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Is there a way to force quit an app?

Is it possible to end, or "kill", a process? On Windows if an application is acting up we can force it to close, is there something like this in Windows Phone?
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How can I disable the SIM PIN?

My phone currently requires a SIM-PIN in addition to the pin to unlock the phone, which feels a bit redundant. How can I remove the SIM-level PIN? I have looked through all the areas of settings and ...
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How can I force the system tray/clock to show in Internet Explorer?

Internet Explorer hides the clock, forcing me to jump out of the application in order to see what the time is. Is there a way to force the clock (and other icons to show) while browsing?
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1answer
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How can I show tray hidden icons (such as data connection)?

When not contextually relevant (ie. after a WiFi connection), the tray icons at the top of the screen disappear. How can I force them to appear so that I can check (for example) my connection status?...
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What diagnostic tools are available on (specifically Nokia) Windows Phones?

Are there any (hidden) diagnostic tools available on Nokia Windows Phones (or Windows Phone in general)?
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Can i just rename old Live ID

I had live ID with "gmail.com" in the end, and changed that to live.com alias. All services updated to the new liveID name(its unique identifier stays the same). But the phone for now is trying to use ...
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How To Erase A Phone

I started off with a Samsung Focus, and recently moved to a Lumia 900. I would now like to sell my Focus. How should I go about making sure that the phone has been properly erased of all personal ...
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1answer
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Do we have an app for Testing cellular/WiFi latency, http compression, etc

I am looking for an app to give me status of my Cellular connection statistics such as: Download throughput Upload throughput Network latency. It will be nice if can get the same statistics for my ...
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Is there any way to trick WP7 to use Data connection as Wi-fi(larger marketplace downloads)?

What I would like to do, is make my WP7 device see my Data Connection as a Wi-Fi connection to download larger apps from the Marketplace when I am away from home or away from a wi-fi connection. ...
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1answer
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Will I void my warranty if I run Samsung service codes?

I have Samsung device and want to run service commands like 'Dial ##634#' and others described in this answer. But I also don't want to lose my guarantee. Will such commands in general (or whole ...
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3answers
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How do we have seperate notifications for different email accounts?

So I have my Gmail and my work email setup on my WP and so here is the problem. I really need my phone to make a notification sound when I get a work email but i don't want a sound when I get a new ...
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How do we save WhatsApp Conversations?

I have a question regarding WhatsApp. Is there a possibility to save WhatsApp conversations/history?
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1answer
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Disabling keyboard click but retain dial keykad beeps

I'm looking for a hack for turning off the keyboard click of SMS'ing, typing in IE, etc but keeping the beep tones for when I'm dialing in a number (when making a call). I know you can turn off "key ...
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Does Windows Phone 7.5 support A2DP?

Is this a standard feature on all devices or just present on some devices? Is it possible to enable/disable? Specifically, is the feature present on the Dell Venue Pro?
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Why can't I access HTTPS websites that use a self-signed SSL certificate?

I am having trouble accessing a friend's webserver, which uses a self-signed SSL certificate to encrypt communication through HTTPS. I keep on getting the security warning asking me if I want to ...
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1answer
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Does Windows Phone Do Any On-Device Encryption?

One of the enterprise-y features of Blackberry that some organizations I work with are drawn to is data encryption. The theory being that the all user data is encrypted by the operating system, and ...
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1answer
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Is there a way to get terminal access on a WP7 device?

Does the WP7 support terminal access where I can actually run commands on the phone from my computer? Similar to the Android Debug Bridge (ADB) which allows you to connect to the device and open a ...
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1answer
2k views

How to route all data traffic through a proxy server?

I'd like to route all my network traffic over a proxy server to allow me to sniff and measure the traffic. What are my options for doing that? Even if it isn't nativly supported on the device / OS, ...
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Can Samsung Windows Phones use the Swype keyboard interface?

Samsung is known for pioneering Swype in its own and Android smartphones. Its an efficient way to do keyboard input. On my Samsung Focus S, is there anyway to enable a Swype keyboard?
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Where is the forward button in Internet Explorer?

I can't find a forward button in IE. It is very frustrating when I am filling some form on the page and accidentally touch the back button and the page with the filled form is gone. There is no way to ...
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1answer
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How does Windows Phone consume cellular data?

I wonder how is my data used when I'm not on the wifi? Am I avaliable on FB, does my email check ferquently? I don't want to consume my internet for non-sense like FB and E-mails until I go into app ...
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1answer
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How do I enable WiFi Hotspot? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I connect my computer to internet through my Windows Phone device? Sometimes one want to use the phones internet on a laptop through WiFi hotspot. But it seems ...
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2answers
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What is the limit for 3G marketplace downloads?

When I am trying to download some of the bigger apps/games, marketplace blocks the download until the phone has WiFi connection available. What is the limit for this? 10, 50, 100 MB?
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1answer
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How Can I Change My Microsoft Account?

When I initially setup my Windows Phone 7, I used my work Microsoft Account. Now I want to change it to my personal one. How can I change the Microsoft Account I initially used to set up the phone? ...
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1answer
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How can I remove items from the custom dictionary? [duplicate]

Like an idiot, I accidentally added a word to the dictionary, and now my phone likes to use the incorrectly spelt word. Is it possible to remove incorrect items from the custom dictionary?
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6answers
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What does Error C00D07C9 mean when trying to set up wireless sync?

I've had a few goes at trying to set up wireless sync since I got my phone, but I get Error C00D07C9, with a message saying that: Zune was unable to connect to the wireless access point. Even ...
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1answer
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Is it possible to stop the screen going off, when plugged to mains/PC?

I have a bunch of live tiles that are handy to glance at to tell me what meetings to go to - this is great, but when my phone is on my desk on charge, but it doesn't seem possible to set a different ...
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1answer
628 views

Disconnecting bluetooth make audio out fail when playing media?

I use my Nokia Lumia 800 with the bluetooth device BH-111 (see image). It works great and it easily takes both Spotify (streaming music player) and Marathon (running tracker) audio output at the same ...
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8answers
59k views

I don't want to see birthdays from every Facebook contact on my phone's calendar. How can I limit this?

Presently all birthdays for all my Facebook contacts appear on my phone's calendar. At one point I had all Facebook contacts available on my phone, but I've since filtered them so that only those ...
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2answers
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How can I switch audio output from A2DP to jack?

is it possible to switch A2DP audio streaming to jack output without turning off bluetooth completely? Didn't find any option. Edit: The question is: Is it possible to toggle it within the software ...
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2answers
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Is an unfavorited track in an autoplaylist of favorites going to be removed from the device?

I have a pretty big music library, which exceeds the device's memory size, and I sync only favorited tracks by creating an autoplaylist. I listen them for some time, and then I decide to unfavorite ...
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5answers
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How do I get other calendars (shared) from my gmail account to sync to my windows phone?

I currently have my google account hooked up to my windows phone 7.5 (mango) device and it works fine, syncing my email, calendar, and contacts. However, it only seems to sync my main calendar, not ...
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1answer
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Not able to pin my application to Start on Lumia 900

I'm not able to pin my Outlook Inbox to my home page on my Lumia 900! All other apps pin just fine except this one. Is there a quick way for me to access my Outlook? When I keep the Outlook app ...
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What are the options for developer-unlocking a WP7 device?

Short of signing up for the developer program and paying $19, what are my options for unlocking my phone to allow loading arbitrary applications? The ChevronWP7 program shut down earlier this month, ...
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4answers
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Marketplace reviews and ratings

Why don't see any reviews under reviews pivot in market place? At first I thought its because its pretty new market and there are none, but I can see them on web version of market place.
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1answer
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What can I do to set up Wireless Sync on Windows 8?

I have Windows 8 Consumer Preview installed, but can't seem to set Wireless Sync up. Has this issue been resolved? Did anyone manage to get Wireless Sync working properly?
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How do I make my phone the device to use for two-factor authentication with the new OneDrive?

The new OneDrive released in April, 2012 allows you to view files on other devices, even if they are not uploaded to your OneDrive cloud folder. To enable this, you must use two-factor authentication....
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4answers
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What is the difference between rooting, unlocking, and custom ROMs?

In this answer it was mentioned that the process of rooting is different from unlocking or using custom ROMs. What are the differences between these processes (and any other potentially related terms)...
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2answers
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Is there any way to backup my entire phone?

From this question we know what can and can't currently be backed up. Are there any 3rd party tools or homebrew apps that will let me back up everything and restore it to a different device? I ...
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1answer
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Do Windows Phone devices use wear-leveling algorithms?

Do Windows Phone devices use wear-leveling algorithms? Or is it used only by desktop/laptop SSDs? Is it dependent on manufacturer or on OS? Note: Wear-leveling is a technique for prolonging the ...
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1answer
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How can I permanently remove the games from Windows Mobile 2003? [closed]

I have a PDA with Windows Mobile 2003 installed on it. It comes with two games: Jawbreaker and Solitaire. I'd like to permanently remove these games from my device. Using ActiveSync, I found the ...
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4answers
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How to change the master computer properly?

I had two PCs. One of them was the one I was syncing my phone with, but I've disassembled it. I've enabled syncing on the other one, but all music+videos+pictures from the old relationship are marked ...
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2answers
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Flash degradation when going to standby

Assume I have a WP application running, with lots of variables in SDRAM at that moment, and then I press the hardware button that puts the phone in standby (like the one next to the volume control ...
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2answers
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How can I remove the recently used programs on Windows Mobile 2003 [closed]

I have a PDA running Windows Mobile 2003. Every time a program is used, it shows up in the recently used section of the start menu. I have a program that saves the device registry state so I can ...
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2answers
3k views

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.
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1answer
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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
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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
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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
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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 ...
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4answers
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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 ...

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