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Who wants their screen rotation button back?

Discussion in 'iPad OS' started by newfmp3, Nov 23, 2010.

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Do you want the Screen Orientation button back?

  1. Yes, bring it back!

    224 vote(s)
    74.9%
  2. No, I like the mute button.

    64 vote(s)
    21.4%
  3. I don't care either way

    7 vote(s)
    2.3%
  4. There was an orientation button??

    4 vote(s)
    1.3%
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  1. newfmp3
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    Single most stupid thing of IOS 4.2

    I want my screen rotation lock button back!

    Who's with me?
    Last edited: Nov 23, 2010
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    I thought the screen rotation button was about the single most useless thing on the device...kinda forgot about it until everyone started complaining.
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    I find the automatic screen rotation thing only confuses new users. Being able to lock it quickly helps them adjust. And there are times when I'm using the iPad lying down where the iPad is kinda flat kinda not and it start flipping itself around in the wrong way over and over. So the hard button on the side is instant access regardless of what I am using, reading, watching etc.

    Dumb move Apple
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    I think I used it once and felt like it was unnecessary since the idea of the device is the flexibility to use it anyway you like.

    Its still there, its just not a hard switch anymore. Which I think is more appropriate anyway.
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    I agree.

    The mute doesn't even fully work right.

    DAMN APPLE!
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    I think at the end of the day, it should have been OUR choice, a setting where we can choose either.
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    Give a few days.... It's really not that bad. I thought I would hate but now prefer not having to hunt for that switch--which became hard with a case on. I do like the volume mute because of notifications. Sometimes I just want the thing to shut up.

    I also like having the brightness and volume in the app switcher list too.




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    Screen Rotation Lock?

    It had? Reeeeaaaallly?


    Never used it...
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    Bring it back.

    Leave it to Apple to take away a good thing just because THEY think so. :mad:
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    So what does that button control now?
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    What's up with the screen lock available on the multi task popup?
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    IMO, there is no need for a mute switch, it takes ~1 sec holding the volume down to mute the iPad already, no point in a mute switch... So there are basically two mute buttons next to each other. I say keep mute switch, but make it so it doesn't turn the volume to 0 after a second, let it slowly go down, like on the iPod touch.
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    I would like to have the rotation lock switch back as well, but I don't see it happening. The function of the switch instantly went from something I used every day to something I will most likely never use. I can't fathom why anyone needs a mute switch on an Ipad, but then again there are those that can't understand the use of a rotation switch. The easy solution? Allow users to choose how they wish to use it. Of course, the Apple solution is the only one that really matters to Apple. Maybe the jailbreak community will find a way to remap the switch. Then Apple can give users the choice in iOS5 and look groundbreaking.
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    I locked the device in landscape and rarely used the switch. Now I have the device locked in landscape and will never use the switch. (shrug)
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    I like the new rotation lock but seems pointless to have the hold to mute feature and the switch to mute....... Maybe it should be repurposed as an screen cleaner switch...:D
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    Nothing on mine, supposed to Mute sound.
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    lol ... now there is a function worth upgrading for.
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    Apple did not personally consult me on any of the features of any of their products. I'm OK with that. For those that don't like the "re-purposed" switch under the volume control, you can always go back to iOS 3.2.2! I am sure there are versions floating around out there in cyber space somewhere.
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    ....jailbreak?

    On my list once I get 4.2. I use my switch often
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    Then your switch is broken.

    Folks, this was done to make iOS more standard. No other iOS device had that switch used for orientation lock. It is now used on the iPad just like is on the iPhone and iPod Touch. Works the same way, and developers can respond to it the same way. Never was "no sound at all" iirc it was primarily to silence events and on the iPhone, the ringer.

    If you are getting sound when you shouldn't be sure to contact the developer, assuming the sound is unintentional (i.e., the developer would follow the mute switch but app has not been updated for 4.2 yet).

    Forget about asking for it to be changed. Ain't gonna happen. Jobs said himself it is not gonna change and that it will not be user configurable.

    I think this is a small issue to get worked up about. It's really not a big deal. Most of you complaining had to have gotten 4.2 yesterday at the earliest. You haven't even had time to get used to it yet.... how about waiting a few days?




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