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  1. live tile flip

    I have a Windows 8 phone and all my computers are running 8.1, the best operating system since Dos days.

    I have vertigo along with very many others, the tile flipping makes me dizzy, I suggest the all app have a Do Not Flip option for people like me so we can stop the flip we so desire.

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    • add the ability to synchronize live tile flips

      Allow us to set an option to let all the tiles flip at the same time

      3 votes
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      • Added features to live tiles(better animations, manual update), and better alternatives to password lock.

        Fingerprint password: If the touchscreens were able to understand fingerprints then probably, it would be the best password for a device ever, no one else could access one's personal device then,, maybe except for kids corner without requirement of a password.

        New livetile animations.. updating information by rotating the tile with the axis of rotation around any one corner. And giving user more control over livetiles.. with the ability of the user to fliptiles to make it show newer updates.

        Livetiles 3d: It's a pretty much concept I've imagined.. Not a totally 3d…

        10 votes
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        • Next Generation Smart Live Tiles

          livetile should be live with more options to interact with.

          Right now Livetiles are not as useful as it should be.most of the time we dont even look at it/care about it simply because it doesn't give more information,which actually forces the users to open the app. So to get most out of livetiles more control should be given over livetiles.such as

          1.Give the control to flip the livetile by the user:Swip right on each tile to flip through more feeds in the livetile instead of waiting for it to flip

          27 votes
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          • Live Tiles & Start menu ( tiles with buttons + flip more than twice + big size tile )

            *Make the livetiles more function by allowing them to proceed actions by allowing add Buttons on the tiles to proceed refresh or flip or play/pause or next/previous or set alarm on ... etc which make the livetiles act as a widgets (a fully functional tile for the music player + a button to refresh on the apps tiles ... would be helpful)

            *add a wide tile option which looks like a square shape and represented visually bigger than the current largest tile size and would be better to display more data on the live

            60 votes
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            • Manually turn Live Tile by swiping from left to right

              I have a slight problem with the usability of LiveTiles: Oftentimes when I just want to take a short look at my Tiles (Bing News or Wikipedia, as two prominent examples), I can see that new content has been downloaded because the "image" side of the Tile has updated. Problem is, sometimes it seemingly takes endless seconds until the tile finally flips around to the "text" side , and until I can finally see what the new content is actually about.

              Feature Suggestion: Let the user manually flip a certain Tile by swiping across it from…

              3 votes
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              • flip live tiles over manually to view xtra info on tile

                WP8 users should be able to flip LARGE live tiles over manually (by horizontal/vertical swipe gesture on tile) to view additional/extra info of the live tile of an app. for instance, flip the phone app tile to view last called number and quickly redial, possibilities are endless.

                8 votes
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                • More Control Over Our Live Tiles

                  1st Feature:

                  Manual LiveTile & App Update Finger Gesture Trigger:

                  With a finger gesture for example, double tap and hold the second tap to update the LiveTile and the app behind it, for example if it was an email it was set to sync every one hour, I should also be able to manually sync the app and update the livetile without opening the email interface.

                  1st Feature:

                  Manual LiveTile Finger Gesture Flip Trigger:

                  If the LiveTile has two faces, there should be a finger gesture -like swipe to right or left- to manually flip

                  9 votes
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                  • Lock live tiles from flipping or set changes for the duration flipped on a specific side.

                    Allow users to set how long a live tile spends flipped on preferred sides. For examples, the data sense, storage sense, and call/sms blocker have more useful information on one side than the side showing the app icon. It would still be nice to have the tiles flip on occasion, but spend more time displaying useful information to the user. Other might even want to permanently lock the tile to show one side only.

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                    • Ability to create avatars for people in contact list who do not have Xbox Live + Enhanced Avatar/Live Tile Integration

                      I love the Xbox’s integration with Windows Phone. I like having the ability to edit my avatar’s clothes/features/props directly on my phone. Creating avatars is fun, especially when making one for a friend. I know my parent’s will never play Xbox, but I would like the ability to create an avatar for them on my phone, and have it displayed on their livetile in lieu of a Facebook/Google picture that it automatically pulls. The avatar animation on the Xbox tile is nice, but I think it could be taken to the next level. Imagine the avatar running across the …

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                      • Make live tiles more interactable.

                        Livetiles are a great feature, but they could be even better. People like the extra information livetiles give when they flip around, but hate that you have to wait for that. We need to be able to flip them manually by swiping to the right on them or doubletapping them for example. To make the most of this feature developers should be able to put some buttons on the other side of the tile as well. This would save so much time and make Windows Phone a way better OS to use. (Feel free to implement…

                        294 votes
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                        • Ability to flip live tiles manually without waiting for automatic flip

                          Live tiles are great, but they all flip roughly at the same time. In addition to automatic flip, I'd like to flip them manually.

                          14 votes
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                          • single tap to flip, double tap to open live tiles

                            Right now, live tiles takes too long to flip itself. You wouldn't have to wait if you can single tap to flip the tile.

                            5 votes
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                            • Ability to switch off animation in live tiles

                              Please can we have the ability to TURN OFF ANIMATION on livetiles. I find it so irritating. For example the way the 'People' tile 'flips' through various small images is annoying, and not at all informative.

                              Also, the Cortana button doesn't need to show latest updates. I just want to press it and speak. Indeed, when I do press it, I *STILL* have to press the microphone buttons.

                              It's not the concept of livetiles I object to. That's great. It's the constant and unnecessary animation. A livetile should only change when the information…

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                              • Double colored/sided live tiles

                                There should be double sided live tile theme colors. So when the tiles flip back and forth, there are two colors, to make it more colorful and vibrant. For example, your theme color could be blue and your secondary color could be red, so when you are looking through your tiles on your home screen, they start out blue and when they flip over, they are red.

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                                • Allow Live tiles to be flipped to view updates through figure gesture

                                  Users currently have to wait for Live tiles to be flipped in order to view updates. Suggest to allow user manual flip as well.

                                  5 votes
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                                  • vertical tile flipping

                                    Allow the option for live tiles to flip horizontally, vertically or to randomize between the two on all live tiles

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                                    • Shake to trigger live tile animation

                                      This applies to live tiles that need to flip to display their data. Shake to initiate flipping of all such tiles. Glance and go.

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                                      • Scrolling live tile links to item on tile

                                        When using an app like Bing News or Cortana the live tile may flip an interesting article that leads me to tap the tile. After tapping the tile to see the article however after opening the article may be hard to find. If live tiles linked to what that displayed that would be great!

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                                        • shake phone or swipe screen towards right to flip live tiles

                                          Allow users to flip live tiles on the start screen by shaking the phone or a flick gesture to the right

                                          15 votes
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