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  1. Brandon Tobias's Avatar
    nah what you want is android 2.0 just with msft services... half the things you are add more clutter to the OS and the other are redundant . for example you want battery percentage in the lock screen. you can just pull down the notification center and there is the battery percentage. also actionable toast notification? whats the point of having it when you can press on it and go to the app and just type there.
    all im trying to say is improve what msft has on windows phone instead of adding more features
    battery percentage on the lock screen is useful to me at least when charging it can appear below the battery icon or next to it so i knw my charge level at a glance.

    actionable toast notifications is useful and faster than loading up the whole app or waking it up from suspended mode. NB (if actionable notifications was not usefull apple would not have stolen it from blackberry just saying if apple stole it then it must be good just mad MS didnt steal it first lol).

    but i realize my list is based on me using Android and missing some stuff but some things ms should steal from apple, BB10 and Android some not all
    we all knw even if MS steals it its gonna have a Microsoft spin to it to make it unique.
    arjunan likes this.
    06-12-2014 10:38 AM
  2. arjunan's Avatar
    nah i think a tiled view for settings would be cool but the list view would still remain like how in regular windows there is category view and list view with small or large icons.

    if MS does not go with the tiles i would like it organised into the following categories (i understand you with the tiles part but categories would be cool)
    Personalize
    - Start + Theme
    - Ringtones + Sounds
    - Lock screen
    - Notification + actions

    Wireless + Networks
    - airplane mode
    - WIFI
    - Bluetooth
    - Cell + Sim
    - NFC
    - VPN
    - Internet Sharing
    - Network+

    Email + Accounts
    - typical add accounts
    - backup
    - sync my settings
    - workplace

    Display (usual items under display +)
    - glance
    - touch
    - project my screen
    - screen rotation
    - brightness

    Phone
    - accessories
    - call + Sms Filter and settings
    - audio
    - extras + info
    - about
    - phone update

    Ease of Access (usual stuff under this)

    Region + language
    - keyboard
    - speech
    - region
    - language
    - date + time

    Sense + More
    - data sense
    - battery sense
    - storage sense
    - feedback
    - advertising id
    - quiet hours
    - driving mode
    - find my phone
    - kids corner
    I would prefer the settings being sorted according to usage over time.
    Brandon Tobias likes this.
    06-12-2014 11:24 AM
  3. sahib lopez's Avatar
    battery percentage on the lock screen is useful to me at least when charging it can appear below the battery icon or next to it so i knw my charge level at a glance.

    actionable toast notifications is useful and faster than loading up the whole app or waking it up from suspended mode. NB (if actionable notifications was not usefull apple would not have stolen it from blackberry just saying if apple stole it then it must be good just mad MS didnt steal it first lol).

    but i realize my list is based on me using Android and missing some stuff but some things ms should steal from apple, BB10 and Android some not all
    we all knw even if MS steals it its gonna have a Microsoft spin to it to make it unique.
    that's why we have the glance screen ( assuming you have a nokia device) when its changing the little battery icon is shown with the time and you can see it from there :/

    but why type on a little box on top of the screen when its easier on the eyes to open the app and type what needs to be typed. for me that ruins the whole concept of toast notification and live tiles.

    I wouldn't call it stealing because essentially its the users the give company's ideas on how to make things and improve things ;)
    06-12-2014 06:48 PM
  4. sahib lopez's Avatar
    nah i think a tiled view for settings would be cool but the list view would still remain like how in regular windows there is category view and list view with small or large icons.

    if MS does not go with the tiles i would like it organised into the following categories (i understand you with the tiles part but categories would be cool)
    Personalize
    - Start + Theme
    - Ringtones + Sounds
    - Lock screen
    - Notification + actions

    Wireless + Networks
    - airplane mode
    - WIFI
    - Bluetooth
    - Cell + Sim
    - NFC
    - VPN
    - Internet Sharing
    - Network+

    Email + Accounts
    - typical add accounts
    - backup
    - sync my settings
    - workplace

    Display (usual items under display +)
    - glance
    - touch
    - project my screen
    - screen rotation
    - brightness

    Phone
    - accessories
    - call + Sms Filter and settings
    - audio
    - extras + info
    - about
    - phone update

    Ease of Access (usual stuff under this)

    Region + language
    - keyboard
    - speech
    - region
    - language
    - date + time

    Sense + More
    - data sense
    - battery sense
    - storage sense
    - feedback
    - advertising id
    - quiet hours
    - driving mode
    - find my phone
    - kids corner
    I wouldn't mind the settings to be more organized but I don't think a lot of people are going to be using the settings page a lot
    06-12-2014 06:51 PM
  5. Brandon Tobias's Avatar
    that's why we have the glance screen ( assuming you have a nokia device) when its changing the little battery icon is shown with the time and you can see it from there :/

    but why type on a little box on top of the screen when its easier on the eyes to open the app and type what needs to be typed. for me that ruins the whole concept of toast notification and live tiles.

    I wouldn't call it stealing because essentially its the users the give company's ideas on how to make things and improve things ;)

    because an icon is not as valuable to me as a percentage it can be an option for those who don't want it ..... and yess settings needs to be organised
    06-12-2014 06:57 PM
  6. sahib lopez's Avatar
    because an icon is not as valuable to me as a percentage it can be an option for those who don't want it ..... and yess settings needs to be organised
    you know to many options can be overwhelming for a standard user. heck even for me that knows my way around computers and phones find to many options overwhelming. options are good but when it gets to be nit picky to the point where is android like ( yeah they have options for everything ) then there wouldn't be a point for msft to have its own OS and just use android and populate it with msft services :/. seems a bit extreme but that is the way I look at it with the wish lists and changes
    06-12-2014 07:17 PM
  7. arjunan's Avatar
    you know to many options can be overwhelming for a standard user. heck even for me that knows my way around computers and phones find to many options overwhelming. options are good but when it gets to be nit picky to the point where is android like ( yeah they have options for everything ) then there wouldn't be a point for msft to have its own OS and just use android and populate it with msft services :/. seems a bit extreme but that is the way I look at it with the wish lists and changes
    I would much more prefer battery percentage on the glance screen while charging.. And all windows phones should have a glance screen while charging only... Including the Icon , 930, 52x, and the phones from All other OEMs
    Brandon Tobias likes this.
    06-13-2014 06:47 AM
  8. sahib lopez's Avatar
    I would much more prefer battery percentage on the glance screen while charging.. And all windows phones should have a glance screen while charging only... Including the Icon , 930, 52x, and the phones from All other OEMs
    that would seem better than nothing :)
    Brandon Tobias likes this.
    06-13-2014 11:18 AM
  9. Brandon Tobias's Avatar
    my list is shorter now i like most things about windows phone some apps need to be optimized more but if i can get the list into MS some how i would it includes most of what was posted here i also think the store can use a visual update like how windows 8.1.1 has the nicer looking store
    06-13-2014 08:08 PM
  10. anony_mouse's Avatar
    - Option not to use live tiles.
    - Third party keyboards.
    - Third party HTML rendering and JavaScript engines.
    - Less lag opening apps.
    - More personalisation.
    - ChromeCast-like function.
    - Command line.
    - Cortana support for control of other devices (e.g. turn on the lights).
    - Proper widgets.
    - No support for devices with less than 1GB RAM (to force manufacturers to provide a sensible amount).
    - Flash support.
    - Phone notifications on my PC.
    - Support for virtualisation so I can run other OS's on the phone (or multiple instances of WP).
    - Web server so I can run my website from my phone.
    - Actionable notifications.
    - Privacy mode, where the phone sends no data at all to Microsoft.
    - Ability to swap SkyDrive for third party services such as DropBox.
    - Less horrible font (I think I saw an announcement that this will happen).
    - Cortana in all languages.
    - Guaranteed upgrade to new versions for three years.
    - Fully compliant with POSIX open standards.
    06-14-2014 01:40 PM
  11. Brandon Tobias's Avatar
    new one i kind of hate having to press the volume up to get the music controls and volume adjustment a two finger pull down can also bring up the music controls and volume adjustments tell me if you like that idea
    deepvora likes this.
    06-14-2014 03:08 PM
  12. bmorexcii's Avatar
    Actionable notifications
    Ability to choose message preview on/off
    Control music from lockscreen such as repeat music progress bar etc
    Actual background customization for home screen and tiles
    Add title to sectioned lock screen set up like in Windows 8.1
    Last edited by bmorexcii; 06-14-2014 at 09:05 PM.
    06-14-2014 08:54 PM
  13. Brandon Tobias's Avatar
    Actionable notifications
    Ability to choose message preview on/off
    Control music from lockscreen such as repeat music progress bar etc
    Actual background customization for home screen and tiles
    Add title to sectioned lock screen set up like in Windows 8.1
    sir did you read what arjunan and i posted before you are basically saying what we both said ...
    06-15-2014 09:27 AM
  14. arjunan's Avatar
    - Option not to use live tiles.
    - Third party keyboards.
    - Third party HTML rendering and JavaScript engines.
    - Less lag opening apps.
    - More personalisation.
    - ChromeCast-like function.
    - Command line.
    - Cortana support for control of other devices (e.g. turn on the lights).
    - Proper widgets.
    - No support for devices with less than 1GB RAM (to force manufacturers to provide a sensible amount).
    - Flash support.
    - Phone notifications on my PC.
    - Support for virtualisation so I can run other OS's on the phone (or multiple instances of WP).
    - Web server so I can run my website from my phone.
    - Actionable notifications.
    - Privacy mode, where the phone sends no data at all to Microsoft.
    - Ability to swap SkyDrive for third party services such as DropBox.
    - Less horrible font (I think I saw an announcement that this will happen).
    - Cortana in all languages.
    - Guaranteed upgrade to new versions for three years.
    - Fully compliant with POSIX open standards.
    disabling live tiles!! Widgets!!! No device support!!! Are you lost, my friend?
    Brandon Tobias likes this.
    06-17-2014 11:22 AM
  15. anony_mouse's Avatar
    disabling live tiles!! Widgets!!! No device support!!! Are you lost, my friend?
    Disabling live tiles - I'm sorry to say this, but the UI seriously holds WP back in the market. It's too unfamiliar and in various ways not very practical. I would recommend Microsoft to also offer, or replace the current UI with something more conventional. They did the first with Windows 8, although that wasn't very successful as they made people use both. Better would be to let people choose, or simply drop the live tiles.

    Widgets - live tiles are a kind of degenerate form of widget, presenting live (well, not very live in some cases) information but not allowing any interaction. Why not go the whole way and make them useful - e.g. pause/skip buttons on the Spotify tile? Actually Microsoft demoed this recently, with live tiles even expanding to offer extra possibilities. It looked pretty cool.
    And yes, I realise this point partially contradicts the one above.

    - No device support. Well, I didn't ask for no devices to be supported. That would be silly. Only devices with less than 1GB of RAM. Adding RAM to a cheap phone will typically give more performance gain than adding extra processor power. The Lumia 630 would be a much better phone if it stuck with a dual core processor but had 1GB of memory.
    06-17-2014 01:49 PM
  16. sahib lopez's Avatar
    Wtf no live tile. Yeah .... No. That is one idea that doesn't make any sense what so ever.
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    06-17-2014 06:20 PM
  17. kklemn's Avatar
    add cerificates manager for IE and option to customize keyboard and longer battery life ;)
    06-17-2014 06:56 PM
  18. sahib lopez's Avatar
    add cerificates manager for IE and option to customize keyboard and longer battery life ;)
    Yes yes and longer batter life would be nice but that's subjective to every user . I get a full day with half a day to spare in my 810. So I'm fine with the battery life


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    06-17-2014 09:37 PM
  19. fatclue_98's Avatar
    My wish list is sparse.

    What me wants is a Spanglish keyboard, or at least one that recognizes multiple languages. I hate auto-correct with a passion. I can't help it if I start a sentence in English, switch to Spanish midway and back to English.

    Bluetooth PAN and MAP profiles would be nice too.
    06-18-2014 01:43 PM
  20. anony_mouse's Avatar
    Wtf no live tile. Yeah .... No. That is one idea that doesn't make any sense what so ever.
    Which part of my reasoning do you not agree with? Obviously it's fine if you don't agree with me but it would be more interesting if you would say why. Also I didn't just say "no live tiles". I suggested a way to improve them and also a way to help those who don't like them.
    06-23-2014 03:44 PM
  21. sahib lopez's Avatar
    Which part of my reasoning do you not agree with? Obviously it's fine if you don't agree with me but it would be more interesting if you would say why. Also I didn't just say "no live tiles". I suggested a way to improve them and also a way to help those who don't like them.
    How would disabling live tiles an improvement ? The whole windows theme was live tiles , hubs and personalization . By removing live tiles all windows phone would have is static square and rectangle icons . So again I really don't see the improvement of no live tiles


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    06-23-2014 03:58 PM
  22. anony_mouse's Avatar
    How would disabling live tiles an improvement ? The whole windows theme was live tiles , hubs and personalization . By removing live tiles all windows phone would have is static square and rectangle icons . So again I really don't see the improvement of no live tiles
    That's a fair point, and gets straight to the heart of the matter. It's not the "live" thing that I don't like, but the "tile". Redesigning the UI to avoid the blocks and hard edges would make the phone look more familiar to potential users, and in my personal view, less ugly. And as I also suggested, Microsoft should make them more interactive (like Android widgets, and as shown in an MS video posted on this site a few months ago).
    06-23-2014 04:07 PM
  23. sahib lopez's Avatar
    That's a fair point, and gets straight to the heart of the matter. It's not the "live" thing that I don't like, but the "tile". Redesigning the UI to avoid the blocks and hard edges would make the phone look more familiar to potential users, and in my personal view, less ugly. And as I also suggested, Microsoft should make them more interactive (like Android widgets, and as shown in an MS video posted on this site a few months ago).
    I don't think making it more similar would make it more compelling . I'm not sure if removing the squares and rectangles is a good idea. I mean the whole UI and ideology is based off of square and rectangle UI . Inside the app we swipe to the right and left to get more content . So if they get rid of the squares and rectangle . They would really have to redesign the UI. In turn it would look more like android or iOS .


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    06-23-2014 04:38 PM
  24. Ebuka Allison's Avatar
    I don't think making it more similar would make it more compelling . I'm not sure if removing the squares and rectangles is a good idea. I mean the whole UI and ideology is based off of square and rectangle UI . Inside the app we swipe to the right and left to get more content . So if they get rid of the squares and rectangle . They would really have to redesign the UI. In turn it would look more like android or iOS .


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    Might as well get to ios and Android then
    06-23-2014 04:40 PM
  25. Ebuka Allison's Avatar
    My most wanted feature. The one that I and anyone else wants is the elimination of these two words from the oS. Loading.... Resuming.... Anytime I see them, it makes whatever I'm doing slow to a crawl. Pisses me off as well
    sahib lopez and Jose Fernando like this.
    06-23-2014 04:42 PM
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