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  1. 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…

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      0 comments  ·  Improved Experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • please add battery percentage to battery saver live tile

      Battery Saver should really have the percentage remaining on the live tile. To take it a step further it could flip to show the app with the most usage or things like time remaining.

      445 votes
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        4 comments  ·  Applications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • more Ability to personalize live tiles..

        please set a color mixer for 'Accent color' until we can make our sightly color for live tiles...

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          98 comments  ·  Improved Experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Interactive Live Tiles

          Example:
          01. Buttons of music tile to play, pause, next, etc.
          02. Scroll through the news tile to view different news story!
          03. Scroll through the FB or Twitter tile to get more news feeds.
          04. Play a video in a large tile, that is at least 2x (big tile).
          05. Read complete text or emails in the tiles itself.

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          Livetiles which are interactive so that they just don't let us consume the information that is already there but what we want there and also to control our phone through these in more innovative…

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            16 comments  ·  Improved Experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • WP8: Different Calendar Live Tile Views.

            Let the user customize the Live-Tile. For example:
            1. Show the next X Appointments (textually)
            2. Show Appointments within the current week (grafically)
            3. Show Appointments withín the next X days (grafically)
            4. Show a month-overview (without Appointments as there Live-Tiles isn't large enough), but with the current day and weekdays for all days of the month.

            Let the user decide via Calendar-Settings which Live-Tile-View he prefers. :-)

            2,134 votes
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              14 comments  ·  Calendar  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Tiles Customization


              Make Blank Tiles and whatever you want to put on it Like (clock,date,wifi,blutooth everything in the phone)
              Also you can change the color of tile put multiple tiles in folder and also support different icon like windows 8

              https://www.dropbox.com/s/tbnvglxor01c62y/Untitled.jpg
              You can put video and music on blank tiles with live tile integration

              944 votes
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                6 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Support custom themes with Skinery Tiles Pro

                Many users have asked for more customization for the look and feel of the start screen. Skinery Tiles Pro now supports custom themes for livetile apps with notifications and users have asked for stock apps such as Phone, People, Office, Settings, Messaging, Xbox, Calendar, Mail and Store to be included in Skinery.

                Skinery knows it is ridiculous and far-fetching to ask Microsoft to work with an indie developer. So even if Microsoft is not interested to link up to Skinery directly, can Microsoft allow stock apps to be launched using uri scheme?

                Skinery's dream is to help Windows…

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                  358 comments  ·  Applications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • 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

                  57 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Call recorder (important) + Sort of live tiles automatically

                    We know that in any system there must be recorded calls, because call recording is very important, especially in the windows system windows phone , Now we know that the call recording difficult thing to software giant Microsoft , But arrange the live tiles also difficult thing on Microsoft

                    1,713 votes
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                      31 comments  ·  Improved Experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Show multiple events on calendar tile

                      Do not limit the live tile to only one calendar event. Additionally, display 'to-do' items on the calendar.

                      2,061 votes
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                        77 comments  ·  Calendar  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Additional Live-Tile column for 720 and 768p devices

                        As Joe Belfiore mentioned on Twitter, the additional live-tile column will only be available to users of devices with larger screens and 1080p resolutions.
                        What we want, is clear and easy to understand.
                        Allow users of current (high-end) devices with 720 or 768p displays to make use of an additional live-tile column optionally. For instance the Samsung ATIV S has a 4.8" display with a 720p resolution. Another live-tile column would easily fit into this screen size.
                        There are sill users, who want to use their home screen as it is currently, this is…

                        766 votes
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                          15 comments  ·  Operating System  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Interactive Live Tiles

                          While this idea has been posted here, no one has really expounded on possible use cases. For example, Interactive LiveTiles would allow:

                          - Scrolling through the week's forecast on the weather tile
                          - Scrolling through headlines on a news tile and tapping one should you wish to read the related story
                          - Scrolling through emails, sms, or chat messages and tapping one should you wish to read or reply to it
                          - Scrolling last 10/20 tweets or Facebook posts
                          - Playing video from a news app or a movie trailer from Flixster/Fandango if you don't want to open…

                          125 votes
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                            3 comments  ·  Improved Experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Show To-Do items on the Calendar Live Tile and Lock Screen

                            Add an option to display to-do entries on the Calendar live tile and lock screen.

                            1,167 votes
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                              43 comments  ·  Calendar  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Live Tile Clock

                              Similar to the HTC branded Windows phone, Microsoft should have its own LiveTile Clock. It does not need weather and all the other fixes, just the current time with options to show seconds as well. Extended features could include stop watch options, font style, color styles, est. I also would like the option to have the tile background color update alone with the phone theme and/or the option to have the time display over your own pictures or system pictures. Also, the option to remove the tile similar to just having a clear background tile so that your time…

                              98 votes
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                                2 comments  ·  Applications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Exploding (flyout) Live Tile Password

                                These "actionable LiveTiles" that are getting leaked are getting me excited. What i keep thinking of though, is how long it would take developers to implement uses for the Fly-out Livetiles. What would be a cool option, even for apps that haven't been designed with anything in mind for a fly-out, is a password prompt to pop up out of the "static" tile, so you can password lock some apps on your phone - this would be better than "guest corner", in my opinion.

                                This would allow users to keep some things private and more…

                                142 votes
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                                  7 comments  ·  Operating System  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Turn off live tiles

                                  Add the ability to turn off livetiles. I know livetiles are a selling point but it can be very hard somtimes to figure out which tile is which when there are random pictures flashing on the tile. Sometimes I can't distinguish between the People tile or the Me tile or the Pictures tile...etc. because the pics flash on the tile and I'm not sure which is which.

                                  It would be so great to have the option to turn off livetiles one by one. Making them a simple static icon of sorts. If…

                                  95 votes
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                                    8 comments  ·  Improved Experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • 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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                                    • double press the 'windows' key while on start screen to refresh tiles

                                      The live tiles don't seem to refresh as often as some would like. It would be great if we could simply press the 'windows' key (the middle button under the screen) twice and have all the tiles refresh as well as possible flip. Right now we have to wait for them to flip on their own...double pressing the windows key to flip as well as refresh would be a quick and easy way to overcome these obstacles.

                                      99 votes
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                                      • Support Horizontal Display of Live Tiles & Apps

                                        The main Live Tile screen should display HORIZONTALLY, not only Vertically. It is quite bothersome to have to constantly re-orient your phone everytime you want to go to the home screen from a Horizontally oriented App. The tiles should either rearrange themselves to about 3 tiles horizontally, or they should become zoomed so you can see 2 really nice big tiles. Or better yet, let us choose weather we want the 2 big tiles or the 3 tiles. In any case, please begin supporting more system screens horizontally. Thank you.

                                        159 votes
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                                          14 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Remove Facebook icon from People Hub live tile

                                          For Windows Phone 8: Please remove the Facebook icon from the People Hub live tile. Regardless of what accounts are linked, the People Hub live tile should only display the pictures of the people I care about.

                                          266 votes
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