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

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  1. Multitasking support

    Return back a multi-task support (may be optional?) will significal improve advanced users experience. In current situation its almost impossible to create some kind of applications, such as different trackers, survilence etc

    9 votes
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  2. 2 votes
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  3. stricter ui rules for the marketplace

    The design guidelines should be the law. Don't allow ugly interfaces, be stricter on things like navigation, general look and feel, even animation. Give developers good explanation what they do wrong, and enforce good design. If something is unresponsive, it should not be allowed unless there is a clear and good reason for it.
    Apps should take no longer than 2-3 seconds to start, and need to explain why they would take longer. Make the marketplace of the highest quality out there!

    3 votes
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  4. Certificate Manager

    we have installed some certificates from sbs exchange-servers. some certificates was wrong. at the current release there are no possibility to see or delete the certificates, which were installed at the phone. we think, that an certificate manager would resolve the problem.

    10 votes
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  5. dictionary baked into the OS

    too often we come across a word in an app we might not know or we just want to confirm the meaning of it we colud look it up right where u r without the need to exit n go in to another app.

    2 votes
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  6. Support (tel://, mailto://, etc) in Browser Control

    Display HTML that users can interact with (i.e. clicking hyperlinks, mailto: links, or dial phone numbers).

    6 votes
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  7. Fix keyup event in IE Mobile on WP7.5

    The current IE mobile browser doesn't support keyup correctly.
    http://yves.vg/testcases/ie_mobi/keyup_event.html

    4 votes
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  8. Unlock the people hub in the emulator

    Being unable to set up our own set of contacts to test with is incredibly frustrating, especially as the test set doesn't even cover all scenarios (none have photos, for example).

    2 votes
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  9. Demo category for phone apps

    From time to time, our university also likes to submit applications which are in most of the cases not fully grown products but tech demos or prototypes. However, there is no category for publishing apps in such a category and most of the users react unintelligibly and give bad reviews as they expect a fully grown product. A demo or prototype category like it exists on Android would solve this issue.

    1 vote
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  10. No. of contacts in a Group should not be limited to 20

    As of now the number of contacts that can be added to a group is restricted to 20, please remove the cap.

    5 votes
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  11. Enable Relative Uri with WebBrowserTask for files stored in IsolatedStorage

    Doing something like the actual WebBrowserTask, but with Uri pointing to file in IsolatedStorage

    4 votes
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    2 comments  ·  XAML/Controls/Composition  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  12. to change tile's theme without changing theme ( customisation of tile)

    there should be a function to costumise the tile depending on mood

    2 votes
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  13. there should be an option to arrange tiles on home screen by priority, most used, etc. automaticaly

    if the homescreen's tile automaticaly arranged in recent , most used, favart, and latest updated. then it would be better

    2 votes
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  14. keaboard is dissapearing on the middle of texting

    im stressing out a lot when u typing something and this stpid keabord is dissapearing all the time. u guys need to fix that or i will buy nokia 3110 which is way better than this sht!

    2 votes
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  15. Improve DeviceNetworkInformation for common scenarios

    For apps that synchronize or connect to networks sporadically, it would be handy to have an easy way to detect if you are on a "cheap" connection, so if WiFi is connected or the device is connected to the web via USB. The app could add options like “Auto sync on start if on WiFi/USB”.

    Unfortunately Mangos new DeviceNetworkInformation class is too limited:
    1. It just checks if WiFi is enabled, not if you are really connected to a network
    2. NetworkInterface.NetworkInterfaceType is notorious to block for up to 60secs on some occasions, as reported in multiple internet forums.

    So…

    3 votes
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  16. Isolated Storage Explorer

    In SDK give an UI explorer view for Isolated Storage to download, upload isolated storage files from device to desktop. This will help in testing out and debugging applications which use Isolated storage significantly.

    10 votes
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  17. After pausing background audio, do not restart the audio after a Bluetooth audio device is disconnected.

    I have developed an app which plays audio using the BackgroundAudioPlayer. If I am listening to audio over Bluetooth and I pause the audio, if the Bluetooth device disconnects, the audio resumes playing.

    3 votes
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  18. skype and facebook intergrated

    We note that microsoft bought Skype, so we need an app that includes Facebook chat, Skype chat, video call and normal calling.

    7 votes
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  19. Xbox Live Gamertag API Acess

    It would be really cool if developers could get api access to Xbox Live Gamertags, that way they don't have to make users create a new account just to play multiplayer games. It would also help a lot for leaderboards too.

    52 votes
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  20. 5 votes
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