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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":

    1. The following is problem from first day on (finger-crushing & risk-full from dropping the phone) for the right-handed (Lumia 1520 Users are totally serious). 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…

    53,795 votes
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      56 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)…

      50,816 votes
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        33 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

        53,021 votes
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          32 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

          - -

          Bellow are the things that we most insist on, and we see the best solution to be so, that both User-Like-Cases are being covered.

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

          51,074 votes
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            34 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.

            16,146 votes
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              209 comments  ·  Operating System  ·  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)

              6,107 votes
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                220 comments  ·  Improved Experience  ·  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

                2,763 votes
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                  317 comments  ·  Accessories  ·  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…

                  6,469 votes
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                    414 comments  ·  People and Contacts  ·  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!

                    3,101 votes
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                      106 comments  ·  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…

                      5,287 votes
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                        68 comments  ·  Improved Experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Buttons to down, not 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 "...", not "hamburger",
                        (3) use phisical "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 select…

                        7,557 votes
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                          79 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.

                          11,856 votes
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                            1263 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.

                            19,985 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.

                              1,334 votes
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                                100 comments  ·  Camera  ·  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.

                                868 votes
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                                  102 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…

                                  4,082 votes
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                                    133 comments  ·  Improved Experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Beautiful & Productive Universal design between Windows & Phone

                                    http://www.theverge.com/2015/2/19/8069609/hamburgers-on-windows-a-possible-solution

                                    Please consider this design. It makes use of Pivots, one of the best Modern UI elements, and "Hamburger menu", what's Windows 10 seems to feature) and makes it work together. While doing so, it also makes it look beautiful and clean.

                                    Also can be found at Windows Uservoice: https://windows.uservoice.com/forums/265757-windows-feature-suggestions/suggestions/7119536-beautiful-productive-universal-design-between-wi

                                    2,943 votes
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                                      15 comments  ·  Improved Experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                      Thanks for your design suggestion. Always great to see such great feedback. And 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 another great idea?

                                    • windows10 should not copy android+ios, instead refine the metro design + keep pivot apps, swipe gestures, panorama apps AND no hamburger

                                      Windows 10 for mobile design shown by Microsoft was the worst ever! Microsoft just copied android, introduced hamburger menus, removed the pivot+panorama apps style, + swipe gestures to change screen of app, etc. It was plain ugly layout! Microsoft should not copy android instead improve windows phone and evolve metro design language, focus on text/typography, your core principles! + get better designers, i feel very sorry to say that Microsoft has very poor designers, why doesnt Microsoft hire some people who are making some great concepts for windows phone on internet!
                                      for e.g. see this link

                                      http://news.softpedia.com/news/New-Start-Screen-and-Interactive-Tiles-Show-Up-in-Windows-Phone-10-Concept-468834.shtml
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                                      2,875 votes
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                                        50 comments  ·  Improved Experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                          160 comments  ·  Operating System  ·  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)

                                          613 votes
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