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An easier way to set the iPhone's volume level iOS devices
I've been frustrated by the way we change the volume on the iPhone. The side button makes too large of a change, for my taste, with a single tap. But when I try to use the on-screen slider, I find I also have a hard time because my finger covers up the slider knob, so I can't see when I try to make small changes. I've discovered a way around this.

If you put your finger on the slider knob and start to move it, you can then move your finger (keep it in contact with the screen) quite far away -- I move my finger up into the main screen area -- and the slider will still move. Now I can make the small changes I want and watch the slider knob move without my finger blocking my view.
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An easier way to set the iPhone's volume level
Authored by: boredzo on Oct 16, '07 07:49:59AM

Mac OS X's sliders work the same way.

This also goes for painting tools in image editors like Photoshop and Acorn, if you hold down the shift key while you paint (which will constrain the paint to an axis); if you do that, you don't need to carefully hold your mouse cursor to the axis to draw a straight line.



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An easier way to set the iPhone's volume level
Authored by: jibberia on Oct 18, '07 08:50:58PM

While I agree that the buttons make too large a change... can't you just go by ear with your finger over the slider? I mean, you're trying to find the best *volume level*.



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An easier way to set the iPhone's volume level
Authored by: PopMcGee on Oct 20, '07 03:02:39AM

If somebody has a software solution to make the side buttons do smaller volume jumps, I would be all for it.



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