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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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A workaround is to make a JavaScript bookmarklet in your Favourites. Name it .Forward (with a dot in front), so that it is always at the top of your Favourites list. javascript:history.forward()


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There are a few ways to take screenshots: If you're just a developer and just want to take screenshots for marketing your app, you can use the emulator's screenshot tool. If you have a developer-unlocked phone ($99 a year from Microsoft, or via unofficial tools) you can use third-party apps like the one described here.


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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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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".


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In Windows Phone 8 you are able to save a screenshot by holding both the power button (often on the side of the phone, between the volume buttons and the camera button) and the home button (the middle button under the screen, with the Windows logo on it) for some time. Such screenshots are saved in the Screenshot album of the Picture Hub. And just to be ...


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Not as you describe it, however: Backing out of an application will exit the process Applications cannot execute code while not in the foreground1 (ie. once you hit start, search or camera) If applications take too long while exiting or being frozen, the process will be terminated Frozen/dorment applications will be terminated if the system (or a foreground ...


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I just finished speaking with the Windows Phone support team to help get your question answered. There is no "undo" operation in Word Mobile, the documentation is wrong in the product guide and is probably old. Here is the link to the current documentation for Office Mobile. http://www.microsoft.com/windowsphone/en-US/howto/wp7/office/use-office-word-...


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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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From my experience with Windows Phone Office, Undo and Redo are available only in Excel. If you want to ensure that no big chunks of data will be lost during a Word or OneNote document editing, save it as often as you can. Whenever you have that "aaaaaaaargh" moment, back out without saving the document and open it again. This is the only method I'm aware ...


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First you push on text until cursor appears, then position cursor by moving the finger.


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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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Gyroscope can improve the same data you already have. Some apps like compass apps would work better with this sensor. I think gyroscope can precisely feel when you hang your phone with your arm straight and starts to turn yourself. I think compass fell when you turn only the phone in its own axis. Edit:Testing Photosynth with and without gyro.


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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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This is likely behavior of the HTC Attentive Phone app. It allows for settings to quiet on pickup, pocket mode, flip for speaker, and flip to silence. Link to summary of features: http://www.wpcentral.com/new-htc-attentive-phone-integrates-settings-available-mango


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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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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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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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The back double tap trick. Long Press back button to bring up recent apps. Double tap back. Long press back again. The previous most recent app should be removed from the list. You can keep doing this until there are no more recent apps in the list. I don't know if this does anything more in terms of memory use or force quitting than just pressing the ...


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The best option I've found so far is to abuse the Podcast feature of WP7, together with a third party tool to create RSS feeds from files in a folder. Advantages: Does not drain battery as much as the audio book apps I've encountered. Uses the built in Zune controls (Volume keys / Playback buttons on the lock screen) Disadvantages: When my device shuts ...


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


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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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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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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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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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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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