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09-15-2010, 09:40 PM #41
Right now, if you hold down the volume down button for like 3/4 of a second the volume is automatically changed to 0. Thats pretty much just as good as mute in my handbook. Growing up I have rarely had a use for a mute button, even on my TV. What I have had a use for on a consistent basis is an easy-to-access switch for disabling auto-rotate.
Back to my point about good user interface, a mute function, which does not exist on the iPad right now, should be delegated to the iPod dock menu (really, think about it) rather than wasting a hardware switch for it. IMO.
09-16-2010, 12:01 AM #42
09-16-2010, 12:41 AM #43
The first thing I did was to check Settings.app, but there is no preference to change it. Sucks. I was fine with holding the volume-down for 1/2-second to mute the speaker.
09-16-2010, 12:29 PM #44
If anything, since getting the ipad I've been wishing my iphone had the same switch for rotation lock. I'd much rather accidentally lock orientation when I have my phone in my pocket than silence the ringer, and the orientation lock on the ipad has been indispensable in my experience with the device. I would hope at the very least that I would have the option of CHOOSING in the settings whether the switch locks orientation or functions as a mute button in the new update, although past experience would indicate this hope is most likely in vain, as choice is not a popular feature these days, it seems.
Last edited by veebles; 09-16-2010 at 12:34 PM.
09-16-2010, 01:39 PM #45
Holding volume-down as mute was bothersome at first as I would inadvertently mute the audio instead of just turning it down, but it wasn't that hard to get used to. I think they should just make volume-up act similarly and leave rotation on the switch. I will miss rotation lock on the switch, because when mounted on my dashboard, I always end up locking it while driving after having Pandora or GPS Drive flip 90 degrees and then back on a quick turn. It won't be nearly as easy to double-press the home button, scroll the menu, and tap the lock button as it was to just flip the switch.
Last edited by Rokesomesmeefer; 09-16-2010 at 01:39 PM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost
09-16-2010, 04:01 PM #46
If anyone here is a developer and also dislikes this change, please dupe rdar://8439248 or rdar://8434976
Last edited by punkassjim; 09-16-2010 at 04:01 PM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost
09-19-2010, 03:30 PM #47
can anyone add my uuid for ipad?i want to try new 4.2 firmware pleaseee