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  1. explorer Shield picture

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    • More control of top bar on project Westminster

      Hi!

      I want to suggest to add more control of top bar on project Westminster. Like change his color (like a native UWP) and toggle full screen mode.

      Cheers!

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        0 comments  ·  Web Browser Control APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Putting and viewing comments in office documents

        Please allow users to view "comments" in office docs i.e word, ppt, excel....also allow user to add comments on these docs

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          0 comments  ·  Dev Center + Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Better app discovery and visibility for new apps

          I submitted my word game to the apple App Store. In 2 days it was downloaded 600 times.

          I submitted the same app to the windows phone store. It has been live for a week now and has received a total of only 17 downloads. Daily downloads has dropped down to between 0 and 1.

          I have been a developer for the windows phone since it first debated. When the windows phone marketplace was young, you used to receive a nice visibility boost when your app was new - which translated to at least hundreds of downloads. Now a new…

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            0 comments  ·  Windows Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Support app icons with transparent background in the Game Hub

            My game icon was designed to have a transparent background, but when I published it and saw it listed in the Game Hub, the transparent background was not filled with the user's theme color as it would have been in the app list or when pinned to the home screen.

            Please add support for icons with a transparent background in the Games list.

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              0 comments  ·  Live Tiles  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • 5 votes
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              • dev center notification center

                I was expecting some notification center on the site so that i can see what new things have happened over my account since my last visit. I just my dev center account just like facebook and watch for notifications. Let me be able to see the reviews that are added or app crashes so that my attention towards them grows infinitely large.

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                  0 comments  ·  Dev Experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Windows 8.1 preview for developers - Feedback and Some useful inputs

                  I am not a windows phone developer, but work on .Net platform and tried some developing some test apps on my phone.

                  Downloaded the Windows Phone 8.1 developer preview few days back. Some of the features which were really needed are now available. That makes the OS user friendly and intuitive.

                  But, I would like to keep some of the very important problems which i faced and think other users also might be.

                  1. Music - the app has become very slow. Each time the app is launched, it says, Loading music in the top. It was way ahead faster…

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                    0 comments  ·  Controls  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Open up Microsoft TellMe for WP developers. Text2Speech api must be part of wp sdk.

                    I see many developers can be benefited from text2speech api. It can also bring in whole range of new apps for windows phone.

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                    • String.Normalize() Method

                      The method would be useful for developers who must deal with diacritics in multilanguage apps.

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                        0 comments  ·  Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Dialing security codes from third party apps

                        Please allow us to dial security code from third party apps. To make it safe, you can notify the user if the application uses security code at the time of installation.

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                          0 comments  ·  Structured Data  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • 5 votes
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                          • Direct support for TypeScript and Angular 2 in Windows 10 HTML Apps

                            It'd be awesome to create a new Windows App and select "HTML" > "TypeScript + Angular 2".
                            By TypeScript support I mean: No need to transpile it to JavaScript. Debugging TypeScript code directly. Typing information for all the APIs, so it feels similar to C#.
                            I know, Angular 2 isn't ready just yet but I hope this is something we can look forward to.

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                            • I have developed a Sudoku app. Initially, it was listed on the store if you searched for Sudoku, which is a keyword and part of the app's na

                              I have developed a Sudoku app. Initially, it was listed on the store if you searched for Sudoku, which is a keyword and part of the app's name. However, it disappeared after a few days. I still had over 100 downloads a day for a while, but that eventually subsided after about 2,000 down loads. It is frustrating to search for Sudoku and see apps that have nothing to do with Sudoku, such as the United Airlines app, but not my app. If the store will only show 50 apps, perhaps they could limit them to apps that really relate…

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                                0 comments  ·  Dev Center + Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • video silence

                                When I play a video in silence it makes an annoying click sound when I want to skip a part of the video. On my lumia 925 with wp8.1

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                                  0 comments  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • SMS forwarding and copying parts

                                  Forwarding an existing message thats what i miss a lot.
                                  It would be very helpfull to have an abbility to copy a part of text out of a message. Sometimes i have to share parts of messages with others.
                                  shoudn't be tough to implement but would be an beneficial for an user.
                                  THX.

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                                  • provide a daily schedule for sounds.

                                    For instance, email and messaging notifications could be silenced at night, whilst call ringtones would function as normal.

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                                    • Need to be able to get an invoice for payments made

                                      As an app publisher in South Africa, I am currently unable to get any sort of proper tax invoice for purchases made through my developer account. This makes me incredibly unpopular with my accountant! Would it not be possible to generate a simple invoice and email it to me? Currently MS only seems to send snail mail invoices and only to certain countries (way to go in leading the way with technology in business!!) Anyway, Im sure that Im not the only one who has this issue so if we could look at some email invoices it would be great.

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                                      • Windows Phone should allow signed App installation over the USB.

                                        In some case if enterprise wants its signed app to be installed using In house Touch Kiosk(PC/MACHINE) then this should be possible using USB installation.

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                                        • Wireless projector from Office

                                          Add support for Office to directly send presentation to wireless projector.

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