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  1. Come back with the old cursor position with the finger

    The new way to move the cursor with the finger to edit a word is terrible in Win8.1. Please come back with previous solution.

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    • Maximize current apps

      There all still to much bugs on current main apps. Like on twitter, sometimes we cant follow during viewing a profile.

      Maximizing all current main apps would be better than having 1mil appd in the marketplace.

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      • Remove the validation for the Bank Account and Country

        When I try to insert a new Bank Account I receive an error because there is a validation that the Bank Account should be in the same Country of my account. I think this is not correct, because using Paypal I can receive money in another country but I don't want pay extra costs for Paypal and also i can insert my tax plan in a country different of my country in my account.
        Please remove that validation or validate according with my tax plan and not my country in the account.

        P.S.: there is another post that I voted…

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        • RSS Notification

          For RSS allow us to set custom settings for notifications and also allow us to enable the settings for users so they choose if they want notification or not.

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          • 3 votes
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            • Make email hub

              So we can see all our emails in single app

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              • Silverlight/XNAでの.NETランタイムのバージョンを上位側へ統合

                Silverlight/XNAが同時使用できるようになりましたが、実際には使用可能なランタイムバージョンがXNAに引っ張られる(2.0になる)ためか、TextReadtoEndなどが使用できないなど整合性がとられていません。 上位のバージョンを使用できるように修正してほしいです。

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                • Using Keyboard with Emulator WP8

                  Allow the use of desktop keyboard to interact with WP8 emulator similar to the current mouse functionality.

                  Thanks

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                    3 comments  ·  Dev Experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • map integration with available app

                    i came from Android world, where i really liked the google map integration with "turn by turn navigation". where, any address can be opened in google map, then get direction, and launch the navigation from the same screen. in which it will pick up the address from the map and gets the turn by turn voice direction and it works like a charm. i really liked the wp7 and would love to see similar fuctionality availlable in wp7 too.

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                    • Full Support for Apple Earpods

                      Full support for the Applr Earpods

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                      • Improvement to design. Landscape mode

                        Content not chrome.

                        I'm not a developer.

                        I'm Marketing designer of Monitor Dieta.

                        I really love the working design. And this is it.

                        [IMG]http://i45.tinypic.com/oswpdu.jpg[/IMG]

                        http://i45.tinypic.com/oswpdu.jpg

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                          0 comments  ·  Dev Center + Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Add TileMode and View* properties on TileBrush

                          In WinRT, the TileBrush class is missing the TileMode and View* properties that are present in other frameworks like WPF and Silverlight. Please add these properties so that we can support image tiling properly.

                          There are tons of requests for this over the past years. See this thread for an example:

                          http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/windowsapps/en-US/bb5aa859-e3d1-46f2-a661-d4bdbee9a1f2/windowsuixamlmediaimagebrush?forum=winappswithcsharp

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                            0 comments  ·  XAML APIs (WinRT)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Backgorund Services should be improved !!

                            This is third time I am stuck in windows phone app development because windows phone 8 doesn't provide a good background service. Running of background service just for 25 seconds every 30 minutes is restricting app developers from creating required apps for clients. My client is a well known home appliances manufacturing company , and they insist on regular update from app even when app is not running , which we successfully implemented in Android and iOS. But because of the restriction in windows phone development over background service client is on the verge of dropping windows phone app for…

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                            • Windows Phone Service Extensions

                              Windows Phone breaks from iOS and Android by removing the need to open an app to share pictures and statuses by adding a sharing API. However, this must be updated by Microsoft. It would be more useful if specific Service apps could be released that would extend these features by, for example, adding a Google+ option to the sharing interface. These services would be in charge of running the API and posting the data and could take the form of an implementable interface such as a ILinkSharer or something similar allowing the windows phone sharing interface to constantly expand and…

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                                0 comments  ·  Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Free emulator

                                MS has taken steps to bring the cost of app dev down by introducing a free version of Visual Studio and slashing the developer fee.

                                But there is still a significant hurdle remaining: a three figure spend is still required to upgrade to Windows 8 Pro which is a prerequisite for the emulator.

                                MS needs to provide a free version of Hyper-V that is supported on other editions of Windows 8 and can only be used to run the emulator.

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                                • Need a free support channel for gross problems with app download reports

                                  Currently, if you try to report a really strange problem with app download reporting from the Dev Center Dashboard, you are given the choice of either the free community forums, or paid support. If a developer observers a gross error in app download reporting, indicating a probable bug or problem with your system, there should be a priority E-mail support channel for getting assistance on these issues. For example, getting 1,000 downloads a day consistently for a month and then getting flat zero for several days in a row for an app that is clearly visible in the store and…

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                                  • Improved task switching

                                    In a windows desktop, ALT+TAB is used to switch quickly between apps.
                                    We need something just as fast in WP7.
                                    One suggestion is:
                                    Double tap home icon quickly, to see the list of open apps - as shown currently.
                                    This is faster than holding down the Back key for some time.

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                                    • 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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                                      • 7.8

                                        plz update windows phone 7.8 with the fuction of 'CHANGING NOTIFICATION SOUND'(been hearing the same old sound for over an year)

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