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For devices still running Windows Phone 8, hold the power button and then press the Windows key. The screenshot will then be stored in a "Screenshots" album in the photos. For those updated to Windows Phone 8.1, press and hold power+volume up simultaneously. There is a video guide from Microsoft on YouTube


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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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Press the start and power buttons simultaneously. See this article for details. Some windows phones may use the Start and Picture buttons being pressed simultaneously instead of the Start and Power button.


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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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The phone (and any other Wi-Fi device) won't differentiate between two access points announcing the same SSID. Given there isn't a concept of a persistent connection (so, even if you were streaming media, you're just sending many smaller packets of data, that can be routed however the network needs to). As such it makes this virtually impossible to test, but ...


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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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Yes, you can still use it without a sim; I don't have a microsim for my phone yet but I am still able to sync it via zune and purchase apps through the store.


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I really don't know if I understand but did you mean "Setting"->"Battery Saver" where you can see "battery info"?


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To quote Wikipedia: As of 14 June 2007, all new mobile phones applying for a license in China are required to be able to use a USB port as a power port for battery charging. This was the first standard to use the convention of shorting D+ and D-. In September 2007, the Open Mobile Terminal Platform group (a forum of mobile network operators and ...


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Yes - devices which charge by USB are all usually the same voltage and wattage.


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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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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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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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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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No, there is no built-in way to select all other than manually dragging the selectors.


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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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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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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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If 'Every other Monday' means every Monday from now on, you can do that with the alarm app. Last day of the month is something that is possible with the calendar app. I created an appointment (in my case I used the web interface of calendar.live.com) and added an reminder for the last day in a month. The appointment has successfully shown up in the phone. ...


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It's not just you, some USSD functions are not supported. You can upvote the relevant feature request


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The only thing I can think of is to tap the first word and then drag the second market to the end of the document... other then that... I don't see something like this


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I use Battery Level. It has a live tile that shows your % all the time, and can show on the lock screen if you want. If you tap the tile you get a graph of your battery level over the previous day. You can also get it to tell you the battery level aloud if you want. On my WP 7.5 I have to go into settings, scroll down to battery, and look at the tiny print. ...


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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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