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Old 03-09-2012, 02:05 PM   #711
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The granularity of the volume control was greatly increased. I was hoping that they would fix it (many people complained about it) and they did.

What they didn't do was change the graphic for the volume control which is obviously not a problem considering that:
1) The purpose of the graphic is simply to give you a rough idea of the volume setting. It clearly has no precise meaning.
2) You normally use your ears to adjust the volume control and not your eyes.
OK...but why is it "obviously" better to have a higher granularity in the volume control? Why would it be a *negative* to have it display a more exact volume level? Can you honestly give me a strong reason why it is better this way?

The operation of the volume control wasn't changed *at all*. It performs exactly the same way...this is purely a cosmetic change. If you had problems with your volume controls it had nothing to do with the visual clarity of the volume display on the MFT system.

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Thanks for explaining that Ford enhanced the granularity of the actual sound volume and that is VERY good news. I think the graphical oversight was a pretty bonehead move on their part but I'll gladly suffer it compared to the old problem.

You're a very helpful poster up here and I definitely don't want to waste space getting into spat with you but I was also puzzled how you expected anyone to understand what was "obvious" since many of the folks up here have not used the upgrade very long or at all. It's all good though.
Can you explain it to me then? I used the old system for about a year and have used the updated system for 2+ days now...and I don't understand his point. The volume controls *FUNCTION* exactly the same...the only thing that was changed is that now the volume display (on the MFT screen) doesn't update as often. There's no "enhancement" here...it's merely a downgrade in visual functionality.

For reference: When he says "enhanced granularity" it means it's *LESS* exact. The visual volume display only updates every *OTHER* notch, instead of every notch. This means it's half as helpful.
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Old 03-09-2012, 02:06 PM   #712
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I frankly find it rather hilarious how much energy is being expended over a tiny change in the f*ing volume control when there are much much bigger fish to fry with this update.
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Old 03-09-2012, 02:21 PM   #713
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I frankly find it rather hilarious how much energy is being expended over a tiny change in the f*ing volume control when there are much much bigger fish to fry with this update.
Agreed... My main UI gripes.





The home page is pretty much useless in my opinion now.

Phone: All it says is it's connected... no quick links to anything.
Navigation: We get this info in the instrument cluster.
Entertainment: We cannot even see what song/artist is playing.
Climate: We have a readout and hard controls below.

Wtf Ford?
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Old 03-09-2012, 02:40 PM   #714
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I'm happy with the update myself.

The touchscreen did, however, lock up on me this morning (screen was frozen when I got in the car), so I eventually had to pull the fuses.

As long as I don't have to do that often, I'm happy with the update.
It wasn't acceptable pulling fuses before and it's certainly not acceptable now. This update promised to alleviate the stability issues from before. (faster, simpler, better?) Thus far, members here are a very low percentage of total installs since the general public has not received their update in the mail. This is very concerning issue trend from a statistical standpoint; it's only been out for a few days. It seems some people are already accepting the fact this thing will not be stable anytime in the near future.
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Old 03-09-2012, 02:43 PM   #715
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It wasn't acceptable pulling fuses before and it's certainly not acceptable now. This update promised to alleviate the stability issues from before. (faster, simpler, better?) Thus far, members here are a very low percentage of total installs since the general public has not received their update in the mail. This is very concerning issue trend from a statistical standpoint; it's only been out for a few days. It seems some people are already accepting the fact this thing will not be stable in the near future.
Question: Was this by a 'Ford approved' install or a bootleg one?
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Gahh! Stop calling it that!

I mean, yes it was technically bootleg under the definition that it wasn't distributed through the Ford website... but the files themselves were copied directly from a DEALER'S USB drive. So it's still the same file that all of the dealerships have (although, as we now know, the internet update is missing some random file that doesn't seem to be of any importance yet...)
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Honestly just stop while you are ahead. There's no such thing as a "bootleg" of a signed digital package... and your implication that one downloaded 'illegally' is somehow inferior or more likely to have issues than one installed by a Ford tech is patently ridiculous.
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Can you explain it to me then? I used the old system for about a year and have used the updated system for 2+ days now...and I don't understand his point. The volume controls *FUNCTION* exactly the same...the only thing that was changed is that now the volume display (on the MFT screen) doesn't update as often. There's no "enhancement" here...it's merely a downgrade in visual functionality.

For reference: When he says "enhanced granularity" it means it's *LESS* exact. The visual volume display only updates every *OTHER* notch, instead of every notch. This means it's half as helpful.
I was taking his word that after the update the actual sound emitted adjustment is finer. It sound like you are saying you do NOT observe any such improvement. I have yet to get the bloody update installed because I have been swamped day and night this week. Diving in tomorrow unless the negative reports worsen. I will be able to give my evaluation easily because as it currently is, (using a 0-100 audible volume scale), it currently jumps from 20 to 32 with the smallest tweak of the volume control.

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I frankly find it rather hilarious how much energy is being expended over a tiny change in the f*ing volume control when there are much much bigger fish to fry with this update.
Gee, I'm sorry we are boring you but this has been annoying the the crap out for me (and others) for months....Click, too loud, click ,too soft, click too loud....... My my 1972 pocket transistor radio has more linear volume control than this. While some of these points are pretty minor, we all paid $1000 for this system so I think we are allowed to be a little particular.

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It wasn't acceptable pulling fuses before and it's certainly not acceptable now.
Now THERE is a thought... They should have programmed in some type of hard key, full-reboot sequence (Ex. CTRL-ALT-DEL) to initiate a hard reboot since stupidly, no hard power switch was installed. But noooooo, we will still need to crawl underneath the glove box and pull fuses when things get flaky. This would not help with a full HARD lock but that doesn't happen very often.
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I frankly find it rather hilarious how much energy is being expended over a tiny change in the f*ing volume control when there are much much bigger fish to fry with this update.
Right, we get it. You want Applink as we have heard ad infinitum from you. It is your priority and therefore most important and the biggest fish to fry.
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