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How to toggle “programmer mode” and scientific mode of the Calculator?

Something kinda weird happened, the calculator got stuck in a "programmer mode" (hex digits in buttons etc), which I've never seen before, when I turn it to landscape. And now I can't seem to switch ...
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How to show multiple all-day events?

In my calendar, I use 'all day event' for many things. Birthdays, holidays of colleagues etc. If I have multiple all day events it is shown on my Lumia 925 as "6 all day events", without showing wich ...
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Why is my weather app slow to update?

My weather app is usually quite inaccurate. It always feels like it's hours behind. Currently, the app reports this: But if I head over to AccuWeather, where the app is supposedly getting its ...
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APN Database in different Windows Versions

I have 3 questions : Windows 8 contains APN Database file which is being used for connectivity configuration. Windows 8.1 probably has one too. Is there any difference between those two files ? Does ...
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How to set “Current folder” by default on search? [migrated]

Instead of "All subfolders" in windows 8 for desktop.
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Details on applications permissions

Each application on the marketplace asks for some permissions. Is there a an existing listing of all these permissions with the associated details ? For instance, what rights are granted to an ...
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How to find the password of a WiFi network?

My phone (a Nokia Lumia 520) is connected to a WiFI network but I've forgotten the password. Is there any way I can get the password of the wifi network that I am currently connected to?
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How to extract SMS messages from Lumia 520? [duplicate]

I have a Nokia Lumia 520 with Windows Phone 8.0, and I need to extract all SMS messages between myself and another person. How can I copy the entire threads?
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Change the screen capture key combination?

In 8.0 it was win+power key combination, and I liked it this way. Now it is volume+power key which is annoying(depends on person to person). How can I change it? Thanks a lot in advance.
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Touch screen recognises touch gestures even before touching the screen

The touch screen on my Lumia 520 (with Windows Phone 8.0) recognises touch gestures even before I'm actually touching the screen. How do I disable this? It might be a stunning feature for some of you ...
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How can I remotely lock and erase phone data remotely?

How can I lock, and erase all my Windows Phone 8 device, if it was stolen or forgotten somewhere?
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How to control music using headset controls?

I've suddenly discovered that double click on headset control button switches to the next song. Is there any other ways of interacting with the phone by using headset controls?
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Switch back to 8.0 from 8.1? [duplicate]

8.1 is really terrifying my phone. It's hanging a lot. I want to switch back to 8.0 that was initially installed when I bought the phone. How to do that? My phone is lumia-520 with windows 8.10 ...
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Free space for upgrade to WP 8.1?

How much free space on my phone is needed to install Windows Phone 8.1 Developer Preview?
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How can i identity contacts in memory wise?

How can i identify a contact whether it belongs to sim memory or phone memory? Also what is the default storage location for newly created contacts?(on my hand :Lumia 525,8.0) ?
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My system files take 4,46Gb, is it normal?

It took less space yesterday (around 3Gb) And now 4,46... I remember trying to download a Game yesterday and the download failed at 75% cause I didn't have enough space. Maybe all the files I ...
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Playlist synced from PC disappear randomly

I have same reoccurring bug on two separate WP8 devices: Lumia 520 and HTC 8s, both updated to GDR3. Namely, playlists synchronized from PC (either by WP8 soft or WMP) randomly disappear from my ...
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Turn off notifications in Windows Phone 8

I am a new user, and on one of the questions I saw that many are facing a problem about the toast notifications of apps in Windows Phone 8. Seems like the issue has been sorted out in Windows Phone ...
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What is wrong with predictive texting in WP8.0?

I'm finding sending SMS with my new Lumia 1020 is a massive pain in the backside. Compared to my old Lumia 610 running WP 7.5/7.8 it's just plain terrible: If I type "i " it does not capitalise to ...
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Can I subscribe (not sync) to a Google Calendar

I have set up a Google calendar for a group of people to share dates/times/locations of regular team events. I want people to be able to connect to or subscribe to this calendar, in read-only mode. ...
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How to tether a Windows Phone 8 phone to a Samsung tablet via Bluetooth?

I have a phone running Windows Phone 8.0 and I've been trying for hours to tether it to my Samsung tablet, in order to use the internet from my phone without using a hotspot or WiFi. I just want to ...
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What is the difference between hard reset and soft reset?

I am Nokia Lumia 520 Windows Phone user. At present internet is not working on my phone but the notification area on the home screen does show the 3G symbol. Someone told me there is a problem in my ...
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Reliable statictics of different Windows Phone versions

I'm a Windows Phone developer and I need to have information on marketshare of different versions of Windows Phone. I'm not interested in other OS, I just need to know marketshare of individual ...
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What to do if all my friends are using Windows Phone and if we try to share a file through bluetooth since the default name is same for all users?

In Windows Phone( Nokia Lumia 525 ) I can't rename by Bluetooth name, and by default its showing 'Windows'. If all my friends (all are using Windows Phone) try to share some files through Bluetooth ...
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Share full resolution photos on Twitter, Instagram, etc

Is there any way I can share my full resolution photos on Twitter and other social networks? I recently bought the Nokia Lumia Icon, and it has a 20 MP camera. The original photos are very nice but ...
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Windows Phone 8 Music album Listing Issue

I have a Nokia Lumia 1020 with Windows Phone 8.0. I have thousands of songs grouped by album name in the Music folder, but in the music listing it's showing wrong. For example, I have Album 1, Album ...
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Bing Health & Fitness doesn't work in the background

I have really big problem with the Bing Health & Fitness app. When my screen turns off, it stops tracking me. When the screen is on it works fine. My lock screen is set to 1 minute, after that the ...
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Make my Lumia 1020 sound like a phone

I can't find a single sound on my new Lumia 1020 that sounds like a proper phone ring sound, OR a traditional "beep beep" text alert. Are they in there but under some silly hipster name like ...
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Linked contacts lost moving from WP7 to WP8

I am moving from a Lumia 610 on WP7.8 to a shiny new Lumia 1020 on WP8.0. My live.com contacts are shown correctly once I signed in, but it didn't transfer my other accounts automatically - is there a ...
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Camera native application keeps opening itself

On multiple occasions, the native camera applications opens itself. This can even happen when the phone is locked and posed an a table. Is there a way to prevent this problem, or is this a harware one ...
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How to add an accent mark to an existing dictionary word?

I use a word a lot that is in the phones dictionary without an accent. I would like it to always have the accent, or at least show up in the word suggestion list so I can just click on it instead of ...
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Windows Phone Brightness Nokia Lumina 520

While testing an application I am building, the phone screen starts to dim even while I am interacting with the application. It than brightens again and I did not do any extra functionality . It ...
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Low signal strength

I am using Lumia 620 with Vodafone as carrier. Last week it's display unit got replaced. After that I'm experiencing a problem. I don't know whether it has any relationship with display unit change. ...
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Windows Phone 8 - Full System Backup and Restore

I have a new (Verizon) Nokia Icon (Lumia 929) Windows Phone. I'm looking for the equivalent of a Full System Backup and Restore (including contacts) solution, similar to what you might have on a PC. ...
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How to clear Cookies,Cache,Passwords individually in IE?

Does anyone know how to clear cookies , caches,forms individually in IE on Windows 8 Phone?
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Retrival of synced data

I bought a Nokia Lumia 720 couple of days back. I stored some data in it and also synced (Onenotes, contacts & apps) with the Hotmail account. Now if I restore my phone, is it possible to retrieve ...
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How to change default camera app

Is there an option to change a default camera app so when I press the button it would open other program than default? I'm using Camera360 app, if it matters.
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How well does it work with Yahoo email (Not Pop3)

I'm currently using an iPhone 5 with Yahoo email, keeping all messages on the server. I am not using Pop3 and don't want to. My iPhone 5 works well with Yahoo email but I have many other issues ...
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How to activate speech recognition?

Is/will the speech recognition be available on Windows Phone 8? And by speech recognition I mean converting speech to text eg. email/sms/message on any messaging app. Or maybe I missed it somehow?
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Storing emails on phone

Hi is there an option to store and manage your emails in phone. Or not even store, just being able to check all of your emails stored on email account. Or, if not, is there some good email app which ...
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How much RAM does Windows Phone 8 use?

I wanted to ask how much RAM is Windows Phone 8 using when we are not using any App etc. Specifically I wanted to ask about Lumia 720, it is a 512 MB RAM device. And how much RAM does Lumia 920 use?
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How do I report a WP8 bug?

Is it even possible? I mean I searched internet and my phone like for an hour and haven't found such thing as bug report for Microsoft.
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My phone has no zune

I just bought a Nokia Lumia 625 phone, and I realized there is no Zune app/software on it, so basically, I can't add music videos and pictures and can't even update the phone because It has no Zune. ...
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Restoring lock screen password entry keyboard to numeric

Background I used to have numeric lock screen password. The virtual keyboard was the numeric phone dialing keyboard with big keys. All was peachy, I could keep the phone to lock in 30 seconds because ...
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SIM contacts won't show up

I'm trying to move contacts from an Android phone to a WP8 device. On the Android device I backed-up all my contacts to the SIM card. On the WP8 device I went to People -> Settings -> import SIM ...
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Is it possible to get Music+Videos to remember its place even when it falls off the recent apps list?

On Windows Phone 7.x, the Music+Videos app would remember the position within the album/track/etc. that you were playing, even if the app fell off the "recently used apps" (i.e. back button) list. ...
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Android Apps in WindowsPhone 8

I need to know is there any software emulator or any other thing through which I can install and play Android apps/games on my WindowsPhone 8 (Lumia 520)
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Roaming turned off but icon shows on?

I'm using a Nokia Lumia 625 with Windows Phone 8. I currently have a small triangle icon which I understand is an indication that roaming is activated. But when I check the settings, it says roaming ...
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Can't Purchase music on a WP8 Nokia Lumia 520 with My Family Settings on but unrestricted

My son has a Nokia Lumia 520 and wants to be able to purchase music through the Xbox music store. We navigate to the track click Buy and we get the message: Can't Download The My Family ...
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how to store games and apps in SD card in lumia phone [duplicate]

I'm using Nokia Lumia 620. My phone memory is full and I would like to save apps in SD card to free up phone memory. How can I do this?