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05-19-2012, 02:45 PM #1
[Review] HUDChanger - A Less Annoying Volume HUD?
Apple’s design of the volume HUD (heads up display) seemed like a nice touch to me, however if you feel that the design of the HUD is distracting and gets in the way of things you are trying to look at, then a new free jailbreak tweak dubbed HUDChanger by iOS developer Ron Melkhior may interest you as it brings a smaller, less intrusive interface to your fingertips. As shown above, the new change is not smack in the middle of the screen and the size of the HUD is substantially decreased.
The new HUD that comes with the tweak seems like it has a few drawbacks. One of the most obvious being that it is so much darker than Apple’s HUD, which can actually obstruct your view even worse than Apple’s version of the HUD. The other major drawback has to do with the fact that it doesn’t support landscape mode. One example of why a person might want this tweak is to keep Apple’s HUD out of view in the middle of a video, which this tweak seems to have completely missed:
On a positive note, the new HUD also shows your volume percentage in numeric format instead of with indicators, which some people may prefer. It’s also nice how the new HUD is so small that it barely takes up any of the screen space. This is great if you are looking at photos, as it has a low profile and doesn’t lay smack in the middle of the display the way Apple’s does. It seems that the new HUD seems to disappear much faster as well, allowing you to get back to what you were doing as soon as possible.
Finding this tweak useful is subjective to opinion. While the tweak does have a less-obtrusive interface, some people may prefer the nice design of the stock HUD indicator to this one. I would personally rather not use it until it at least sees landscape support, as seeing a sideways indicator in the middle of a movie seems to be a small detail that I know Apple would have paid attention to while creating a HUD for iOS. Until then, it sort of feels incomplete.
Since the tweak is free, if the design looks nicer to you, be sure to give it a try. It doesn't come with any options to configure. Simply install it to use it and uninstall it to stop using it.
Developer: Ron Melkhior
Editor's Rating: / 2.5/5
Sources: Ron Melkhior
05-19-2012, 02:49 PM #2
It should be displayed in the status bar.... Yepp.
05-19-2012, 02:57 PM #3
Less obtrusive, but ugly.
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05-19-2012, 03:04 PM #4
Agree^^ Nice idea thoughIf my post was good, click the button in my post
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05-19-2012, 04:05 PM #5
I never though of it as being annoying but maybe i look at more important issues to complain about....nice tweak though
05-19-2012, 04:08 PM #6
What a bunch of entitled douch-bags. Thanks Ron; great job!
05-19-2012, 05:00 PM #7
THlS IS BRILLIANT!!!
05-19-2012, 05:52 PM #8
Last edited by Liambakerg; 05-19-2012 at 06:03 PM.
05-19-2012, 06:29 PM #9
Tried it- nice, but I don't like how it kind of hovers over the top of the dock icons. Not really an elegant placement. If it were up higher it might look a bit nicer. Thanks to the dev for a nice first step. Maybe a bit more tweaking...?
05-19-2012, 06:56 PM #10
90% of these JB tweaks are either worthless or somewhat harmful.
05-19-2012, 09:58 PM #11
05-19-2012, 10:13 PM #12
is it just me..or do they always use iPods..for their Picts.?
05-19-2012, 10:45 PM #13
05-20-2012, 12:16 AM #14
Tried it... didn't seem to work that well. I would adjust the volume and it would pop up with the % one time and not again so I had no idea what the level was. Dumped it.... nice idea though.
05-20-2012, 12:17 AM #15
Does nobody have problems with it? The percentage on mine is always at 87% even after I adjusted the volume slider in the app switcher. It doesn't register subsequent volume button presses so the hud disappears after the first press and doesn't change its value. It must be due to an existing conflicting tweak. Anyone else with this problem who has figured out the conflict?
At least rkswat seems to have the same problem.
Last edited by Secretss; 05-20-2012 at 12:21 AM.
05-20-2012, 04:14 AM #16
Well, gave this tweak a try, liked the minimalist feel, but disappointed with it's functionality. If you want to be able to see what your volume is, you can only change your volume once maybe every 5 -10 seconds. I would recommend this tweak, but that problem must be fixed first.
05-21-2012, 08:30 AM #17