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  1. 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 →
    • Battery drain after running Spotify until phone reboot

      Phone: Nokia Lumia 800,
      OS Version 7.10.8773.98,
      Firmware: 1750.0805.8773.12220
      Hardware: 112.1402.2.3
      Europe.

      The symptom was that some days the phone battery would not even last a day, while on the other days it would easily last more than a day.

      Apparently, this depends if the Spotify had been used - if I use Spotify even for short time (15 minutes) the phone battery will be dead significantly faster (say after 8-10 hours instead of 30) than on a day when I had not listened to Spotify. If I reboot the phone after using Spotify the problem goes away.

      I suspect…

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        0 comments  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Add Songs in MediaPlayer.Queue programmatically

        I wish you add the capability to Add or Remove MediaLibrary.Songs or modify current MediaPlayer.Queue via code. This feature could bring the capability for create better music player to put in the marketplace.

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          1 comment  ·  XNA  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • auto fill

          magic wand to remember login, getting tired of retyping my emailaddress and password on every login.

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          • Why we have access to Contact List but din't have access to owner phone number?

            Why we have access to Contact List but din't have access to owner phone number?

            I don't understand why this info not similar? If we have access to Contact List and that normal than access to owner phone nubber must be normal. Of cource if user give rights to app.

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              0 comments  ·  Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Allow balance control in BackgroundAudioPlayer

              I want to be able to control the balance of the audio I play back with the BackgroundAudioPlayer. There is no good reason for not allowing this, so please add it.

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                0 comments  ·  Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Add support for TMC

                TMC allows to get traffic Information for Windows Phone: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Traffic_message_channel

                This would enable live traffic aware apps.

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                  0 comments  ·  Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • HTML links within document don't work when in frameset

                  When using Internet Explorer in Windows Phone 8 on Nokia Lumia 1350 (OS 8.0.10517.150) I noticed that pointing to specific section of any document (using #name) doesn't work from pages using frameset (doctype is correctly set to HTML 4.01 supporting framesets).

                  To verify, try clicking on any method in Java Javadoc, for example open http://docs.oracle.com/javase/7/docs/api/ and click through -> java.applet -> AppletContext -> getApplet.
                  Java site uses brackets in links names which is not ok but this is not related to this issue and even links without brackets don't work.

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                    0 comments  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Allow migrate an app between publishers account

                    This is common issue. The developers might change their country of reside, new countries might be opened in Dev Center, apps can be sold to other owners. How to migrate app to new account without deleting and resubmitting under new one? It will cause losing all reviews and position.

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                    • Restore default images for contacts

                      Add an option for remove the image in a contact. Big lack. You can add an image but you cant remove it.

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                      • add a super app shortcut on one screen use mutiple small icon for frequently app

                        because the metro ui can not very quickly find app for lots of app shortcut

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                        • MFC for WP

                          It would be nice, to create a special MFC version for WP. MFC for WinCE was very efficient and comfortable in use.

                          Thanks!

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                            0 comments  ·  Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                            • Enterprise Development Support

                              The current developer ecosystem for WindowsPhone apps is focused on individual developers or corporate developer accounts that typically distribute apps to the masses via the Marketplace.

                              Internal use of apps is defined as a "beta test" and requires a list of Live IDs designated to allow a certain set of users to download and use the app. This is very limited and also time consuming. Ideally, a company may wish to dedicate a group of Live IDs as testers to be used each time. Allowing for tester groups or "profiles" would allow for efficient test setup in the Marketplace, especially…

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                                1 comment  ·  Dev Center - use Dev Center forum  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • possibiluty to open subtitles

                                possibility to watch videos with .srt or others directly on wp7

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                                • Allow SpeechRecognizer.RecognizeAsync to detect speech while headphones plugged in

                                  When I have headphones plugged in my Windows Phone 8 device, I make a function call to SpeechRecognizer.RecognizeAsync in my app. I speak into the phone's microphone area, but my code never gets any results returned from RecognizeAsync. Eventually, it will timeout.

                                  SpeechRecognizer should continue to detect voice even with headphones connected to device.

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                                  • Speech Api and App publishing support for developers in Dubai

                                    Please note yalla apps in dubai provides way to submit apps to marketplace but it is too costly for developers which takes 50% commission from total income of developers and provides only one device unlock for free . Also service is too slow.

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                                    • Deploy app to locked device

                                      Just a small issue: When I work on my WP app the phone often times out and locks itself. When I hit the Play button, more often than not, I get the error message that I must first turn on and unlock my phone.

                                      The phone in question is not password protected and has a connection with my PC already (I can browse the phone with Explorer).

                                      It'd be great if Visual Studio automatically turned on & unlocked the phone upon deployment - if needed.

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                                      • [Favorite] Twitter Button applicationbar. (people hub)

                                        You can retweet and answer Tweets but You cant favorite

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                                        • rss reader and favorites synced

                                          Rss hub synced with a new live service (like google reader) and outlook or ie

                                          Sync favorites bookmarks between ie mobile, desktop and a new live service

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