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  1. VivekRabara's Avatar
    I have never used next arrow in my Windows Phone to jump to apps list screen? How many of you are using it?

    Isn't it useless? Or just I think so!!!
    Last edited by VivekRabara; 10-10-2014 at 02:19 PM.
    10-10-2014 01:59 PM
  2. Microsoftjunkie's Avatar
    Nobody uses it. More than likely used for just an indicator, that something is to the right of the home screen. Wish there was an option to remove it.
    10-10-2014 02:22 PM
  3. Torcher Death's Avatar
    OMG... I only just discovered the arrow & I've been using my phone for over a year now !!!
    Captains likes this.
    10-10-2014 02:24 PM
  4. VivekRabara's Avatar
    Right. Is it just to match the desktop version of Windows 8?
    10-10-2014 02:25 PM
  5. VivekRabara's Avatar
    OMG... I only just discovered the arrow & I've been using my phone for over a year now !!!
    Oh man!!! Surprising (for MS) ;)
    10-10-2014 02:37 PM
  6. Ashish Gupta888's Avatar
    Useless feature. MS should remove it in future update.
    10-10-2014 02:46 PM
  7. dov1978's Avatar
    Huh....arrow....where?
    10-10-2014 02:48 PM
  8. SammyD97's Avatar
    Huh....arrow....where?
    After your last row of tiles on the start screen.
    Edit: Forgot to answer OP's question. I don't use it but I like it.
    Last edited by SammyD97; 10-10-2014 at 10:36 PM.
    dov1978 likes this.
    10-10-2014 02:52 PM
  9. VivekRabara's Avatar
    Shocking results...I wanted to know how many are using!!! OMG i came to know that some of them doesn't even know that there is something like this (Useless) feature.
    10-10-2014 03:08 PM
  10. jmshub's Avatar
    It is more of a visual indicator for new users. It is a throwback to Windows Phone 7, where the arrow was at the top of the screen, and there was a "gutter" along the right side of the screen, where the tiles wouldn't go out to the edge.
    xandros9 likes this.
    10-10-2014 04:09 PM
  11. xandros9's Avatar
    I like it. I don't use it, but I really like the visual cue that happens to also be a button. Great for cluing in new users.
    SammyD97 likes this.
    10-10-2014 04:36 PM
  12. heli0m's Avatar
    Well damn. I forgot about it. It isn't that much of a bother since it doesn't ruin any single design for live tiles...
    10-10-2014 04:41 PM
  13. heli0m's Avatar
    team swipe left ~
    10-10-2014 04:42 PM
  14. Chris_Kez's Avatar
    I think it's helpful for new users. They have almost nothing on the Start screen so it's immediately apparent that there's something to see over there. Once you start loading up tiles, though, you're just not likely to get to the bottom very often. So I say keep it. Not hurting anyone down there. And definitely not "useless". If it was a persistent button that was always visible in the bottom corner, and the screen just scrolled behind it, then yeah that would be annoying.
    SammyD97 likes this.
    10-10-2014 05:35 PM
  15. spaulagain's Avatar
    Right. Is it just to match the desktop version of Windows 8?
    No, the arrow has been there since WP7. Albeit moved around a bit.

    While the arrow is essentially useless once you've learned to swipe. It's very important for discovery purposes of new users.
    xandros9 likes this.
    10-10-2014 05:45 PM
  16. Chris_Kez's Avatar
    But honestly, I find overuse of the word "useless" more annoying than that little button.
    xandros9, Captains, raycpl and 1 others like this.
    10-10-2014 05:46 PM
  17. Ashish Gupta888's Avatar
    But honestly, I find overuse of the word "useless" more annoying than that little button.

    If you don't use this button 9/10 times then it is useless!
    10-10-2014 08:32 PM
  18. xandros9's Avatar
    If you don't use this button 9/10 times then it is useless!
    It doesn't have to be used to be useful.
    Its a visual cue
    raycpl and aikidaves like this.
    10-10-2014 08:43 PM
  19. Timbre70's Avatar
    It's useful especially those using Lumia 1520 when you just feel too lazy or troublesome to do long swipe. Too short a swipe will normally triggered as selection (due to much larger screen real estate).
    10-10-2014 08:52 PM
  20. boltman2013's Avatar
    I used the arrow when I first got the phone then quickly figured out swipe...it for new users not useless
    10-10-2014 09:02 PM
  21. raycpl's Avatar
    I remember seeing it the day I got my phone and used it once or twice !! But using my thumb to left-swipe is a more natural motion, so I never used it again !!
    10-10-2014 09:25 PM
  22. jenni122701's Avatar
    I just swipe, never use the arrow.
    10-10-2014 09:37 PM
  23. VivekRabara's Avatar
    I don't think it's so much required as also if user is new to WP, because everyone is always intended to swipe up down and left right to check if there is anything. There can't only be start screen.
    10-11-2014 04:05 AM
  24. dov1978's Avatar
    After your last row of tiles on the start screen.
    Edit: Forgot to answer OP's question. I don't use it but I like it.
    Ahhh 4 years of using WP and I can honestly say I never knew that existed. Needless to say I don't use
    10-11-2014 04:20 AM
  25. rjansen3's Avatar
    I just noticed this arrow today on my 1520 I SWEAR it was never there before. Am I wrong!?
    10-20-2014 12:41 PM
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