1. jaj324's Avatar
    On WP7.5 when you swipe from the home screen over to the list of apps you have the letters of the alphabet in little squares like in contacts. You can touch a letter and pull up the screen with all the letters to choose from. I don't see that on my 8x. Is that an option in WP8?
    Last edited by Dave Blake; 12-05-2012 at 08:27 AM.
    12-04-2012 01:29 PM
  2. Wayne Hixson's Avatar
    It works that way on my Lumia 920 anyway.

    On WP7.5 when you swipe from the home screen over to the list of apps you have the letters of the alphabet in little squares like in contacts. You can touch a letter and pull up the screen with all the letters to choose from. I don't see that on my 8x. Is that an option in WP8?
    12-04-2012 01:32 PM
  3. Coffee's Avatar
    You're definitely missing the search feature in the forums :)

    http://forums.windowscentral.com/win...apps-list.html
    socialcarpet and Morq like this.
    12-04-2012 01:32 PM
  4. mparker's Avatar
    Microsoft is stupid for changing that.
    It's been like that since the feature first appeared. The letters appear once you go over 45 apps and disappear once the count drops below something like 40 or 35.
    12-04-2012 01:44 PM
  5. jaj324's Avatar
    On WP 7.5 the letter shortcuts are always there.
    Sent from my Blue AT&T 8x using Board Xpress
    12-04-2012 01:56 PM
  6. shinygerbil's Avatar
    No they are not. This was discussed back in the 7.5 days, everybody coming to the forums shouting "I JUST INSTALLED AN APP AND NOW I HAVE LETTERS WTF"
    12-04-2012 01:59 PM
  7. Squatting Hen's Avatar
    He he he.
    12-04-2012 02:06 PM
  8. jaj324's Avatar
    I have the same apps on my titan 2 as on my 8x and I have the shortcuts on my titan 2 but not on my 8x. That's all I'm saying.
    Sent from my Blue AT&T 8x using Board Xpress
    12-04-2012 02:14 PM
  9. Squatting Hen's Avatar
    I have the same apps on my titan 2 as on my 8x and I have the shortcuts on my titan 2 but not on my 8x. That's all I'm saying.
    Sent from my Blue AT&T 8x using Board Xpress
    Install more.

    I think once you hit the special number (45?) if you uninstall a few, the letters stay. So you might have the same now, but at some point activated the letters on your Titan II.
    12-04-2012 02:17 PM
  10. alfonz's Avatar
    I though you need to have a certain amount of apps (40+) for the letters to show up.

    Even the Nokia rep that came to my work said the same thing.
    12-04-2012 02:18 PM
  11. MojoHand69's Avatar
    Agreed. I am new to WP8 and thought something was amiss when the letters showed up. I now find it a completely useful feature and consistent with the rest of the OS.
    thekonger likes this.
    12-04-2012 02:24 PM
  12. Slai's Avatar
    I have the same apps on my titan 2 as on my 8x and I have the shortcuts on my titan 2 but not on my 8x. That's all I'm saying.
    No that is not all you were saying. You were saying that on WP7.5 the letters were always there. He only pointed out that you were wrong. This is needed in order to not spread flawed and false information to other readers.
    thekonger and kevinxb like this.
    12-04-2012 02:34 PM
  13. jaj324's Avatar
    downloaded apps until the letters appeared. deleted an app, letters went away. deleted the rest of the new apps and figured i'd live without the shortcuts. after deleting the apps I did a soft reset and the letters re-appeared.
    12-04-2012 02:42 PM
  14. MikeInBA's Avatar
    I thought that was a bug in 7.x? Where if you uninstalled and got the # of apps below 40 (or whatever the magic number was), the jump list stayed, when it should have disappeared.
    12-04-2012 03:03 PM
  15. shinygerbil's Avatar
    Which means it's not always there.....
    12-04-2012 03:14 PM
  16. Dave Blake's Avatar
    Everyone take a deep breath and relax! Because I said please! Nothing to see here move on.
    12-04-2012 03:17 PM
  17. jaj324's Avatar
    Once it's there its always there.
    Sent from my Blue AT&T 8x using Board Xpress
    12-04-2012 03:17 PM
  18. rpm1984's Avatar
    It is when you install your 46th app. Just went through this yesterday on my wifes 822. I told her 40 nothing happened then said 41 nothing happened then 45 nothing happened 46 it appeared. My 822 however had it there out of the box not sure why.
    12-05-2012 08:10 AM
  19. jaj324's Avatar
    It is when you install your 46th app. Just went through this yesterday on my wifes 822. I told her 40 nothing happened then said 41 nothing happened then 45 nothing happened 46 it appeared. My 822 however had it there out of the box not sure why.
    My Titan 2 had the shortcuts there out of the box as well.
    12-05-2012 08:24 AM
  20. etlahrs's Avatar
    Glad I found this. I just made the move to WP8 and thought I was going crazy when magically there were letters in my app list that weren't there before. Amazing what a little search can do.

    Thanks.
    12-07-2012 02:13 PM
  21. jaj324's Avatar
    I'm not sure why MS did it this way. Maybe because someone felt like you wouldn't need the shortcuts until your app list got longer. Whatever the reason, I don't really like it. It's a great feature and should be available as soon as you start using your phone. Some users may never add enough apps tho "activate" it..
    12-08-2012 02:36 PM
  22. George Ponder's Avatar
    If you only have ten, fifteen, maybe twenty apps is it more efficient to tap on the alpha tab or just swipe down the screen to the app you're looking for? What if your apps only take up a page and a half? The tabs might be less efficient than slightly swiping up at the screen.

    The tabs are designed to eliminate the need to swipe a dozen times to go from Account Tracker to Yelp! hence the need for a listing of 45 apps before the feature kicks in.
    12-08-2012 02:42 PM
  23. Morq's Avatar
    It doesnt show if you dont have enough apps, I'm having lumia820 and freshly formated lumia710 next to me, and in the latter I as well was puzzled with lack of the letters :)
    12-08-2012 05:44 PM

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