Text with icons

Discussion in 'iOS 11' started by Martyimac, Sep 19, 2017.

  1. Martyimac macrumors 68000

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    The wife just noticed that the texts that used to be with the main icons at the bottom in the dock are gone. Is there a setting to get them back?
     
  2. chabig macrumors 603

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    Nope. Labels in the dock are gone, presumably because the icons resize as items are added and removed.
     
  3. Martyimac thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Well that sucks. I have submitted an enhancement/bug report.
    Thanks for the answer.
     
  4. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

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    It's been like that with macOS for a while, so if anything they are probably making it more consistent when it comes to the dock.
     
  5. jsmith189 macrumors 65816

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    Just out of curiosity, what's the reason you like them to be there? If they're in the dock, I'd assume you know what you're opening?
     
  6. Martyimac thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I do yes, but my wife is a very casual user of her iPad, maybe once or twice a month, other than that she is on a W10 PC. So I submitted the enhancement request for her sake.
     
  7. jsmith189 macrumors 65816

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    Fair!
     
  8. Titleist macrumors regular

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    Looks so much cleaner without the text. Honestly wish we could turn all the text off the entire screen. Hopefully they will give you a toggle.
     
  9. x34 macrumors 6502a

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    i dont think on macOS there's rows of icon above the dock with text included.

    ios 11 is full of dumb design decisions like this (bold ugly headlines in apps, fonts etc.)
     
  10. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

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    There can surely be, like icons/files on the desktop, for example. Plenty of precedent for this kind of thing that has been around for some time.
     
  11. x34 macrumors 6502a

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    the reference to macOS fits not all, the desktop there is just some total different thing.

    on iOS this looks just dumb and was made by apple, again and again, just to change something for the sake of change.
     
  12. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

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    Not a total different thing at all, especially when Apple has been working on converging to one degree or another for some time. While some might not like the decision, it seems to have fairly established precedent that doesn’t really make it all that strange and likely not something something that will ultimately have that many people caring all that strongly about it (one way or another).
     

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