- 01-04-2013, 07:36 AM #77
Like everyone, i surf the internet a lot. But it's kinda frustrating to close the EI, because when you hit the back button, it'll take you to the previous page. And you have to go backward after the first page comes out and finally close the EI.
So, i changed the browser setting, toggled the address' bar button from 'stop/refresh' to 'tabs', and everytime i want to close the EI, i just simply hit the tab button, tap the close icon on the tab overview, and hit the back button, and it closes.
Not the most practical, i know, but this 3-times-tapping is time saver rather than tapping the back button a hundreds times. Hope it'll help. 😊
Maybe anyone has another tips?
- 01-04-2013, 07:54 AM #78
With the exception of apps that use certain services, (location, audio playback / streaming, VOIP?), when you hit the start button, apps are suspended - they are kept in memory, but do not use any processing resources. If the number of suspended apps exceeds a certain number (I think 7 in WP8 - it was 5 in WP7), the oldest one is tombstoned - current state saved in storage (provided the developer programmed it to do this), and the app is removed from memory. If resources are needed, apps can be tombstoned from suspended even if they don't exceed that number (7?). Other than the apps that are allowed background processing, apps do NOT run in the background like they do on Android, so you gain zero resources/battery life by killing apps with the back button. Some examples of apps which use the background services are Nokia Drive, Skype, and the music hub and/or Nokia Music.
So don't stress about closing IE. And welcome to Windows Phone. Welcome home from the wild west.
- 01-06-2013, 02:37 PM #81
- 01-06-2013, 11:52 PM #83
Something I haven't figured out. When you play music in xbox music, and you send it to the background and start changing the volume. The banner at the top comes down with the volume, ringer settings, and the music with next pause back functions. I go into the music player, hit the pause button (as there is no stop) and then double tap the back button to close the music app. But when I hit the volume rocker again the music controls are still there with the song I stopped it at.
Anyone know how to get that to go away?
- 01-07-2013, 02:05 PM #84
Does this mean people that don't have WP8 can't join your chat group, or does it mean that WP8 is the only Windows phone that offers the Group Chat feature from within the People Hub?
- 01-07-2013, 02:54 PM #85
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- 01-07-2013, 02:55 PM #86
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- 01-07-2013, 09:51 PM #87
01-07-2013, 10:29 PM #88
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STOP THE MUSIC (I use this one pinned to my Home screen): Stop the Music! | Windows Phone Apps+Games Store (United States)
KILL MY MUSIC (free): Kill My Music | Windows Phone Apps+Games Store (United States)
- 01-10-2013, 04:54 AM #90
If you have a lot of tiles on your home screen & want to return to the top quickly, hit the Windows button to save unnecessary scrolling. This takes you back to the top tiles in a flash.
- 01-10-2013, 03:26 PM #91
Not happy that your app list is longer since you installed enough apps to have WP8 add the alphabet into your app list? Just hit the Search icon in the upper left-hand side to collapse the list for quicker scrolling.
Of course, you can always just tap a letter of the alphabet and jump right to the section you want also.
01-12-2013, 11:04 PM #92
- 399 Posts
Did anyone else notice you can now send your location via messaging??
I didn't notice this until today. It must have been included in the portico update. It sends your location using an attached picture of Bing maps... that's pretty cool!!!
01-21-2013, 05:41 PM #97
- 6 Posts
Just switched to HTC 8x after android for years. I was incredibly nervous about it and my first day with the phone didn't help. I've had it for a week now and I'm blown away! WP8 is so great. I'm seriously loving this phone.
And thanks for all the tips, it helps us noobs.
- 01-21-2013, 08:15 PM #98
Some people believe that if you repeatedly press the back button to get out of an app, that closes it, but that's not true. Pressing the back button to exit an app (vs. simply hitting the Windows button to go back to the home screen), just clobbers your ability to easily scroll through and return to previously-opened apps.
01-22-2013, 05:47 AM #100
- 2 Posts
hi people, i have asked this elsewhere but i am desperate to find a solution...
is there anyway i can stream MP3s or download MP3s from a link to that MP3 posted on a website/forum/server list? On android it would download it or give options to stream, on ios it will stream through quicktime but on WP8 it says 'this file cannot be played on your phone'. I am definitly clicking on a link to an MP3.
Thanks in advance