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  1. Allow users to disable autocorrect censorship of suggested words (which often aren't profanity at all)

    The degree to which the word suggestions are censored is astonishing. Here are some sentences that you can't type by swiping:

    "I had to wait for some boob who couldn't find his wallet."
    "The rope tore away from my hand with a strong jerk."
    "I gave all my change to a bum on the street."
    "**** are small birds with plain or colorful feathers."
    "I roll cigarettes with shag tobacco."
    "That guy really thinks he's **** of the walk."

    ...et cetera, et cetera, ad nauseam. I don't even have to get to the words that are literally only classifiable as…

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      1 comment  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • cyberplus

      i hope one day you will propose the cyberplus app which is inevitable for all people who have a banque populaire account; banque populaire is one the the top five banq in france.
      this app is available on google play and app store but i m waiting for it to purchase a windows phone!!!

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        1 comment  ·  Marketplace  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Unified Inbox for all accounts

        Having just come from an iPhone (4S) I do miss a few things that it had. One was an unified inbox for all my email accounts. One place to read and reply to all my messages, no matter where the mail came from.
        Obviously the reply would come from the account that the email was sent to.

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          1 comment  ·  Email  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • When bluetooth disconnects (f.e. out of range), DO NOT treat this as a "press play" event and restart music/tunein I explicitly stopped!

          This is INCREDIBLY annoying! I turn off the music (press STOP in tunein/music player), put the phone in my pocket, leave the house.

          Then when I get outside the bluetooth to my speaker disconnects because I am out of range, and WP treats this as a "press play" event. So it now makes a data connection, which takes just enough time for me to make it to the bus stop, and then my phone starts playing loud music in my pocket.

          I am sure it sounded like a good idea at the time, but it's terrible. I have to remember…

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            0 comments  ·  Connectivity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Set to install only the update part of an installed app

            when an update for an app comes we have to download the whole app for the app to update. it's ok with the small apps. but when a large file like games updated we have to update the large file again and again.it not only consumes more time but also consumes more data.so allow the apps to only download the update part.e.g. suppose a game asphalt 8 gets updated.but instead of downloading the 948mb again only the update part 2/3/..mb should download.

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              0 comments  ·  Marketplace  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Independent quiet hours for every SIM

              Allow setting complex and independent quite hours e.g. to silence work-related SIM after hours or on weekends.

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                1 comment  ·  Improved Experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • User needs to have the abilty to backup contact information. There is not even the option to store on the SIM card.

                User needs to have the abilty to backup contact information. There is not even the option to store on the SIM card. How am I getting the information over to the next phone? Stupid not to even have a simple solution for this!

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                  2 comments  ·  People and Contacts  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Add voice Guided Navigation support to Sri Lanka - Here Drive+

                  Currently Here Drive+ does not support navigation in Sri Lanka although offline map is available. My Nokia C7 had Nokia drive which worked perfectly in Sri Lanka. Since there are Many Lumia users in Sri Lanka Please add the support to Sri Lanka

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                    2 comments  ·  Maps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Handsfree phone answering/ignore when on Bluetooth or wired headset

                    One of my favorite features is how my phone informs me about incoming text messages when I am using a Bluetooth or wired headset and allows me to interact and respond to same without touching the keyboard.
                    How about a feature that allows the same for incoming phone calls:
                    1) Phone informs you of an incoming phone call with Caller ID information from the People Hub or from the cloud/carrier if the contact is not in the People Hub.
                    2) Options to Answer, Ignore or respond with text message (if the person is in the People Hub and has a…

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                      1 comment  ·  Speech  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • please add uyghur language to windowsphone.

                      please add uyghur language to windowsphone.

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                      • Add to OTG Supported to WP8 Mobiles

                        Please update to OTG support to Windows Phone 8 Mobiles. Because we've need extra memory to Lumia Mobiles. Like Lumia 925.

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                          0 comments  ·  Update  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • 11 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Hardware  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • 11 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Improved Experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Screenshots of apps/games in marketplace

                              Giving people a screenshot of apps and games gives them a better idea of what they are downloading avoiding disappointment and frustration

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                              • Display WiFi password for the WiFi i have saved

                                Display WiFi password for the ones i have saved. In case i need to share it with someone without having to log into the router

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                                • Please add dual window multitasking.

                                  Similar to the option in Windows RT/8, add the ability to snap two applications together so they can both be used at the same time. This feature can be added on phones with 4.5" screens and above, especially on the Lumia 1520/1320.

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                                  • Nokia Lumia 630 should be done with a front flash if possible.

                                    Nokia Lumia 630 should be made with a front flash if possible.

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                                      0 comments  ·  Camera  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Work with MetroPCS to pick up Windows Phone 7

                                      MetroPCS is one of the top cellular service providers, but they don't currently offer a Windows Phone 7 device.

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                                        3 comments  ·  Connectivity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Search for contacts' names in Maps

                                        The ability to search for a contact's name in Maps, and have their address(es) appear as selectable destinations

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                                          2 comments  ·  Maps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Enable WiFi connection order preference

                                          With growing number of city-wide public/carrier WiFi, we need to set the order of preference for connections. I get home but can't connect to Xbox SmartGlass because I'm still connected to the public WiFi, so I have to manually switch networks every time. This is a bad experience.

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