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  1. 60,036 votes
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      4237 comments  ·  Improved Experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      We continue to extend Cortana to other geographies and languages … with the latest update it will now be available in the UK and China, with regional support for Canada, Australia and India.

      Also, if you have specific suggestions for the Cortana software team, be sure to check out the Cortana Suggestion Box at:

      http://cortana.uservoice.com

    • 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…

      52,321 votes
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        44 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!

      • 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…

        50,512 votes
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          25 comments  ·  Improved Experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • 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)…

          50,308 votes
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            30 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.

          • 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.

            46,488 votes
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              788 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 and while we didn’t implement this exactly this way, we have made it possible for device manufacturers to deliver notifications without having to wake the phone up. For example, Nokia’s Glance screen shows you time and missed notifications without having to wake the phone up.

            • 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

              42,459 votes
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                278 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!

              • 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.

                6,819 votes
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                  182 comments  ·  Improved Experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Smart dailing

                  Populate matching names from phone book as you enter phone numner

                  5,409 votes
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                    146 comments  ·  Improved Experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Quiet-Hours geo fences in 8.1 "Quiet-Places"

                    Just like with location based reminders, and with favorite WiFi places, have the ability to set Quiet-Hours to toggle on at certain locations. An added feature would be sound profiles for certain locations. I.e. Work - vibrate, no ringer School - all silent etc.

                    4,487 votes
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                      36 comments  ·  Improved Experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Bring the Hubs feature back in Windows Phone

                      Back since Windows Phone 7, the hubs feature was a major selling point of the OS. It was a way to get around many different types of content without using separate apps. The People hub, for example, allowed people to seamlessly view and interact with Facebook content without using an app.

                      In Windows Phone 8.1, these hubs features are removed, forcing us to use painfully slow apps for not only Facebook and Twitter content, but also games and music. The Windows Phone community understands this decision, as it obviously allows better updating. However, the cost of the removal of a…

                      4,009 votes
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                        76 comments  ·  Improved Experience  ·  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…

                        3,671 votes
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                          127 comments  ·  Improved Experience  ·  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…

                          3,199 votes
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                            51 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.

                            3,115 votes
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                              70 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.

                              2,635 votes
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                                124 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.

                                2,533 votes
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                                  157 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...

                                  2,522 votes
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                                    98 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

                                    2,336 votes
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                                      13 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?

                                    • 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…

                                      1,827 votes
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                                        72 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…

                                        1,812 votes
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                                          28 comments  ·  Improved Experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Call recorder (important) + Sort of live tiles automatically

                                          We know that in any system there must be recorded calls, because call recording is very important, especially in the windows system windows phone , Now we know that the call recording difficult thing to software giant Microsoft , But arrange the live tiles also difficult thing on Microsoft

                                          1,682 votes
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