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  1. 68,320 votes
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      4975 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". 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…

      55,133 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!

      • 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

        53,638 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.

          51,349 votes
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            38 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)…

            51,182 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.

            • 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.

              51,110 votes
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                1060 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.

              • add undo to one note + office apps

                Would be useful to have undo considering there's no way to cancel a change in a doc and content is automatically saved

                50,883 votes
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                  88 comments  ·  Office Mobile  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • 45,478 votes
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                    876 comments  ·  Applications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • More 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....!

                    42,985 votes
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                      2123 comments  ·  Operating System  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • 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

                      42,584 votes
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                        279 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!

                      • Do not change Photos Hub style in Windows Phone 8.1

                        Please do not remove the panorama style of the photos hub currently implemented on Windows Phone 8. This is one of the few things which distinguishes the Windows Phone platform from other OS's. The new pictures app in 8.1 is just a pivot app and is disappointedly lacking in design, compared to what we have currently. At least include an option to add a background picture.

                        41,863 votes
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                          175 comments  ·  Pictures  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • "Vibrate AND Ring" not "Vibrate then Ring"

                          Let's make another option, becuse now it doesn't vibrate after the first two one. Continuous vibrating is a must have option for noisy environment.

                          26,796 votes
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                            563 comments  ·  Making and Receiving Calls  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Keep Nokia Brand Name

                            Microsoft, Nokia's name must remain .

                            26,412 votes
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                              1007 comments  ·  Operating System  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Need USB ON-THE-GO (OTG) in Windows Phone

                              Need usb on the go feature in Windows Phone 8. It will be an easy task for u(ms),as the snapdragon s4 chip supports this feature.

                              22,837 votes
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                                833 comments  ·  Connectivity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                Thanks for your USB suggestion. Always great to get this kind of feedback. We will be sure that our product development team receives your feedback. What’s another great idea?

                              • 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.

                                20,820 votes
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                                  412 comments  ·  Applications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Allow camera button to launch a Lens app

                                  Lenses are camera-centric apps. I think it would be a great option to allow users to choose which Lens launches when they press the camera button.

                                  (As the developer for ProShot, this is actually my most-requested feature!)

                                  Thank you!

                                  20,623 votes
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                                    1731 comments  ·  Camera  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Support for full Bluetooth profiles - including accessories, keyboards, low energy

                                    Windows Phone loses usability, market visibility and relevance, and falls behind competing products by not supporting the HID Bluetooth profile (and others) for actions such as hooking up Bluetooth accessories including game controllers, keyboards, and low energy accessories e.g. sport (Pebble). Full compatibility between WP8 and the massive Bluetooth ecosystem is important to

                                    17,344 votes
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                                      414 comments  ·  Accessories  ·  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.

                                      16,964 votes
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                                        220 comments  ·  Operating System  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                          1294 comments  ·  Music + Videos  ·  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.

                                          14,691 votes
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                                            1793 comments  ·  Internet Explorer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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