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  1. Allow direct dialing on PhoneCallTask

    Allow users to choose if they want the "call/don't call" prompt dialog when an app invokes PhoneCallTask.

    Fast dialing apps are killed by this limitation.

    The same way a user can grant for background tasks, he could grant the app permissions to make direct dialing.

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    • 希望简体中文版本使用GBK字符集。

      希望简体中文版本使用GBK字符集。

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      • send automatic SMS using SmsComposeTask

        I wanted to implement one app which needs automatic sending of SMS. I read through SMSComposeTask, but it requires user to tap before SMS can be sent. Is there any workaround to do this. I am looking from the perspective that, is it possible that once SMSComposeTask is popped-up, I can click it using some automation code?

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        • Create Albums

          Why doesn't WP create albums? I thought the ability to create albums in 'photos' would really help users be more organized in storing their photos. Please vote if you agree.

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            Hi Enrique – I appreciate the consumer suggestions, but they’ll get more/better attention over on the consumer UserVoice site at http://windowsphone.uservoice.com/ – this UV site is for developer capability/API suggestions.

            Regarding your request, you can manually create albums by connecting your phone to your computer and then managing the photos contents similar to a USB drive and create folders/albums and move pictures about. Although your BEST bet is to go into your OneDrive account via web browser and create/manage albums there (instead of trying to do it on your phone).

            For developers, there is an API with WP 8.1 to add your app into the photos hub to allow for it to programmatically bring albums into the experience.

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            • Add text from QR-code button on the keyboard

              We need override base keyboard, with adding custom keys.
              And adding new text function: add text from reading QR-code.
              On the keyboard near the space button, add new button "input from camera". If you push this button, start camera app and starting search QR-code.

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              • 1 vote
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                • Group email messages by date

                  Would be nice and useful to have email messages grouped by date, same as contacts grouped by initial letter.

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                  • 1 vote
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                    • OWA Sync

                      Wish there was a way for mails, contacts,calendars etc to be "pulled" from an OWA URL into the email account definitions. BB has this as a standard feature out of the box, while 3rd party apps are available under IOS (though not half as good as the BB). This is particularly helpful when activesync has not been enabled. If the information is available from a browser, it should be available to an app.

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                      • De una buena vez quiten la interfaz Metro, se ve bien desde una app de escritorio, pero en el móvil es horrible.

                        De una buena vez quiten la interfaz Metro, se ve bien desde una app de escritorio, pero en el móvil es horrible.

                        Once removed the Metro interface looks good from a desktop app, but on the mobile phone is horrible.

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                        • 1.简体中文字体显示效果不好 2.WiFi应该有个选项,可以选择锁屏是WiFi是否继续连接 3.应用程序应该有个退出菜单,不需要不停的滑动退出

                          1.简体中文字体显示效果不好 2.WiFi应该有个选项,可以选择锁屏是WiFi是否继续连接 3.应用程序应该有个退出菜单,不需要不停的滑动退出

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                          • Support Windows 7 as a dev environment for WP 8.0+

                            Windows Phone application development should be possible with currently supported Windows versions (e.g., windows 7, vista) and not limited to only the latest Windows version that has limited adoption and hardware requirements. Given that the emulator is virtual anyway, I'm unsure why my development environment is limited in such a way.

                            Limiting the development environment to Windows 8 only limits my ability to develop for Windows Phone, and ultimately will pull down Microsoft.

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                            • 1320 - 80072f30

                              I recently bought a Nokia Lumia 1320 and when i tried to sync my contact with hotmail contact, i receive the following error message
                              "80072f30 this contact couldn't be updated on server"

                              Appreciate your idea on this

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                              • 1 vote
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                                • How to get the Uri APP lists at WinPhone8 Device?

                                  We can regist at shared URI that other developers could use the specified URI to launch our App.
                                  Is there any way to get the shared URI list of APP?
                                  Sugest to suply a way to get the list from a device

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                                  • zscxj

                                    windowsphone8.1希望增加键盘大小自定义,还有个要改的地方,就是删除照片,跳出的询问窗口都在最顶上,这个方式在大屏上很不方便,特别是8.1字和窗口小了后,更加的够不到,只能双手操作,希望把这个询问窗口放到屏幕最下面,其它的地方也可以这样,这样大屏手机也适合单手操作了,现在把后台管理放在了节电里,很不直观,需要我一个个应用点开才能知道这个应用我是不是关了后台,还有就是输入的时候光标不能随意放位置,每次都是出现在最下面,然后拖上去,很不方便。希望上面的能改进!

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