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  1. Notification Center Windows Phone 8.1

    Only the Wifi connection, airplane mode, the location can be activated, but why you cannot turn the data connection.

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      5 comments  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Debug over Wifi

      When you unplug a WP device from your computer while debugging, you get an error message that the device on an IP address and port is no longer responding. If the debugger connects to the phone via IP, then why not allow for debugging over the local network? That way, someone can develop for Windows Phone in a Hyper-V VM, and still debug on a physical phone, just without plugging it in. There ought to be a way to build a Debug Agent app that can broadcast itself to the network so Visual Studio knows where to look.

      107 votes
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        3 comments  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Enable removing language code from the "language history"

        If you ever selected "ru" and "ru-ru" laguages then it causes Tile localization show the en-us(default) tile localization to show.

        When I removed the "ru" language code and published my new version, the old version still remains with "Replaced and unpublished". Wich means the new version not fully replaced the old version.
        And this causes me very serious problems:

        1. Some of my users will still receive the old version of my app (after weeks). The store randomly gives the old or the new version of my app.

        2. My app has a WP7 version and a WP8 version XAP…

        69 votes
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          3 comments  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Fix VoiceCommands so they work whether the app is in the foreground or not

          Right now, Voice Commands registered for an app only work when an app is off, or in the background. They do not work if you are in the application already, and use Speech from the Windows key to navigate somewhere else in the app.

          To the end user, it appears that the command is recognized and the system is taking you there, then it closes without actually doing anything. This appears to the end user like a bug in my application, not a system-wide OS bug.

          I understand this was not necessarily the designed use case, but consider that the…

          62 votes
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            3 comments  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • 使用微软账户开启手机

            如果用户忘记了本地密码是不是很麻烦呢,这时候如果能通过“使用微软账户开启手机”是不是一个很人性化的选项呢?
            并且,也请在微软wp8网站中加入此功能,用于远程登录手机。

            55 votes
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              11 comments  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • ListBox.ScrollIntoView doesn't work properly

              If a ListBox has elements with different sizes and you call ScrollIntoView to the last Item, the ScrollViewer doesn't scroll to correct position.

              You can reproduce it adding rectangles with 100px, 200px and 300px of height and calling ScrollIntoView to the last item.

              48 votes
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                1 comment  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Email headers broken

                Originally posted by Sergiy (http://wpdev.uservoice.com/users/26024506-sergiy)
                "
                russian characters in email subject field are replaced by question marks when reply is sent.
                Steps to reproduce:
                1. send an email from gmail web interface with word "тест" as subject
                2. download the email using phone default client (the subject is shown correctly)
                3. press reply (subject is still correct)
                4. send the email
                5. check Sent folder - subject is displayed as ????
                6. check email in gmail - subject is brolen as well

                p.s. the phone language and settings are UK english. russian is used only as additional keyboard…

                35 votes
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                  1 comment  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Live Tile Update

                  The Live Tile doesnt seem to update by itself for new items until i open the app and close it. No amount of rebooting/resetting seems to help. While Toast Notifications seem to work "real-time", the Live Tile update simply doesnt. To my mind this defeats the very purpose of a "Live" tile. Went through quite a few forums and this seems to be a common refrain. Using a Lumia 920.

                  29 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Fix Bing Maps control for slow connection

                    When there's only a slow network connection available, the Bing Maps control freezes when the user hits the hardware back button. This delay can take up to 30 seconds after which it can even happen that the app is terminated by the OS.

                    The bug has already been documented in multiple forum threads:

                    Thread 1
                    http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/forums/en-us/wpdevelop/thread/03acca68-41f8-4cc6-b1a3-6a09463125bb

                    Thread 2
                    http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/wpdevelop/thread/7ab6a447-8b0a-431e-993e-a38bd67509da/

                    24 votes
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                      3 comments  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Fix MediaStreamSource in Windows Phone 8.1

                      When creating an app that uses MediaStreamSource to stream audio in Windows Phone 8.0, everything works just great. When porting this app to Windows Phone 8.1, the sound is flickering and its components are "stack overflow"-ing.

                      Here is a discussion on MSDN forums:
                      http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/wpapps/en-US/37ac0ed7-1884-4251-9914-07fae6467b98/mediastreamsource-not-working-properly-in-windows-phone-81?forum=wpdevelop

                      And here is a sample project source code:
                      https://wp8libflac.codeplex.com/

                      18 votes
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                        1 comment  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Cortana cannot set alarm when any 3rd party alarm apps are in use

                        Enable an alarm in any third party apps, for example in my own app 627.AM, then go to Cortana and ask her to create an alarm.

                        She can't, there's an error thrown.

                        Please, users are uninstalling alarm apps because of this stupid bug!!

                        17 votes
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                        • Icon lose quality in the Marketplace

                          Hi,
                          the biggest icon size requited is 200x200 bit in the Marketplace single App page this is resized to 240x240 losing quality.

                          17 votes
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                            2 comments  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Stop/Pause Media Queue when Bluetooth Disconnects

                            If there is media being played via the Media Queue, the playstate should be paused automatically when a Bluetooth connection is lost. Currently the media continues to play via the internal speaker.

                            Alternatively, if the Media Queue is currently paused when a Bluetooth connection is present, it should resume playing.

                            At the very least, this should be a configuration settings to allow this behavior.

                            17 votes
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                              6 comments  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Email app crashing upon loading certain code

                              Hi Microsoft,
                              I would like to report a bug certain HTML code that causes the Inbox to crash instantly upon viewing the email.

                              I'm not sure if this can be abused as we've seen on Mango where the phone is non responsive upon receiving a specially crafted text via notification.

                              Please leave your email so I can sent you the information. I do not wish to leave it out there.

                              Thanks.

                              15 votes
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                              • Windows Phone 8.1 - Contact search not working

                                Windows Phone 8.1 Dev Preview - When I type in a name to search for, it shows no results, regardless of what I am searching for. I have a business email account with thousands of contacts. Typing "A" (or any letter for that matter) returns no results.

                                15 votes
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                                  7 comments  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • System volume

                                  When the volume is in the rang 01-09, the volume does not decrease.
                                  This is experienced on a Nokia Lumia 800, OS version: 7.10.8107.79

                                  14 votes
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                                  • WebBrowser Control stops working if it reaches a site with BasicAuth

                                    If you are browsing web in your app and you reach a site protected by basic auth the control stops working. It fires the navigating event but not the navigated event. Seems that it is waiting to receive credential but no popup is showed.
                                    After this the control is no more usable the only option is to close the application and reload all.

                                    12 votes
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                                    • Bug : SMS Copy-Paste Multiple Recipient Number

                                      If you try to copy-paste multiple recipient number to the "To:" box in the messaging, the 2nd until the last number will be duplicated.

                                      Step to reproduce:
                                      1.) Type multiple number with semi colon separated :
                                      For example : 1234;5678;9012;
                                      2.) Copy this text, and paste it to the "To:" box in the New Message

                                      Expected : 1234;5678;9012;
                                      Actual : 1234;5678;5678;9012;9012

                                      11 votes
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                                      • Reply to user reviews

                                        We need this option in Windows Phone Store and Windows Store Apps.

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                                        • Fix System.IO.FileNotFoundException when using ToggleButton derivatives!

                                          There is an very old bug that is still present in Windows Phone 8 SDK: when a page has a control that inherits from ToggleButton (for example, CheckBox), System.IO.FileNotFoundException is thrown and shown in the Debug output.
                                          One can read more here: http://nicksnettravels.builttoroam.com/post/2012/01/06/Framework-Exceptions-in-Windows-Phone.aspx

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