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  1. 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

    11 votes
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      0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Calendar events with sound profiles

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

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        1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • 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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                4 comments  ·  Speech  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • 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…

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                  1 comment  ·  Hardware  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • 11 votes
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                  • zune pass and movies for switzerland

                    Zune pass for switzerland and the movie market for Windows Phone (also in italian).

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                    • Turn GPS on automatically when using an GPS supporting app, and automatically turn it back off when you're done using the app.

                      This way power may be preserved and GPS won't try to locate your phone when it is unnecessary. Also, it might be an idea give the user the ability to mark some GPS supporting apps as non-GPS apps, which means GPS won't turn on when using the app, because you never use this functionality in that particular app, for instance.

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                        1 comment  ·  Power Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Xbox music over bluetooth use to automatically play when switching to auxiliary/bluetooth input in car, but it no longer does on WP 8.1.

                        With Windows Phone 7/7.5 and 8, my music used to automatically open Xbox Music, connect and start playing shuffled music through Xbox Music on my car's stereo when I switched to the Aux/Bluetooth input on my car's stereo. That feature was great because it allowed true hands-free use of my music while in the car. Since updating to WP 8.1, it seems that this feature is gone and I now have to change my car's stereo to that particular input, but then actually unlock my phone and open Xbox Music and press the play/shuffle button in the Xbox Music app.…

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                          0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • IPSEC VPN Client

                          Please add a native IPSEC VPN client.

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

                            recently I got updates in my Lumia 520 device and consequently my device gets updated Windows 8.1 Lumia cyan. However, many options are quite improved in 8.1 but you guys disabled Instant messenger option in the messaging hub, and shifted it to Skype just to promote the app. What's wrong with Microsoft, I mean this kinda stupid action can never be expected from Microsoft. Please fix it and bring chat option back in messaging hub. And also we're looking for Cortana. Get this for us soon as possible.
                            Thank you!
                            Warm regards
                            Prashant MK Chhatrashali
                            Email : pra_ch23@hotmail.com
                            +91-97523-71846

                            11 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • This video is answer to all WP needs

                              http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tRVC4BKWaP8

                              Please insert battery status in percents! And add option to swipe down so I can change brightness.

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                              • 11 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  Music + Videos  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • I want to play the game: candy crush saga on my smartphone!!!

                                  I want to play the game: candy crush saga on my smartphone!!!

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                                    0 comments  ·  Games  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • provide a native print function

                                    in the name of sanity, please provide a native print function

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                                      0 comments  ·  Office Mobile  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Zip: Ability to download and extract zip files. Should be able to zip it again.

                                      Zip: Ability to download and extract zip files. Should be able to zip it again.

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                                        0 comments  ·  File System  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Non-intrusive SMS acknowledge

                                        When enabled, a "lock" icon could appear on the text bubble, This icon would turn into an opened lock once the sms has been read

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                                          1 comment  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • bake skype into windows phone, it shouldnt be an app that you can download. Make it cool like imessages.

                                          Skype should feel like an integral part of the OS (baked in). You have an application that is better than iMessage but is implemented in such a shabby way.

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                                            1 comment  ·  Operating System  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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