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  1. Dagolara's Avatar
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    I though it would be nice if we could aggregate a bunch of information and how to's of the new features in Mango for users (like myself) that were not running the RTM versions. I'll try to update the first post with pertinent links as my time permits.

    A couple that I dug up to start with

    Activate Facebook Chat in Windows Phone "Mango" [How To]
    Multiple Google calendars in Mango [How to]

    A few windows phone blog links

    What's New in Pictures and Camera
    Tweet-ness! How Twitter works in Mango


    Post your Mango phones Ringtones here
    Custom ringtones with Mango
    Last edited by Dagolara; 09-28-2011 at 03:36 PM. Reason: added links
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    A few tips that I figured out for things I will use a lot.

    - To see running apps / open apps press and hold the back button.
    - To use visual search or music tagging press the search button then press the corresponding button at the bottom of the bing search page.
    - To link email accounts open an email account then open the menu and select settings then pick "linked inboxes"
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    Not tricks, but a few things I've noticed:

    The animation for the arrow on the start screen when you flick left to right has changed subtly - it now always stays onscreen.

    On pressing power to unlock, my lockscreen briefly flashes up with no text on it before the time/date appear

    Music controls are now just on the lockscreen wallpaper, not in a separate area (much nicer)

    Having the local scout tile pinned is pointless - you can get to it so quickly from the dedicated search key it'd just be taking up space

    Mango/updated WP connector for mac fixes the album art transfer from iTunes - they now copy over properly

    To get your music controls off the lockscreen again, quit out properly via the home button, not the back arrow
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    On my homescreen in the menu, I can scroll through the list by using alphabets, but my partner's Focus has a search magnifying glass. Interesting
    Nokia Lumia 1020/Blu Studio 5.0 LTE owner here...

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    Quote Originally Posted by cckgz4 View Post
    On my homescreen in the menu, I can scroll through the list by using alphabets, but my partner's Focus has a search magnifying glass. Interesting
    You mean the app list? If so it adds the letters after 20 or 30 apps, I forgot the number.
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    OH! I didn't know that. That means I've been abusing this phone LOL. Got ya. And to add, well edit, it does have a magnifying glass to search
    Nokia Lumia 1020/Blu Studio 5.0 LTE owner here...

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    How to make and install Ring Tones

    http://forums.windowscentral.com/sof...ing/179489.htm

    Make me some good ones then post them up. Why?! Because I like ring tones. :)
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    The scout button for UK users is located in maps and not bing search.
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    Is there a way to close apps when in app view?
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    I still have yet to see how to have my texts read to me.
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    You can subscribe to calendars in Live and they automatically show up on the phone. I love this!
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    Quote Originally Posted by gkww View Post
    The scout button for UK users is located in maps and not bing search.
    I'm in the UK and I have it in both (unbranded Mozart). What network are you on?
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    Quote Originally Posted by tsaunders80 View Post
    Is there a way to close apps when in app view?
    I was wondering this also? Using webOS on my touchpad its very easy to close apps in the card menu. I have yet to figure it out in WP7. I think you have to actually goto the screen you want to close and hut back. But if its say IEXPLORER, you will have to keep hitting back until you run through all the pages you viewed. I would love a dedicated on screen exit button for apps in WP7.
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    You can dismiss the volume control bar using the back button.
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    Press and hold the home button and the 'voice search' option comes up. Say things like 'open Angry Birds' and voil...Angry Birds opens :)
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    I have a question/concern, that may be a "how to".

    As I'm sure you all know, In 7.5, you are now able to quick search your apps using the "alphabet keys". It showed it, but now it doesn't. Is there a setting on how to get it back?
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    Someone in this thread or another one said that it only appears after you hit a certain number of apps installed on your phone. I'm going to assume that if it disappeared then you may have deleted just enough apps to make it go away.
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    It's based on how many apps you have. It automatically goes on when you pass the threshold. Did you delete apps? If so, that's what would have made it go away. I think the threshold is 30?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pronk View Post
    Not tricks, but a few things I've noticed:

    On pressing power to unlock, my lockscreen briefly flashes up with no text on it before the time/date appear
    This is kinda annoying to me. Does anyone know how to fix this so the text comes out with the lockscreen?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ncxcstud View Post
    Someone in this thread or another one said that it only appears after you hit a certain number of apps installed on your phone. I'm going to assume that if it disappeared then you may have deleted just enough apps to make it go away.
    Quote Originally Posted by dakranii View Post
    It's based on how many apps you have. It automatically goes on when you pass the threshold. Did you delete apps? If so, that's what would have made it go away. I think the threshold is 30?
    Thanks, guys. That is what happened. I didn't delete any apps, but Marketplace prompted me to update the apps I have, one of which was for Attentive Phone (HTC). I now noticed that it's no longer an app, but integrated into the phone. So the phone took it out of the app list and thus, the quick search is gone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by psyberjay View Post
    This is kinda annoying to me. Does anyone know how to fix this so the text comes out with the lockscreen?
    Not sure what you mean by "text comes out with the lockscreen"

    It works exactly like pre-Mango, but there's a slight delay for the time and date to appear on the lockscreen when you bring the phone out of sleep.
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    I'm still not quite sure how to close out apps. Help?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dakranii View Post
    Not sure what you mean by "text comes out with the lockscreen"

    It works exactly like pre-Mango, but there's a slight delay for the time and date to appear on the lockscreen when you bring the phone out of sleep.
    I was talking about the delay for the text to appear.
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    If I understand correctly, your apps do 'close' when you go out of them. However the last 5 apps are held in a 'suspended' state as it were to quickly get back to them. Once you hit that 6th app, the least recent app is 'closed for good' until you open it again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tmorningstar View Post
    I'm still not quite sure how to close out apps. Help?
    If you hit back button to go to the main screen instead of hitting the windows button, the app closes.
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