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#16 HawkMan

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Posted 07 September 2013 - 13:43

Alarms is always loud, the rest I don't see a problem with.


#17 neo158

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Posted 07 September 2013 - 13:59

Restore over Wi-Fi when you reset your phone

 

Finally, this is what I've been waiting for as backups are worthless to me at the moment. My phone always picks the wrong APN settings during setup and they have to be correct during setup to restore.



#18 primexx

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Posted 07 September 2013 - 21:48

Why the heck is there a close button on the multi-window screen? Swipe down means nothing apparently.



#19 OP George P

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Posted 07 September 2013 - 22:06

It's been pointed out that having the close button there is the same as it is in the IE tab window, so it's not a new UI element and something people already know about.   Having you just swipe down is fine but it's not as discoverable, and how would you even point that out to users?   Everyone and their grandmother knows what the X does.



#20 primexx

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Posted 07 September 2013 - 22:10

It's been pointed out that having the close button there is the same as it is in the IE tab window, so it's not a new UI element and something people already know about.   Having you just swipe down is fine but it's not as discoverable, and how would you even point that out to users?   Everyone and their grandmother knows what the X does.

same way it's done on win8



#21 OP George P

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Posted 08 September 2013 - 05:38

same way it's done on win8

 

And many would tell you, true or not, that all the hidden stuff in Win8 is it's problem.    I'm simply pointing out that adding the X is nothing new, it's been how you close tabs in IE since day 1 and you know that's what it will do you don't have to discover it.



#22 subcld

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Posted 08 September 2013 - 06:03

It's been pointed out that having the close button there is the same as it is in the IE tab window, so it's not a new UI element and something people already know about.   Having you just swipe down is fine but it's not as discoverable, and how would you even point that out to users?   Everyone and their grandmother knows what the X does.

 

its not new it feels old like in symbian days, if you have windows 8 and windows phone 8 you would expect similar behavior at least in some parts of the OS, look at apple they copied windows phone multitask screen and they added swipe down functionality from windows 8  you would expect this kind of functionality already implemented on windowsphone



#23 OP George P

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Posted 08 September 2013 - 06:07

its not new it feels old like in symbian days, if you have windows 8 and windows phone 8 you would expect similar behavior at least im some part of the OS, look at apple they copied windows phone multitask screen and they added swipe down functionality from windows 8  you would expect this kind of functionality already implemented on windowsphone

 

If it was like Symbian you'd have to open a menu and then close it, :p   Anyways,  lets not make a mountain out of a moll hill here.   Maybe 8.1 is different yet again?   Personally I don't see the issue with doing it one way or the other as long as you can close apps.



#24 subcld

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Posted 08 September 2013 - 06:20

If it was like Symbian you'd have to open a menu and then close it, :p   Anyways,  lets not make a mountain out of a moll hill here.   Maybe 8.1 is different yet again?   Personally I don't see the issue with doing it one way or the other as long as you can close apps.

lol i sill have my old symbian "touchscreen" phone they added same multitask screen like windows phone press the middle button and it will take you directly to mutlitask screen with an option close apps using X button. i will wait and see what will happen in 8.1 everyone expecting a lot of changes / features i hope we wont get disappointed :)



#25 Lord Method Man

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Posted 08 September 2013 - 06:25

I want one. I'm still stuck with WP 7.8 :/



#26 jakem1

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Posted 08 September 2013 - 06:30

its not new it feels old like in symbian days, if you have windows 8 and windows phone 8 you would expect similar behavior at least in some parts of the OS, look at apple they copied windows phone multitask screen and they added swipe down functionality from windows 8  you would expect this kind of functionality already implemented on windowsphone

 

The X button is consistent within WP8 as the same mechanism is used to close IE tabs, it's obvious and it works well.  Why does it need it be consistent with a totally different OS? 



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Posted 08 September 2013 - 06:36

I want the ability to add custom labels to contact phone numbers. Does anyone know if it is coming in this build?



#28 subcld

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Posted 08 September 2013 - 06:37

The X button is consistent within WP8 as the same mechanism is used to close IE tabs, it's obvious and it works well.  Why does it need it be consistent with a totally different OS? 

 

same experience across multiple devices ?



#29 jakem1

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Posted 08 September 2013 - 08:19

same experience across multiple devices ?

 

At the expense of a consistent experience within WP8?



#30 primexx

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Posted 08 September 2013 - 20:28

At the expense of a consistent experience within WP8?

 

Metro IE uses close buttons but apps are still closed by dragging down. Nobody has a problem with that. They're obviously moving toward convergence, they should actually have a consistent UI. It's possible I guess that the close button is just a stop-gap to get people moving in that direction (since the animation does go down).