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  1. Windows Phone needs more personalization – like support for background themes and pictures

    Please add background theme on next generation Of Windows Phone update..
    Windows Phone 8.1 update is a major update for Windows Phone OS update.
    We known in Windows Phone 8.1 is available a Start screen Background..

    Please add background Theme in all place in Windows Phone OS next update..

    Like this example Background Theme..

    https://scontent-a-kul.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn2/t1.0-0/10154288_550992691686802_8904829801216252018_n.jpg

    https://scontent-a-kul.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-frc3/t1.0-0/10153750_550992735020131_7856544037476688124_n.jpg

    https://scontent-b-kul.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn2/t1.0-0/10170770_550992801686791_3073321493318596527_n.jpg

    Please Microsoft...

    PLEASE VOTE ALL !!!
    PLEASE 3 VOTE EVERYONE....!

    42,160 votes
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      2119 comments  ·  Operating System  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Keep Nokia Brand Name

      Microsoft, Nokia's name must remain .

      26,033 votes
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        993 comments  ·  Operating System  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Bengali/Bangla Language Support

        Bangla despite of being sixth most spoken & native language of 250 million isn't supported by windows phone. We want full Bangla support on WP.

        9,929 votes
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          1836 comments  ·  Operating System  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Download status in notification center

          It would be great to have the download status of apps, or files downloaded through the browser, to be shown in the notification center ( much like android has). Having this feature would really help so you don't have to re open the windows store app to check on a downloads status

          9,823 votes
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            39 comments  ·  Operating System  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Pashto language support on Windows Phone

            Since Windows has Pashto language support it would be great if Windows Phone also had support for Pashto. There are more than 60 million people in the world speaking Pashto. Mainly in Afghanistan and in Pakistan.

            9,312 votes
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              1573 comments  ·  Operating System  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Keep all the Menu/Navigation Buttons at the bottom in Windows 10 for Phones

              In Windows 10 Demo, it seems the MS is moving all the Menu/Navigation Buttons to the top of the screen.
              I think that's a mistake, We need to keep these at the bottom of the screen , like the existing IE in the phones, to make it easy to use with one hand and also keep the original/innovative style take started with Windows Phone.

              9,030 votes
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                126 comments  ·  Operating System  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Add Persian Work Flow Keyboard

                Hi , please add Persian (farsi) in Work Flow Keyboard List in first windows phone8.1 update

                با سلام لطفا زبان فارسی را در اولین فرصت در لیست زبان های ساپورت شده در کیبورد جدید وین فون ۸.۱ موسوم به ورک فالو قرار دهید

                8,963 votes
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                  747 comments  ·  Operating System  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Don't lose the Back Button in Windows Phone 8.1

                  I get that some people don't get how to use the Back Button. Don't disable it though. It'll look awkward for those of us who have older models to have a non functioning button. Make it an option to disable it in the settings ! Please don't make it a mandatory feature!

                  7,411 votes
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                    260 comments  ·  Operating System  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • developer preview firmware for Lumia

                    Developer Preview should also allow firmware updates for the Lumia line. Having the firmware available will be useful for "developers" as well as actual developers who will be able to test their code on the final product with the firmware. Detecting what device it is shouldn't be an issue but if it is for whatever reason then simply have a drop down menu that will let the user pick their device. Have a warning for non Lumia devices.

                    Also should be able to work with 3rd party oem (HTC, Samsung etc) to get their firmware rdy and be able to…

                    6,908 votes
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                      158 comments  ·  Operating System  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • 6,848 votes
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                        229 comments  ·  Operating System  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Manage "Other storage" on internal storage, install apps and save files on SD cards

                        - Please let us manage the 'other storage' category on the internal storage - view it, move, and delete files. I've got an 820 with 8gb internal storage.... The "other storage" is filling up at an alarming rate.
                        - Please allow users to install apps and save files to external SD cards.

                        5,868 votes
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                          191 comments  ·  Operating System  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • New Thai Font Please

                          I'm agent of Thai wp User .Nokia lumia can make Thai user satisfy. Example Nokia lumia 520 Is The best seller In Thailand and In the world. But We want to improve experience with new font because Tahoma Font is not cool for us and in Thai We avoid to use it (It is not formal) .Therefore We want to have New Font . Please please

                          From All Thailand user

                          link Font
                          http://www.sadung.com/?p=3552

                          4,756 votes
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                            145 comments  ·  Operating System  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • 3,986 votes
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                              153 comments  ·  Operating System  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • NFC tagg system changes

                              Add NFC options to change many settings at once when you tap nfc tags. E.x. At office nfc tag (data off, wi-fi on, volume 5, brightness high...), at bedroom tag (data off,wi-fi on, vibration, brightness low,...)..

                              3,963 votes
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                                131 comments  ·  Operating System  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Alarm can wake phone up from being switched off

                                If the phone is switched off, the alarm will still sound. Why its not already possible I have no idea.

                                3,658 votes
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                                  130 comments  ·  Operating System  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • webOS style notification light

                                  A few weeks ago I tweeted about the idea of a webOS style notification light for Windows Phone, I received a few tweets back from my followers saying that they like the idea, so I figured I would write up this post explaining the idea.

                                  Inspiration

                                  Everyone has been talking about the idea of Windows Phone having a notification centre, some like the idea, some hate it, I'm not here to voice my opinions on that, but if it does happen, then people will likely want a notification light to go with it. A standard red/green/blue/etc circle of light at…

                                  3,053 votes
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                                    42 comments  ·  Operating System  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Georgian (ka-ge) language and keyboard support

                                    There is nothing special to be done technically, Windows Phone has already support UNICODE character set, please add missing font to OS

                                    2,696 votes
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                                      173 comments  ·  Operating System  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • add Mobile Data Connection 's Quick Setting (Shortcut Setting) in Action Center

                                      After upgrade Developer Preview of WP8.1 we don't found Mobile Data Connection in Quick Action...... We don't know why MS don't give it.. But & everyone don't use WiFi connection. Most of the people use Mobile Network for Internet in India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, etc..... So, It is very very very Important. Hope MS will give it in next update..

                                      Thanks You,

                                      2,401 votes
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                                        65 comments  ·  Operating System  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • WP8(.1) Full Skype Integration (incl. Message Hub)

                                        Like you see, a lot of people asking for the same integration, but there a countless number of entries, instead of one big.

                                        We want Skype to be full integrated in windows phone like it is with the messanger already, since MS want discontinue the MSN support and switch to Skype, I would like to have skype permanently integrated with the MS Account on the Phone.

                                        This includes:
                                        +Sending Pictures, Videos, Music, PDFs or just, send files from whereever you are in the new announced file-browser.

                                        +Do a skype call directly from the people-hub

                                        + Get Skype messages in the…

                                        2,122 votes
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                                          13 comments  ·  Operating System  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Windows Phone 8.1 / 9.0 Concept UI

                                          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tRVC4BKWaP8

                                          I have seen many concepts like this, but this one is the best I have ever seen. It's really beautiful.
                                          This concept was designed by Christian Del Rosario.

                                          These are the features in the concept UI:

                                          Flexible OS - this concept introduces a flexible OS, wherein it fashions itself according to hardware present. For example, if the OS detects a dual core processor, it will prevent itself from operating more than 10 apps simultaneously in the background. If the OS detect a screen resolution of less than 720p, it will show maximum of 4 columns in the startscreen and…

                                          1,848 votes
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