Speculation at its finest.
There is one thing that Microsoft has proven to be the case with the Windows Phone OS and that is: listening to user’s feedback.
Below we have listed of 10 most popular requests in the “Web Browsing” category.
4,498 votes – Internet Explorer’s tabs button should be available on main screen and not in menu
Please return the tab button to a more accessible location rather than a deep menu that requires multiple clicks to use such a commonly used.
663 votes – Bring back “find on page” to the browser
602 votes – Eliminate the blank space between IE address bar and keyboard when there is something to paste
361 votes (unlikely) – Add in Java support
271 votes – Flash Player support for IE9
231 votes – Silverlight support in Internet Explorer
156 votes – Bring back support of cross-page anchors
Before Mango, IE supported navigating to a specific spot within a page using anchors (the # after a URL). However, with the new IE9, this functionality has vanished when navigating to another page. It will only scroll to the anchor when it is within the same page.
101 votes – Allow Opera, Mozilla Firefox or Google chrome to develop an alternate web browser on windows phone
78 votes – Password manager for IE
72 votes – IE can wrap text to fit screen when zoom, like android and ios
Sometimes text are so long that I have to move page left to right, not like android and opera mobile
70 votes – Full Screen Browser
53 votes – Bring back the forward button in IE
53 votes – Sync/Backup Mobile Favorites to SkyDrive
45 votes – IE Parental Controls
42 votes – Add “Next” or “Tab” button to the keyboard when filling forms in IE
When filling a form, you have to scroll the page (keyboard takes half the screen) to find the next field and click inside it.
And here you have it, 15 most requested features in the web browsing category. I think it’s safe to assume that at least 30% of them should make the cut, such as: Password Manager, Full Screen Support, Anchor Support, Forward Button, Find on Page and more.
What do you think?
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Vygantas is a former web designer whose projects are used by companies such as AMD, NVIDIA and departed Westood Studios. Being passionate about software, Vygantas began his journalism career back in 2007 when he founded FavBrowser.com. Having said that, he is also an adrenaline junkie who enjoys good books, fitness activities and Forex trading.