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. DaveSt

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    Out of curiosity I just tested mine and it flips much faster than yours. If I slowly rotate my iPad around, it changes orientation at about a 45 degree change in angle, maybe a little less. I don't think this solves anything, but I had to see!
     
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    Mine seems to change right after 45 degrees too... with iPad otherwise perpendicular to the ground.

    In fact this to me is the biggest annoyance with the iPad and rotation. I really would prefer to adjust the sensitivity. I would love it if it was closer to 90 degrees before it auto-changed rotation. That alone would negate most of my need for a rotation lock in the first place.



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  3. David Vice

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    When I first heard about a screen orientation switch I was confused because I didn't see it on my iPad. But then messing around with it I found that it was a mute button and the screen lock was placed al the way to the left when u press the home button twice along with quickly accessible iPad controls and brightness fader. Smart move by apple on that. Multitasking is much easier.

    Good iPaddin :ipad-keyboard:
     
  4. mamiamjo

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    Mute button is useless

    Why even have a mute button that's right above the volume switch? It's much easier to just hold the volume switch down then to use the mute button.
    I think we should have the ability to program the button for what we want it to do
     
  5. Tinman

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    Does anyone actually, I don't know, maybe READ anymore??? If you are gonna post in a thread at least read some of it first.

    This has been explained ad nauseam. I'm sure someone else will jump in though and explain it one (for now) more time....




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  6. SweetPoison

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    Good one, Michael. I thought the same thing. Probably what? 200 posts ago? lol!
     
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    Wow, what a great response! You're right, I didn't read all 300+ posts before mine, so I may have missed something. Sorry if my post irritated the two of you (get a life). But just to make it clear I was only stating my opinion about the button. I wasn't asking either of you to offer an explanation for it and there was no need for the two of you to insult me.
     
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    It's just that I have personally explained exactly what that button does several times in this thread, and a few other people have explained it as well. I'm sure if you look back just a page or two you will see that it's not a complete mute switch. It mutes system sounds like the keyboard, notifications, and other system sounds. That way you can listen to music or watch a movie without having to worry about an annoying beep interrupting you. Is it more useful than the orientation lock? That's for you to decide. But it's not like the orientation lock went away, it just got moved.
     
  9. xune

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    I have to agree with Superbike on this one. I have to rotate the ipad more than 45 degrees to make it change orientation. I don't have a protractor handy, but I was pretty good in geometry, and I'd say that it requires a good 60-75 degree rotation to make mine flip. If, however, you artificially rotate it rapidly, you can occasionally make it flip right around 45-55 degrees of rotation.

    Irregardless, I've used many iPads.. Mine, friends, demos at the Apple store.. And none of them seem to have "premature rotation" that I've discovered. If anyone is experiencing this, they should get their iPad exchanged at the Apple store.

    And since my last post in reference to the switch is many pages back by now, I am still in the "don't really care" category. 1. I hardly if ever use the switch for anything.. whether it was for orientation, mute, or otherwise. 2. As stated above and observed by Superbike, it takes a near full rotation to get the iPad to change anyways.. I can't say I've used the orientation lock ever, aside from right after downloading 4.2 to check it out.
     
  10. DaveSt

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    I'm guessing the "when the iPad rotates" is somewhat dependent on the copy that you have. I tested my Mom's last week, which is much newer than mine, and it also rotates at about 45 degrees. Taking an iPad back because it rotates at 45 degrees rather than 60 or 80 or 90 just seems silly.
     
    #330 DaveSt, Jan 8, 2011
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