1. husam2277's Avatar
    Please all vote at the following link so Microsoft don't remove the back button... Its rumored that microsoft will remove it in WP 8.1... Please spread the link...
    https://windowsphone.uservoice.com/f...re-back-button
    10-09-2013 03:51 PM
  2. Pete's Avatar
    Personally, I'll wait. I'd be happy with replacing the back button with a gesture like we have on Windows 8.
    Jupast likes this.
    10-09-2013 04:42 PM
  3. Lumia 8x's Avatar
    What is the deal with people jumping into conclusion so quickly. Like you said, it's a "rumor".
    10-09-2013 04:48 PM
  4. f88's Avatar
    I could see them blending windows 8 gestures to replace the back button. I think a swipe down from the top of the phone could bring up the multitasking view, and a complete swipe down to the bottom of the phone could close an app.
    10-09-2013 04:49 PM
  5. JonnieLasVegas's Avatar
    Let's hope they don't remove the back button. Who wants to use those god awful "charms" on anything, much less a phone?
    10-09-2013 04:51 PM
  6. marcomura's Avatar
    The rumor isn't about removing the back button, but removing the REQUIREMENT of a back button.
    It means that hardware manufacturers will can choose to provide it or not. And obviously the OS must be adapted to work without it.

    I believe in the philosophy that the more option you have, the better. So I prefer letting MS do it, and leave to the market to decide which phones are better (the ones with the back key or the others).
    aximtreo, squire777 and Chief_Adu like this.
    10-09-2013 04:59 PM
  7. husam2277's Avatar
    The rumor isn't about removing the back button, but removing the REQUIREMENT of a back button.
    It means that hardware manufacturers will can choose to provide it or not. And obviously the OS must be adapted to work without it.

    I believe in the philosophy that the more option you have, the better. So I prefer letting MS do it, and leave to the market to decide which phones are better (the ones with the back key or the others).
    Ok i understand you, but what if microsoft/nokia decided to remove the button from their future devices.. How could i use it if im a nokia/microsoft fan? Ok its optional but finally may not be available in the device you want...
    10-09-2013 05:27 PM
  8. marcomura's Avatar
    Ok i understand you, but what if microsoft/nokia decided to remove the button from their future devices.. How could i use it if im a nokia/microsoft fan? Ok its optional but finally may not be available in the device you want...
    I think Nokia is smarter than MS and it will not remove the back button just because it became optional.
    Also, I believe they must know that the back button is one of the strongest point of WP that makes it competitive with iOS.

    Anyway... if for any reason they decide to kill the back button... personally I'll never consider WP an option anymore.
    But I don't feel like fighting to have the OS I want... at some point, if MS keeps failing understand its users, it should pay the consequences.
    10-09-2013 05:47 PM
  9. Adretheon's Avatar
    Anyway... if for any reason they decide to kill the back button... personally I'll never consider WP an option anymore.
    But I don't feel like fighting to have the OS I want... at some point, if MS keeps failing understand its users, it should pay the consequences.
    I'd have a really hard time keeping the OS if they go the way of gestures. Most of the OS is already gesture based, adding more to what it has would(and will) confuse people. Gestures are ok for larger devices like the surface, but smaller devices don't really fit. Screens being the size they are, it could cause issues that are unintended.
    10-09-2013 08:26 PM
  10. aximtreo's Avatar
    What is the deal with people jumping into conclusion so quickly. Like you said, it's a "rumor".
    Even if it's true; knowing the time frame we know to see 8.1 the 22nd of this month, it ain't going to change at this late date.
    10-09-2013 08:33 PM
  11. odin09's Avatar
    Its a rumor from a pretty good source. I will be thoroughly disappointed if they take away my back button.
    10-09-2013 09:00 PM
  12. Noahma's Avatar
    Please all vote at the following link so Microsoft don't remove the back button... Its rumored that microsoft will remove it in WP 8.1... Please spread the link...
    https://windowsphone.uservoice.com/f...re-back-button
    It was stated that they would not remove it, they would stop the manuf. requirement to have it.
    squire777 likes this.
    10-10-2013 12:35 AM
  13. vishj05's Avatar
    Ya . voted :)
    Last edited by vishj05; 10-10-2013 at 12:57 AM.
    10-10-2013 12:41 AM
  14. Simon Tupper's Avatar
    Removing the back button isn't a great idea... I use it a lot. It would require some tweaks to the UI to make it unnecessary...
    10-10-2013 12:42 AM
  15. YouveActivatedMyTrapCard's Avatar
    I prefer they replace the search button instead with a more useful functionality. Or just make it more customizable instead of the default browser and QRC scanner mode. Maybe it could function as a file or app search command when in tiles view, or make it open a pop up menu inside apps similar to most desktop OS. Yeah I know, MS is trying to sell Bing along with the WP8. I seldom use Bing (although I do prefer it for porn searches haha ), if I ever do need to search online, it's google I use.
    10-10-2013 03:48 AM
  16. husam2277's Avatar
    Good news, it will not be removed, they will follow the nexus approach, chek this link
    http://mobile.theverge.com/2013/10/1...28WinRumors%29
    10-15-2013 03:02 PM
  17. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    10-15-2013 03:17 PM
  18. despertador's Avatar
    I don't want the capacitive buttons to be replaced with on-screen ones, they just aren't the same!

    My friend loves phones with the buttons on-screen, and I despise them...
    10-16-2013 02:59 AM
  19. oufc_gav's Avatar
    I don't want the capacitive buttons to be replaced with on-screen ones, they just aren't the same!

    My friend loves phones with the buttons on-screen, and I despise them...
    It's just giving the manufacturer's the option.
    10-16-2013 06:44 AM

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