Apple Buttons

Thursday, May 8, 2003

Enough is enough.

Apple needs to suck up their pride and put a few external buttons on their computers. Like a volume knob. And screen brightness controls. And a second mouse button so I don’t have to option-click everything. And a few buttons to control iTunes would rule.

If I’m running a bunch of apps and a loud track comes up, I have to hit volume a bunch of times and then wait five seconds for the nifty OS-embedded volume controls to understand. Rediculous.

Yes, I know the higher-ups at Apple read this blog every day. But this also seems like a valid user-interface design point about the value of supposedly cool little features…