Why do we still have the volume display on screen?

Discussion in 'macOS Mojave (10.14)' started by wmitch, Oct 12, 2018.

  1. wmitch macrumors regular


    Mar 7, 2012
    Iowa, USA
    ok, I don't even really know the right place to post this but felt the need to vent!

    What is Apple's obsession with putting the volume right in the middle of the screen where it is so intrusive?
    It's honestly a really simple OS update request but would make all the difference in the world!

    I have a MacBook Pro with the Touch Bar so having volume on screen is redundant!

    And in IOS, the Youtube app overrides Apple with a non intrusive indicator so I know Apple could easily come up with a solution for OS X and IOS if they wanted to.

    What's the deal?
  2. fisherking macrumors 604


    Jul 16, 2010
    ny somewhere
    i can see your point, but... never thought much about it. how often do you change the volume during video playback, when it would, of course, sit over an image?

    anyway, you can google the issue, there are some terminal tricks (not sure if they work in mojave, look for something recent). good luck with it!
  3. iMac-Do-You? macrumors member

    Oct 28, 2014
    ...and other people own Macs without Touch Bars, so for them it is NOT redundant. It's not even that intrusive, it appears on screen for two whole seconds. First world problems.
  4. jbarley, Oct 12, 2018
    Last edited: Oct 12, 2018

    jbarley macrumors 68040


    Jul 1, 2006
    Vancouver Island
    Guess I'm just lucky, my volume indication shows up in the center of the bottom of my screen, and only as already mentioned for 2 seconds.
    Edit: it took all of 2 minutes to find a solution to the OP's problem.
    And it works, I checked it out myself.
    Check out this link...
  5. Moonjumper macrumors 68000


    Jun 20, 2009
    Lincoln, UK
    The volume display should stay, but something less intrusive would be better. It doesn’t need to cover so much screen, nor be so central.

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