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  1. rhapdog's Avatar
    ....have you done a soft reset recently?
    I really should have thought of that. With all the years of experience I have with Microsoft products, dating back to the early 1980s.

    Okay, the soft reset fixed my issue. It now works as it has been described. Thanks for the suggestion. I should have known.

    Reminds me of an old joke about an corporate VP, an Engineer, and a Microsoft programmer on a car trip. They are going down a big hill, and the brakes go out. After a pretty crazy drive down the hill, they finally slow to a stop on a straight road. The VP wants to know what happened, and suggests that they appoint a committee to study the problem and report back in 2 weeks. The engineer states that he can just use his swiss army knife, disassemble the brake system and have it fixed in no time. The Microsoft programmer suggest they turn off the car, then try a restart to see if it happens again.

    And this a joke from the late 80s when I first heard it. Still applies today, I suppose.

    Thanks, all. Loving WP more every day. The more I learn about it, the more I'm loving it.
    Gkaarl likes this.
    09-21-2014 09:22 PM
  2. mjrtoo's Avatar
    I really should have thought of that. With all the years of experience I have with Microsoft products, dating back to the early 1980s.

    Okay, the soft reset fixed my issue. It now works as it has been described. Thanks for the suggestion. I should have known.

    Reminds me of an old joke about an corporate VP, an Engineer, and a Microsoft programmer on a car trip. They are going down a big hill, and the brakes go out. After a pretty crazy drive down the hill, they finally slow to a stop on a straight road. The VP wants to know what happened, and suggests that they appoint a committee to study the problem and report back in 2 weeks. The engineer states that he can just use his swiss army knife, disassemble the brake system and have it fixed in no time. The Microsoft programmer suggest they turn off the car, then try a restart to see if it happens again.

    And this a joke from the late 80s when I first heard it. Still applies today, I suppose.

    Thanks, all. Loving WP more every day. The more I learn about it, the more I'm loving it.
    I've had iPhones, they required more reboots than my WP ever has. That's the only rub on WP for me, there's not great documentation for all the features, and not totally obvious to the new user. Press and hold is used alot....
    09-22-2014 11:46 AM
  3. cbreze's Avatar
    My phones are always on 24/7. Very rare for me to need a reboot during the day. However, my M/O has always been to do a morning reboot as I pull it off the charger. I will continue to do it this way as I think we all need a reboot when we roll out of bed anyway, Including my M8.I never have gotten the logic of someone proudly saying they never need to reboot. A reboot a day keeps the issues away, for me.
    k72 and badcat like this.
    09-22-2014 12:13 PM
  4. rhapdog's Avatar
    A reboot a day keeps the issues away, for me.
    Well said. Perhaps that should be in the tips.
    09-22-2014 02:47 PM
  5. Futra Hurairah Salleh's Avatar
    In which app can I scan qr codes in WP8.1?
    There's an easier/faster way.

    1. Turn off Cortana: the easiest way is to disable Location (swipe down the notification center and tap the Location to turn it off).
    2. Now, tap the search / magnifying glass button, Bing Search will pop up. Then, tap the eye / eclipse button. The scanner will run.
    * To turn on Cortana again, just enable the Location from the notification center..
    09-22-2014 10:42 PM
  6. mjrtoo's Avatar
    There's an easier/faster way.

    1. Turn off Cortana: the easiest way is to disable Location (swipe down the notification center and tap the Location to turn it off).
    2. Now, tap the search / magnifying glass button, Bing Search will pop up. Then, tap the eye / eclipse button. The scanner will run.
    * To turn on Cortana again, just enable the Location from the notification center..
    It's exactly the same number of actions, just different. :-)
    a5cent likes this.
    09-25-2014 02:01 PM
  7. Christian Holmstedt's Avatar
    This feature is probably known but anyway.....
    Pair your WP8/WP8.1 phone to the PS3 and use it as a remote to quickly play music/videos on YouTube.

    - Download the YouTube player for the PS3.
    - From YouTube on the PS3, select 'Pair Device'
    - On the Phone (with IE), got to "www.youtube.com/pair" and enter the code (or QR scan) the code shown on the PS3.
    - Select video on phone.
    - Press the blue square icon on the top left in the browser window to connect.
    - Press play and watch video on the PS3.

    Way faster than searching using the PS3 app directly.
    whizzkidd and Ixia like this.
    09-26-2014 02:19 AM
  8. Richard Durishin's Avatar
    Windows Phone 8.1 and Windows 8.1 Theme syncronization

    Want more theme colors than what Windows (phone) offers? Do you have a Windows 8.1 computer?

    Set your phone to sync your theme settings. Then, choose "Personalize" from the setting charm on your Windows 8.1 computer. Choose among the many background colors and watch your phone's Live Tiles sync to that color.
    dKp1977, k72, HaibaneReki and 2 others like this.
    10-01-2014 06:54 AM
  9. dKp1977's Avatar
    Windows Phone 8.1 and Windows 8.1 Theme syncronization

    Want more theme colors than what Windows (phone) offers? Do you have a Windows 8.1 computer?

    Set your phone to sync your theme settings. Then, choose "Personalize" from the setting charm on your Windows 8.1 computer. Choose among the many background colors and watch your phone's Live Tiles sync to that color.
    This is indeed awesome and as far as I know undiscovered until now. Great tipp!
    Last edited by a5cent; 10-28-2014 at 06:51 AM. Reason: formatting only
    10-01-2014 06:59 AM
  10. HaibaneReki's Avatar
    Just the Tiles though I assume? If it would work for the accents, that would be ground braking and hugely under-advertised.
    10-02-2014 04:36 AM
  11. rhapdog's Avatar
    I'm not sure why, exactly, but when I tried to sync background color to accent color, it didn't work for me. Oh, wait, I have syncing issues with the laptop. Yep, I'm on a metered connection, so it's not syncing. I'll have to wait until I get to Wi-Fi to do it.

    Seriously, though, my desktop background color isn't what I want for my accent color at all. Probably because I prefer a clean, black desktop background which means stuff would not show up with the black background on my phone with a black accent color. Ha! That would be sad... I suppose I better disable theme syncing for my phone, so I can keep it separate. Wouldn't want the same photo background either. I like a photo on the phone, but not on the desktop. I wonder, though, will it sync a photo for a background? I can see where that would be cool if you had laptop, tablet, phone, desktop, TV, etc., and had the same lockscreen photo on all, and the same photo in the background on the start screen, etc.

    Someone test it with the photos and let me know if that works, since I won't be at a non-metered connection for possibly 3 days or more. Yeah, I live way out in nowhere, living just on the metered 4G for internet.
    10-02-2014 11:27 AM
  12. OberstDanjeje's Avatar
    I tried all day, when sync from PC to phone on phone it's always one of the accent color, no new color. I put different gray and black on PC, on phone it synch all the times gray, it's called acciaio on italian phone
    10-03-2014 01:14 AM
  13. anon(9057135)'s Avatar
    When playing music, when you open up the volume panel anywhere and tap the song title, it will take you to the music app.
    10-09-2014 06:31 PM
  14. Balkana's Avatar
    How do you guys turn on/off your Mobile data connection? I know that it can be done by going to Settings but is there any faster way? I was unable to add it to the Notification center. :(
    10-19-2014 12:58 AM
  15. dKp1977's Avatar
    How do you guys turn on/off your Mobile data connection? I know that it can be done by going to Settings but is there any faster way? I was unable to add it to the Notification center. :(

    Impossible as of yet. It's coming with WP 8.1 update 2.
    Balkana likes this.
    10-19-2014 04:19 AM
  16. Kasongo's Avatar
    it's possible to have a tile transparent for image PNG ? Custom tiles maker does not do that...

    Edit: Found ! "PinPng", but it's not easy and incomplete.
    Last edited by Kasongo; 10-20-2014 at 08:00 AM.
    HaibaneReki likes this.
    10-20-2014 04:58 AM
  17. Futra Hurairah Salleh's Avatar
    How do you guys turn on/off your Mobile data connection? I know that it can be done by going to Settings but is there any faster way? I was unable to add it to the Notification center. :(
    U can put the 'Airplane Mode' in the notification center
    11-17-2014 12:35 AM
  18. rhapdog's Avatar
    U can put the 'Airplane Mode' in the notification center
    While that will turn off the mobile data, it also turns off the ability to use the phone as a phone, and turns off Wi-Fi as well. That's not desirable for those who wish to only disable data to conserve data.

    If you only want to turn off the Cellular Data, then there is a free app called "Cellular Data". You can pin it to your start screen for a quick shortcut to the setting. It also has a live tile that will tell you if your Cellular Data is currently turned on or off.
    wgrs likes this.
    11-17-2014 07:51 AM
  19. prasath1234's Avatar
    Simple pin it to the screen.use the app status tile nd pin your desired settings like mobile data.
    From Windows phone
    Fire 29 likes this.
    11-17-2014 08:45 AM
  20. jplumia820's Avatar
    How do you guys turn on/off your Mobile data connection? I know that it can be done by going to Settings but is there any faster way? I was unable to add it to the Notification center. :(
    I use a simple app called Dashboard. It's free and lets you pin a shortcut for data onto the home screen.
    11-30-2014 12:36 PM
  21. SSgt Bruskowiz's Avatar
    I use hot tiles! for that.
    Guytronic likes this.
    11-30-2014 01:12 PM
  22. wolfin2000's Avatar
    I'm not sure what you mean; I've only had my phone for about 2-3 weeks.....do explain more what you meant above.
    12-03-2014 08:23 PM
  23. SSgt Bruskowiz's Avatar
    Those are apps, can be found in the store ;)
    Sergey Belikov likes this.
    12-04-2014 04:49 AM
  24. HoosierDaddy's Avatar
    I'm not sure what you mean; I've only had my phone for about 2-3 weeks.....do explain more what you meant above.
    You should always quote what you are referring to. There are 199 posts "above" yours. Even if you mean directly above, you have no control over other people posting while you were typing yours.

    But if you are referring to:

    I use hot tiles! for that.
    I believe Hot Tiles is an app you can find in the app store.
    12-06-2014 08:52 AM
  25. Yousaf Saeed Shaikh's Avatar
    I read all the posts but never found these useful Tips:
    1) Pressing & holding the Back key directly opens "Open Apps". From there, it's much easy to close any app.

    2) In Message / Email inbox, slightly touching the Left edge of the message toggle to select multiple message . Which is very useful if want to delete multiple messages.
    Vyenkatesh, thurman and tphg like this.
    02-13-2015 04:31 AM
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