How To Make Windows Phone 7 Notifications Stay Onscreen Longer

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Here’s the situation, you are completely engrossed in playing “Angry Birds” on your Windows Phone 7 and suddenly you receive a text message. Of course you will get a notification at the top of your screen, but as your bird is in mid-flight you just have to keep your eyes focused on the game. The notification will disappear after 10 seconds, or will it?

In the situation we just described, don’t you just wish that WP7 had it’s own Facebook and Android-like global notification viewer where you could see all your notifications at your leisure? While that might still be impossible for WP7, there is another way around this inconvenience. You can make the notifications stay on your screen a bit longer. You just need some fancy, quick finger work.

All you have got to do as soon as the notification appears on your phone is to hold it and slide it a little to the right. Remember, not all the way, just a little. Now move the notification back to its starting place, and you are good to keep it for another 10 seconds. You can keep it forever as long as you keep doing this finger exercise. And what if another notification arrives while you are holding one on your screen? Simple. It will just get queued up and wait for its turn to show up.

To remove the notification, slide it all the way to the right. Many of you might already know this, but it would be a safe bet to assume that most didn’t.

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