Would you like this icon placed in the task bar for the iPad?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by miamialley, Jun 30, 2011.

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Would you like this icon placed in the task bar for the iPad?

  1. Yes.

    67 vote(s)
    90.5%
  2. No.

    7 vote(s)
    9.5%
  1. miamialley macrumors 68030

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    Would you like this icon placed in the task bar for the iPad? I'm thinking to the left of the battery meter.

    I would. I find myself pressing the volume rocker sometimes just see if the volume is off, low, moderate, or loud. I think it should work like it does on the mac, with no lines meaning muted, 1 line for low, etc.
     

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  2. bjett92 macrumors 6502a

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    I never thought about that before, but it would make perfect sense to have it.
     
  3. Aspasia macrumors 65816

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    Like very much. Also wish the iPad 2 speaker was located at the top, rather than at the bottom.
     
  4. Mr.C macrumors 601

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    Yes. It certainly would be useful in knowing what level the volume is currently set at.
     
  5. spinedoc77 macrumors G3

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    Big time yes. It's a pain to mess with the volume button, especially if my case is on.
     
  6. Ronnoco macrumors 68030

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  8. lilcosco08 macrumors 65816

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    Plenty of space, why not?
     
  9. info macrumors member

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    I like this too... maybe with a down arrow in the lower right hand corner opening up access to a couple more sound options. :)
     
  10. mrtune macrumors 6502a

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    Never thought of that. That would be a great feature!
     
  11. Cosmo Kramer macrumors member

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    never noticed it wasn't, this would be great idea
     
  12. miamialley thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I wonder what the odds are that we could see this anytime soon? Never hurts to submit I guess.
     
  13. doug in albq Suspended

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    After over a year of daily "usability tests" on my iPad, I concur with the OP...volume indicator icon would be great.
     
  14. 4DThinker macrumors 68020

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    Someone should make an app for that. Although I'm almost sure someone tried, but it was pulled as duplicating existing functions.
     
  15. xraydoc macrumors demi-god

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    Apps don't have accessbto the top status bar, nor is there any published API forvadding functionality.

    Maybe in iOS 5 (widgets).
     
  16. PracticalMac macrumors 68030

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    Yes for me too!

    I would like a smaller icon, different design, but still understandable.
     
  17. Virgo macrumors 6502

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    If your volume rocker keys are hard to get to, another option is to double tap the home key and scroll to the left on your multi-tasking bar... but yeah that is a lot more of a hassle than having the indicator there.
     
  18. Michael CM1 macrumors 603

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    I don't know about the top, but where it is now is inconvenient if you're laying that edge against a bed or yourself. It also means if you play a game or something in landscape mode, you get a lot of sound out of one side and not the other.

    There is no perfect solution for this. A set of tiny speakers that went all around the bezel would be impractical and probably ugly. Moving it anywhere else still has similar problems. The best solution is wireless headphones, but we don't always have those, do we?

    Alas, it's a "problem," but not a big one.
     
  19. this is funah macrumors 6502

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    how about turning it 180°?
     
  20. BergerFan macrumors 68020

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    Dammit. I clicked 'No', thinking you meant to have it on the multitask bar. Surely you mean the Status Bar?
    I agree, it's a great idea. There's a lot of unused space up there on an iPad. Things could get a bit cramped on an iPhone, but I guess it could be a toggled choice.
     

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