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  • 'HUDDismiss' Lets You Easily Dismiss the Volume HUD With a Tap


    Sometimes one of the worst parts about the volume HUD (heads-up display) in iOS is that the blasted thing never seems to go away fast enough. Every once in a while, you might be watching a video, and the volume HUD stays up on your screen so long after you adjust the volume that you end up having to rewind the video to see the part that you just missed.

    A new free jailbreak tweak dubbed HUDDismiss by iOS developer Jake Januzelli makes it a whole lot easier to make that volume HUD go away.

    Rather than simply waiting for the few seconds that it takes for the volume HUD to fade away, which can seem a lot longer than it really is when you're impatient, this tweak will make it so that by tapping on the volume HUD, it will begin to fade away right then and there.

    This tweak seems to be a decent solution to the problem of the volume HUD staying on the display for so long, as it makes sure that the user manually confirms when they're ready to dismiss the volume HUD; otherwise, it will stay on the display for its usual amount of time. On the other hand, it would be nice if the volume HUD just instantly disappeared if the user tapped on it, rather than the user having to watch the fade away animation after tapping on the volume HUD.

    To give this tweak a try, you can head over to Cydia's BigBoss repository and download it for free. The tweak has no options to configure, and it's very straightforward to use.

    Name: HUDDismiss
    Price: FREE
    Version: 1.0
    Requirements: iOS 7.0-7.0.4
    Repo: BigBoss
    Developer: Jake Januzelli
    Editor's Rating:  4/5
    This article was originally published in forum thread: 'HUDDismiss' Lets You Easily Dismiss the Volume HUD With a Tap started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 6 Comments
    1. Breezy215's Avatar
      Breezy215 -
      Am I the only one loving these quirky (yet useful) little tweaks??
    1. Cokeman's Avatar
      Cokeman -
      As handy as this would be. I wonder how it will work with bitesms?
    1. rimshak's Avatar
      rimshak -
      I don't believe it would work with BiteSMS. You'd be composing a message every time you tapped it.

      I'd honestly like to see a volume HUD that just went across the status bar. I believe there was one back in the day, the time would disappear as your volume bar would adjust across the top, then disappear and the time would return when finished. I'd rather not have any huge block pop up over my video. That's one thing I loved about the new iOS7 was watching a video from iTunes or whatever, you'd see the slider in the bottom left. I wish other video apps would follow that pattern.

      For BiteSMS, and my status bar theory, you could tap the status bar after the volume meter popped up for our quick compose, or maybe pick an activator option instead. Just something less intrusive would be really nice.
    1. novadam's Avatar
      novadam -
      Quote Originally Posted by rimshak View Post

      I'd honestly like to see a volume HUD that just went across the status bar. I believe there was one back in the day, the time would disappear as your volume bar would adjust across the top, then disappear and the time would return when finished.
      It's called StatusHUD. dev says it'll be updated within about a week or two:

      https://twitter.com/tweakcc/status/418749506474090496
    1. rimshak's Avatar
      rimshak -
      Aww Yisssssssss. Thanks for the heads up!
    1. novadam's Avatar
      novadam -
      StatusHUD 2 is up.