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  1. 3 votes
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      0 comments  ·  SDK - Tools + Templates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Add google talk to threads

      Allow chatting in threads with google talk, similar to how facebook chat is implemented in threads.

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      • Localizable Notifications (Toast)

        Toast Message seem to be localizable only serversided. That has at least 2 disadvantages:
        1 more work to do for programmers (always check if user has changed the language and notify the webservice so it can change Toast messages
        2 if user changes language and dont start app, there is no way of notifying the webservice that is has changed, so user will get wrong language toasts..

        Change it to a localizable mechanism please

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          0 comments  ·  Dev Center + Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Extand the storage API so they are actually useful and remove the pointless reserved format plicy

          Why is it that every single nice API that allows for great things to be developed on this platform has to have some stupid limitation? Why do you reserve the media formats supported by the phone? We can't even read a god forsaken txt file from SD cards. Why even bother introducing the API in the first place...

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          • Enable Wifi calling and texting

            Tmobile has wifi calling for when you have no cell signal, but you have wifi. No windows phones have this capability. Also add orientation lock please. Otherwise this is the best OS by far. Incredible UI!

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            • key board problem during charging in samsung omnia w

              sir, i have samsung omnia w. its running latest update. when i charged my phone, then the key press becomes laggy and hard

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              • Asphalt 6.xda

                Asphalt 6 for platform Windows Phone.

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                • Allow direct printing without Modern UI print dialog

                  In Windows Store apps there is no way to programmatically initiate a print job.

                  Under WPF, it is possible to initiate printing to the default printer by simply calling Print() on a properly configured PrintDocument object.

                  We have a popular photo booth app in the Windows Store. It is able to provide a fully automated photo booth experience for the user's event guests EXCEPT when it comes to printing. In order to print, the guests must leave the tailored kiosk experience and interact with the local print dialog.

                  If it were running under WPF, then it would simply print the…

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                    0 comments  ·  Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Allow write-access to song metadata

                    While listening to new music, I want to be able to update/correct song metadata such as title, genre, album, and rating. That's RATING, not "like/dislike". Rating is an int variable, and I want to be able to specify an exact value.

                    Currently I can READ this value but I cannot WRITE to it so that it syncs and updates the library on my PC from where the song came from.

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                      0 comments  ·  Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • 3 votes
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                      • Provide ability to see the total number of reviews from all regions

                        Just add a simple ticker showing how many TOTAL reviews/ratings there have been for a specific app

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                        • It is not possible to determine which platform the app was purchased on via existing APIs.

                          Can we know the platform on which app was purchased after app linking?

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                            1 comment  ·  Windows Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Music Accessibility

                            You should put the shuffle, repeat and like buttons in the pop-up music menu

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                              0 comments  ·  Controls  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • 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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