Parallax is awful

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by utahman130, Jun 11, 2013.

  1. utahman130, Jun 11, 2013
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    utahman130

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    It's a nice little gimmick, but it annoys me.

    You can turn it off. Go to Settings>Accessibility>Then turn "Reduce Motion" on
     
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    There is an option to turn it off. Look in the accessibility settings.
     
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    This is the sort of skeumorphism from Jony Ive's. Instead of table cloths and ripped papers and denim textures, you have super mario bros parallaxism going on which serves zero purpose. Eye candy yes, but it just wastes battery life.
     
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    You can turn it off. Problem solved. Meanwhile other people might actually be enjoying it.
     
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    Thank you!
     
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    Right, people enjoy titling their phones around all day long to see their wallpaper move a few millimeters :rolleyes:

    A waste of resources this gimmick feature is. Just admit it y'all!
     
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    I love Super Mario Bros.
     
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    I haven't used it so I have no idea. But since it can be turned off I'm not too concerned about it.
     
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    i figured out there was an option too, i'm positively sure it saves battery life
     
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    I think that's the ONLY thing different when someone picks up an iPhone. They will see the exact same grid icons, the exact same layouts. Sad part is you can't turn off that grid layout.

    And the worse thing is that it's so subtle that you look at it for a few seconds then show it off to your friends who all have android phones and will laugh back at you because you look stupid praising a gimmick they already have on their gimmicky android phones since 2010.
     
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    Yeah, it'd be so much better if you could turn off the grid, pile icons on top of one another, and have huge, barren spaces all over your phone. Kind of like a poorly managed Windows 95 desktop.
     
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    we don't need to know how the hell you view things, just turn it off if you don't like it.
     
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    Amen! I don't understand all the hate for the way the apps are managed.
     
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    OMG Apple should include an option to adjust the brightness of the screen!!!
     
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    You don't like it we get it. Turn it off and get over it.
     
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    Fail

    Win

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    I thought I heard the parallax effect is not only on the home screens, but also within the apps - like on the Share Sheets or other dialogues. Is that true? It was the concept of layers within the UI that Ive was trying to get across I guess.
     
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    Honestly, I turned it off initially because of the glitches with the wallpapers, but I actually started missing it so I turned it back on. I really like what it does to the phone
     
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    It's supposed to give you phone some depth. The background will move when you tilt your phone.
     
  23. MastahRiz, Jun 12, 2013
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    It's a cool and well implemented effect but I prefer to have it off too. My wallpapers just look better that way.

    Can't seem to find the setting to disable it though.

    EDIT: It turns off when you enable "Reduce Motion."
    The wallpaper is still stretched on the lock screen though despite being the right resolution. Hate that.
     
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    That's your opinion.
     
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    I thought the Green Lantern eliminated Parallax?
     

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