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  1. gravity mode

    As mobile rotate due to gravity tiles should be go up and down.

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      0 comments  ·  Live Tiles  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Privacy and Better design

      Here are a few suggestions:

      1. More number good games/apps(ESPECIALLY APP LOCK) in the store which are free.

      2. Mix radio seems pretty jumbled up and not systematic, it needs improvement.

      3. The showing of a messages content as soon as it arrives on the top is pretty cool but is not a good for private texts. So I'd recommend that it should be able to turn on or off for all or for some selective people and the same could be done for similar features

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      • Snap out lens for the webcam

        I think devices with cameras should give users the option to snap the lens to the webcam out of the computer

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          0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Hola,van por buen camino el nuevo windows 10,el explorador de windows no se encuentra ni se habre el menu de inicio.

          Hola por el moemnto va bien el nuevo windws 10,hay par de errores a corregir,el menu de inicio no habre ni la barra de cortana tampoco,mejoraria los colores volviendo así al clasico windows 7 y su opción de trasnparencia en la barra y ventana,los colores del windows 10 estan apagados y son muy simple en cambio windows 7 tiene esos colores con su efecto cristal y agilizar un poco mas el sistema en sí.

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            0 comments  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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              0 comments  ·  XAML APIs (Silverlight-style)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Load any .txt, .doc file added manually in Visual Studio.

              It would be really nice if you will enable loading any .txt or .doc files from app folder. I have recently needed this feature, because I am making something like a e-book, and I was thinking that I can write the content in a .txt file and then load it, but couldn't be possible.

              It would be nice.

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                0 comments  ·  Phone Data Store APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Ability to place the tile title up, right or left.

                It would be nice for developers to be able to set the title of the tiles whether they want: up, on the right/left (flipped horizontaly).

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                  0 comments  ·  Live Tiles  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • new training Kit

                  I think should give the developer with a new training kit, seen alot of update in Development

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                    0 comments  ·  Dev Experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Search Methodogy

                    Here is a simple example that I really have a hard time understanding.
                    The name of our software is "J&L Financial Planner." It shows up in the store as "JL Planner."
                    The description has the words "planner", "Financial Planner" and most term one would associate with an app whose sole purpose is to provide financial planning.
                    I don't understand why if I search with the simple term as "planner" it does not show up. It does not show up with "financial p;lanner" either. One would hope if I search for a word in the title our app would show up…

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                      0 comments  ·  Store Search  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • SMB API

                      As long as WP does not support browsing shared folders and streaming content from them out of the box (I really feel like it should!) it would be nice to have an SMB API so developers can create third party apps capable of doing this.

                      Such an API does not seem to exist for WP8.1 if I'm not mistaken.

                      Implementing the protocol manually kindof seems like it would reinvent the wheel.

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                        0 comments  ·  Communication APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Show correct number of songs in an album in store

                        I want to buy a music album with my WP 8.1. I go to Music app and search for the album I want. Now, even if the music provider has selected that the album for WP will contain only 10 of 12 original stores, the store app is showing the album having 12 songs if the meta data of the last song shows it as number 12. Misleading, I would say.

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                          1 comment  ·  Windows Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Give developers a control to uninstall store apps

                          Currently the Windows.Management.Deployment.PackageManager is not available for store apps. Developers would need this functionality if app is valid only for a certain date.

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                            0 comments  ·  Windows Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Bring back the twenty-percent (20%) Store Fee

                            Somehow I missed like most people this change:
                            i. For the Windows Store. The Store Fee for Apps made available in the Windows Store is thirty percent (30%) of Net Receipts, unless and until your App takes in total Net Receipts of USD$25,000, after which time the percentage is 20% for that App. The twenty-percent (20%) Store Fee will be in effect until December 31, 2014. Beginning January 1, 2015, the Store Fee for all Apps made available in the Windows Store will be thirty percent (30%) of Net Receipts.

                            This is a huge step back!

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                              0 comments  ·  Windows Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Microphone in Microsoft mouse for cortona

                              Built-in Microphone in Microsoft mouse for Crotona. If you guys don't make support for desktop users with easy access to a microphone to use Cortona will fail and I really don't want to see that happen.

                              Thanks,
                              Steve Skolnik

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                                0 comments  ·  Controls  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • make optional the column of the most used programs in the start menu of Windows 10, giving the choice to have only the tiles without the lef

                                make optional the column of the most used programs in the start menu of Windows 10, giving the choice to have only the tiles without the left column.

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                                  0 comments  ·  Live Tiles  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Use the new feature of App Service to connect to apps across other devices

                                  Could be interesting if we could use the new feature of App Service to connect to apps across other devices, so we can access to service exposed by a "server app" that is on second device, this could be very useful, especially in IoT scenario. The server app could accept connection only if the two devices have the same user account, or the request comes from a device with an accounts that is in a whitelist

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                                    0 comments  ·  Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Ingenieria de Baterias

                                    Pienso que ademas de trabajar en la programación de aplicaciones, el equipo de Windows Phone, debería de trabajar en conjunto con los fabricantes de Harreare para los WP.
                                    El Hardware de WP actualmente esta bastante bien ya que no esta corrupto con el SO Android, el cual para ejecutarse necesita mas de multiples procesadores, multiples nucleos y memora rom por arriba de 1 Gb

                                    En el Caso de WP esta muy bien la arquitectura que plantean un procesador y que las aplicaciones se ejecuten con un minimo de 512 en ram y es muy buena.

                                    Con esto demuestran que un…

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                                      0 comments  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • touch keyboard in desktop version of internet explorer

                                      You removed activex and plugin support from metro ie. Fine. But every time a video doesn't work or a plugin is needed the desktop version is opened. Then you have to manually click the keyboard icon to input anything. Did you even test this "experience" before shipping windows 8? Needless to say it works in Chrome.
                                      Try filling a form with the desktop version on a touch device. Then repeat for a week and tell me this isn't needed. I'll go as far as to call it a bug.

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                                      • CSV Export is malformed if in-app offer has double quotes or commas in the name

                                        I like to export the reports in CSV format from the dashboard for my apps and purchases, to later process them and build some more detailed reports.

                                        Several of my in-apps have names with double quotes and/or commas in the name. If I try to export the in-app CSV report it's malformed for those lines.
                                        I found so far three different cases, but all of them result in one (or more) extra column, due to wrong escaping of the quote or comma characters.

                                        First example, in-app name: 10,000 items
                                        Results in "10","000 Items", instead of simply "10,000 Items"

                                        Another case…

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                                          2 comments  ·  Dev Center + Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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