quick toggle concept

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  1. pikacz

    pikacz Member

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    you guys
    you all know that if we press either volume rocker on our sweet wp7 devices, a bar slides down with volume level and ring/vibrate/silent icon
    i think that there's a lot of wasted blank space between those. i know that if you listen to music/radio the play controls jump there, but if you don't, there's nothing much going on over there
    do you like the idea to put the quick on/off toggles (wi-fi, cell data, location etc.) in that space? check this out:

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    the icons would of course have to have 2 looks to distinguish if a feature is on/off. furthermore, if you listen to music/radio, there would be a couple of icons in that space and they wouldn't fit in 1 view, so all of them would be scrollable (left/right), e.g. you pause the music, scroll right to toggle bluetooth, scroll left to unpause etc.
    and lastly, the user should have the option to decide what toggles he/she would like to display there
    p.s. i'm very sorry for crudely using paint but i wanted to share this with you asap, otherwise i'd forget [​IMG]
  2. n99hockey

    n99hockey Moderator Staff Member

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    Kind of like Android has...
  3. pikacz

    pikacz Member

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    here's another concept, i modified a little nizzon's (from xda-dev forum) idea

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    the icons would slide into view after touching anywhere below the little right hand arrow, there's plenty of space there. after toggling sth they would hide themselves after 2 seconds
  4. n99hockey

    n99hockey Moderator Staff Member

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    Thats cool
  5. ninjaap

    ninjaap Moderator

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    I like this idea better. Toggeling the volume keys are already a little cumbersome for me, since I have to reach for it.
  6. Sb.

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    I'd say the side one looks classier and you wouldn't have an issue with the music buttons as opposed to the other idea.

    I just wish someone would make a separate volume control for phone and ringer!!!!!! its really starting to s%*t me now!!
  7. ninjaap

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    True that! Although, it probably doesn't bother me as much. But it does get annoying if I forget to turn it back up and barely hear the alarm in the morning.

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