On my Mango, MS seems to have replaced "Forward" in IE with "Recent". The "Recent" option in the menu keeps a history of all the pages you've visited in chronological order. So if you start at page A, browse to page B, then back to A, you'll see B just under A in recent and can use that to go "forward".
I know of one way I can dismiss this dialog. AFAIK it behaves the same way as the keyboard - so you can dismiss it simply by tapping the BACK button.
However, I don't know if this is the fastest and easiest way to do it...
What you experience is probably that you have changed the browser and search language
Settingsv -> region+language -> Browser & search language
Set it to English(United Kingdom) for example and then you won't see bing be opened in IE but "as an app"
There is no way to shut down a phone without using the touchscreen or removing the battery, sorry. So you might have to wait until the battery runs out.
However the SIM card should not become damaged if you take it out of the running phone (no guarantees).
No you can't!
I have seen this question also coming by in the development area where people would like to disable these buttons because of the same behaviour you describe here.
I think that this is the backside of the buttons being integrated into the screen instead of 'real' hardware buttons which you can see and feel when you are pressing them.
Samsung Focus does autofocus in the center when you press half the dedicated camera button. Some people can't do this because you need to press very soft and see the square on the screen.
This is what you want?
To get an onscreen button to reboot, you can change some settings:
add a language (Settings > Language)
switch regions or region format (Settings > Region)
toggle navigation bar vibration (Settings > Touch)
switch the SMS character set (Settings > Network+)
toggle Cortana (Settings > Applications (tab) > Cortana)
I would say the third option is the most ...
You cannot disable the vibration of those two buttons via a setting on the phone. If you have a rooted phone you can disable vibration for all three buttons via a registry setting
First off, I'd recommend getting the display fixed. I don't think that there is an other solution that will satisfy you in the long term.
Having said that, you could write an app that pushes out notifications and just crashes on launch. However, there are no "persistent" notifications (they will disappear when you hit them) and you can only send out ...
No. Hardware buttons will be always left enabled for quick search or jumping to the home screen to access other apps. The back button can be long pressed (to see the background apps) or single pressed to go back to the app you jumped out off.
This is probably a bug . If your Lumia 520 does not wake up, you can force a reboot or soft reset or hard reset. This is possible by holding down the Volume Down and Power buttons together for about 15 seconds or until you feel the phone vibrate. Also you can report it to windows phone developers.
I would like to suggest an easier option to counteract the need of pressing the screen, which often results in blurry or shaky photos.
Go under the Lumia Camera and switch to the front camera, then click the gear icon to view the camera settings, then under that, you will see a timer option:
Change the option to the number of seconds you prefer.
The only way is to remove the battery and put it back in, unless you have an update to install. If you do go to the updates menu in settings and their should be a button to restart and install the updates.
Sounds like you've got excess moisture (still) inside the phone - you may be able to drawy this out by sealing in a plastic bag with some Silica gel, or if you haven't got that to hand, some people have had sucess with uncooked rice.
If neither option works, you may need to visit a service centre.
There exists (at least) two utilises that help you gain system level access (including the registry) Root Tool (pulled from Windows Store last year, but available in link) and WP internals. These tools are somewhat limited in functionality and model support, but still in development. So it might be possible to remap buttons in current (or future releases, in ...