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  1. Please make a 'screen capture' app.

    Or a key/button combination for a screenshot.

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      0 comments  ·  Applications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Have a button in the keyboard to change dictionaries and/or turn off auto-correction.

      I text in Vietnamese very frequently and having a quick way to switch to that dictionary and/or to disable auto-correction would make the typing better.

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        1 comment  ·  Improved Experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • snap chat and instagram!!!! Seriously how long is it going to take for you to make these major apps available!!! Listen to your customers!!!

        Snapchat & Instagram!!!!!! Seriously, how fricking long is it going to take you to listen to your customers and deliver what they want?? Snapchat and Instagram are 2 of the most used apps at the moment! Listen to your customers and make them available for pity's sake

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          1 comment  ·  Applications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Need to be able to create a contact from a Bing search result

          Here's the scenario: I go into Bing and search for a business. It finds the business -- great. Now I want to save the business into my contact list, and hit a brick wall.

          The workaround that was proposed to me was to call the business then add the phone number as a new contact entry. This works but then I lose all of the other rich data provided by Bing (such as address, hours, etc). Not to mention this is an extremely clunky experience.

          You should be able to create a contact entry directly from a Bing search result…

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            2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Update Windows 10's UI without removing Windows Phone's identity

            Windows 10's tech preview on mobile has arrived, bringing a number of UI changes designed to improve continuity between PC and phones. Unfortunately, many of these new design choices are drastically changing or outright removing many features that really made Windows Phone special. Things like menu design, hubs and typography are being changed to resemble Android and iOS, and this really isn't best for Windows.
            To see what I mean, here's a concept for Windows 10 on phones with a UI closer to Windows Phone:
            http://fourthechelon19.deviantart.com/gallery/53283845/Windows-10-Mobile

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              0 comments  ·  Improved Experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • windows phone users should have all apps.

              C'mon windows you know the market is tough out there, I think that we should have all the apps as android and the ios market has. I love my windows phone but I feel left out at times when my friends and family all use or talk about an app that's not on our windows market. I would never leave windows if we had all apps so please help us out.

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                0 comments  ·  Applications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • add bluestacks application for windows phone.

                I know when we think about windows phone one of the things came to our mind that is the app gap.windows store few apps and many numbers away from Google play or apple store.so if bluestack app is there we can install android apps just like in windows desktop...and after the application available in windows store we can download it there.its better idea than allowing android apps on windows store.

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                  1 comment  ·  Applications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Choice of Microsoft account on a per-app basis

                  Apps requiring a Microsoft account will take the "Main" account from the phone, but the option to manually choose one will give greater customisation and flexibility for multiple account holders like myself. Default to the main account, but allow the user to choose.

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                    0 comments  ·  Windows Live  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Zero Shutter Lag

                    Please add Zero Shutter Lag support on all Windows Phone 8 devices. With the competitors, it is possible to press the shutter button rapidly and take a whole bunch of pictures instantly. Please make this possible on Windows Phone 8.

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                      1 comment  ·  Camera  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Passerelle Microsoft Money vers Surface & Windows Phone 8

                      Bonjour,
                      Pouvons-nous espérer un jour prochain, une passerelle de la suite financière Microsoft Money vers Windows Phone 8 et Surface.

                      Ceci pour ajouter des opérations synchronisables (via Skydrive par exemple) ?

                      La seule application au Niveau de Money est Quicken. Mais pour bénéficier de à cette fonctionnalité, il est proposé de passer à l'i-phone ou android. Ce n'est pas très cool et hors de question pour moi !

                      Hello
                      Can we expect a day next, a gateway of the continued financial Microsoft Money to Windows Phone 8 and Surface.

                      This is to add synchronized operations (via Skydrive for example)?

                      The…

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                        0 comments  ·  Applications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Possibility to change resolution for photos

                        I'm not sure about other smarphones but in Nokia Lumia 710(WP 7.5) resolution for photos is 2592x1944px and it's impossible to reduce. It's too big for 5MP camera. Thus quality of photos is very poor. I'd like to have possibility to reduce resolution to at least 1600x1200px. Thanks.

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                          1 comment  ·  Camera  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • have a nokia lumia 720. I want to connect internet to my pc through my Phone via usb cable. how can i connect internet via usb cable to my

                          I have a nokia lumia 720. I want to connect internet to my pc through my Phone via usb cable.
                          how can i connect internet via usb cable to my pc. My pc has no wifi connectivity.

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                            0 comments  ·  Connectivity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Reduce gap between top edge and first live tiles row.

                            Reduce gap between top edge and first live tiles row. Huge gap even battery indicator is visible-Lumia 920 User.

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                              2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Tiles Transparancy Solution

                              In Windows Phone 8.1 to Fix the Issue where some tiles aren't transparent and some are, make it so that every tile is transparent such as when you zoom out to select tile. it retains the color, but has a transparent background on the tile. this way users can have the developers tile or not have to wait. You can see what im talking about on the apps the bottom on this picture Here: http://imgur.com/Lp1Vl7E

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                                1 comment  ·  Update  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Abolish the Microsoft Points system for purchases/rentals. Use local currencies.

                                Microsoft Points make it difficult to judge the actual cost of a product, and make it impossible to make purchases without any left overs.

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                                  2 comments  ·  Marketplace  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                  • Clear recent under people!

                                    Privacy on this phone is terrible!!

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                                      0 comments  ·  People and Contacts  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • The camera on the windows phone is too bad ,I think you should Change your algorithm of it !!!!!

                                      The picture created by the camera of wp7.5 is too bad ,I think you should change your algorithm of the camera!!!!

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                                        5 comments  ·  Camera  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Enable the ability to lock the homescreeen tiles

                                        Enable the ability to lock the homescreeen tiles. That way no tiles rearranged by accident or removed. This happens sometimes when the phone's screen isnt

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                                          1 comment  ·  Improved Experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • heart rate monitoring via Bluetooth + simultaneous use of GPS tracking and music through Bluetooth headset

                                          Connecting to heart rate monitoring accessories via BT
                                          + listening to music via BT headset and make it smart, if Sports app gives cheers or info, music does not stop, it resumes automatically. if call comes in, music stops and then comes back up after the call, elegantly.

                                          + GPS tracking on route

                                          = normal Sports usage that My earlier non- Windows smartphones were able to achieve

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