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Welcome to the Windows Platform Developer (WPDev) Feedback site. This feedback forum provides the WPDev community with a channel for feedback on the following topics:

  • Windows developer platform (APIs, runtimes, and controls)
  • Dev Center Store (developer portal, back-end services, reporting/analytics and process)
  • Windows Stores (Windows and Windows Phone)

Your suggestions will be reviewed by the Windows platform developer team, providing feedback to help with planning ideas and to better understand how developers are using the development platform.

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If you’re new to this whole UserVoice thing, we’d like to note two important things about this site: (a) List items (and item rankings) represent community interest in features, and does not represent an actual priority list for the product team; and (b) Suggestions made using this forum will be moderated if they do not actually represent a feature request.

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  1. Create a "do not disturb" button which turns off all reminders and notifications allowing the user to stay focused without distraction.

    Creating a 'do not disturb' button helps the user focus on what matters to be more productive. And, if you are watching a movie or playing a PC game it can also turn off background apps giving more speed to the current task.

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    • 8 votes
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      • Support Windows 7 as a dev environment for WP 8.0+

        Windows Phone application development should be possible with currently supported Windows versions (e.g., windows 7, vista) and not limited to only the latest Windows version that has limited adoption and hardware requirements. Given that the emulator is virtual anyway, I'm unsure why my development environment is limited in such a way.

        Limiting the development environment to Windows 8 only limits my ability to develop for Windows Phone, and ultimately will pull down Microsoft.

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        • Print Dialog box in IE 11 not user friendly and won't work in background like in chrome so that we can open new tab

          In IE 11 when Print Dialog box appears,we can't do anything like opening new tab until Printing is completed.Also Print Dialog Box isn't as user friendly as in Chrome.
          So please,make IE 12 work like Chrome in background tasks like
          1) Saving web page in background I.e in at bottom like Chrome.
          2) Opening new tab while Print Dialog Box is still there I.e printing is still pending.
          3) Downloading Box can be opened in new tab like Chrome so that it can't irritating at bottom of each tab.
          please reply Microsoft for my problem & address them in IE…

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          • 希望简体中文版本使用GBK字符集。

            希望简体中文版本使用GBK字符集。

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            • Create Albums

              Why doesn't WP create albums? I thought the ability to create albums in 'photos' would really help users be more organized in storing their photos. Please vote if you agree.

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                Hi Enrique – I appreciate the consumer suggestions, but they’ll get more/better attention over on the consumer UserVoice site at http://windowsphone.uservoice.com/ – this UV site is for developer capability/API suggestions.

                Regarding your request, you can manually create albums by connecting your phone to your computer and then managing the photos contents similar to a USB drive and create folders/albums and move pictures about. Although your BEST bet is to go into your OneDrive account via web browser and create/manage albums there (instead of trying to do it on your phone).

                For developers, there is an API with WP 8.1 to add your app into the photos hub to allow for it to programmatically bring albums into the experience.

              • Delays by Verizon to release Windows Phone 8.1 in the USA painful for app developers.

                The delays by Verizon to release Windows Phone 8.1 in the USA are painful for app developers. It's hard for devs and consumers to understand who to blame: Microsoft, Verizon, or Nokia (or other mfgs). MS has to push more to make this happen. Why waste time developing 8.1 apps that can't be used by customers of one of the largest phone providers?

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                • 3 votes
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                  • 3 votes
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                    • CHANGE THE GREY CHARM BAR OF APPS IN COLOUR CHARM BAR LIKE THE APPS

                      For ex: IE: BLUE; OneNote: violet; Windows Store: green; OneDrive: blue; Whatsapp: green and so on for #morecolourfull!!!

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                      • 2 votes
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                        • 2 votes
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                          • cortana without gps

                            i wish we could use cortana without enable the GPS on the phone, because having it on all the time cause an big battery drain and if am using internet can pull data from my IP and node for get semi exact information, this wouyld make more likely that people can use cortana even without have too much technical knowledge in the phone

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                            • Add text from QR-code button on the keyboard

                              We need override base keyboard, with adding custom keys.
                              And adding new text function: add text from reading QR-code.
                              On the keyboard near the space button, add new button "input from camera". If you push this button, start camera app and starting search QR-code.

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                              • Los Iconos de Windows 8 Y WINDOWS PHONE 8.C Son deprimentes.

                                Lo que les queria decir es que los ICONOS de Windows 8 y WINDOWS PHONE 8.1 y las siguientes versiones de Windows. son deprimentes, es decir en las personas que los ven causan depresión.
                                No se como el departamento de Mercadotecnia y psicologia de Microsoft no estudiaron la teoría de las personas y la atraccion de un producto por los colores. Los colores que les pusieron a sus últimos productos están horribles.
                                No se en donde dejaron los iconos muy bonitos y vistosos que dejaron atras con Windows 7. Ustedes aun tienen las patentes de esos iconos, ¿Porque no volver…

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                                • missing social networking features

                                  facebook contacts not sycing properly ,facebook facebook messenger whats app etc while compare to android & ios these applications still very worst on windows mobile why develpoeres not improving these social networking apps new features are still missing miscrosft team plss improve these app without fb fbmessenger our device not worth without applications .............

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                                  • 1 vote
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                                    • Group email messages by date

                                      Would be nice and useful to have email messages grouped by date, same as contacts grouped by initial letter.

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                                      • 1 vote
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                                        • OWA Sync

                                          Wish there was a way for mails, contacts,calendars etc to be "pulled" from an OWA URL into the email account definitions. BB has this as a standard feature out of the box, while 3rd party apps are available under IOS (though not half as good as the BB). This is particularly helpful when activesync has not been enabled. If the information is available from a browser, it should be available to an app.

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