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  1. jefbeard911's Avatar
    This isn't meant to be a bitc* session or a never ending rant about how WP sucks cuz it doesn't have xxxxx.

    It's simply meant to be a running list of things that bug me about WP. Mostly these are features that are lacking, or work in a terrible way. No justification necessary. Maybe others can join in.

    I'll start:

    1. No Haptic feedback available for keyboard input.

    2. The "send" icon will not work (even though it's highlighted) until you tap the screen to make the KB disappear.

    3. You can't have Bing as your wallpaper AND Glance screen.

    Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
    06-13-2015 04:47 AM
  2. rhapdog's Avatar
    Okay, I'll post mine.
    1. WP can't fix my coffee for me in the morning when I'm too tired to do it myself.
    2. Cortana, as cute as she sounds, just isn't a good snuggler and does nothing to help you keep warm in bed.

    Maybe Windows 10 will fix it.
    06-13-2015 05:19 AM
  3. jz78817's Avatar
    the lying "progress" bar in Internet Explorer.
    06-13-2015 09:08 AM
  4. Neil Manuel's Avatar
    It takes forever to backup
    06-13-2015 09:11 AM
  5. Bizarro_Prime's Avatar
    I'm glad we don't have Haptic feedback on the keyboard. Every time I use my wife's phone it makes my hands feel funny.
    The main thing I don't like about WP is that it doesn't continually vibrate while ringing.
    Last edited by Bizarro_Prime; 06-13-2015 at 11:58 AM.
    06-13-2015 09:17 AM
  6. hiya15's Avatar
    I'm glad we don't have Haptic feedback on the keyboard. Every time I use my wife's phone it makes my hands feel funny.
    The main thing I don't like about WP is that it doesn't vibrate while ringing.
    I second your opinion about haptic feedback, i used to keep it off on android too.

    I had problems with notification but it will be solved soon.
    06-13-2015 09:25 AM
  7. Dk92's Avatar
    So many of my swipes are mistakened for taps. I don't know of that's a hardware, software, or firmware problem, but Aul never responds whenever I ask him about it on twitter. It's so annoying.. And I know its some sort of bug because it never does it when I use my iphone.
    06-13-2015 10:00 AM
  8. jefbeard911's Avatar
    So many of my swipes are mistakened for taps. I don't know of that's a hardware, software, or firmware problem, but Aul never responds whenever I ask him about it on twitter. It's so annoying.. And I know its some sort of bug because it never does it when I use my iphone.
    Happens to me a lot too. For me, I think it comes down to a dirty screen where my fingers weren't sliding across it well enough. Most of the time wiping the screen helps, if not solves it...but i know what you mean..
    06-13-2015 10:52 AM
  9. Dadstar0410's Avatar
    1) When I swipe up to close the action center, it brings the software buttons back up, as well. Darn it, I wanna keep the software buttons hidden! Only way to keep the software buttons hidden during this process is if you hold your thumb down on the accented action center bar, and wait until it lights up a little. But that's inconvenient haha.

    2) Live Tiles still aren't completely perfect. Not a whole lot of apps utilize it well. And there aren't enough live tile animations to keep the live tiles interesting.

    3) In landscape mode, the keyboard doesn't span the length of the device. Very easy to accidentally hit "send".
    06-13-2015 07:41 PM
  10. Bagzton's Avatar
    1) Annoying "Loading" and "Resuming" screen. For example, I could be composing a tweet about something I'm reading on IE but I wanted to glance at IE, while on Twitter (or any other Twitter app I'm using ATM) I press and hold the back button, swipe to IE (but not calling it up) then swipe back to Twitter and even though I actually didn't leave Twitter, the "Resuming" screen comes on! Sometimes lasting as long as 5-7 seconds. Meanwhile, has anyone noticed that Opera Mini does not resume? And you always get the exact page where you left off when you reopen the app even though it's been days since last use? It doesn't reload your page like IE does on opening (that that lying progress bar)

    2) Windows Phone DOES NOT multitask.

    3) Back up rarely works.

    4) *someone has mentioned this* Executing swipes as taps

    5) When I swipe down half from top to reveal just the action centre and maybe I change my mind and want to see my notifications, swiping down further does not work most times. Sometimes requires several attempts or just starting all over before it works.

    I have more on list of things that bugs me about WP but I'll stop at this. I just wish these little annoying things are fixed cos I really love WP. Can't imagine switching to another OS.
    06-13-2015 08:44 PM
  11. D M C's Avatar
    Xbox Music app.

    It still missing the fast and fluidity of when it was on WP8.

    And quality of other MS apps which are built in OS and you can't uninstall it.
    06-13-2015 08:53 PM
  12. tohoshinki's Avatar
    You'd be amazed but most iOS devices can really only have about one tab open in Safari, and switching tabs forces the previous page to be reloaded.

    Instead of the resuming screen (which I cant say I see a lot of), iOS apps flat out stop and you have to wait for the whole app to re load from scratch. I've had this on my 4S, and my iPad. $600 equipment rendered useless. Try copying text from Safari into OneNote. Absolute hell. I've never had to deal with that on Windows Phone thank god. I'll take the resuming screen any day.

    What drives me bonkers in WP is OneNote. I love OneNote so much and the app on wp8.1 is so barebones. It is always open instantly though so I cant complain too much. I wish you could pin notebooks to the start screen like the tablet app.

    Background Downloading in IE and other download apps. It doesn't exist and it means you have to stay on the download page before the task completes. You also can't open tabs in the background on IE which is stupid.
    06-13-2015 10:04 PM
  13. bokchoy1's Avatar
    More volume options. I'm glad we finally got split music/ringer settings but it's not enough. For instance, a muted game doesn't prevent achievement notifications from popping up at the ringer volume.
    06-13-2015 10:15 PM
  14. jefbeard911's Avatar
    ...What drives me bonkers in WP is OneNote. I love OneNote so much and the app on wp8.1 is so barebones. It is always open instantly though so I cant complain too much. I wish you could pin notebooks to the start screen like the tablet app.
    Agreed.

    I've taken to using Evernote mostly now. It's simply a better app.

    Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
    06-13-2015 10:21 PM
  15. jefbeard911's Avatar
    Re: SWIPES registered as TAPS:

    Try turning the touch sensitivity to normal. It's default setting is high

    Settings > Extras > Touch > Sensitivity > Normal

    Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
    Last edited by jefbeard911; 06-13-2015 at 11:15 PM.
    06-13-2015 10:25 PM
  16. Elitewolf's Avatar
    Not much for me,

    1. 3rd party camera apps are not allowed to be set as the default camera app.
    2. Still no OpenVPN support.
    3. Capacitive buttons do not dim or turn off when watching or playing games. Although they were onscreen buttons the Lumia 630 was the worst I've experienced, you couldn't turn them off or slide them away.
    4. USB OTG support would be awesome.
    Last edited by DavidA7; 06-20-2015 at 03:54 PM.
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    06-13-2015 11:50 PM
  17. Wasim Wes Adetunji's Avatar
    Pin Twitter feeds of newspapers to your start screen for headlines. My homescreen is very lively.
    http://i.imgur.com/ZzucZ8R.jpg


    wasimwesley comments on What is this People hub?
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    06-14-2015 08:30 AM
  18. DavidinCT's Avatar
    There is NO complete backup and Application backup is almost worthless as developers need to change something in their app to allow them to be backed up.

    That means 95% of the games and apps that don't get updated will never see this. The other day, I installed WIn 10 by mistake (long story) and it completely screwed up my phone, I reinstalled 8.1 and restored, out of my 65 or so apps, not one restored it's settings. Completely worthless.

    Wish Microsoft allowed app backup by choice, so I can pick a max of like 20 apps that can be backed up. So my most important ones, I can CHOSE to have them backup....
    06-14-2015 08:44 AM
  19. Blackberry-Prince's Avatar
    And one thing thats dumb and runs on WP OS is NO MORE FB INTEGRATION. WHY MARK? WHY? :'(
    06-14-2015 02:07 PM
  20. Bagzton's Avatar
    Re: SWIPES registered as TAPS:

    Try turning the touch sensitivity to normal. It's default setting is high

    Settings > Extras > Touch > Sensitivity > Normal

    Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
    I've always had the touch sensitivity set to normal ever since. Same thing.
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    06-14-2015 03:34 PM
  21. Yazen's Avatar
    You'd be amazed but most iOS devices can really only have about one tab open in Safari, and switching tabs forces the previous page to be reloaded.

    Instead of the resuming screen (which I cant say I see a lot of), iOS apps flat out stop and you have to wait for the whole app to re load from scratch. I've had this on my 4S, and my iPad. $600 equipment rendered useless. Try copying text from Safari into OneNote. Absolute hell. I've never had to deal with that on Windows Phone thank god. I'll take the resuming screen any day.

    What drives me bonkers in WP is OneNote. I love OneNote so much and the app on wp8.1 is so barebones. It is always open instantly though so I cant complain too much. I wish you could pin notebooks to the start screen like the tablet app.

    Background Downloading in IE and other download apps. It doesn't exist and it means you have to stay on the download page before the task completes. You also can't open tabs in the background on IE which is stupid.
    Tabs are now staying open for me on L1520 WP8.1 (Denim).
    06-14-2015 05:05 PM
  22. Dadstar0410's Avatar
    Another thing that annoys me is that every time you reply to a text, the messaging app creates a new instance of the app in multitasking. So there could be multiple instances of the same app (even the same thread) in the multitasking view.
    06-14-2015 08:48 PM
  23. Nogitsune Micah's Avatar
    The fact they are giving Lumia apsp to non-Lumia phones....

    Also I dislike the fact that we really cant customize our text messaging app...it is so blab and drab with just the colors. I would love to see transparency of our backgrounds there.

    Hey cortana works when she feels like it,
    06-14-2015 10:24 PM
  24. CGA111's Avatar
    There is NO complete backup and Application backup is almost worthless as developers need to change something in their app to allow them to be backed up.

    That means 95% of the games and apps that don't get updated will never see this. The other day, I installed WIn 10 by mistake (long story) and it completely screwed up my phone, I reinstalled 8.1 and restored, out of my 65 or so apps, not one restored it's settings. Completely worthless.

    Wish Microsoft allowed app backup by choice, so I can pick a max of like 20 apps that can be backed up. So my most important ones, I can CHOSE to have them backup....
    This is indeed incredibly retarded. And adding to the list:
    -You can't disable the search button, I don't know how many times I have hit this freaking button by mistake and on top of this it takes you to a (at least in my country) useless search engine.
    -No local network functionality, my PCs aren't visible from my phone and my phone isn't visible from my PCs.
    06-15-2015 12:58 AM
  25. Omar9399's Avatar
    No PC software where we can backup our phones (like iTunes)
    06-15-2015 01:07 AM
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