b2gYS4u-U2u_KTWUgGhOwLqzFLl9fYyxq_KX15Malo5234UqIzXfOxua6d4-2lATc1jX9Xco8uZgEFiwrXAw0/WP10-Zune-ey.jpg?psid=1

                This enables:
                - to keep the usability of current modern layout
                - a universal "main" menu that can exist in every app on tablets, phones, desktops
                - provide an overview of all pivot pages in a single list
                - get access for app settings
                - a familiar hint for…

                10,536 votes
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                  140 comments  ·  Improved Experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Keep the dedicated camera button!

                  I am noticing that a majority of the 2014 and 2015 devices no longer have the dedicated camera button on them. WHY? That is one of window's phones greatest strengths.

                  1,830 votes
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                    25 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Recording screen video on Windows phone 10..

                    Please add screen capture video and save in folder section, video recording

                    Add the feature in the system or as a stand-alone application or develop a third party application and add their libraries

                    Windows Phone Arabia

                    3,059 votes
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                      325 comments  ·  Accessories  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Windows 10 Concept - Multitasking support!

                      This beautiful concept here http://stampsy.com/user/30902/latest/13072 demonstrates the potential for multitasking on Windows phone. Please do something like this!

                      3,967 votes
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                        121 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Don't get rid of rooms

                        Please don't get rid of Rooms from the Windows Phone ecosystem.

                        I found Rooms to be the epitome of WP - very personal, yet simple and uncluttered. It allowed me to achieve in a single interface what would require several apps on any other platform.

                        And best of all? It allowed me to connect to the people I care about most in a genuinely better way than anything before it (and anything since).

                        I hope that you reconsider and instead work to further the functionality, just take a look at some of the awesome suggestions and features that have been…

                        6,846 votes
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                          444 comments  ·  People and Contacts  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Please make Windows Phone compatible with the Fallout 4 PipBoy

                          With the Collectors Edition of Fallout 4 Coming out in November we have a chance to use our phones with a working PipBoy. Please do everything in your power to bring the necessary app to Windows Phone.

                          1,644 votes
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                            29 comments  ·  Applications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Keep Buttons and the Ellipsis, Don't Use "Hamburger"

                            Please, Microsoft: in Windows Phone 10 don't remove good WP's features - like:
                            (1) functional buttons on down of screen,
                            (2) use the ellipsis, not "hamburger",
                            (3) use physical "back", not in "back" in App, in general,
                            (4) transparent tile.

                            They are four of WP's features, that make WP fun and usefull. If you think to add more Android/iOS version to help users from other platform, you must remember about people, who love WP - and allow them use WP with WP's best feature. So, dont remove these four WP's features, but you can give users (and developers) option to…

                            8,152 votes
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                              98 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Ability to change default browser

                              Users should be able to change the default browser from IE to a third-party web browser, such as Surfy. The http and https protocol handlers would then be reallocated to that third-party browser so that tapping a link in another app would launch the third-party browser.

                              13,759 votes
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                                1578 comments  ·  Internet Explorer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Stick to Modern, don't copy Android

                                Last example of Android-ish design creeping to Windows Phone is OneDrive app. You should stick to Modern design with beautiful Pivot and Hub controls.

                                20,497 votes
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                                  412 comments  ·  Applications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Please merge camera applications

                                  Please merge camera applications: lumia camera, lumia cinemagraph, lumia creative studio , lumia refocus , lumia storyteller , lumia selfie... replace it in a single application
                                  And add a feature pause and resume video capture
                                  And add feature snapshot (image) during video recording
                                  And thank you.

                                  1,605 votes
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                                    103 comments  ·  Camera  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Marriage share function

                                    A marriage sharing function will allow multiple phones with different owners (MS accounts) to seamlessly integrate eachother's people hub, calendar OneDrive folders and possible even camera album.
                                    Possible with a switch button (inside the people hub)

                                    1,535 votes
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                                      2 comments  ·  Improved Experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Support a Doze feautre

                                      android has a feature called "doze". it lets the device go into sleep-like mode when it hasn't been active for some time

                                      970 votes
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                                        39 comments  ·  Operating System  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Do it by yourself , please

                                        we need apps like facebook, messenger, whatsapp, instagram, youtube, google maps, viber as they function in other platform! you give the world in build 2015 easy path which convert the ios & android apps to windows phone app so you should first do that by yourself at least for apps of microsoft corporation developing like facebook, youtube & instagram.

                                        974 votes
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                                          109 comments  ·  Marketplace  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Glance screen peek mode to all handsets with proximity sensor

                                          I totally understand that the Glance screen feature needs display memory, else it would cost a lot of battery power, especially with it's always on setting. But what's up with peek mode?

                                          When you take out your phone from your pocket, you usually (more than 95% of the time) do it because you want to interact with your phone - check the time, check your notifications, or something more advanced, which you have to completely unlock your phone for.

                                          This means for handsets without Glance screen that you wake up your phone anyway, so it wouldn't cost more battery to…

                                          4,317 votes
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                                            138 comments  ·  Improved Experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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