06-03-2012 12:50 PM
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  1. alpinestars1z's Avatar
    I don't think this is a major issue, but I think it would be nice to have something similar to the search page on the iphone. One swipe and you start typing, plus it searches the phone and the web. I hope WP has adds similar functionality to Bing search in WP 8.
    You mean global search? Yeah, it's coming.

    Windows Phone 8 Allegedly Introducing Global Search Feature | TechnoBuffalo
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    05-30-2012 09:19 PM
  2. greensea's Avatar
    mostly use search for music or bing vision so it doesn't bother me. the random bing picture is nice.
    not a fan universial search. bringing up loads of crap that i couldn't care less.
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    05-30-2012 10:04 PM
  3. eric12341's Avatar
    mostly use search for music or bing vision so it doesn't bother me. the random bing picture is nice.
    not a fan universial search. bringing up loads of crap that i couldn't care less.
    I know right, that's most of the reason why I hit search. If I actually want to search something I just use the bar in IE since its already open most of the time.
    05-30-2012 10:16 PM
  4. dtboos's Avatar
    If you have a Windows Phone, please look at it again to see that all the options are still there with the keyboard open.
    lol you are right, I didn't realize. That would be something nice to have show up by default then.
    05-31-2012 10:36 AM
  5. Seketh's Avatar
    lol you are right, I didn't realize. That would be something nice to have show up by default then.
    Not really. It would make as much sense as having the keyboard open immediately when you launch IE9, open a conversation, open an Office document, etc.
    05-31-2012 11:09 AM
  6. dtboos's Avatar
    Not really. It would make as much sense as having the keyboard open immediately when you launch IE9, open a conversation, open an Office document, etc.
    Those aren't the same. With Bing it would only cover part of an image that serves only to be nice to look at. Opening it up in the cases you stated would hinder workflow as it would cover important text/info and have to assume where you want to start typing.

    Hitting search for most typically means they want to type something into a blank search box.
    05-31-2012 06:53 PM
  7. AngryNil's Avatar
    The solution, as always, is simple. Provide an option for the users who would rather get straight to the search. Having the keyboard minimised allows search to display the Bing image and random facts along with accentuating the other features like Local Scout, but that's not what everyone wants. A simple checkbox in settings to enable auto-keyboard under search will not hurt anyone.

    But what am I saying, I'm the guy who remapped his search key to connectivity toggles.
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    06-01-2012 05:36 AM
  8. Dave Blake's Avatar
    It surprises me that everyone missed the main reason why the keyboard doesn't pop up. With voice command on board its not needed. Just tap and hold the Windows key and say find _____ and your done. Who needs a keyboard. Tapping the magnifying glass is for a more in depth search and should only be used if you want to see the search screen and chose from the options all other searches should be done through VC. I think this is Microsoft's intention they are getting away from people having to type everything in to a text box.
    eric12341, wolf1891 and 11B1P like this.
    06-02-2012 12:38 PM
  9. dtboos's Avatar
    While true, I am not typically in an environment where talking to my phone all the time is best. I prefer to silently use my phone when around others unless fielding a phone call.
    06-02-2012 03:18 PM
  10. Dave Blake's Avatar
    While true, I am not typically in an environment where talking to my phone all the time is best. I prefer to silently use my phone when around others unless fielding a phone call.
    I got ya... People are different and options are good. Maybe an option in settings would work. A simple check box that lets you chose to open the keyboard every time you open search. For me I like it the way it is so I hope they don't force a change on us.
    06-02-2012 06:05 PM
  11. Winterfang's Avatar
    I'm sorry Dave but when my last Optimus 7 screen died, I could only use the phone one way. Hold the Seach button to open Bing and Hold the Windows one to launch the Tell Me stuff.

    it's really bad, I have to spend 15 minutes to open hotmail, because even when I said open hotmail clearly it search for open hotmail instead of just launching the app. Impossible to find the name of a Hispanic girl without launching porn all the time, I was just trying to call my sister, its annoying and doesn't work.
    06-02-2012 07:02 PM
  12. fatclue_98's Avatar
    I'm sorry Dave but when my last Optimus 7 screen died, I could only use the phone one way. Hold the Seach button to open Bing and Hold the Windows one to launch the Tell Me stuff.

    it's really bad, I have to spend 15 minutes to open hotmail, because even when I said open hotmail clearly it search for open hotmail instead of just launching the app. Impossible to find the name of a Hispanic girl without launching porn all the time, I was just trying to call my sister, its annoying and doesn't work.
    I hope your sister's name isn't mamacita caliente. JUST KIDDING!!! I'm Cuban so I couldn't help myself.
    06-02-2012 07:28 PM
  13. Dave Blake's Avatar
    I use VC for everything I have for years sense the WinMo days. I am used to it. Most people who try it on my phone are amazed how accurate it is. Sad it doesn't work that way for everyone.
    06-02-2012 07:49 PM
  14. rdubmu's Avatar
    I just did the "open hotmail" it worked just fine. I actually find that the VC is pretty good. Not sure why it would take you so long, sometimes thou, if you have a friend with a different nationality you have to relearn how to say their name in order for it to open the contact.... this part needs to get better.
    06-02-2012 11:25 PM
  15. scottcraft's Avatar
    I use VC for everything I have for years sense the WinMo days. I am used to it. Most people who try it on my phone are amazed how accurate it is. Sad it doesn't work that way for everyone.
    The voice control on WP is better for me than it was on my droid, but it still has trouble with redneck sometimes. If only Microsoft and Google would hire more people from the deep south....
    Dave Blake likes this.
    06-03-2012 05:22 AM
  16. Dave Blake's Avatar
    The voice control on WP is better for me than it was on my droid, but it still has trouble with redneck sometimes. If only Microsoft and Google would hire more people from the deep south....
    You made me laugh!
    06-03-2012 07:50 AM
  17. Winterfang's Avatar
    Well yeah, I have a particular thick accent but I'm still talking English. It works but it takes lots and lots of retries.
    06-03-2012 08:02 AM
  18. eric12341's Avatar
    I'm sorry Dave but when my last Optimus 7 screen died, I could only use the phone one way. Hold the Seach button to open Bing and Hold the Windows one to launch the Tell Me stuff.

    it's really bad, I have to spend 15 minutes to open hotmail, because even when I said open hotmail clearly it search for open hotmail instead of just launching the app. Impossible to find the name of a Hispanic girl without launching porn all the time, I was just trying to call my sister, its annoying and doesn't work.
    changing the browser and search language to Spanish would help out with that alot. I do this whenever I search for something in Spanish.
    06-03-2012 12:50 PM
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