1. MrBacon42's Avatar
    wtf, where is my music/media stop button? why don't we have that already? anyone know if this is a wp8 feature?
    09-24-2012 08:46 PM
  2. Dave Blake's Avatar
    What kind of stop button are you talking about? What do you need to stop?
    09-24-2012 08:50 PM
  3. Winterfang's Avatar
    He means the function to just close the music player, like the "Stop the music" application does.

    I hope there's a way to close apps, so that mess isn't present on WP8.
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    09-24-2012 09:10 PM
  4. Dave Blake's Avatar
    He means the function to just close the music player, like the "Stop the music" application does.

    I hope there's a way to close apps, so that mess isn't present on WP8.
    How do you know that?

    Whats messy about the Stop The Music app? If that is what he is talking about maybe he hasn't tried that app and should. It works very well for me and solves an issue for me that might not be an issue for others.

    I don't what to hijack this thread but why do you need to close apps this isn't Android.
    09-24-2012 09:46 PM
  5. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    The Stop the Music app works well for me. However, I must admit I found it odd to need an app to stop music. I've not heard of any other smartphone platform that requires apps to stop music.
    09-24-2012 10:21 PM
  6. palandri's Avatar
    I just hit pause.
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    09-24-2012 10:36 PM
  7. wolf1891's Avatar
    The Stop the Music app works well for me. However, I must admit I found it odd to need an app to stop music. I've not heard of any other smartphone platform that requires apps to stop music.
    Precisely! The app works nicely but, I am still baffled as to why I need to have an app to do something so simple. It's not really a big deal one way or the other but, it would be nice to see this incorporated into WP8.
    09-24-2012 10:37 PM
  8. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    I just hit pause.
    Before I got the Stop the Music app, I would accidentally hit play due to the song staying in the volume bar and start playing music at inappropriate places.
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    09-24-2012 10:42 PM
  9. Dave Blake's Avatar
    I hope the Microsoft was thinking "This is nice no matter what happened you can just tap the volume button and start playing your music even from the lock screen". For some people that is a plus. Bottom line Microsoft doesn't want you stopping the music. They also don't want you to have to launch an app every time you want to play music. There is nothing wrong with that but there is also nothing wrong with having a choice. This is where the Stop The Music app comes in to play.
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    09-24-2012 10:47 PM
  10. wolf1891's Avatar
    I hope the Microsoft was thinking "This is nice no matter what happened you can just tap the volume button and start playing your music even from the lock screen". For some people that is a plus. Bottom line Microsoft doesn't want you stopping the music. They also don't want you to have to launch an app every time you want to play music. There is nothing wrong with that but there is also nothing wrong with having a choice. This is where the Stop The Music app comes in to play.
    i agree with this in theory but...

    Before I got the Stop the Music app, I would accidentally hit play due to the song staying in the volume bar and start playing music at inappropriate places.
    ...is what happened with me a fair number of times too before I got that nifty little app.
    09-24-2012 10:56 PM
  11. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    I hope the Microsoft was thinking "This is nice no matter what happened you can just tap the volume button and start playing your music even from the lock screen". For some people that is a plus. Bottom line Microsoft doesn't want you stopping the music. They also don't want you to have to launch an app every time you want to play music. There is nothing wrong with that but there is also nothing wrong with having a choice. This is where the Stop The Music app comes in to play.
    I would hope that with more emphasis on enterprise features in WP8, Stop the Music will not be required.

    I could see users not knowing about pausing music and starting it by accident during business meetings and being extremely embarrassed. Those new users who also might be business users might not be aware of this "feature" and the need to use an app to stop it.

    I'd hope to see changes made to avoid that, especially for enterprise use.
    09-24-2012 11:01 PM
  12. Austinguy23's Avatar
    Wait...*shakes head in disbelief*. Windows Phone requires a SEPARATE APP just to stop a song that is playing?

    Surely, I'm misreading this thread.
    09-25-2012 12:11 AM
  13. 12Danny123's Avatar
    Wait...*shakes head in disbelief*. Windows Phone requires a SEPARATE APP just to stop a song that is playing?

    Surely, I'm misreading this thread.
    hahahaha......right....(roll eyes)
    09-25-2012 12:34 AM
  14. selfcreation's Avatar
    an updated feature that allowed you to stop it wouldn't hurt.

    but I still like it , easy for me to play or pause when I need to . and I need to ALLOT! lol
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    09-25-2012 12:36 AM
  15. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    an updated feature that allowed you to stop it wouldn't hurt.

    but I still like it , easy for me to play or pause when I need to . and I need to ALLOT! lol
    I agree. Offering a choice that allows it to be stopped without an app would be great for those of us who might not want to accidentally play heavy metal in business meetings or in public places.

    Allowing a choice for folks to do want to easily restart their music would also be great.
    09-25-2012 12:41 AM
  16. cp2_4eva's Avatar
    I simply hit pause, but it would be nice to have a hard STOP sometimes. I think that's the leas of their music player worries though. REAL on-the-go playlists anyone?
    09-25-2012 06:36 AM
  17. Winterfang's Avatar
    How do you know that?

    Whats messy about the Stop The Music app? If that is what he is talking about maybe he hasn't tried that app and should. It works very well for me and solves an issue for me that might not be an issue for others.

    I don't what to hijack this thread but why do you need to close apps this isn't Android.
    The mess is not Stop the Music. That app works fantastic. The mess is that the music player keeps on even if you long stop listening to music.

    The Ability to close apps will take the music player out, which for some people is immensely annoying. I remember having to turn the phone off just to get rid of it.
    09-25-2012 09:48 AM
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