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11-10-2014 02:56 AM
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  1. Bagzton's Avatar
    Alphabetically sorted settings would be frustrating and pointless. The rumor is being able to manually change the settings list.

    I'm hoping for:

    an option to hide games in the app list (this was the worst decision in 8.1)
    an option to make the system tray auto-hide like it did in 8.0
    the return of the text editing cursor
    a better/faster games hub
    a better pictures gallery
    data toggle in action center
    getting rid of the stutter when returning to the start screen when closing an app
    more accent colors and/or returning cobalt to what it was in 8.0
    option to change the the charging sound

    So basically fixes to all the stuff that was broken in 8.1.
    You've said it all
    11-06-2014 12:31 PM
  2. kristalsoldier's Avatar
    And when is this update expected anyways? And, will it be regulated through the damn carriers - in the UK and the US and elsewhere?
    11-06-2014 01:12 PM
  3. S_a_l_a_d's Avatar
    Faster or fewer animations when opening and closing apps.
    pedmar007 likes this.
    11-06-2014 01:30 PM
  4. astondg's Avatar
    Faster or fewer animations when opening and closing apps.
    The current animations are mostly there to cover the load & unload times of apps so removing them or speeding them up wouldn't necessarily make the apps start any faster. You'd probably just have a black screen or an app splash screen instead.
    11-06-2014 01:35 PM
  5. pedmar007's Avatar
    Never understood the need for smart dialing when every OS bar BB for the moment has a PA that can dial by name or number. Is that not easy enough? What adv does smart dialing have over that anyways.
    brusbrother likes this.
    11-06-2014 04:01 PM
  6. Silviu Bogusevschi's Avatar
    Camera button on lock screen for phones with no camera button?
    You can access it from the Action Center.

    I've seen before a concept of sorted settings menus, just like the live folders. That's what I fell in love with. Will try to find it.

    Edit: This one http://forums.windowscentral.com/win...u-concept.html

    Attached Thumbnails wpsettings.jpg  
    James8561, neo158, a5cent and 3 others like this.
    11-06-2014 04:15 PM
  7. MDK22's Avatar
    Id like to see a screen brightness multi toggle in the action center.
    Low, med, high, auto.
    AFAIK, that's (brightness) already there ... a data toggle would be useful.

    As far as Smart Dialing, people don't use their phones as, well phones, anymore. You have Cortana, speed dials, etc... people don't make that many phone calls, thus not a hot button issue. Don't think you'll get much traction on that.
    pedmar007 likes this.
    11-06-2014 05:40 PM
  8. CJ Thunder's Avatar
    AFAIK, that's (brightness) already there ... a data toggle would be useful.

    As far as Smart Dialing, people don't use their phones as, well phones, anymore. You have Cortana, speed dials, etc... people don't make that many phone calls, thus not a hot button issue. Don't think you'll get much traction on that.
    Disagree, especially around the world, the cell phone is the only phone. Yes it is also the computer, but voice is still important, especially considering WP is behind.
    11-06-2014 06:00 PM
  9. pedmar007's Avatar
    how does having smart dialing benefit the user over asking cortana to call for you.
    11-06-2014 06:09 PM
  10. BataBole's Avatar
    Update 2 for Windows Phone 8.1 should be announced anytime now. Rumor has it that the settings will now be arranged alphabetically and data toggle will be available on the action centre. What else do you think will be included in this update?

    I for one hope for smart-dialing. The lack of this functionality in 2014 is frustrating tbh.
    I would love to see double wide tiles like on Windows 8.1 PC. I'm into personalisation :)

    And fix for playing artist on lockscreen.
    saras112 likes this.
    11-06-2014 06:18 PM
  11. Chris_Germany's Avatar
    how does having smart dialing benefit the user over asking cortana to call for you.
    If yyou put in a number to save, you see in a second that you already got it...if you have many contacts or a rough day or whatever situation....doesn't matter, bring this feature!
    But first...lets wait for gdr 1 and denim, it is still not out for everyone
    haikallp likes this.
    11-06-2014 06:23 PM
  12. Silviu Bogusevschi's Avatar
    And btw, the main question is not "what?", but "when?" ;)
    11-06-2014 06:33 PM
  13. burntofferingsabove's Avatar
    The option to roll back an app if you don't like it's update would be good
    Kram Sacul likes this.
    11-06-2014 06:33 PM
  14. Chris_Kez's Avatar
    Cortana support for torch would be awesome such as:

    "Give me some light" etc..
    I love this idea.
    11-06-2014 06:58 PM
  15. Kram Sacul's Avatar
    The option to roll back an app if you don't like it's update would be good
    OneDrive instantly comes to mind.
    James8561 and neo158 like this.
    11-06-2014 07:04 PM
  16. GCrane1982's Avatar
    That's already available, simply set brightness as one of the quick actions and when selected it will toggle between low med and high. My lumia 530 came with this as one of the default quick actions
    walterg1 likes this.
    11-06-2014 07:07 PM
  17. Chris_Kez's Avatar
    You can access it [Camera] from the Action Center.
    True, but the iOS implementation is slicker and faster. Slide open the lock screen and you're in the camera app.

    Honestly I'd rather they just put a damn camera button on all these phones.
    11-06-2014 07:15 PM
  18. GCrane1982's Avatar
    I would simply love for all apps and services to support both the dark and light themes. At the moment the Photos, Store, Xbox music, Xbox Video and Lumia Car App only has a dark theme regardless of what theme the OS is set at.

    Other than this I am quite happy with OS as it is rather than a minor incremental update I would prefer MS to utilise their resources in getting developers to update their apps so that they are on par with the other platforms. For example IMDB hasn't been updated in over two years and its not the only big name app like this.
    11-06-2014 07:16 PM
  19. iamakii's Avatar
    I would really like to see:
    1. Better Games app
    2. Better sync with win8 (like themes and stoff like that)
    3. Not the tiles but the background should have an wallpaper (too big feature for gdr update?)
    4. Support for 3rd party application to start via camera button
    5. More shortcuts in notification center
    6. Bring back green tile for music and video :D
    7. Yeah a flash app shortcut would be nice
    That's all I would wish for windows phone and then it would be the best is out there (when not looking on the app gap xD)

    Edit: Colorful tiles like in win8 would be cool too but I can wait till win10 for that
    Actually it's the opposite, win 10 will follow the color scheme of WP based on the mock up released by MS for Win 10 before.
    11-06-2014 07:27 PM
  20. jasqid's Avatar
    This. I don't need to give my wishes because you have it covered.


    Would really love them to bring back some usefulness to the useless ME tile.
    11-06-2014 07:30 PM
  21. iamakii's Avatar
    My simple wishlist:

    1. Sorting app list like in Win 8.1
    2. Data toggle for notification center
    3. Large tile size like in Win 8.1
    4. More organized settings list
    11-06-2014 07:37 PM
  22. Evanway's Avatar
    Well, I surely don't expect this on GDR 2, but they could bring back the message hub on windows 10, try to make some kind of partnership with Facebook messenger and WhatsApp to integrate the apps. I loved the hub on wp8, and really hope to see it again somehow.
    nallWhite and Macco26 like this.
    11-06-2014 08:15 PM
  23. Xabier Granja's Avatar
    Id like to see a screen brightness multi toggle in the action center.
    Low, med, high, auto.
    Aaaah... you can already do that. I'm doing it on wp8.1.1

    a better update of OFFICE would really be NICE.MS cant make office for PCs as good as it is and be lazy to make mobile versions half as good....we use these for daily things,some do there office work on them and as such require them to be half as good.take EXCEL for example.almost all the files u try to open and edit don't open in lumia just because of the few functions MS has for the app.<thumps DOWN MS>
    MS just mentioned today that the new touch Office is tied to the Windows 10 release. Considering it's a universal app, there's zero chance you'll see any updates to what's now a legacy office app on WP until wp10/w10 are released next summer.
    walterg1 and saras112 like this.
    11-06-2014 10:13 PM
  24. CJ Thunder's Avatar
    Aaaah... you can already do that. I'm doing it on wp8.1.1



    MS just mentioned today that the new touch Office is tied to the Windows 10 release. Considering it's a universal app, there's zero chance you'll see any updates to what's now a legacy office app on WP until wp10/w10 are released next summer.
    Which is interesting, what else will wp8.1 get considering w10 is almost here.
    11-06-2014 11:50 PM
  25. walterg1's Avatar
    So their is a hidden sub menu with more items on it including brightness.

    I'm new to Windows phones. After setting up and playing with my phone for the last few days, I still missed this.
    So for me to change an item on the notification screen and get back to the notification screen it takes 7 actions.
    Poor design, and not really intuitive.

    What i'd like to see is long press an item on the notification screen and it takes you to a sub menu, click on an item to change it and it takes you back to the notification screen.
    Total of 2 actions, and really quick to change.

    Thanks guys for letting me know about the screen brightness toggle.
    Its something I really used on my last phone , and I'm really glad this phone has it.
    11-07-2014 12:05 AM
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