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  1. cross fade support

    Add support for the music player for cross-fading from one track to another. Add support to API too - library access for SoundEffects from XNA.

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      2 comments  ·  Music + Videos  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Allow users to download larger applications over 3G/HSPA

      For users that have unlimited data plans it is frustrating that large applications cannot be download without a Wi-Fi connection.

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        0 comments  ·  Applications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Build a desktop app that lets me control my phone when plugged in

        Build an app that lets you control and use a phone when plugged into a desktop.

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          1 comment  ·  Applications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Portuguese (Brazil) for Cortana

          Portuguese (Brazil) for Cortana

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            1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Notification light using the Back/Start/Search touch buttons

            By using the Back/Start/Search touch buttons on the windows phone you can easily add a new feature to windows phones! As most people want the notification light feature their needs can be satisfied by some coding and not by spending money on a new design with new hardware. The plus point is every WP has these touch buttons and this would really be a feature that would make a huge impact!!

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              1 comment  ·  Improved Experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • phone number recognition

              the phone needs to recognize a phone number anywhere in an email or webpage or other content

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              • 11 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  Applications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Personalization of the start screen.

                  Give users the option to individually change the color of apps pinned to the start screen in order to pin point specific apps right away. For example, there could be a settings option where the user can turn all their social apps pinned to the start screen to a different color and have their photography apps changed to a different color instead of having all apps follow the theme color. Along with this, also include the option to change the color of the status bar icons.

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                    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • "Read" mode on Internet Explorer

                    Safari on iOS has a greate achievment with "read" mode on Safari. this feature auto detects what portion of page has the major/principal content for reading, and, them enter in a fullscreen mode allowing bigger fonts and table cells wrapped to fit screen.
                    This improves readability, specially when using phone on the move. the banners and animated gifs that always is surrounding content (such as page main links) really are a bad distraction.

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                      1 comment  ·  Improved Experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • add fingerprint scanner to the new phones that launch

                      Add a. Finger print scanner. Like those in. Iphone 5s and samsung galaxy s5 in the new phones that get launch..

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                      • cloud matching

                        Xbox Music cloud matching should work without a Music Pass subscription. It works in Windows 8, why not Windows Phone 8?

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                          0 comments  ·  Music + Videos  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • multiple selection in call log

                          multiple selection in call log for deleting selective call logs. Please include deleteing a contact's log history in one go.

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                            1 comment  ·  People and Contacts  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Missed call Notification using middle windows button and individual Notification sound for media, headset, music etc. and saving app to SD

                            Missed call Notification using middle windows button
                            and individual sound intensity sound for media, headset, music etc. and Saving app to SD card is the most
                            Reject call and SMS
                            Unlock or activate screen using any button
                            Lowest Brightness lever is still too much high please provide to do decrease brightness please,

                            Dear Microsoft act fast before user act fast and select another platform

                            Thanks

                            Urvish Gajjar
                            DCP, MCP, MCSE, MCDBA

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                            • Calendar events with sound profiles

                              The OS should mute/change sounds when calendar event is 'in meeting or 'busy'.

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                              • 11 votes
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                                • Add pattern lock or introduce a new patent lock feature other than pin

                                  Add pattern lock feature or a new patent feature for wp devices .
                                  The password feature looks so out of fashion.

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                                  • Files-App: Enable OneDrive to mirror File-/Folder Changes made in the Files App on the phone

                                    Files-App: Enable OneDrive to mirror File-/Folder Changes made in the Files App on the phone.

                                    When i create picture Folders on the phone and e.g. put holiday fotos in a specific folder, due to the automatic one-drive upload they will still show up in one folder with all the other on onedrive. It would be awesome to enable an opt-in that makes OneDrive mirror all changes made with the files app to content that is/has been synced to and from the device. I.e.: I create a sub-folder for pictures named "hawaii 2014" and move a couple of pics from my…

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                                      0 comments  ·  Sync  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Selection of language to use for Speech

                                      I'm Italian but i use my WP7 in English, this defaultd to message reading and dictation in English while i instead like to have them

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                                      • Switch to hardware buttons instead of capacitive buttons

                                        I would like to ask for hardware back, search, and start buttons on the Windows Phones going forward.

                                        Capacitive buttons have had too many instances from many users where people accidentally hit them during games, kicking them out, or handing them to a friend who knows nothing about Windows Phone, accidentally hits the button, and kicks you out of the photo or app. Then that friend thinks WP is buggy or hard to use.

                                        The solution is simple: hardware buttons. If you brush up against a hardware button on the iPhone, you don't get sent to the home screen. It…

                                        11 votes
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                                          1 comment  ·  Hardware  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Authenticator App Backup

                                          Microsoft Authenticator App used for two way authentication on mobile. but when we reinstall it or buy new phone the app doesn't restore account setting. please allow authenticator app to restore its account settings.

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