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  1. Add bashkir language support on OS.

    there is a lot of people can help with translations

    5,308 votes
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      227 comments  ·  Operating System  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • 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…

      55,136 votes
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        62 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)…

        51,185 votes
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          37 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

          53,641 votes
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            34 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.

            51,352 votes
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              38 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)

              9,184 votes
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                302 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.

                16,972 votes
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                  220 comments  ·  Operating System  ·  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.

                  2,194 votes
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                    28 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…

                    10,865 votes
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                      141 comments  ·  Improved Experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Tyvan language support

                      We are want Tyvan keyboard and support Tyvan interface language on WP OS

                      1,603 votes
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                        79 comments  ·  Operating System  ·  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

                        3,228 votes
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                          326 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!

                          4,107 votes
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                            121 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Dont kill health & fitness app

                            I use this app everyday, please don't kill it. It's an app that lot of us can't live without.

                            1,172 votes
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                              97 comments  ·  Applications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • showing send and receive, download and upload (and any same thing) progress bar in lock and glance screen

                              it is a possible suggestion
                              if i can see my bluetooth (and wifi in future) sending or receiving status on lock and glance screen, i do not need to unlock my phone to check it status. this can improve user experience too
                              anyway, if windows phone have this ability, developers can making so interest apps.
                              there is a so simple example for this suggestion:
                              https://onedrive.live.com/redir?resid=242804150D06185C!122485&authkey=!AG_uR6RWSyMpq1c&v=3&ithint=photo%2cjpg

                              1,307 votes
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                                27 comments  ·  Improved Experience  ·  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…

                                6,989 votes
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                                  449 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.

                                  1,748 votes
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                                    31 comments  ·  Applications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • 1,120 votes
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                                      18 comments  ·  Operating System  ·  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.

                                      14,703 votes
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                                        1795 comments  ·  Internet Explorer  ·  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…

                                        8,336 votes
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                                          98 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Clipboard synchronization between all windows 10 devices with a mechanism for managing that

                                          the windows 10 integration in devices is a chance for improving windows 10 mobile.
                                          by one drive we can save any thing our phone and access it on desktop. or open a web page on phone and continue to read it on our tablet or laptap.
                                          improving this synchronization, can improve the integration of windows 10 and one drive is a great thing to doing any more syncs.
                                          my suggestion is the synchronization of clipboard memory between all devices that use windows 10.
                                          a simply explain is it that you can copy a text or url on your phone, and…

                                          821 votes
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                                            14 comments  ·  Sync  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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