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  1. djeire84's Avatar
    Even if a feature has been there already since the previous edition of the system, it's always fun finding it yourself for the first time.
    For example last week I got the greatest surprise of my Windows Phone experience when I opened the Health and Fitness app for the first time and found out it has been tracking my physical activity 24Hr a day! and I have been using WP since 2012!

    Omg what did you find? Wow that's alot of fitness monitoring. Then you can get an accurate picture of your fitness and what time of the year your most active. Wow amazing find. ๐Ÿ˜Š
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    04-29-2015 09:29 PM
  2. djeire84's Avatar
    Good to see some still find joy in the little things in life .

    Ha ha ๐Ÿ˜ still thrilled with it. ๐Ÿ’ƒ
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    04-29-2015 09:31 PM
  3. Yazen's Avatar
    Even though it is a feature that was there already it is a good find for some. The little x is a newer addition because people could not catch on to the long press and swipe down to close.

    You should feel proud you found a feature you did not know of. The more you know the better you can do what you want with your phone!!!

    Good on ya !!!!
    Actually the swipe gesture came after the close button...
    bellefp1l.jpg
    ^ Symbian Belle - Nokia sure had an influence on WP development.

    Swipe down gesture on WP8.1 was implemented months after swipe up gesture on iOS 7.0, (and years after WebOS)...
    04-29-2015 09:37 PM
  4. realwarder's Avatar
    I found a new thing the other day too.

    When you're in a game and a notification comes up at the top of the screen, you can actually get rid of it by swiping it to the right.

    I don't know if that has always been possible but to me it was new. This is 8.1 BTW.

    Amazing how sometimes you find these little things and wish you'd always known about them.
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    04-30-2015 07:39 AM
  5. Ebuka Allison's Avatar
    I found a new thing the other day too.

    When you're in a game and a notification comes up at the top of the screen, you can actually get rid of it by swiping it to the right.

    I don't know if that has always been possible but to me it was new. This is 8.1 BTW.

    Amazing how sometimes you find these little things and wish you'd always known about them.
    That's been there since WP7 lol. Not just games, everything
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    04-30-2015 07:45 AM
  6. realwarder's Avatar
    That's been there since WP7 lol. Not just games, everything
    Was still a revelation to me. It's not like the UI indicates it's possible.
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    04-30-2015 08:04 AM
  7. Harrie-S's Avatar
    Here very nice youtube vid. How to calibrate your compass. Making a 8 can be done in 2 ways and I always used the wrong way.
    04-30-2015 10:49 AM
  8. EBUK's Avatar
    On iOS you can close two apps at a time - a finger on each, and swipe upwards. Boom! two apps closed!

    I tend to swipe rather than aim at the X button.
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    04-30-2015 11:31 AM
  9. djeire84's Avatar
    On iOS you can close two apps at a time - a finger on each, and swipe upwards. Boom! two apps closed!



    I tend to swipe rather than aim at the X button.

    I use the swipe now I've found it ๐Ÿ˜Š
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    04-30-2015 12:45 PM
  10. Ebuka Allison's Avatar
    On Windows 10 you swipe up to dismiss toasts now
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    04-30-2015 03:33 PM
  11. djeire84's Avatar
    On Windows 10 you swipe up to dismiss toasts now

    Yes its annoying though. I miss the swipe right now. It should of stayed like that. ๐Ÿ˜Š
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    04-30-2015 09:56 PM
  12. ven07's Avatar
    Even if a feature has been there already since the previous edition of the system, it's always fun finding it yourself for the first time.
    For example last week I got the greatest surprise of my Windows Phone experience when I opened the Health and Fitness app for the first time and found out it has been tracking my physical activity 24Hr a day! and I have been using WP since 2012!
    Which phone do you have? :)
    05-02-2015 04:04 PM
  13. ven07's Avatar
    Yes its annoying though. I miss the swipe right now. It should of stayed like that.
    Lol was annoying for me as well, but it just takes a lil getting used to
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    05-02-2015 04:06 PM
  14. djeire84's Avatar
    Lol was annoying for me as well, but it just takes a lil getting used to

    I suppose so lol
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    05-02-2015 04:23 PM
  15. djeire84's Avatar
    I have downgraded back to WP8.1 the bugs were wearing thin with me. An hour typing up a text. Not good!!
    05-03-2015 09:14 PM
  16. MrGoodSmith's Avatar
    Which phone do you have? :)
    Ven07, I have the Lumia 1520.
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    05-03-2015 09:39 PM
  17. nTrud3r's Avatar
    I found a new thing the other day too.

    When you're in a game and a notification comes up at the top of the screen, you can actually get rid of it by swiping it to the right.

    I don't know if that has always been possible but to me it was new. This is 8.1 BTW.

    Amazing how sometimes you find these little things and wish you'd always known about them.
    This and the multitasking have been there since at least 7.5
    -Former WP7.5 user
    05-05-2015 04:10 AM
  18. Asskickulater's Avatar
    Even though it is a feature that was there already it is a good find for some. The little x is a newer addition because people could not catch on to the long press and swipe down to close.

    You should feel proud you found a feature you did not know of. The more you know the better you can do what you want with your phone!!!

    Good on ya !!!!
    Actually, the x came first, I don"t remember what updates added which, I think black added the X's and cyan added the swipe

    Also I'd like to note that there really isn't a reason to close apps like that, when one is left, it just gets dropped in memory, it doesn't slow anything down or drain battery being left alone.
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    05-05-2015 04:52 AM
  19. Harrie-S's Avatar

    Also I'd like to note that there really isn't a reason to close apps like that, when one is left, it just gets dropped in memory, it doesn't slow anything down or drain battery being left alone.
    Totally agree but I think Microsoft was smart to add it anyway because it's "easier" to add it then to explain it over and over and over again that you do not need to x or swipe them.
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    05-05-2015 10:21 AM
  20. Asskickulater's Avatar
    Totally agree but I think Microsoft was smart to add it anyway because it's "easier" to add it then to explain it over and over and over again that you do not need to x or swipe them.๏ฟฝ๏ฟฝ
    Oh I agree, even though its not needed much, its still good to have, sometimes an app breaks and needs to be closed manually, and its useful on old 512 devices, once you run our of ram it closes older apps, its useful to choose what to close so you can keep the apps you're currently using on.
    05-05-2015 01:50 PM
  21. djeire84's Avatar
    I'm so happy my find has sparked up a lively conversation. Yes I think the X came with black. I just think that its so much easier. Especially when I ran WP10TP it just made the whole process quicker and more efficient. It's buggy as it is like so anything to make it easier I welcome.
    05-06-2015 01:39 AM
  22. djeire84's Avatar
    Anyone else discovered something new on their WP?? ๐Ÿ˜Š
    05-06-2015 11:46 PM
  23. Joe920's Avatar
    Anyone else discovered something new on their WP?? ๏˜Š
    No, but since my 1520 broke I have been using my ancient iPhone 4. Nice little trick: when you get a call there is a 'remind me' button sitting next to the 'answer' slider which allows you to set a reminder to call the person back using only two or three taps.
    05-07-2015 08:41 AM
  24. Sedp23's Avatar
    Definitely a year or so old feature
    05-07-2015 05:18 PM
  25. Smart_S's Avatar
    When in IE select a word or more and tap the search button
    Joe920 likes this.
    05-07-2015 06:04 PM
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