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  1. Allow service codes in dialler tasks

    For some reason, entering a number with a * at the front in to the dialler task in an app in WP7.5, WP8.0, or WP8.1 results in the message "Please enter service codes directly from the phone's keypad". This means I can't use GSM service codes in a dialler app, e.g. for settings conditional call forwarding which needs *61* at the front.

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    • Debug the map.

      I cannot get directions for Transit and Walk but for drive in the Maps for WP 8.1. Please fix it. Also, it is pretty slow.

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        0 comments  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Serious Security bug

        I found something (which I think of as serious security bug). I'll start with the fact that I've got NOKIA L920 ith WP8.1 preview for developers. What else could be important is that I've set additional security code (so I've got two codes, first for SIM card and second my own internal code which should be typed after a long time of phone inactivity). I noticed that after the reboot of my mobile phone I can skip SIM code (simply by pulling the screen down - like clsing an app), and then i only need to type my internal code…

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        • Allow installation of Windows Phone SDK, sans-emulator

          Currently, the Windows Phone SDK installs all the components within the SDK, including the emulator. However, not all devices are compatible, and the emulator images take up a large amounts of space and take lengthy times to download. Users without compatible hardware are forced to download an unnecessary portion of the SDK without the ability to skip this feature. As such, please make the installation of the SDK optional during the SDK installation.

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          • 3 votes
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            • marketplace management

              Manage my total apps purchase by deleting the unwanted apps from the total list similar like google store...
              And also give the ability to filter my payment purchased apps

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              • URI to Launch Calendar for a specific day

                It would be helpful to be able to launch the calendar for a specific day i.e I tell the user "you have x appointments today - Would you like to review them ?" and then launch the calendar.

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                  0 comments  ·  Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • API access to the network adapter

                  It's not currently possible to access the wireless radio in ways that would be useful for auditing a wireless network.

                  http://forums.wpcentral.com/windows-phone-apps/235446-wi-fi-analyzer-possible-wp8.html

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                  • Bring back the direct access to facebook in the people hub that we had in Windows Phone 8.0

                    In Windows Phone 8 we were able directly access facebook through the people hub. Comment on photos, write on walls without having to enter the facebook app. We were also able to switch between text messages and Facebook messages on the fly. Now with WIndows Phone 8.1 the app ALWAYS has to open. On my Lumia 920 it takes significantly longer to do that now. IT'S SLOW!!!! Please bring back the simplicity and efficiency of Windows Phone!

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                    • Cortana API

                      It will be great to provide an API allowing developers to interact with Cortana following this workflow:
                      1- Get command from Cortana.
                      2- Do some processes.
                      3- Get back to Cortana with response data (do not exit from Cortana UI).
                      4- Cortana responds the user.
                      Please vote if you're interested by this feature request.

                      42 votes
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                        2 comments  ·  Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Here Drive voice navigation stops working in WP8.1

                        Nokia Here Drive voice navigation used to work on my Lumia 1020 when connected to car (Passat) via bluetooth until upgraded to WP8.1: the voice for navigation cannot get through. The music can get through, though, and when the navigation voice is supposed to happen, the music pauses as usual, but no voice navigation can be heared.

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                        • Messaging, All in one, why not?

                          I have just upgraded from windows phone 8 to windows phone 8.1. Everything is ok, but there are something that make disappoint.

                          1) One of the reasons I choose WP is the way Facebook chat in messaging, manage Facebook contact, see photos, comment Facebook and in people hub. This is one of the best feature of windows phone, so why wp 8.1 didn't support this.

                          2) When I open contact in people to make call with Skype
                          , the phone must to start Skype program, after that make call. Why we not integrate Skype call into phone call!

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                          • Quicker photo shoot.

                            The Windows Phone 8 camera app took photos immediately and without delay. Now the Microsoft Camera app built into Windows Phone 8.1 has a delay of about 3 seconds to focus before it will take the picture.

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                              0 comments  ·  Camera + Video APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Notification Center that had not been so

                              nofificaiones center had to be moved from the left meego guy already looks better and cleaner and so would not be copied anyone since nokia who introduced this feature as bought a nokia, also all in the family

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                              • 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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                                • Provide a low-level API for Bluetooth LE (useful for beacons and RSSI)

                                  It would be very useful to have a low-level API for Bluetooth LE, because it would allow us to design applications that make use of some very interesting features of Bluetooth LE, like Observer and Broadcaster roles. With such an API it would be possible for example to scan for beacons.

                                  Windows CE had such a low-level API, built on top of HCI (Host Controller Interface).

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                                    0 comments  ·  Sensor + Settings APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • handwriting recognition

                                    Handwriting opsions.
                                    I had this om my htc advantage with wp 6.5..... Why is this not posible in wp 8.1 om a Nokia1520

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                                    • power management

                                      Power management, where one of the feature is user can tell which application us more power (this is good to know which application used more battery)

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                                      • Don't delete photos on native camera on WP 8.1

                                        If you shot a photo on native camera (Microsoft Camera) and see the photo on the app, it don't delete a photo when you pick "delete".

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                                        • Bring back the ability to play videos like in windows phone 8

                                          I see that a a I cannot play videos in the new windows phone 8.1 as it was able in windows phone 8

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