10-19-2013 01:20 AM
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  1. Manojkumar_25's Avatar
    Custom background images automatically tinted by the dark/light theme option.

    Attachment 41703
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    WP8 Concept - Imgur
    Seems like some Photoshop, as the time indicated is same in all images.
    But like to have it as a part of GDR3. hope they may bring it in 8.1
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    08-30-2013 12:52 AM
  2. grizzlyaddams's Avatar
    On Android you can (and always have been able to) adjust the media volume whenever you like. You definitely do not have to wait 'til something is playing.
    Yeah, It's possible that I mispoke, because while I have used several different Android devices, the anecdotes were centered around the iPhone 4 I'd used as my daily phone for just shy of 2 years.
    08-30-2013 05:28 PM
  3. gwinegarden's Avatar
    I do agree the volume control is nice and simple compared to the other OS's. The only other separate volume control I believe is truly needed is for the ringer. I put my phone in my back pants pocket and sometimes it's very hard to hear especially when there's loud sound or I'm outdoors. Windows Mobile had this exact setup and I wish they'd bring it back.

    1) System Volume
    2) Ringer Volume
    3) In-call volume
    For me, this would be ideal.
    08-31-2013 03:08 PM
  4. Christian Holmstedt's Avatar
    I hope there will be an update that changes the layout of the phone app itself.
    There should be an option to set which layout is used. As it is now, pressing the phone tile brings up the call history.

    The ideal layout (for me) would be a visible keypad with buttons to select the 'phone book' and 'call history' with a red and green button for 'call' and 'hang-up'.
    Basically pressing the phone tile should bring up a layout that looks like a phone.
    08-31-2013 10:47 PM
  5. a5cent's Avatar
    I hope there will be an update that changes the layout of the phone app itself.
    There should be an option to set which layout is used. As it is now, pressing the phone tile brings up the call history.

    The ideal layout (for me) would be a visible keypad with buttons to select the 'phone book' and 'call history' with a red and green button for 'call' and 'hang-up'.
    Basically pressing the phone tile should bring up a layout that looks like a phone.
    The phone app is represented with a live tile. It displays the number of calls you missed. When you press it, it seems only natural that it should show you the details of those missed calls. That is exactly what the phone app does!

    If you want to call someone in your phonebook, then you aren't supposed to use the phone app at all! That is what the people hub is for! That is the app you should have pinned to your start screen and that is the app you should be opening (or use TellMe). Opening the people hub from the phone app is just a completely unnecessary detour.

    The layout is great the way it is. It just takes a little getting used to, as it isn't exactly the same as on other devices.
    09-01-2013 01:28 AM
  6. Christian Holmstedt's Avatar
    The phone app is represented with a live tile. It displays the number of calls you missed. When you press it, it seems only natural that it should show you the details of those missed calls. That is exactly what the phone app does!

    If you want to call someone in your phonebook, then you aren't supposed to use the phone app at all! That is what the people hub is for! That is the app you should have pinned to your start screen and that is the app you should be opening (or use TellMe). Opening the people hub from the phone app is just a completely unnecessary detour.

    The layout is great the way it is. It just takes a little getting used to, as it isn't exactly the same as on other devices.
    To each its own for sure but the point was that it would be great to be able to choose.
    On a regular phone the 0-9 keypad is, well, always there. It's perfectly clear to anyone that the People hub is better to use when making a call to someone in the phonebook. A 0-9 keypad is just a normal feature of a phone and it should be easy to access without having to click several times to get there. Everyone like to setup things differently so why not make it possible to choose?
    09-01-2013 07:18 PM
  7. nsa74's Avatar
    For me, this would be ideal.
    Actually distinct volume controls is something I miss as a former Android user. For example notifications are sometimes too loud but if I lower the volume I don't hear the ringer call if it's not in close proximity.
    One other scenario: I use the phone's alarm to wake up. Since I'm a hard sleeper I put the volume to max. Not very pleasant if in the middle of the night someone calls your phone by mistake. So, a distinct alarm volume would be nice too. Of course it's just a personal opinion.
    09-02-2013 02:48 PM
  8. grizzlyaddams's Avatar
    Actually distinct volume controls is something I miss as a former Android user. For example notifications are sometimes too loud but if I lower the volume I don't hear the ringer call if it's not in close proximity.
    One other scenario: I use the phone's alarm to wake up. Since I'm a hard sleeper I put the volume to max. Not very pleasant if in the middle of the night someone calls your phone by mistake. So, a distinct alarm volume would be nice too. Of course it's just a personal opinion.
    It's my understanding the alarm volume is always max.
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    09-02-2013 09:24 PM
  9. nsa74's Avatar
    You are correct. Tried playing with different volume levels and the alarms remains the same. Still not loud enough for me I could use a volume control for alarms.
    09-04-2013 03:49 AM
  10. a5cent's Avatar
    You are correct. Tried playing with different volume levels and the alarms remains the same. Still not loud enough for me I could use a volume control for alarms.
    There is an exception. If the phone is set to vibrate then that is all you'll get when the alarm goes off.
    09-04-2013 05:19 AM
  11. Jason Drum's Avatar
    To each its own for sure but the point was that it would be great to be able to choose.
    On a regular phone the 0-9 keypad is, well, always there. It's perfectly clear to anyone that the People hub is better to use when making a call to someone in the phonebook. A 0-9 keypad is just a normal feature of a phone and it should be easy to access without having to click several times to get there. Everyone like to setup things differently so why not make it possible to choose?
    Agree 100%
    09-04-2013 08:02 AM
  12. a5cent's Avatar
    To each its own for sure but the point was that it would be great to be able to choose.
    You proposed a specific solution. My point was that your solution doesn't mesh with how WP apps are expected to work. It's counter intuitive and feels wrong. Pressing a live tile displaying missed calls, and then being greeted by a keypad would baffle many.

    If you had just stated that you desire the ability to get to the dialer with a single click, that I would have found unobjectionable.
    09-04-2013 12:18 PM
  13. Jason Drum's Avatar
    Pressing a live tile displaying missed calls, and then being greeted by a keypad would baffle many.
    By that logic, can I not argue then that it baffles me that when there are no missed calls and it's just a telephone picture, pressing the telephone to make a call brings up past phone calls? Or that it's baffling when there is no missed call showing, but an indication that I have a voicemail, when I press the button it doesn't automatically dial the mailbox?
    09-04-2013 01:52 PM
  14. wustlmike19's Avatar
    Notification Center PLEASE
    09-04-2013 03:15 PM
  15. a5cent's Avatar
    By that logic, can I not argue then that it baffles me that when there are no missed calls and it's just a telephone picture, pressing the telephone to make a call brings up past phone calls? Or that it's baffling when there is no missed call showing, but an indication that I have a voicemail, when I press the button it doesn't automatically dial the mailbox?
    Yes, absolutely, you could. Like I said, the proposed solution was poor. The point of my post was to explain why it is so. I didn't say that the requirement was imaginary or otherwise illegitimate. Your proposed solution is certainly better. If we think about it long enough, we can possibly come up with even better solutions, as I can still imagine a few scenarios where it falls short.
    Last edited by a5cent; 09-05-2013 at 05:32 AM. Reason: spelling
    09-05-2013 05:14 AM
  16. Jason Drum's Avatar
    Yes, absolutely, you could. Like I said, the proposed solution was poor. The point of my post was to explain why it is so. I didn't say that the requirement was imaginary or otherwise illegitimate. Your proposed solution is certainly better. If we think about it long enough, we can possibly come up with even better solutions, as I can still imagine a few scenarios where it falls short.
    I've seen quite a few of your posts and you seem very knowledgeable in either how the phone works or developing. How difficult would it be for whoever (or the phone, OS, etc) to pull up a different screen based on what's on the live tile? So that if it is just the phone, it brings up a dialpad, but if there is a missed called indicated, it goes to the log when the button is pressed.
    09-05-2013 08:51 AM
  17. Bob Shiska's Avatar
    There is an exception. If the phone is set to vibrate then that is all you'll get when the alarm goes off.
    My phone is almost always on vibrate, alarm still works.
    09-05-2013 10:02 AM
  18. grizzlyaddams's Avatar
    My phone is almost always on vibrate, alarm still works.
    Agreed. Phone is always on Vibrate and alarm sounds every morning at loudest volume no matter what.
    09-05-2013 02:24 PM
  19. a5cent's Avatar
    My phone is almost always on vibrate, alarm still works.
    sorry, that was a flashback to WP7. :-/ I still use both.
    09-05-2013 03:49 PM
  20. manicottiK's Avatar
    I have visual voicemail so the phone app shows two pivot items: history and voicemail. Why not add a third item which is the dialer (with smart dial feature, please)?

    The "active" pivot item would be set by whether or not the "phone" app was trying to tell you something that had already happened or not. In other words, if there are missed calls or voicemail, show the history item, otherwise the show dialer item. The item selection is really about whether or not the user needs to be looking backward in time or forward (calls made/missed or called to be made). I suggest never jumping directly to voicemail because 1) all missed calls create a history item, but only some of them create voicemail and 2) not everyone will have a voicemail item, which only appears if the user has visual voicemail, I think.
    09-05-2013 04:09 PM
  21. a5cent's Avatar
    How difficult would it be for whoever (or the phone, OS, etc) to pull up a different screen based on what's on the live tile?
    If I had the code for WP's phone app, even I could make that adaptation. Everything required to do so is already covered by the existing and documented APIs.
    09-05-2013 05:04 PM
  22. Christian Holmstedt's Avatar
    By that logic, can I not argue then that it baffles me that when there are no missed calls and it's just a telephone picture, pressing the telephone to make a call brings up past phone calls? Or that it's baffling when there is no missed call showing, but an indication that I have a voicemail, when I press the button it doesn't automatically dial the mailbox?
    All this was the point behind the initial post. If it's made configurable everyone can set it up as they want.
    Shouldn't be to difficult for MS to do this.
    09-15-2013 05:40 PM
  23. neo158's Avatar
    RT is failing badly because there's no apps for it. If it had all the games and apps that the iPad has, plus Office and the other nice things in RT it'd do fine. As it is, people buy it thinking it's Windows, it's not, and then find that it can't even do iPad stuff. It is a good idea, but it's chicken and egg and they shouldn't have released the Surface RT until their were more modern metro apps.

    Linking RT & WP would at least give them 150,000 phone apps - scaling wouldn't be ideal, but it'd go a way towards solving the apps issue on RT.

    Get a feeling people will disagree with this as much as with my last post, but hey ho, always nice to have a healthy discussion...
    FYI Windows RT has Office built in. Office 2013 in fact and the 8.1 update adds Outlook as well so actually, out of the box, Surface RT can do way more than the iPad can.

    Most of the Metro apps that are available for Windows 8 are either available for Windows RT already or are easy enough to port, it's just a target OS change before recompiling.

    But then I would guess from your comment you haven't bothered to try a Windows RT based device otherwise you would know what you posted is completely incorrect!!
    09-15-2013 06:36 PM
  24. PB_H's Avatar
    Built in camera 8MP in my Lumia 810 now has a 3200 ISO limit when set to AUTO even tho' in manual settings the limit is ISO 800
    and limit was ISO 800 when using AUTO setting before.
    I took several pictures and downloaded them to my PC then looking in properties and then details one was ISO 1000, and one ISO 3200
    10-19-2013 01:20 AM
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