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#1 +macoman

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Posted 28 December 2013 - 00:02

Hello guys, I received as gift a Lumia 1520 which I love it so far. I sold my Android phone. Now I found out that ie does not allow you to attach files to upload. It was so easy in Android, using chrome. If this is by design or I can do it with another browser? Thanks :)


#2 jakem1

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Posted 28 December 2013 - 00:39

All WP apps (including IE) are sandboxed so you don't have general access to the file system.  Additionally, all 3rd-party browsers use IE for rendering.  As a result, it's not possible to do what you're trying to do in the browser and is unlikely to be possible even if the specific web service(s) you're attempting use released their own apps.



#3 OP +macoman

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Posted 28 December 2013 - 00:54

That really sucks, I thought because is a windows phone it would be easy to upload files but this is worst than Android and I love the GUI.

#4 jakem1

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Posted 28 December 2013 - 01:34

What sort of files do you want to upload and which website are you trying to upload to?



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Posted 28 December 2013 - 10:38

I try to upload a doc file and I can't on indeed.com and another thing too very unfriendly is if you use outlook or Gmail in windows phone. You are allow to upload pictures only... Why Microsoft? Why we can't upload docs or excel files? Very dessapointed with this, other than that the OS is fine.

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Posted 28 December 2013 - 10:42

I try to upload a doc file and I can't on indeed.com and another thing too very unfriendly is if you use outlook or Gmail in windows phone. You are allow to upload pictures only... Why Microsoft? Why we can't upload docs or excel files? Very dessapoint with this, other than that the OS is fine.

 

You can email documents from the Office Hub.  It's a bit counter-intuitive but all you have to do is open the document or spreadsheet you want to email and then select Share from the menu.



#7 Knive Party

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Posted 28 December 2013 - 10:46

yeh sadly this is what Windows Mobile is like, limited choice and extremely locked down for the consumer. Forget about another browser, forget about another music app.



#8 OP +macoman

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Posted 28 December 2013 - 11:01

You can email documents from the Office Hub. It's a bit counter-intuitive but all you have to do is open the document or spreadsheet you want to email and then select Share from the menu.


I will try that, thx

#9 Buendia

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Posted 28 December 2013 - 11:13

If you have further questions, there is also a great community at www.wpcentral.com dedicated to Windows Phone.



#10 jakem1

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Posted 28 December 2013 - 11:15

yeh sadly this is what Windows Mobile is like, limited choice and extremely locked down for the consumer. Forget about another browser, forget about another music app.

 

I'm not sure what Windows Mobile has to do with this discussion.  We're talking about Windows Phone.  However, if you just got the name wrong then you'll find that there are plenty of alternative music players and browsers in the store.  The browsers all use IE's rendering engine but this is no different to iOS where you're forced to use Safari.

 

WP offers plenty of choice for users and is only locked down for security reasons.  In practice the sandboxing is rarely limiting and is preferable to the situation with other mobile OS's which lack any security and users have to contend with viruses and malware. 



#11 Knive Party

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Posted 28 December 2013 - 11:19

I'm not sure what Windows Mobile has to do with this discussion.  We're talking about Windows Phone.  However, if you just got the name wrong then you'll find that there are plenty of alternative music players and browsers in the store.  The browsers all use IE's rendering engine but this is no different to iOS where you're forced to use Safari.

 

WP offers plenty of choice for users and is only locked down for security reasons.  In practice the sandboxing is rarely limiting and is preferable to the situation with other mobile OS's which lack any security and users have to contend with viruses and malware. 

yes I meant Windows Mobile. And iOS gives you opera, firefox, chrome and dolphin etc which uses different engines, so no You are wrong. Anyway, on topic, I'm sorry I can't be useful OP due to he severe locked down nature of WP. 



#12 OP +macoman

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Posted 28 December 2013 - 11:28

If you have further questions, there is also a great community at www.wpcentral.com dedicated to Windows Phone.


thx I will check it out

#13 BajiRav

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Posted 29 December 2013 - 01:28

yes I meant Windows Mobile. And iOS gives you opera, firefox, chrome and dolphin etc which uses different engines, so no You are wrong. Anyway, on topic, I'm sorry I can't be useful OP due to he severe locked down nature of WP.

windows mobile???
All browsers on iOS use the UIWebView control i.e. Safari for rendering.

#14 OP +macoman

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Posted 30 December 2013 - 06:53

I don't know if its a bug or what it is but everytime I want to turn off the device by pressing the power button, instead of shutting down it reboot itself... I am like WTH :(

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Posted 30 December 2013 - 07:29

yeh sadly this is what Windows Mobile is like, limited choice and extremely locked down for the consumer. Forget about another browser, forget about another music app.

There are numerous other music apps. Living under a rock?