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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 →
    • Improve the Calendar Live Tile

      The app itself is fine (imo), but the live tile just isn't good. It has average formatting, and it only displays one event. If you look at the app "Cal", it's live tile has nice formatting, and displays three events on the wide tile. This is the kind of format we need for the native app!

      1,720 votes
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        15 comments  ·  Calendar  ·  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...

        2,522 votes
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          98 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 →
          • 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. :-)

            2,118 votes
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              13 comments  ·  Calendar  ·  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…

              661 votes
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                14 comments  ·  Improved Experience  ·  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

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                  30 comments  ·  Improved Experience  ·  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

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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 →
                      • 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.

                        2,014 votes
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                          75 comments  ·  Calendar  ·  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.

                          1,138 votes
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                            42 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…

                            763 votes
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                              15 comments  ·  Operating System  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • 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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                                1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • 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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                                  8 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • A live tile app that monitors data usage.

                                  I'm thinking just have it watch you upload/download amount and have it reset a certain time of month.

                                  297 votes
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                                    14 comments  ·  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…

                                    124 votes
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                                      3 comments  ·  Improved Experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • interactive start screen and redesign the start screen for use 2 columns tiles

                                      start screen live tiles can be interactived,like what i've seen on a show about interactive tiles show by microsoft research on pc,and the tiles size should be changed for make full advantage of the screen when use 2 columns tiles,and made other changes like long press home button show Cortana and change search button into action center,for it will become easier for one hand use, picture below is my concept
                                      https://onedrive.live.com/redir?resid=E0A8527D995DDA7B!2825&authkey=!AMPhAnsgbklHFq0&v=3&ithint=photo%2c.jpg
                                      2.https://onedrive.live.com/redir?resid=E0A8527D995DDA7B%212826

                                      1,517 votes
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                                        13 comments  ·  Operating System  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • A live tile folder to put groups of live tiles.

                                        With new deep-app linking this would allow one live tile that would open to a group of tiles to quickly access many areas of apps.

                                        91 votes
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                                          4 comments  ·  Improved Experience  ·  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…

                                          139 votes
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