From: Mark Fowler Date: 16:50 on 13 Aug 2003 Subject: Volume controls on laptops Often I'm in a place where I want my laptop to suddenly not make quiet as much noise as it's annoying someone else (for example when someone thought it might be classy to stick a midi on a webpage I've stumbled across at work - nice one guys.) So, when I realise I'm making too much noise first action is to whap the the 'turn off speaker' button. I then say I'm sorry to whoever I've disturbed. I then press the 'turn volume down button' which causes the laptop to turn the sound back on again at a slightly lower volume and me to get the Glare Of Death from everyone around me. Which idiot decided that the 'make less noise' button should turn the sound back on? Both my Apple iBook and my Thinkpad do the same thing, so it's not just one braindead manufacturer. Apple win the stupidity award though - when sound is turned off I can't even adjust the volume with the graphical menulet thingy - it's disabled until I turn the sound back on again. Gah.
From: peter (Peter da Silva) Date: 17:06 on 13 Aug 2003 Subject: Re: Volume controls on laptops Yeh, that's pretty daft. My "turn speaker off" button is headphones or just a headphone jack.
From: Michael G Schwern Date: 21:04 on 13 Aug 2003 Subject: Re: Volume controls on laptops On Wed, Aug 13, 2003 at 04:50:59PM +0100, Mark Fowler wrote: > Which idiot decided that the 'make less noise' button should turn the > sound back on? My old TV got it right. Apple developers should watch more TV.
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