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With the GDR3 Update to Windows Phone 8, you can now quit applications by holding ← (back) and then clicking the Ⓧ (circled X) that appears in the top right corner of the application. Since 8.1, users can also swipe down on an application in this view for the same effect.¹ ¹ Source: Wikipedia entry for Windows Phone 8.1


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Those icons mean that your mobile or WiFi connection is being used to transfer data. For more information, see What do the icons on my phone mean?


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Settings > Lock Screen > "Screen times out after" is the only place you can configure the lock screen timeout setting. The times listed in the dropdown appear to vary by device and firmware version. For example, I had a lend of a developer Lumia 920 from Nokia and it listed many timeout values including "never". Yet my own Lumia 920 (UK, unlocked) has ...


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It seems you have activated the Screen magnifier feature which is part of Settings -> Ease of access. You can either disable it there or by double-tapping the screen with two fingers.


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It's for those apps whose names start with characters not in your phone language's alphabet. So if your phone is set to a language using the Latin alphabet (like English), it will contain apps named with, for example, Chinese or Japanese characters. If, however, your phone uses a language with non-Latin letters, then it's apps with Latin letters that show up ...


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Normally I would ask whether enough space is free on your phone; You should if possible try formatting and install apps to SD card if possible; If that doesn't work you probably need to take it to the Service Centre


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In Settings->Ease of access i had to untick the magnifier. Now its okay.


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The Homido VR FAQ ignores Windows Phone completely Homido can be used with Android smartphones and iPhones.....You will find the list of the 300+ apps compatible with Homido on our catalog app Homido Center...for Android and iPhone. but if you go to the Homido VR compatibility page, it lists Windows Phone as simply "compatible" (compared to "optimum"...


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Lumia 950 can be used as VR gear along with other needed hardwares. A video from Microsoft's YouTube channel shows using VR on Lumia 950. Lumiaconversationsuk mentions VR in Lumia 950 in this article, Microsoft has been working with Virgin Atlantic to create ‘Ida’, an Immersive Digital Adventure built as a Windows 10 universal app, featuring ...


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Apps can be launched from the browser via uri protocol activation. For example, if you were to visit bingmaps:?cp=40.726966~-74.006076 in Edge on the phone (or Internet Explorer 11 on Windows Phone 8.1), it would instead redirect and open the maps app. For this to work for LinkedIn; they would need to have implemented protocol activation, and have their ...


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Simply swipe to the left to browse forward, or right to browse back. ;)


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Windows Phone 8 Press and hold Start button and Power icon at the same time to take a picture of your screen. Windows Phone 8.1 Press the Power icon and Volume Up buttons at the same time to take a picture of your screen. Windows Phone 7, 7.5 It do not provide a way to take screenshots without unlocking the phone with developer tools. The screenshot will ...


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You can use the Files app to browse and search your files. However, no need to use wildcards; it will find your content without them.


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From the new Windows 8.1 update, you can kill a process or an app by long pressing the back button. After a long back button press, tap the circled (x) button at the top right corner of the app you want to close as mentioned by @Tyler James Young. Another method is, after a long back button press, you can kill/close any app by just swiping down that app!


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All Nokia Lumia (probably all Windows Phone devices too) support HD Voice. HD Voice is a standard so yes it would work on your unlocked phone.


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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. ...


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There is no way the user can force the OS to open certain links in certain apps. There are some apps that can open their links in other apps (e.g. Aeries can open YouTube apps in MyTube), but this is up to the developer to implement.


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I have the same problem, it's so annoying. I don't want to turn off autocorrect, I just want it to stop autocorrecting correct words to stupid words, eg long to Lon, if to I. Just typing normally, not WordFlow. Language is English (New Zealand) Keyboard is English (UK) I've just reset suggestions under keyboard\advanced, and retyped the same message (in ...


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No, developer unlocking a phone does not provide you with similar "rooting" abilities as other phones. If your carrier has locked the option to tether. So, unless you pay, your only option is to switch carriers.


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It has been really hard to set it up with Windows Phone 8. The release of the new Desktop App has at least made it possible. I posted a complete write up that explains how to do this on my blog: http://www.warrenhenke.com/uncategorized/how-to-listen-to-audiobooks-on-windows-phone-8-using-the-podcast-player


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