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  1. KingKobe's Avatar
    Engage brain dump of ideas/tweaks for WP7:


    MarketPlace:
    - No way to see full title of app if it goes past the edge of the screen

    Brain dump disengaged.
    Same thing with email subject...if its too long then it gets cut out and theres no way to see it. Its VERY annoying
    04-24-2011 12:05 PM
  2. CJ Thunder's Avatar
    I can't tell if I said this elswhere but Live Tiles for folers, so when AlphaJax has notification but only my games folder is pinned, I know to play my damn game! Same when I can put all my emails into one start screen folder and so on.
    04-27-2011 01:58 PM
  3. wqertyu's Avatar
    just got a lg optimus with latest update

    copy/paste= should be hold to start copy/paste, double tap doesn't work that well in internet explorer. double tap at google and it tried to zoom. can't copy any of the uneditable content from internet explorer

    music video= can't search through a song or video. no repeat

    message and email= can't select multiple recipient

    internet explorer= address bar and reload button is hard to reach with one hand
    nice if it could be at the bottom of the screen. no forward button, home button. landscape mode no address bar, forward, backward buttons etc

    picture= can't move to next picture in zoom mode

    auto change lock screen pictures, like back ground picture on my latop

    another two collumns of of live tiles to the left, with some bit of it protruding into the home page to know that its there?

    customize of what appear on lock screen? i personally like current temperature together with time and date
    05-07-2011 01:57 AM
  4. wqertyu's Avatar
    my bad copy and paste works fine

    multiple select, quick delete, forward/backward buttons(better yet swipe) for messages. its there for emails but not messages.
    Last edited by wqertyu; 05-07-2011 at 09:43 AM.
    05-07-2011 09:33 AM
  5. jalb's Avatar
    Is there a way to charge it with the phone off? I currently put it in airplane mode when I charge it, as it seems to charge faster that way.
    05-07-2011 11:16 AM
  6. Kibosh's Avatar
    I don't think so... Does airplane mode make that big off difference?

    You could buy an extra data cable, and whenever behind a pc hook it up to that. just a thought.
    05-07-2011 11:28 AM
  7. jalb's Avatar
    I don't think so... Does airplane mode make that big off difference?

    You could buy an extra data cable, and whenever behind a pc hook it up to that. just a thought.
    That's a good idea. In fact I have a ton of cables around here.

    Putting it in Airplane mode really does seem to help it charge faster. It may be placebo though, I have never timed it. :p
    05-07-2011 11:36 AM
  8. Ammer758's Avatar
    I don't really have a lot of issues, but here are a few.

    1. I want headphone controls that work. I use Shure headphones with an inline mic. On this mic are three buttons (-,>,+). These buttons currently will pause the music and that is it. Ridiculous. The minus and plus should control the volume and the center button should pause, hold for speech calling, double hit to track forward, and triple hit to go back.

    I know that is not the top an everyone's list, but when you are *** to elbows on the train every morning you can't always pull your phone out to do these things. Plus, it should work. If there is an app that ads that functionality, please let me know.

    2. Custom Ringtones for contacts.

    3. An option to omit the "call me back number" in text messages. Put a call button at the top of the message list or something, but it wastes too much space when you print it over and over again.

    4. Syncing of more than just the inbox to your phone for "other" mailboxes. I have comcast e-mail accounts, and I would love to sync those folders on my device, but I have only been able to do the inbox.

    5. Zune, the Now Playing, On the Go playlist functionality is pretty bad.

    6. Option to show battery and time at the top all the time.

    7. Better measurement of the remaining battery life. Currently my phone will be over 70% all day, but when it gets under 40% or so I better get to an outlet because it plummets after that.

    8. Weather tile on the lock screen is a great idea, I saw someone else posted that.

    That is all. Overall I do love the phone. I hated my iPhone in the end.

    Mike
    05-09-2011 09:37 PM
  9. ChrisLynch's Avatar
    @Amber758:

    "4. Syncing of more than just the inbox to your phone for "other" mailboxes. I have comcast e-mail accounts, and I would love to sync those folders on my device, but I have only been able to do the inbox. "

    You can do this today. While in the Inbox of the Email account, select the Folders icon in the App Bay, then the folder you want to browse to. There will be a link within the Items list that says "Sync this folder". Select it, and that folder will now sync.
    05-09-2011 11:16 PM
  10. Ammer758's Avatar
    @Amber758:

    "4. Syncing of more than just the inbox to your phone for "other" mailboxes. I have comcast e-mail accounts, and I would love to sync those folders on my device, but I have only been able to do the inbox. "

    You can do this today. While in the Inbox of the Email account, select the Folders icon in the App Bay, then the folder you want to browse to. There will be a link within the Items list that says "Sync this folder". Select it, and that folder will now sync.
    I had tried that multiple times and it only brings in new messages. I want the entire folder to come in. It works with my Gmail account, not with the Comcast accounts that I have setup in Windows Live Mail.
    05-11-2011 02:42 PM
  11. Ammer758's Avatar
    I don't really have a lot of issues, but here are a few.

    1. I want headphone controls that work. I use Shure headphones with an inline mic. On this mic are three buttons (-,>,+). These buttons currently will pause the music and that is it. Ridiculous. The minus and plus should control the volume and the center button should pause, hold for speech calling, double hit to track forward, and triple hit to go back.
    UPDATE: Turns out this is an issue with the headset. I own Shure 115M+ with an in-line mic. The MIC DOES NOT WORK AT ALL on the HTC Arrive. Sadly, I bought these headphones a couple of months ago and they will be worthless if I keep the phone.
    05-11-2011 02:44 PM
  12. jimski's Avatar
    I had tried that multiple times and it only brings in new messages. I want the entire folder to come in. It works with my Gmail account, not with the Comcast accounts that I have setup in Windows Live Mail.
    What time frame do you have for syncing messages;1 or 2 weeks, month, all? My AOL and Yahoo folders sync fine. Once I select a folder, its aways there for me.


    Sent from my HTC Surround using Board Express
    05-11-2011 04:19 PM
  13. gentry33's Avatar
    A fix I'd really like to see is true mms: mpeg, jpeg, avi, mp3, mp4. I don't think I should have to troll around the web for a/v messages that can be received on a feature phone for crying out loud.
    05-11-2011 04:57 PM
  14. Mateosmith's Avatar
    I would like for Zune marketplace to recognize more of my artists, and the artists that they do recognize they have low quality pics for? I have no idea why some are high quality and then lesser known bands are low quality, but it seems like if they have a pic at all then it should be high quality
    05-14-2011 06:57 PM
  15. mmbond's Avatar
    Notification of exactly what the marketplace app updates will do exactly. I updated Shazam the other day and now I don't have unlimited tagging anymore. I love my phone but Shazam tricked me and that's definitely not cool.
    05-15-2011 05:24 PM
  16. Dagolara's Avatar
    Notification of exactly what the marketplace app updates will do exactly. I updated Shazam the other day and now I don't have unlimited tagging anymore. I love my phone but Shazam tricked me and that's definitely not cool.
    That should be a requirement imo on each app page. What new items/fixes etc are in this version revision.
    05-15-2011 05:59 PM
  17. sangwl's Avatar
    for some reason, with certain people, there is a "call back number" on each bubble with text messaging, with others there isn't

    why is this? I want to get rid of the call back number
    06-02-2011 09:27 AM
  18. Xplode22's Avatar
    for some reason, with certain people, there is a "call back number" on each bubble with text messaging, with others there isn't

    why is this? I want to get rid of the call back number
    I heard in another thread that it's a Verizon thing. I do notice it when I get texts from my wife but not from others. Maybe it's Verizon-to-Verizon texting. I don't know if you can turn it off.
    06-02-2011 01:11 PM
  19. swantonsoup's Avatar
    I love WP7 but my issues with it so far are:

    1. Search button inconsistency. I hate how I cant tell if search is going to search through an app (people, email) or exit the app and take me to Bing search. Taking me to Bing search caught me by surprise when I was in the App list, text messaging, and even maps.

    2. No universal search. This isnt a big deal if I can just search through the apps. (But like I said in #1, this takes you to a Bing search).

    3. Notifications for text messages aren't smart enough. If I get a text, I see the notification at the top of who its from and the beginning of the message. I can click it and it takes me to our text conversation, and it hides the notification at the top. BUT, if I get a notification and access my texts by clicking the messaging tile and then the contact, the notification doesnt automatically disappear! Its still on its normal timeout.

    4. I dont like how if I'm texting and hit back, it just hides the keyboard. I think its forcing the user to make 2 actions to get back to his inbox. You can click the backspace to hide the keyboard so clicking back once should take you right to the inbox. Sucks you have to click back twice every time. Click the blackspace to hide the keyboard, click back to go to inbox.

    5. Wish it had scroll-to-top feature like the iPhone does.
    06-02-2011 02:07 PM
  20. densbucs's Avatar
    I just want to get video playback from skydrive to a Windows Phone. I have yet to read if that is to be included in Mango or not. If i record a video on my Trophy and then push it up to my skydrive, my friends and family cannot play the video on a Windows Phone. When friends or family select my pfofile from thier Windows Phone, and see that i posted a new video on skydrive they recieve a ' Device cannot playback video' on thier phone. WHY IS THIS SO?????? The video can be viewed on a computer browser but not a Windows Phone????
    06-03-2011 01:01 PM
  21. bc3tech's Avatar
    Got my Verizon HTC Trophy a week ago. thus far am loving the platform. There are a few annoyances/gripes i have. I agree with nearly all that have been posted thus far, so will try to offer some new/unique ones to my particular usage (obviously I haven't read & digested this whole thread, so yes there may be some repeats - sue me). I've bolded keywords so ppl scanning the thread can see various topics quickly.

    1) When setting up contacts in Windows Live, your Messenger contacts get synced to your phone - what is the point of this?? 99% of the ppl on my Messenger are forum folks, whose name, phone number, etc I don't know, and with whom I communicate via Messenger only - this is just plain unnecessary. Not only that, but if you remove them from your phone contacts after a sync is done, they're gone from messenger! doh!

    2) Search for a local business, awesome, found it. Now i want to add it to my contact list. Uh.... doh. Can't do this. Found this limitation just today and had to manually copy/paste everything one piece @ a time from the bing result in to a new contact. At least c/p was there or this would've REALLY been a pain!

    3) Open Zune, browse the marketplace, choose to install an app. What just happened? What's happening now? No clue. doesn't show up on my phone instantly, no progress bar anywhere. 15 minutes later, oh there it is on my phone! A little more status would be great here. I have decided that I do ALL marketplace purchases from the phone, strictly because of this.

    4) Google Calendar integration - Connect to a google account that has multiple (sub) calendars on it. My wife sorts them on her Android by Family, Work, Personal, etc - you can't view any one of the calendars, nor know which one you end up connecting to from WP7. I had to do a "test" appointment, to find out I'm syncing to her "business" calendar. Fun.

    5) Linking contacts on phone vs Combining contacts on Live.com - why on earth do these two things end up with completely separate results?

    6) No possible way to have a 1-touch speed dial (app? haven't found one - let me know if it exists!). my FEATURE phone had this! Pinning a contact to your start menu should give you the option to pin the whole person, or a number/operation. ie: pin 'Call Mobile' and/or 'Text mobile' would give me quick ways to call and text my wife.

    7) no customizable ringtones, alarms, or alerts? thankfully i'm a wp7 dev so have unlocked my phone & can do this, but i believe they truly wanted to market this at the, let's face it, "simple" and "social" smartphone user, this was a serious oversight.
    edit: custom ringtones added to Mango

    8) i wish i could answer my phone w/o having to slide up the lock screen. i see problems w/ this also, though, namely inadvertent answering as you grab it from the table/pocket/purse - so i can live w/o it if it never comes.

    9) Marketplace searching should also give categorized results. When i do a search it'd be nice to just see the games, or the apps, or the free ones, top rated, most downloaded, etc. Makes it really hard to find quality product that does exactly what you want.

    10) Easily share the Zune:// link to app you have already installed. Have to go find it again in the marketplace just so you can share it. Kind of annoying.

    11) I would really appreciate an easy way to switch between using wifi or 3g connectivity. options that pop down from the titlebar when you click the status icons or something, maybe?

    12) I wish bluetooth would have the option to guide you when you activate it. For instance, when i push the button on my headset, i don't know if the phone is waiting for me or not, and i don't know when it's processing, if it worked, what else i could select, etc. My old feature phone (samsung alias) had voice prompts:
    me: "call jennifer"
    "jennifer, mobile or work"
    me: "mobile"
    "calling jennifer mobile"

    or if it didn't understand me:
    me: "call jennifer"
    "did you say, call Winning First"
    me: "no"
    "did you say, call jennifer"
    me: "yes"
    "jennifer, mobile or work"
    ...

    wp7 doesn't tell me anything about what it's doing while it works, or what it's waiting for.
    I'm looking forward to seeing more voice navigation in Mango, and am hoping all of it will be bluetooth compatible as well. There are some features the phone doesn't even let you do via voice over bluetooth, which I find really annoying & odd. Just use the bluetooth as a mic!

    13) I would like to be able to set pictures of my contacts on live.com, and have that sync up w/ my phone. Thus far no picture of any contact that i've set on live.com has showed up on my phone, or vice versa. I've set pictures for the vast majority of my contacts, manually though uploading a pic to my phone, selecting it, setting it, etc. And none of these have been pushed back down to live.com - i consider this a flat out bug.

    14) You can set categories for contacts on live.com, but it doesn't appear as though any of this metadata is pushed through to the phone. I would expect another pivot selection for each category so i can flip through friends, family, co-workers, etc, as i have them segregated on live.com and/or update/assign these categories on my phone.

    15) brightness Won't go to minimum even in a completely dark room. Seems like this'd be a quick & easy way to save battery. Instead I have resorted to shutting off auto-brightness and setting it to "low" whenever I'm working with the phone at night or in a dark room for an extended period of time.

    16) quick text would be a godsend. My feature phone at the ability to store small blurbs for use w/in text messaging, accessible quite easily. I could open my phone and text my wife "on my way" in about 6 keystrokes (w/o looking) after i learned all the shortcut key presses. I see there are apps for this in the marketplace, but having it built-in would have been good.

    17) Linking external services like linkedIn to your live.com contacts does NOT push those contacts to your phone. This I actually like, however, when you combine contacts from LinkedIn w/ those already in your list, the inforamtion from LinkedIn doesn't populate the contact on your phone either! Why would you not want this??? Hugely annoying to me right now. If I have just a plain old windows Live contact, and he's got a profile on LinkedIn that i've sync'd services with, update the info for the WL contact, and push all that to my phone!
    Last edited by bc3tech; 06-30-2011 at 07:30 AM.
    06-07-2011 11:44 AM
  22. MitigationElf's Avatar
    I love the Windows Phone 7 platform. Amazing. Nothing touches it - especilly this early in the cycle. We all know there are things that need to be updated, and some of what I am going to say probably has already been said and we know some of this is coming down the proverbial pike. So here goes:

    1) Custom Ringtones - Nuff said there.

    2) IE Address Bar Search - Seems that either T-Mobile or HTC DID fiddle with the OS and changed the default search from IE Address bar to Google instead of Bing. There doesn't seem to be any way for me to adjust that. I want - no I NEED Bing here. Either make it customizable by the end user or slap T-Moble or HTC for changing that!

    3) Turn-by-turn Voice directions - All of the previous Bing apps would give audible turn-by-turn as you drove. If WP7 has voice directions, I cannot find them. Need them! The compact functionality of Bing Maps on other/older platforms was very nice and handy... WP7 seems to spread it out. Voice Turn by turn is the take-away here, however.

    4) Block Recognizer for handwriting input - I have used the Microsoft platform since wayyy back when the Pocket PC came out and have been using hand-writing input ever since then. I sometimes even take notes on paper using the alphabet requred for the Block recognizer input. While, I don't have to keep using that alphabet, hand-writing input is much faster and easier for me than tapping buttons on a tiny screen. I am in my 40's so some things are hard to give up. I know kid's fingers are shrinking to fit those keys; mine aren't. Stylus PLEASE!!!

    5) Time format adjustment - I use 24 hour time rather than 12 hour. I cannot seem to find a way to adjust that. Needs to be an option.

    6) File management - I have always used Windows Mobile and Windows Phone as an office tool away from the office and I really need some way to better manage files. I cannot find a way to upload from my Office Moble to SkyDrive and open documents from SkyDrive onto Office Mobile. This would be one way to solve my file management connundrum. However, some of what I need on my phone are not Word, PPT, Excel or ON. PDFs, Visio, and other file formats need to be on my phone as well.

    7) Native PDF viewing - What is availabe from Adobe, quite frankly suprises me at how thin it is and difficult to use.

    8) More UI manipulation by the end user - Would love to have some kind of background other than black or white. The colors available to chose for the tiles are just not me. I would like to be able to adjust them - make them more rich looking (they are pale and incipid to me).

    9) App Management - when I flip from the start screen to my list of apps, it goes on and on. I have to admit the way the crapple toy gives multiple screens and the ablity to lay out how desired is nice. For the brief time I had an iPod Touch, I grouped my apps by categories. Would be nice to do the same with WP7 so I know where things are.

    10) Cut/Paste

    11) back arrow button - WP 6.5 had the ability to hit a back arrow and move the curser backwords in a word. WP7 has removed that capability. There is only a backspace which deletes the letter. I do understand the finger touch & hold - simmilar to the crapple product. It is ok, but I have thick fingers and my precision with that is not so good. A button (OR STYLUS) would be much better.

    Stopping here because it is looking like I am complaining and hate WP7.

    Hoping MS is reading all of these suggestions. Can't wait for Mango..... Then what? Acai Berry? Persimmon? How about blender or smoothie?
    06-17-2011 07:27 PM
  23. dtboos's Avatar
    1) Custom Ringtones - Nuff said there.
    This is coming with the Mango update in Fall :)

    2) IE Address Bar Search - Seems that either T-Mobile or HTC DID fiddle with the OS and changed the default search from IE Address bar to Google instead of Bing. There doesn't seem to be any way for me to adjust that. I want - no I NEED Bing here. Either make it customizable by the end user or slap T-Moble or HTC for changing that!
    This is a carrier agreement thing. Hopefully this does get ironed out so folks can use whichever they prefer...in the browser at least.

    3) Turn-by-turn Voice directions - All of the previous Bing apps would give audible turn-by-turn as you drove. If WP7 has voice directions, I cannot find them. Need them! The compact functionality of Bing Maps on other/older platforms was very nice and handy... WP7 seems to spread it out. Voice Turn by turn is the take-away here, however.
    This is also coming with the Mango update in Fall!

    4) Block Recognizer for handwriting input - I have used the Microsoft platform since wayyy back when the Pocket PC came out and have been using hand-writing input ever since then. I sometimes even take notes on paper using the alphabet requred for the Block recognizer input. While, I don't have to keep using that alphabet, hand-writing input is much faster and easier for me than tapping buttons on a tiny screen. I am in my 40's so some things are hard to give up. I know kid's fingers are shrinking to fit those keys; mine aren't. Stylus PLEASE!!!
    Pretty sure I saw handwriting recognition as part of Mango. Not 100% sure though.

    5) Time format adjustment - I use 24 hour time rather than 12 hour. I cannot seem to find a way to adjust that. Needs to be an option.
    Agreed.

    6) File management - I have always used Windows Mobile and Windows Phone as an office tool away from the office and I really need some way to better manage files. I cannot find a way to upload from my Office Moble to SkyDrive and open documents from SkyDrive onto Office Mobile. This would be one way to solve my file management connundrum. However, some of what I need on my phone are not Word, PPT, Excel or ON. PDFs, Visio, and other file formats need to be on my phone as well.
    Skydrive integration and all your documents ect coming with Mango, so should alleviate many issues. There are also 3rd party apps available, and will be available for direct sync without using Zune. MS will be focusing on the cloud area though (Skydrive).

    7) Native PDF viewing - What is availabe from Adobe, quite frankly suprises me at how thin it is and difficult to use.
    I agree and hope Adobe updates its reader. I imagine there will be some other 3rd party PDF readers coming as well later. MS has its own PDF reader built in to the Windows 8 system currently in beta, so I imagine that will make its way over at some point.

    8) More UI manipulation by the end user - Would love to have some kind of background other than black or white. The colors available to chose for the tiles are just not me. I would like to be able to adjust them - make them more rich looking (they are pale and incipid to me).
    Agree. If you can unlock your phone you can customize color of tiles very easily with apps. Background with little more doing (in registry). MS is sticking to its original 10 colors through mango, but an official MS backed Chevron Unlocker tool is coming soon if you are already on an OS version past 7008 and cannot unlock right now.

    9) App Management - when I flip from the start screen to my list of apps, it goes on and on. I have to admit the way the crapple toy gives multiple screens and the ablity to lay out how desired is nice. For the brief time I had an iPod Touch, I grouped my apps by categories. Would be nice to do the same with WP7 so I know where things are.
    The Jump List for your app list (like in people hub) is coming with the Mango update as well.

    10) Cut/Paste
    If you just got your phone and dont have this, you haven't updated the software. NoDo bought copy/paste a couple months ago. If you are on OS version 7004 or 7008 do NOT update your phone. Unlock it first so you can customize colors ect, then update it ;)

    Here is where to learn how:

    WP7 Hacking for Beginners - Chevron, Theming, Ringtones, Registry, MMS/Data - xda-developers
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    06-17-2011 08:12 PM
  24. jimski's Avatar
    On Block Recognizer, you can say goodbye to the stylus. I did see something recently, possibly an app or built in to Mango that will permit something similar to block recognizer, but you write the letters across the screen using your finger (similar to Jot in WM) so don't know how effective it will be.

    On File Management, Mango will improve the access to Office & PDF files via SkyDrive but don't know about access to other file types by third party developers. That might be a stretch. Not sure if SkyDrive will permit it, but with Dropbox you can link any file you have stored to an email. So while you may not be able to open it on your phone, you can forward it to someone.

    Sent from my HTC Surround using Board Express
    06-18-2011 12:32 AM
  25. chanmanx2k's Avatar
    Can we get a check off list for fixed problems in mango?
    06-29-2011 06:28 PM
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