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10-23-2013 09:25 AM
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  1. Aniket Kushare's Avatar
    People, if u have suggestions for these problems on WP 7.8, i will be thankful for you eternally..

    1. I can't send/receive MS Office files via Bluetooth (a stupid phone with bluetooth and without internet access makes me helpless)
    (Also, say i need to present a ppt on a particular PC/laptop, that is connected to a projector, how am i supposed to send the ppt to the PC/laptop?)

    2. I can't capture screen/ munch screen (such a headache not being able to save images of maps or highest scores in my phone)

    3. I can't crop a pic immediately without using an app (need at least a whole minute to crop, save send it via bluetooth to someone)

    4. I can't view Youtube videos (says i need to have a flash player)

    5. I can't connect to online people for messaging. (says can't connect to see who's online)

    6. I can't stop the sms/whatsapp notification on top (heart ache while playing a game or while doing something else where i wouldn't like to be distracted.)

    7. I can't make the camera sound mute. (click click click... why won't it mute?? )

    8. I cant select Multiple Pics (i need to send 20-30 pics at a time via Bluetooth or Mail etc... How frustrating it is to select one by one!!)
    Last edited by Aniket Kushare; 10-18-2013 at 10:41 AM.
    10-17-2013 12:19 PM
  2. montsa007's Avatar
    Press and hold windows + power button at the same time for screenshot? (Works on wp8, dont know about wp 7.8)
    10-17-2013 12:22 PM
  3. Aniket Kushare's Avatar
    it doesn't on 7.8 :(
    Last edited by Aniket Kushare; 10-18-2013 at 10:41 AM.
    10-17-2013 12:29 PM
  4. David Lolohea's Avatar
    I had a 800 but i sold it to to buy a 920, although number 7 go to settings >ringtones and sounds >advanced and there should be an option to turn it off there, and for online chat i had the same problem, all you do is go to settings and check if Facebook chat is enabled, if it is and its still not working you have to go to your Microsoft account and allow the Facebook chat permissions manually. It should work fine. Hope this helps
    10-17-2013 12:43 PM
  5. Aniket Kushare's Avatar
    no ''advanced'' setting in ''ringtones and sounds'' :(
    10-17-2013 12:45 PM
  6. David Lolohea's Avatar
    Really? I was pretty sure i turned mine off while i had it. :(
    10-17-2013 12:47 PM
  7. David Lolohea's Avatar
    Or for number 7 go to settings>swipe to applications>camera+photos and check in there
    10-17-2013 12:49 PM
  8. stickyshocker's Avatar
    it doesn't on 7.5 :(
    just a question why are you still running 7.5?
    10-17-2013 01:06 PM
  9. montsa007's Avatar
    just a question why are you still running 7.5?
    Lol, true that.
    10-17-2013 01:16 PM
  10. stickyshocker's Avatar
    Lol, true that.
    don't get me wrong i know some cant afford a wp8 or are stuck in contracts but 7.5 i was all over 7.8 the hour it got released. Dude if i was near to you id come and update it for you to stop you suffering using 7.5

    If its your carrier that never let out the update i did my Mozart by seveneighter and it worked a treat.
    10-17-2013 01:24 PM
  11. montsa007's Avatar
    don't get me wrong i know some cant afford a wp8 or are stuck in contracts but 7.5 i was all over 7.8 the hour it got released. Dude if i was near to you id come and update it for you to stop you suffering using 7.5

    If its your carrier that never let out the update i did my Mozart by seveneighter and it worked a treat.
    I don't like carrier tied phones, they release it on day 1 promising the stars, and when it comes to updates they say "The stars are far far away, so forget that, we'll give you the moon if you buy a new phone from us with a 2 year contract"

    I request OP to update his device to end the suffering.
    10-17-2013 01:28 PM
  12. stickyshocker's Avatar
    I don't like carrier tied phones, they release it on day 1 promising the stars, and when it comes to updates they say "The stars are far far away, so forget that, we'll give you the moon if you buy a new phone from us with a 2 year contract"

    I request OP to update his device to end the suffering.
    Your right i went from a branded Mozart to a unbranded titan and it was great never having to wait but now im on a branded 8x and its annoying. I know they do it for a reason but my titan worked fine on their network so branding them to me is pointless and surely costs them more money in the long run
    10-17-2013 01:34 PM
  13. techiez's Avatar
    I don't like carrier tied phones, they release it on day 1 promising the stars, and when it comes to updates they say "The stars are far far away, so forget that, we'll give you the moon if you buy a new phone from us with a 2 year contract"

    I request OP to update his device to end the suffering.
    WP7.8 doesnt solve any of the above and doesnt bring anything new other than the WP8 looking start screen,
    10-17-2013 01:41 PM
  14. techiez's Avatar
    1. I can't send/receive MS Office files via Bluetooth (a stupid phone with bluetooth and without internet access makes me helpless)
    (Also, say i need to present a ppt on a particular PC/laptop, that is connected to a projector, how am i supposed to send the ppt to the PC/laptop?)

    not possible on WP at all, u wud need internet.

    2. I can't capture screen/ munch screen (such a headache not being able to save images of maps or highest scores in my phone)
    Not possible at all on Wp7.5/7.8

    3. I can't crop a pic immediately without using an app (need at least a whole minute to crop, save send it via bluetooth to someone)
    u need an app unfortunately, there are bunch of apps try out those n see which one is fastest.
    4. I can't view Youtube videos (says i need to have a flash player)
    download metrotube
    5. I can't connect to online people for messaging. (says can't connect to see who's online)
    try using IM+
    6. I can't stop the sms/whatsapp notification on top (heart ache while playing a game or while doing something else where i wouldn't like to be distracted.)
    cant stop it even in WP8,as soon as notification comes just swipe it towards right it ll go awat
    7. I can't make the camera sound mute. (click click click... why won't it mute?? :( )
    check settings->applications->camera u wud hv the setting here.
    10-17-2013 01:44 PM
  15. stickyshocker's Avatar
    WP7.8 doesnt solve any of the above and doesnt bring anything new other than the WP8 looking start screen,
    and your telling me you never would have updated it? Come on man an update is there for a reason and if im right in saying on a Nokia 7.8 was more than a start screen update, file transfer via Bluetooth was added as well as other stuff and look this guys using a Nokia. Update it man.
    10-17-2013 01:52 PM
  16. EauRouge's Avatar
    You should definitely run an update. Out of curiosity, which year is your OS from?
    10-17-2013 04:18 PM
  17. montsa007's Avatar
    and your telling me you never would have updated it? Come on man an update is there for a reason and if im right in saying on a Nokia 7.8 was more than a start screen update, file transfer via Bluetooth was added as well as other stuff and look this guys using a Nokia. Update it man.
    I want to send you some love buttons and a free leaf.
    Its funny how people complain about an OS that has an update available and they never do it.
    10-18-2013 01:09 AM
  18. despertador's Avatar
    1. I can't send/receive MS Office files via Bluetooth (a stupid phone with bluetooth and without internet access makes me helpless)
    (Also, say i need to present a ppt on a particular PC/laptop, that is connected to a projector, how am i supposed to send the ppt to the PC/laptop?)

    That's a disadvantage of WP, you need the Internet for a lot of things... And with the limited functionality of the WP 7.x developer APIs, there's probably not going to be an app for this.

    2. I can't capture screen/ munch screen (such a headache not being able to save images of maps or highest scores in my phone)

    You cannot capture screen natively on WP 7.x phones, but there is a sideloadable tool to do so. It requires you being able to install app files (.xap) directly from the developer to your phone, but you're going to need a developer license. I think I heard Microsoft opening up the license limitation and letting everyone sideload a couple apps for free, but I can't retrieve the link and I'm not 100% positive it also covers WP 7.x.

    3. I can't crop a pic immediately without using an app (need at least a whole minute to crop, save send it via bluetooth to someone)

    In the default Camera application on all Windows Phone devices, there is a cropping/rotating function built in. After you snap a picture, swipe left to see that picture, and in the menu bar below, there should be a cropping icon that allows you to do those things.

    4. I can't view Youtube videos (says i need to have a flash player)

    You don't need flash player at all to view YouTube videos on your phone! You can...
    1) Make sure you're visiting m.youtube.com... (or did they cripple YouTube for WP users and pull a Google on us again?)
    2) Download a YouTube application, and my two recommendations are myTube (paid, and a limited trial)and MetroTube (completely free with full version on Try, but you can donate to the developer by Buying the app..

    5. I can't connect to online people for messaging. (says can't connect to see who's online)

    If you're trying to use Facebook chat, you can either use the Facebook app's chat function, or use IM+ (of course there's more, but no need to list them all). The integrated Facebook chat features are crippled now because of Facebook API changes that broke it... :(

    6. I can't stop the sms/whatsapp notification on top (heart ache while playing a game or while doing something else where i wouldn't like to be distracted.)

    You can disable this by turning on Battery Saver from the Settings, which basically tries to save battery and disables Push Notifications in the process. A nifty trick I learned myself :)

    7. I can't make the camera sound mute. (click click click... why won't it mute??

    Don't think there's a real, practical workaround for that... You can try installing another camera app and see if that one fits you and doesn't make a shutter sound, or you can just mute your phone's volume when you try to take a picture (which is quite inconvenient, I'm sorry)...
    Aniket Kushare likes this.
    10-18-2013 09:05 AM
  19. Aniket Kushare's Avatar
    7.8 doesn't do all these things either... :-|
    10-18-2013 10:25 AM
  20. Aniket Kushare's Avatar
    Sorry wor the miscommunication... in general i meant 7.5 / 7.8
    anyway, 7.8 hasn't helped me in any way either except making smaller live tiles and a bit of Bluetooth..
    10-18-2013 10:38 AM
  21. Aniket Kushare's Avatar
    Nothing in there.
    10-18-2013 10:39 AM
  22. Aniket Kushare's Avatar
    Sorry for miscommunication... i meant it general.. 7.5 / 7.8 ...
    i can't do anything of it on 7.8
    10-18-2013 10:45 AM
  23. trickym81's Avatar
    You can mute the camera sound by going to Settings then "Ringtones & Sounds" and scrolling down to the bottom. You'll see a section that says "Play a sound for" and then there are a few check boxes. Uncheck "Camera shutter."

    For YouTube videos, m.youtube.com works fine for me.
    despertador and David Lolohea like this.
    10-18-2013 11:50 AM
  24. David Lolohea's Avatar
    Sorry for miscommunication... i meant it general.. 7.5 / 7.8 ...
    i can't do anything of it on 7.8
    he's right. 7.8 can't make screenshots unless you install a custom rom
    10-18-2013 08:54 PM
  25. trickym81's Avatar
    he's right. 7.8 can't make screenshots unless you install a custom rom
    Or if you unlock it as a developer.
    10-19-2013 07:54 PM
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