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How to type π on the keyboard?

Is it possible to type a π on the keyboard of WP(8.1)? I know you can copy and paste it, but that takes a lot of time. How to do this? Are there also some other mathematics symbols (like Alpha, Beta....
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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 explore all file of windows phone in desktop PC?

The application iFunBox allows the apple product users to view all their files and folders (even the root folders and etc.) of iPhone/iPad/iPod in desktop(either in windows or mac) machine. Here you ...
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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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Windows Phone 8 Silent Mode

I am not sure if this is possible in WP8, but I am trying to tweak the audio playback settings and would like to know if anyone else has been able to accomplish this. What I am looking to do is have ...
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How to download apps without using the store?

Can we download apps or games on our PC first and then later install them through Zune? I have a Nokia Lumia 800.
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Where's Bing Vision in Windows Phone 10?

I know Windows Phone 8.1 moved Bing Vision from being a Cortana feature, to being a Camera Lens. However, I've just upgraded to a Lumia 950 (with Windows Phone 10) and I cannot find Bing Vision ...
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No Custom Ringtones on lumia

I am using a Lumia 535. My phone is not showing any custom ringtones in spite of adding some music clips to the ringtones folder. I am using Windows Phone 8.1. Please help
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How to install Lumia Denim with Developer Preview?

My Nokia Lumia 930 got Developer Preview enabled. Lumia Denim is available for my phone but my phone can't find the update. (I live in Sweden) How do I update my DP phone to Lumia Denim?
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Will buying a Windows phone 8 app allow me to get the Windows 8 app for “free”

If I buy a Windows Phone 8 app and there is the same app for Windows 8 as well, will I be allowed to download the same app to this device (Surface/PC) too? Same goes for buying a W8 app and getting ...
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Autofocus does not work when using the camera button

I have a Nokia Lumia 800. When I use the camera button to take a photograph, autofocus does not work. Instead, I tap the subject on the screen for it to focus on it. I expect to have to tap-to-...
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No SMS notifications windows 10

I've upgraded my 640 and have lost SMS notifications. Not sure if it's something I did or not but Settings / System / Notifications & Actions / Messaging is turned on. Battery saver settings have ...
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Why some apps prevent installation in SD card

I have an app which when I tried to install showed a message stating that the author of the app will not allow to install the app in a SD card and will be installed in phone storage. I want to know ...
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How necessary is the 7.8 update?

I'm eagerly awaiting the 7.8 update (although realistically I expect to upgrade to a WP8 device before 7.8 is even available from my carrier), but my wife has expressed distaste for the larger tiles ...
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How can I take a screenshot in Windows Phone 8? [duplicate]

I need to take a screenshot of something on a Windows 8 phone, is there a key combination or app that can be installed that will allow me to do this?
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Can you explain “unlock” “jailbreak” “custom ROM” etc? And how to do it?

These terms are thrown around by power users in all the phone forums and this forum is no exception. It's rarer to find an explanation of what the various terms signify. Do "jailbreak" "unlock", "...
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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.
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Does Windows Phone 8 support IMAP using STARTTLS?

I have never owned a Windows Phone/Mobile device before, but I have daringly pre-ordered the Nokia Lumia 920. I did however get a copy of Windows 8 yesterday, and found a worrying thing: The built-in ...
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How to get Google's logo as a startup tile?

On a former phone I had this as my startup tile for Google (nice): Incidentally, this appears to be an alternative (also nice): But I'm stuck with this: which is nothing other than the default pin-...
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Where is the 'unread notifications queue'?

This happened - I was in living room and I heard sound of my phone from some other room. I was watching TV so I checked the phone after a while. But there was nothing on the lock screen of the phone ...
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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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Updating with the mobile data

I reside in a district called Dhemaji in Assam, India. This is a small district where there is no Wi-Fi connection nearby. Now I own a Nokia Lumia 625 which shows that there is an update for the phone ...
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How to record a call in Windows Nokia Lumia 520?

How to record incoming/outgoing calls in nokia lumia 520? Even 3rd party apps not supporting this feature.
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PowerShell or other legit console on Windows 10 Mobile

Simple question, probably a simple answer. ;( Is there a way to run PowerShell on my Windows Phone? If not, is there another way to get to a legit console/terminal? Right now I have "Console WP8 ...
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How can I connect a Lumia 950 XL to Windows 10?

My Lumia 950 XL appears with a yellow exclamation mark in Windows 10 Device Manager and Windows is convinced that it cannot find a driver for it. Oddly enough the connection did work a week ago. What ...
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Is there a way to record audio in the background or even when the screen is locked?

I needed to record audio while I was on the go. I tried some Apps from the Store, but I couldn't find any that was able to record while the screen was locked. I can't walk with my phone in my hand ...
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Lock screen weather not working

I have a Nokia Lumia 635 with Windows Phone 8.1, and I use the default MSN Weather app, which has a feature that allows me to set the lock screen to show the weather. However, while the app and its ...
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Is there any way to install Windows Phone on an Android device?

Since the Windows Phone 8.1 release I heard that it's possible to install WP 8.1 on Android devices. Not for every Android device, but those that run Snapdragon processors. But I did not find any ...
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Why don't some apps have the “Allow app to run in the background” option?

When trying to reproduce the issue in this question, I noticed that some apps lack the "Allow app to run in the background" and the "... even when Battery Saver is on" options in Battery Saver. At ...
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OneNote on my Windows Phone 8 “can't sync”

OneNote was working and synchronising but then stopped. I may have reorganised some files on my OneDrive and now OneNote is stuck. It says "can't sync" and there's no error or detail to help me.
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What am I missing in not having a gyroscope on my phone, when using Photosynth or other apps?

When I bought my Nokia Lumia 800, I was aware that it did not have a gyroscope or front-facing camera, but I didn't think they were that important to me. Now that Skype is out I do miss the FFC, but ...
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What are the limitations of a device with 256 MB of RAM?

Windows Phone 7 Tango adds support for devices with 256 MB of RAM. Will I encounter any major problems if I purchase a device such as the Nokia Lumia 610?
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How to get rid of the music player buttons when not playing music/podcast/etc?

The music player buttons that pop-up (rewind, play/pause, fast-forward) when hitting the volume controls are nice, but when not playing music they get kind of annoying (taking up screen space). Is ...
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Can I view SSL certificate details?

It's nice that IE9 shows a lock icon for a site that uses SSL to encrypt traffic, but I would like to at least make sure it's been issued to the site I intended to visit, and that I haven't been ...
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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.
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Virtual reality on Windows 10?

So, question is quite simple: I just received e-mail offer from one of e-shops I subscribed to and they are offering a bundle of Lumia 950/ Lumia 950 XL together with an apparatus which allows using ...
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Remove Custom Word from Auto-Correct Dictionary

How do I remove a word from the autocorrect dictionary? (One I've accidentally clicked "+" on) I've seen both of these questions: How can I remove items from the custom dictionary? How do I remove ...
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Camera hangs on “Saving” after taking a picture

Whenever I take a picture, the lumia camera (or just the regular camera app) always says "Saving" on the screen and I can't get rid of the text in order to take another picture. The phone does save ...
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How to read PDF files with text reflow

Adobe Reader for Pocket PC 2.0 had a powerful text "Reflow" feature to wrap text at the screen boundary to enable reading on small screens. The current readers for Windows Phone 8 do not seem to have ...
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Reset windows phone 8 wallet pin

So it looks like windows store and wallet have a pin. It seems that they forgot to give you a method to reset this pin. Is there a way to reset it? I can't find anything on the Microsoft account ...
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Does Skype support push notifications?

I never seem to get instant messages when Skype is closed. Should I receive a notification of a new IM? Edit: I just realized I don't even get Skype calls. I had it confused with Tango calls.
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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 can I keep the screen always awake?

How can I keep the screen of my Lumia 925 Windows 10 updated phone always awake? The power button no longer works, so to turn on the screen I have to make a call or connect the charger. EDIT The ...
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Emergency call in Windows Phone?

How can I make an emergency call in Windows Phone?
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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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How to disable default email signature in Windows 10 (Lumia 950)?

I recently switched from Nokia Lumia 920 to Lumia 950 (Windows 10 Mobile), and I can't find the option to disable default email signature in Outlook Mail app ("Sent from Outlook Mail for Windows 10 ...
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How to recover text messages?

I had my back-up on, but I mistakenly deleted my few text messages. I was wondering if there is any way that I can recover them back. It is very important, any help would be appreciated.
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Touch screen becomes sketchy when plugged in at a full charge?

I'm having a strange problem with my HTC 8x, specifically the touch screen. In the event that... Phone is plugged into a charger Battery is at full charge Then the touch screen becomes barely ...
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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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How to open PDF files with Adobe reader directly?

Whenever I try to open a PDF file it opens with Edge browser and not with Reader . For doing so I have to open Reader and have to locate them manually. Is there any way to open them directly? I have ...

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