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How to pin WiFi settings on the start screen?

Is there a way to pin a shortcut to the WiFi settings on the start screen? It's just one extra click, but sometimes I need it really fast.
5
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1answer
7k views

How can I set my Windows 7 Phone's default DNS server?

I have a strange issue with my internet connection, where people coming over to my house are sometimes unable to connect to the internet. On my own computers I have also experienced the issue, but I ...
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2answers
314 views

How does Windows Phone manage Fast Switching between apps?

How does the Windows Phone manage running apps and switching between those? What is the basis for restriction on the number of apps that can be switched?
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6answers
6k views

How can I customize the appearance of Windows Phone?

To what extent can I change and customize the appearance of the Windows Phone interface? Are there built-in customization options or perhaps third-party apps that allow this?
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2answers
5k views

How exactly sync option “as items arrive” works?

There is an option to sync Hotmail e-mails (others have too) that says "as items arrive". How exactly it works? It is something like Hotmail does in Desktop when pinned in IE9 (long pooling) or ...
8
votes
4answers
1k views

Unable to update country on Live account?

On my first Windows Phone I added my Windows Live ID which I've used over ten years. The problem was that the account was localized to the US and not to my current country (Sweden). When I tried to ...
9
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2answers
934 views

What can be backed up?

I just read this Q: How can I backup my SMS I am curious about what any other thing IS or IS NOT possible to back up in my phone? I expect a list of things that CAN be backed up a list of those ...
9
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4answers
2k views

Any solution for 3G traffic counting?

Can I see my traffic somewhere in settings? Is there some app doing this? Or any app for jailbreaked devices? It's kind of basic feature nowadays, when internet connection is necessary.
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6answers
6k views

How can I backup my SMS

I need to restore my phone. How can I make a backup of my text messages on my computer? Is it possible to restore text messages on the new phone?
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1answer
171 views

how to stop Zune searching marketplace?

I use Zune for playing music. So I use search for navigating my collection. but everytime I make some search I am wating for Zune searching marketplace. How can I avoid this?
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1answer
2k views

Syncing email drafts in Windows Phone

I am currently using HTC Radar, and I have used Android phone earlier, in the android phone, even the drafts are also synced for gmail (it is gmail app for android). In the HTC Radar, I dont see ...
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votes
1answer
3k views

Is there any way to workaround the “error code 80072f0d” when syncing against an Exchange server?

At our work the certificate for connecting to our Exchange server has expired, generating a Error code 80072f0d when I'm trying to sync my work emails. Is there anyway to make the sync work ...
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3answers
6k views

Does Windows Phone prioritize between using a data plan and wi-fi connection?

When downloading apps, I prefer using a WiFi connection over a mobile data connection. So I switch off the mobile data connection and switch on the WiFi for the duration of the download and revert ...
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1answer
57 views

A way to get from music player back to artist selection

I have some music playing on the phone. I want to change the artist. I press the volume button, this brings the music player popup. I tap on the song title. This brings the "whole-screen" player with ...
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2answers
5k views

Zune Marketplace showing apps for Zune HD and not Windows Phone

Zune Marketplace showing apps for Zune HD and not Windows Phone I don't own a Zune HD, but a Windows Phone. Yet, the marketplace is showing me apps for a Zune HD: The marketplace used to show ...
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2answers
2k views

Is there any way to disable some of the hardware buttons?

This happens to me all the time: I read my RSS news, view some article and turn my device to landscape mode. When I am manipulating (turning) the device I accidentally press some of the buttons. This ...
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5answers
38k views

How can I connect my computer to internet through my Windows Phone 7 device?

I am traveling a lot and I need to be online on my laptop. How can I use 3G connection of my phone to browse internet on my PC? I have Samsung Omnia 7.
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3answers
2k views

Why I can´t find/download this app from marketplace?

I found this app on stackapps.com - https://stackapps.com/questions/1942/overflow7-stack-exchange-sites-on-windows-phone-7 But when I click on link to download it, Zune launches with app page and ...
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3answers
2k views

Download email embedded images automatically

Is there a way to set the email client to always download images in HTML messages? I've looked all over and can not find any such setting.
6
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1answer
343 views

Finding Eduroam WiFi Certifications

I need certificate to connect to WiFi. If I visit webpage where I can download certificate I can easily install it, but I have downloaded wrong certificate. I t seems impossible to find certificates ...
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2answers
7k views

How to send picture or video over bluetooth?

I didn't find any way to send taken picture to my friend via bluetooth. Is it even possible on my device - Samsung Omnia 7? Or on other devices?
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votes
1answer
3k views

How to get background pictures for the Music + Videos hub?

I have seen pictures of the music + video hub when opened, showing background pictures of the artists/albums you have on your phone. When I open the music + video hub on my device, all I get for a ...
4
votes
1answer
8k views

How to attach files to an email in Windows Phone 7.5 Mango

In the default email client in Windows Phone 7.5 Mango, how can arbitrary files(.zip, .mp3, .txt, .pdf etc) be attached? AFAIK, the storage is sand-boxed, the file handler can implement hooks to the ...
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4answers
5k views

How do I prevent a word from being auto-corrected?

This seems kind of obvious but.... if I type in a word that is misspelled and press space, the phone automatically replaces the word with what it thinks is the correct one. How do I prevent this from ...
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3answers
341 views

Is there a way to sync emails to the server immediately after they are read?

My Gmail messages don't sync immediately to the server after they are read/deleted/modified on the phone. You need to wait for the next sync cycle or press the sync button to manually sync it. I am ...
3
votes
2answers
475 views

How do I update metadata on songs already synced to my device?

I want to re-tag a bunch of songs to organize my music on my phone. For example cleaning up genres: putting Hip hop, Hip-hop, Hiphop, Hip-hop/Rap, Gansta Rap, etc., all in a single genre. I've done ...
14
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1answer
1k views

How do I remove a misspelled word that I accidentally taught to my phone?

The autocorrect has the ability to learn new words, and I accidentally taught it a fake word. How can I remove it?
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2answers
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A person tile can be marked as read?

I have a tile with my wife's profile. When she say something in Facebook (for example) the tile starts to show in its back what she said. I go to her profile and click the status. I read it and go ...
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4answers
604 views

What factors should I consider when choosing a Windows Phone device? [closed]

There are many phones which ship with the Windows Phone operating system. But are there any features of the operating system or certain hardware that some phones don't support? What other factors ...
7
votes
1answer
4k views

How do I access the full battery status diagnostic in my Lumia 800?

I have been using a new Lumia 800 since a week ago, and even after the latest update (firmware version 1600.2487.8107.12070) the battery lasts less than my old Trophy 7. I have accessed the battery ...
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3answers
25k views

How can I make Google the default search provider instead of Bing?

I was wondering if Google could be made the default search engine by pressing the 'Search' button rather than Bing. I'm not sure if Microsoft is okay with this.
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3answers
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Unsync Hotmail contacts

I added my Windows Live account to my phone recently and my contacts (people tab) got populated with the hotmail email addresses of all my contacts. This is cluttering up my contacts with redundant ...
10
votes
2answers
3k views

Are photos uploaded automatically to OneDrive from my phone full resolution?

There is an option to automatically upload any pictures to OneDrive that you take with your phone (From the Photos hub, select the ellipsis (...), then settings, then turn on Automatically upload to ...
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2answers
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Does Multitasking in 7.5 Mango consume additional battery?

I have a Nokia Lumia 900 with Windows Phone 7.5. I know that keeping the back button pressed and holding it shows the multiple tasks open, and pressing the 'back' button repeatedly 'closes' these ...
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1answer
3k views

How do I type a backtick (`) using the software keyboard?

When I bring up the keyboard and press the &123 button, I don't see the backtick character anywhere. I have also pressed the right arrow button to see more symbols, but it's not on that screen ...
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4answers
2k views

Is it possible to categorize the app list?

Now with hundreds of apps in my device, it's really a pain to find an app. Sometimes I don't know its name, which makes it difficult to search. Is there a way to group the apps in my device? Somewhat ...
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votes
4answers
65k views

How do I take a screenshot on a Windows Phone device?

On iOS devices you can take a screenshot by pressing the home & sleep buttons at the same time. Is there a similar way to take a screenshot with Windows Phone?
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1answer
18k views

Is it possible to “root” a Windows Phone device? What are the benefits?

Android devices can be "rooted", allowing unrestricted access to the file system, tethering, extra hardware control, and more. The Windows Phone operating system is not a Linux-based operating system,...
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1answer
185 views

What are the best apps for kids out there [closed]

I have two small kids and I am always looking for good apps for 2-4 year olds. My favorite ones so far are the Sesame Street book applications and Color Sprouts. Can you recommend something?
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3answers
2k views

How do I tell how much space my applications use

My phone is usually pretty full and I don't really have much music or photos on it, so most of the space is used by probably over 100 applications I have installed. Is there a way to see which ...
6
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1answer
8k views

How to sync my Windows Phone with iTunes (Windows)?

I want to sync my music and videos with my iTunes library on Windows 7. Is it possible? Or must I use some other, Microsoft-specific, bit of software in order to accomplish this task?
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2answers
293 views

Why is music downloaded from Zune Marketplace often corrupted?

I've had this problem on both the HTC7 Mozart and the Nokia Lumia 800 (both on Orange UK) where occassionally music downloaded directly to the phone from the Zune Marketplace (not synced via Zune ...
6
votes
1answer
2k views

Is there a Pandora client for Windows Phone 7?

Loved the Pandora client application on my Android and iPhone devices. Didn't see one on Windows Phone 7. Is it called something different by chance?
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2answers
7k views

How can I sync my Windows Phone device with my Mac?

I'm using OS X Lion on a MacBook Pro. I know I can use iTunes to sync music, apps, contacts, calendars, and such with iOS devices. What are my options for syncing a Windows Phone device?
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3answers
26k views

Import contacts from vcf file to Windows 7.5 Mango

I just got a new Windows (7.5) Phone. I exported all contacts from my old Android phone to a vcf file but have no idea how to import it to my Windows phone. Any ideas? Are there other ways to transfer ...
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votes
3answers
6k views

My windows phone doesn't allow me to select a file to upload from the browser

When I go to any website in my WP7 browser and this website has a "browse" button, when I press on this button nothing happens. (I'm not sure if this happened after the update from IE7 to IE9 or if it ...

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