Windows phone 8 hacks and tricks. Windows Phone and Music: Tips & Tricks

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25 Windows Phone 8 tips

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Background scrolling Check it out. You'll still need to type manual punctuation, but save yourself some typing by dictating emails, messages, and more. You can also manage your SkyDrive from any device from. This means you have a lot more choice which software you use to sync music and other media to your phone. Tap the app+games and select the game. It arises from a patchwork of finely tuned features.


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Six Windows Phone 8.1 Tips and Tricks

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Once you've done that you'll be met with the SkyDrive app: From here you can create new folders, upload pictures and other files from your phone, view thumbnails and download the files currently on SkyDrive. If you've been trying to get files on your phone and just noticed there are 2 copies of each track and you don't know what to do, here are a few things you can do to fix the problem. The app will then sign you in, before giving you control of your Xbox. This is where you select the content you deem suitable for the eyes of others, which you can tick to include when the feature is active. Click on that down arrow and you'll see a list of available context on the Xbox Music service for that artist. Have you found out a trick that someone else might not know about that helped you to solve a problem you were struggling with to do with your music and your Windows Phone device? For example: while typing, you may highlight a word and tap the Shift key to capitalize the first letter.

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Windows 10: The Best Hidden Features, Tips, and Tricks

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Alternatively, you can also call the nickname. So try this nifty trick to create a shortcut button right from the Internet Explorer web browser bar. Depending on the headphones you use you'll be able to notice the difference in audio quality especially in the bass and high treble frequencies. I use it myself and I wouldn't be without it. Windows Key-I launches the Settings App 21. Once something has been copied, you can paste it using the clipboard option that will appear above the onscreen keyboard. To view the Action Center, swipe your finger from the top edge of the screen down to the bottom.

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8 Cool Windows 10 Tricks and Hidden Features You Should Know

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I'm going to give this a try tonight and maybe my faith will be restored! Using the Windows key-G command, you can pull up the new-and-improved Game Bar. How to use your Windows phone as a remote control for your Xbox. In the dialog box you'll remember there were 4 settings. Click it to minimize all your open windows. Hold down the Back button left-pointing arrow on your Lumia to bring up the multi-tasking screen and swipe to choose your required app. Windows Key-Ctrl-Left or Right navigates across your virtual desktops 26. When you first see this screen you'll see the right hand column completely full of everything that's currently on the left-hand box.

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Speed up your Windows 10 Mobile with a new hack

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Then slide the Bluetooth to On. When you've installed it you'll have to sign in with your Microsoft account. This does exactly what it says. Taking notes Unlike in Windows Phone 7, OneNote is its own entity in Windows Phone 8. Microsoft has rolled out a lot of updates for Windows 10 in the past year. Apparently I messed something up when I originally set it up. This works the same on other apps too, so if I had seventeen Word docs open, it would just take me right back to the last one I was active in when I click the icon.

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8 Cool Windows 10 Tricks and Hidden Features You Should Know

windows phone 8 hacks and tricks

I've had a look around and I've found 2 methods that seem to do the trick. Go to Settings, Battery saver, and make sure it is set to come on. Kid's corner To keep younglings and pranksters at bay, Windows Phone 8 includes a feature called Kid's Corner. Each individual feature is, in turn, the result of a team of dedicated engineers who create the best often customizable experience possible. Those map out to the bps used for the sync, so 320kbps would be 320000.

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Windows 8.1 secrets you need to know

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Windows Key-Right-Up moves the active app to top right quadrant 25. To shut down via slide-down, double-click on the new icon to prompt a pull-down shade. I think the problem occurs when you try to sync too many songs at once, like dumping your entire music library onto your phone at once. Shake again and the windows will come back. Once in edit mode -- indicated by one tile lighting up and the rest graying out -- you can either press the bottom-right arrow to adjust the size, or unpin a tile by hitting the top-right pin button.

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Speed up your Windows 10 Mobile with a new hack

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You can download it here: Get to Now Playingfrom the Lockscreen Credit: We've all wanted to beable to quickly find out more information about a song that's playingor change playlist etc. I've added an extra tip in the equaliser section that points towards using the custom equaliser. Customise your web browser address bar Getting to your favourite websites quickly is essential on any device, let alone a smartphone. Holding down the Shift key will turn on the caps-lock mode. Tag everything first Getting started moving music from pc to phone? First, you will need to interop unlock your phone. Bring up the options menu at the bottom when you're editing and you can select format options -- color, font size, text size, and so on -- and then share your finished piece via e-mail.

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14 tips, tricks and secrets of Windows Phone 8

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To jump between tasks that are running, hold down the back button until the screen minimizes and color appears around the display. After that everything syncs smoothly for the past two days. Some might prefer the sound offered without any of these extra filters but ultimately it's up to you. Magnify your screen If, like many of us, your birthday signifies not only another year of wiseness, but an increase in eye-squinting when reading, you might want to check out the Ease of Use settings on your Lumia. Tick the 'Go to the desktop…' option to load it first instead of the Start screen. Enable virtual desktops For starters, yes, Linux has had this for years.

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25 Windows Phone 8 tips

windows phone 8 hacks and tricks

Setup the pictures you want to sync in a Skydrive Album and sync them to your phone. By default in Windows Media Player the maximum bitrate you can sync your phone is 192kbps. Note: this will cause the music transferred to take up more space on your device, because the music files will contain more information, making them bigger. Hit Clear to drop the list like your browser history! As long as you have a data connection, changes you make will sync across the cloud, your notes will update on every device you own that has OneNote capability. Configuring the Action Center Shortcut There are 4 shortcuts present in the Action Center, but a Windows Phone with a wider screen will have 5. See for some other good options for monospaced fonts.

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