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. mamiamjo

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    Thanks for the explanation. I still think that I'd rather have the orientation lock the way it was and would like to have the button customizable with a couple of different options. FWIW
     
  2. xune

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    Let's talk about silly, shall we? ;)

    Yes, I agree to a degree of silliness, however, there have been some posts from those who allegedly feel rather strongly about this.. to the point of hating their entire iPad supposedly. I personally find it hard to believe, but if someone is bothered by an ipad's premature orientation rotation, I wouldn't think it silly at all to take it back and exchange it for one that rotates at a (the proper) larger 45'ish+ degree angle.

    What i do find silly is for someone to take the time to complain to those who can't do anything about it, and post that that they hate their iPad because of a switch's updated function or that it rotates sooner than they'd like.. Why not just take it back to the store.. or get it switched for an older OS that has the old switch function(while you still can).. or exchange the "defective" iPad for one that rotates closer to full rotation, while it is still under warranty.

    Silly yes. Because some of the responses in this thread are just that. The solutions are available. Only a fool would just sit there, complain about it, and do nothing. That is, of course if it were an actual complaint. If a switch's function, or the set rotation angle, is creating that much grief, do something about it! I get what Superbike is saying about some of the ridiculous comments. Some, mind you. Most others have merit, and are legitimate opinions, and commentary. If my iPad rotated it's orientation sooner than 45 degrees, when I know others rotate at a larger angle, you bet I would share some of the frustration from those who say that the slightest twitch rotates the screen (which is simply hard to believe to be honest), but if it were that, you better believe I'd take my iPad to an Apple store for an exchange. I wouldn't find that silly at all. Id like to see just one video of one rotating as easily as some have described here though. Not saying that it couldn't happen, but if someone reading this actually has one that sensitive, do yourself (and the rest of us) a favor, and take to where you bought it or an Apple store and get one that rotates properly already. Otherwise, the belly aching is useless and only makes one sound like a trolling fanboy. There is no reason not to choose a solution, and I'm not suggesting even a jailbreak solution mind you, but legitimate solutions to the supposed problem that "consumes" a few selected commenters. What is silly is how long this thread is, and my post adding to it's length! :p
     
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  3. cpking

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    This silly thread...

    for the record, I understand the difference between mute and volume. I also understand that the mute button only mutes non music/video sounds. Unlike my iPhone 3GS, the rocker lowers volume to nothing if held for 2 seconds on the iPad.

    I think the issue lies in the fundamental use of the two devices. For me, the iPad has essentially replaced my laptop, making-in particular, gaming and movie watching-more portable. Whereas my phone is used as, well, a phone, and often an MP3 player. My phone leaves the house with me 100% of the time; my iPad perhaps 50%.

    I VERY seldom watch a movie on my phone as it is so small-a novelty, nut hardly a core use of my phone. As the iPad is not a phone, the mute button is not as handy where as a screen lock is. By contrast, the mute button on the phone is essential when going out in the world.

    I also understand I can double tap the home button, slide to the screen lock, etc., oh the iPad, but it was much faster to simply slide the switch.
     
  4. Tinman

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    For sure silly! lol

    And you are right... there differences in sensitivity--I saw that even between demo units in the same Apple store. But to call that a defect worthy of returning? Hardly.



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  5. Nabyrd

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    I am new to this site and forums. My main reason for searching out ipad forums was to find out if there was any way to stop the annoying new rotation issue and i guess i found out no! Sorry for me it is annoying. I carry my ipad everywhere and if i lean theqrong it turns! Very annoying! Hope apple will listen and give us the option to freeze it!

    Thanks for the great site and cant wait to read and connect!!
     
  6. SweetPoison

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    Yes there is a way to stop it. Just lock it. I don't get it.:confused:
     
  7. Tinman

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    Get a life? That was as ingenious as thinking lowering all volume is the same as the mute switch. BTW: I wrote to Sony, LG, et al and let them know it was stupid to have a mute switch on their remotes as we can just "hold the volume control down" which is easier. lol



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  8. Superbike81

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    Ummmmmmmmm. :confused:

    Double tap the home button.....swipe over to the far left menu.......tap rotation luck button.
     
  9. DaveSt

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    Yeah, but then again if you told Sony and those other companies that this is labeled as mute switch and then described the function, they probably wouldn't understand it either ..lol.
     
  10. Tinman

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    True enough lol...

    I did have a TV one time though that had volume controls that worked like the iPad's... holding down volume for a while caused it to mute. I hated that feature, and am not all that fond of it on iPad. I often want to go from full volume to, say, half... the fastest way to do that is to just hold volume down--which triggers a mute. Grrrr...

    Fortunately there is now the volume slider in the app switcher so I just use that instead. :)



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