Assistive Touch & Volume windows fade time

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ios 7.1 is now faster especially with transition speeds between opening/closing apps, etc. However, I use assistive touch, and I find that the menus don't move aside quickly enough. So after selecting the desired option on AT, the menu window (a big one too) stays in the middle of the screen for like 2 full seconds before fading away.

EDIT: the delay that I am addressing here is the 2 second delay that occurs right after you double tap the home icon inside the AT window to get to the Multi-tasking screen. All the other actions within AT are pretty much instantaneous.

The same can be said about the Volume controls. When adjusting the volume with the hard buttons, I feel the volume windows stays too long in the way - blocking out your view to the apps.

Maybe if the fade away time could be reduced, or there was an option to control how long Assistive Touch and Volume windows stay on the screen, they would be helpful.
 
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ios 7.1 is now faster especially with transition speeds between opening/closing apps, etc. However, I use assistive touch, and I find that the menus don't move aside quickly enough. So after selecting the desired option on AT, the menu window (a big one too) stays in the middle of the screen for like 2 full seconds before fading away.

The same can be said about the Volume controls. When adjusting the volume with the hard buttons, I feel the volume windows stays too long in the way - blocking out your view to the apps.

Maybe if the fade away time could be reduced, or there was an option to control how long Assistive Touch and Volume windows stay on the screen, they would be helpful.
Have you ever considered that the people who use these features may have a handicap and can't exactly click or touch the screen/buttons at lightning speed like yourself?
 

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Have you ever considered that the people who use these features may have a handicap and can't exactly click or touch the screen/buttons at lightning speed like yourself?
Most certainly consider that. That's why I had mentioned it would be nice to have an option to change the fade time. So for those who might need the extra fade time, the default could work. For those who wanted a quicker fade time, they could have that too.
 

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Most certainly consider that. That's why I had mentioned it would be nice to have an option to change the fade time. So for those who might need the extra fade time, the default could work. For those who wanted a quicker fade time, they could have that too.
Don't get me wrong I'm not picking on ya or anything. I use the same feature because I dont want to wear out my buttons :D but I understand why there is a delay.
 

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Don't get me wrong I'm not picking on ya or anything. I use the same feature because I dont want to wear out my buttons :D but I understand why there is a delay.
Come to think of it, the delay that I am addressing here is the 2 second delay that occurs right after you double tap the home icon inside the AT window to get to the Multi-tasking screen. All the other actions within AT are pretty much instantaneous.

So the question really is, why is there an inconsistency with the timing delays in AT? If it is 2 seconds for every action in AT, there is possibly a good reason for it. However, everything else in AT is pretty instantaneous except for the fading after the home button double tap. This leads me to believe the developers overlooked (a.k.a a bug) this "feature".
 

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Come to think of it, the delay that I am addressing here is the 2 second delay that occurs right after you double tap the home icon inside the AT window to get to the Multi-tasking screen. All the other actions within AT are pretty much instantaneous.

So the question really is, why is there an inconsistency with the timing delays in AT? If it is 2 seconds for every action in AT, there is possibly a good reason for it. However, everything else in AT is pretty instantaneous except for the fading after the home button double tap. This leads me to believe the developers overlooked (a.k.a a bug) this "feature".
Your'e right. The multi-taskign window is slower than the others. odd.