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  1. 25 votes
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      3 comments  ·  Unsorted  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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      • Make tapping top of lists scroll to top

        Follow touch enablement of mobile platforms and enable the list controls by default to have a "tap top" area that scrolls to top of list automatically.

        24 votes
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          4 comments  ·  XAML/Controls APIs (UWP)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Add API for developers to make true Live Tile Clocks

          I have an app in the store to make a live tile clock. It worked fairly well on WP8.1, but now on W10M, when you go to the start screen, until the tile notification refreshes, the live tile shows the default app tile. I checked with multiple clock tile apps in the store and they all have this same fundamental issue. (blank or app logo on tile until tile notification refreshes). What would be nice is, instead of sending tile notifications for every minute, if there was a way to better adjust the live tile image every minute. Something like…

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            1 comment  ·  Live Tiles  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

            Hey William! Andrew from the Windows Notifications team here. Definitely true that there needs to be a better way for Live Tile clocks to work.

            Maybe if tile notifications could be marked as “Display instantly”, the clock tiles would be able to work correctly when opening the Start Screen.

            I believe we delay displaying the notifications for performance reasons (we don’t render them till you open Start), but we also have a little delay in there to “cascade” the displaying of notifications, so everything doesn’t flip all at once. But by cutting out the second step with the “Display instantly” flag, it could maybe work.

            Anyways, thanks for the feedback! It’s useful!

          • [BUG] CurrentCulture should reflect the regional format defined by the user

            Before UWP, CurrentCulture reflected the Regional Settings format and CurrentUICulture reflected the Display Language. That behavior is good but has changed in UWP (both now reflect the same thing: Display Language), making it unecessarely hard for developers to correctly respect the user's preference when displaying dates and numbers.

            This behavior should be fixed or a new property should be made available in the SDK to enable us to get the user defined settings for regional format. We shouln't have to relly on workaround like this one: https://www.pedrolamas.com/2015/11/02/cultureinfo-changes-in-uwp/

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              0 comments  ·  Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • ListBox.ScrollIntoView doesn't work properly

              If a ListBox has elements with different sizes and you call ScrollIntoView to the last Item, the ScrollViewer doesn't scroll to correct position.

              You can reproduce it adding rectangles with 100px, 200px and 300px of height and calling ScrollIntoView to the last item.

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                2 comments  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • unpaired Bluetooth guest for crowd tracking

                On iOS, Android, BLE trackers like Trackr can anonymously make an encrypted connection via other users' devices running the tracking app; ideal for crowd tracking your lost device. this may be a blocking issue for getting good tracking devices into the platform

                23 votes
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                  1 comment  ·  Missing APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Accurate Timer API tuned for precision

                  Windows Phone has for some time some unfortunate issues with any timer based apps, where the background events do not fire in an accurate and precise point in time.

                  It would be helpful if APIs could be provided for both background and foreground apps. Including a possible ContentDialog which could be displayed even outside the app for custom actions when an alarm is completed. And a possible "Time Remaining" label which could be displayed in the Action Centre.

                  23 votes
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                    1 comment  ·  Missing APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Background audio problem in W10m build 10586.107

                    There seem to be some problems with background audio in the latest build of W10m insider preview.

                    The first is that when you develop an app and start playback from foreground UI and suspend the app - the audioplayback will stop along with suspending event. I've tested it on official sample installed on device. One or two my users also reported that it is happening in release mode. This hadn't happened in earlier builds.

                    The second thing is that if you set background media player's source as a storage file (not playlist), then start playback from foreground UI, suspend the…

                    23 votes
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                      2 comments  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Remove Search Restrictions

                      Remove the 50 apps limit from the phone and 100 app limit from the marketplace web site when users search for an app with a search term. If an app can not be found with its ideal keyword (becuase over a hundred apps already have used that search term) then new apps cannot be found with their ideal search terms. The concept of paging using skip and take very easily resolves this issue. It's quite dissapointing that a Bible app cannot be found with the search term bible.

                      23 votes
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                        11 comments  ·  Dev Center + Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Shell Context Menus.

                        Please add Shell Context Menus API for UWP apps.
                        We need way to integration with Windows Explorer context menu.

                        23 votes
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                          5 comments  ·  Missing APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Universal Apps drag & drop - remove read-only attribute

                          Please add a "Windows 10 Apps" category to this UserVoice.

                          When drag/dropping files/folders onto Universal Apps, the read-only attribute is set, making it impossible to edit those files/folders. There should be a way, e.g. through manifest, to allow this kind of interaction.

                          After all, drag/drop is a conscious user interaction (like a picker) and does not happen without their knowledge.

                          23 votes
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                            5 comments  ·  Unsorted  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • USB API

                            Windows Phone devices have an USB port on the bottom. It would be great to have an API that allows developers to communicate to third Party devices via the USB port. That way new acessories can be developed for Windows Phones. Right now we can only use the headphone jack for wired communication which does not allow for a lot of data Transfer and therefor Limits communication and development of Hardware accessories.

                            23 votes
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                              1 comment  ·  Missing APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • 23 votes
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                              • Access Cards API

                                API to emulate Radio Access Cards using NFC. That way WP can be used as a universal access card. A lot of corporate users who have to carry their access card with them will appreciate it. It will eliminate the situation when a person forgets his access card and has to go to the security office to get a temporary one.
                                One possible application of such API is ability to configure the access card ID from Active Directory. That way IT administrators will be able to provision new access codes using familiar infrastructure.
                                It will also make a corporation more…

                                22 votes
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                                  2 comments  ·  Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • dev center email report

                                  Weekly or daily email report, as provided by other app tracking platforms, with summary of downloads, reviews and other metrics.

                                  22 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  Dev Center + Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Provide APIs for detect current keyboard language

                                    Please provide APIs for detect current keyboard language and information about selected language (LTR or RTL ,...) and provide trigger or event for inform about changing keyboard language

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                                      0 comments  ·  Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • WebViews in UWP apps are using too much memory

                                      The Edge WebView in the UWP apps is using a very large amount of memory while if I open an Edge browser window it isn't using that much. It is also solved in other platforms like android and iOS. Currently, I cannot create more that 10 WebView on a desktop machine with 8 GB RAM because that would use 2GB of it and the OS is killing the process.

                                      22 votes
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                                        2 comments  ·  Web Browser Control APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Weed out spam applications during certification process

                                        The amount of spam applications, apps that are split out into several regions (i.e.: MyTranspo series), the ridiculous feed readers for all different musicians and whatnot, single book applications, and do-nothing apps (i.e.: the stuff published by "Eric_rulz")... This is just absolutely ridiculous. You already promised to take care of this, but it didn't work. We've still useless applications flooding the Marketplace, and there are no signs of it slowing. I believe that, instead of limiting the amount of certifications per user per day, the Marketplace should be a little better curated. Spam applications should not be approved. They should…

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                                          2 comments  ·  Dev Center + Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • 税金関係の手続きについて、日本語のサポートを提供してほしい。

                                          有料アプリを公開する際に必要になる ITIN あるいは EIN について、取得が不要になるのがベストですが、取得のためのサポートを日本語で提供してほしいと思います。
                                          現状、W-7 とか SS-4 とかの書類を書いて提出しなければなりませんが、Instructions ももちろん英語なので、ちゃんと書けているか自信がありません。
                                          申請には、お金も時間もかかります。NG だとがっくり来ます。
                                          MS さんの方でテンプレートを用意して頂くとか、書いたものを添削して頂くとかして、一発で取得できるようにして頂きたいと思います。

                                          よろしくお願いいたします。

                                          ところで、Web で検索すると、EIN の取得方法は結構見つかりますが、ITIN はほとんど見つかりません。
                                          取得代行をやっている業者も、EIN はありますが、ITIN はありません。
                                          ただ、どちらを取るべきかと言えば、本来は ITIN だと思うのですが…。
                                          ITIN の場合、パスポートの公証をしてもらわないといけないので、それだけで結構な費用が掛かり、何度も申請する気にはなれません。

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