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  1. notification area

    it has been stressful for us as users to have to go all the way to settings to do things like switching mobile data on and off, so what i would like to suggest is that windows phone should have its own notification area.

    it will be very ergonomic if the notification area will be a swipe to the left of the start screen.

    it should be unique in its own way by accommodating most of the notifications

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      1 comment  ·  Operating System  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Allow Windows Phone to access intranets

      Windows Phone 8 doesn't seem to connect to internal intranet web pages. In my case, this is critical for enterprise usefulness.

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        1 comment  ·  Connectivity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Allow audio in videos to stream through bluetooth.

        When video is playing, it only goes through either the internal speaker or headphones. It would be good if video could stream through Bluetooth.

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        • Share existing calendars in Family Room

          I love the idea of using rooms to share information between two or more people. I would love to use it to share calendar information between my wife and I. However, there is only one calendar to share between us. It would be great it we had the ability to add existing calendars to the room for the other members to see. For example, add my work calendar so she know when I have meetings and events. That way, I can share what I am doing with her, while keeping my personal and work calendars separate.

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            2 comments  ·  People and Contacts  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Register phone Number with Device IMEI Number to Find stolen phone

            There should be a security mechanism in Windows Phone which registers your Phone Number with your device IMEI number during first setup and when ever there is SIM change it should inform us by sending the new Phone number of the new sim inserted to a phone number which we registered during setup. This feature is really needed as when ever our phone is stolen and someone enters a new sim card to use it, We will receive their phone number which we can use to call them or inform to police.

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              1 comment  ·  Security  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • The drawback i found in this software is bluetooth connectivity with other phone.

              Hi my name is vakil Ahmad and i am using Windows phone Samsung omnia w. this is great software i ever used but only drawback i found in this phone is Bluetooth connectivity with other phones. So on next update of windows software please add some feature so that windows phone can share or receive files via Bluetooth with other phones.

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                0 comments  ·  Connectivity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Maps storage on SD card

                Allow Maps storage on SD card because with a phone like 8S, it's impossible to storage maps on internal memory?

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                  0 comments  ·  Maps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Sync/Save SMS/MMS from WP8 to PC like on Nokia PC Suite

                  I wish that the application from Nokia PC Suite to save the messages from your Phone to the PC existed for the WP8. This was a really nice application and now I don't have the possiblity to save the sms/mms from my WP8 to the PC. I think this is a huge step back from Nokia Suite, this possibility should exist because my phone will soon be full of messages and no way I can save them. How can the new application for WP8 be less good than the old Nokia Suite application?

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                    1 comment  ·  Sync  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • smartglass for windows 8

                    I think you should create an app like xbox smart glass but for windows 8, the marketplace is full of remote apps to use your pc from the phone, why don't make a free, wonderful, original app deeply integrated and easy to set up?

                    In my opinion this app should do:
                    - remote mouse,
                    - remote interaction with the new start screen,
                    - remote interaction with windows 8 apps in touch mode (maybe with mirroring on the phone),
                    - api's to developers to let an app push its 3-4 buttons to the app instead of using touch or mirroring when…

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                      1 comment  ·  Applications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • USSD CODES

                      some ussd codes longer than *123#
                      dont work. Codes like *123*3# etc dont work.

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                      • call divert

                        allowing call divert when busy or our of reach or not available or not answered

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                          1 comment  ·  Making and Receiving Calls  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Digimarc integration in bing vision

                          Digimarc is a new watermarking way of adding "QR" codes to printed material. You should integrate this linking standard to he Bing Vision, so that the WP can access this newest tagging form.

                          http://www.digimarc.com/

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                            0 comments  ·  Operating System  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Have face unlock using front facing camera

                            Have face unlock using front facing camera

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                            • 11 votes
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                                2 comments  ·  Applications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Individual Volume control for Applications

                                Hi, One difficulty I faced with my lumia 1320 is the volume control.

                                Say if I am watching a video using the headset and I reduce the phone volume to 15, cause its too loud on the headset, then I need to remember to turn it back high after I am done watching the video, else the phone ringing volume drops too.

                                It seems there is no individual volume control for the separate applications.

                                There should me a separate volume control for phone ringing, so that no matter whatever we do to the speaker volume while watching video or music…

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                                  0 comments  ·  Improved Experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Please don't use Chinese font instead of Japanese font when I choose "English" as a Display language.

                                  If I choose "English" as a Display language,WP use China font to show Japanese Kanji character.It's a very strange looking.This is a disappointing thing.
                                  Please use Japanese font to show Japanese character in a situation that selecting English as a display language.

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                                  • XBOX360 LIVE TV APP FOR WINDOWS PHONE (TV ON THE GO)

                                    XBOX360 LIVE TV APP ON WINDOWS PHONE...WITH INTERACTION BETWEEN THE XBOX360 AND PHONE LIKE TAKE YOUR SHOW WITH YOU

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                                      0 comments  ·  Applications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Let us to change the default browser

                                      we would like to choose the default browser

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                                        0 comments  ·  Internet Explorer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Windows Phone Defender

                                        A "Windows Phone Defender" like on Windows 8 should be added!

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                                          0 comments  ·  Security  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • get the weedmaps and verizon fios app for the phone

                                          These are the only two things need to make the market the best.

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                                            0 comments  ·  Applications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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