Multiple tasking on iPad

Apple Ipad 16gb tablet
August 18, 2010 at 08:02:45
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Lynn

Jul 31, 3:37 pm

I really like my iPad but one thing that I would really like to be able to do is minimise my email while doing other things rather than having to close and open it up all the time. Does anyone know if this feature will be available in the future?

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August 18, 2010 at 08:03:48
Jolly Roger

Jul 31, 4:09 pm

In article
<199270969302297709.279971lynn.williamson-FOREVERREDbtinternet.com@news.
eternal-september.org>,

Lynn <lynn.william...@FOREVERREDbtinternet.com> wrote:
> I really like my iPad but one thing that I would really like to be able to do is minimise my email while doing other things rather than having to close and open it up all the time. Does anyone know if this feature will be available in the future?

Once iOS 4 is released, I think you'll b able to do just that.
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August 18, 2010 at 08:06:57
Lloyd Parsons

Jul 31, 4:18 pm
In article <jollyroger-F524FA.15095531072...@news.individual.net>,
Jolly Roger <jollyro...@pobox.com> wrote:

> In article
> <199270969302297709.279971lynn.williamson-FOREVERREDbtinternet.com@news.
> eternal-september.org>,
> Lynn <lynn.william...@FOREVERREDbtinternet.com> wrote:

> > I really like my iPad but one thing that I would really like to be able to do is minimise my email while doing other things rather than having to close and open it up all the time. Does anyone know if this feature will be available in the future?

> Once iOS 4 is released, I think you'll b able to do just that.

But even with that, I think it will still appear the same as you switch
around. Mail runs in the background now, so it may not really change at
all after iOS 4 is on the iPad.
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Jolly Roger

Jul 31, 4:26 pm
In article <lloydparsons-3540D4.15182931072...@port80.individual.net>,
Lloyd Parsons <lloydpars...@mac.com> wrote:

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In iOS4 on the iPhone, Mail remembers the message you are viewing, so when you leave Mail and return to it, the same message is displayed. I'm pretty sure that's exactly what Lynn described above.
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August 18, 2010 at 08:08:25
Lloyd Parsons

Jul 31, 5:03 pm
In article <jollyroger-551BFB.15261431072...@news.individual.net>,
Jolly Roger <jollyro...@pobox.com> wrote:

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That's what my Mail is doing now.
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Jolly Roger

Aug 1, 11:40 am
In article <lloydparsons-C8D53E.16030631072...@port80.individual.net>,
Lloyd Parsons <lloydpars...@mac.com> wrote:

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Then I guess I don't understand what you want to be different.

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August 18, 2010 at 08:15:01
Lynn W

Aug 10, 1:21 pm
On 01/08/2010 16:40, in article
jollyroger-F4769E.10402701082...@news.individual.net, "Jolly Roger"

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What I wanted was to be able to minimise email with it set to check for mail automatically and download new mail and alert me to it like it does on my macbook using Entourage

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Jolly Roger

Aug 10, 1:42 pm
In article <C8874935.300B7%lynn.william...@FOREVERREDbtinternet.com>,
Lynn W <lynn.william...@FOREVERREDbtinternet.com> wrote:

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Mail on iOS already *does* download mail at whatever interval you
specify - whether the application is actively running or not. Perhaps
you just have't seen the setting? It's in the Settings application under
Mail:

Settings >
Mail, Contacts, Calendars >
Fetch New Data >
Every 15 Minutes
Every 30 Minutes
Hourly
Manually
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August 18, 2010 at 08:17:07
Lynn W

Aug 10, 2:24 pm
On 10/08/2010 18:42, in article
jollyroger-D65694.12423410082...@news.individual.net, "Jolly Roger"


I had seen that setting on my iPhone and I remember I turned it off as while I was at work it kept informing me I'd got 'Mail' or was that perhaps the Push setting, I can remember that I had to turn it off as it drove me up the wall as a lot of the mail I didn't need to know about. In Entourage it only delivers mail at a set interval when I am online which was what I wanted while I'm using the iPad

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Tom Harrington

Aug 10, 3:12 pm
In article <C88757F9.300C3%lynn.william...@FOREVERREDbtinternet.com>,
Lynn W <lynn.william...@FOREVERREDbtinternet.com> wrote:

Um, what? You want the iPad to check at a set interval, but you don't
want to use the setting that specifically enables that exact feature?

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August 18, 2010 at 08:19:51
Lynn W

Aug 10, 3:15 pm
On 10/08/2010 20:12, in article tph-9B4D4B.13124610082010@localhost, "Tom

No that's not what I said. I said that I only want it to check when I am actually 'using' the iPad. When I had that setting activated on the iPhone it was forever telling me when there was email even though I wasn't actually using the iPhone.

Lynn
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Erilar

Aug 10, 4:04 pm
Lynn W <lynn.william...@FOREVERREDbtinternet.com>

> I had seen that setting on my iPhone and I remember I turned it off as while I was at work it kept informing me I'd got 'Mail' or was that perhaps the Push setting, I can remember that I had to turn it off as it drove me up the wall as a lot of the mail I didn't need to know about. In Entourage it only delivers mail at a set interval when I am online which was what I wanted while I'm using the iPad

Even I knew that could be done 8-)
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August 18, 2010 at 08:23:18
Lynn W

Aug 10, 4:35 pm
On 10/08/2010 21:16, in article
michelle-FC7EB4.13163410082...@reserved-multicast-range-not-delegated.exampl
e.com, "Michelle Steiner" <miche...@michelle.org> wrote:

> In article <C88763FA.300D2%lynn.william...@FOREVERREDbtinternet.com>,
> Lynn W <lynn.william...@FOREVERREDbtinternet.com> wrote:

>> No that's not what I said. I said that I only want it to check when I am actually 'using' the iPad. When I had that setting activated on the iPhone it was forever telling me when there was email even though I wasn't actually using the iPhone.

> You want it to tell you that you have mail even while you're in the middle of a phone call, playing a game, chatting with FaceTime (which will undoubtedly be in the next version of the iPad), IMing, or browsing the web? But you don't want it to tell you that you have mail when it's not interrupting anything?

I am only talking about the iPad here (I'm obviously not making myself plain here, sorry) so I wouldn't be in the middle of a phone call and to be honest I don't play games I have them on the iPad for my 4 year old grandson though. If I'm browsing the web yes I would like to know mail has come in.

> BTW, you can turn off the sound that notifies you of new mail.

> Settings --> Sounds --> New Mail

I have got that turned off for mail on my iPhone.

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August 18, 2010 at 08:27:33
Tom Harrington

Aug 10, 4:39 pm
In article <C88763FA.300D2%lynn.william...@FOREVERREDbtinternet.com>,
Lynn W <lynn.william...@FOREVERREDbtinternet.com> wrote:

> On 10/08/2010 20:12, in article tph-9B4D4B.13124610082010@localhost, "Tom
> Harrington" <t...@pcisys.no.spam.dammit.net> wrote:

> > In article <C88757F9.300C3%lynn.william...@FOREVERREDbtinternet.com>,
> > Lynn W <lynn.william...@FOREVERREDbtinternet.com> wrote:

> >> On 10/08/2010 18:42, in article
> >> jollyroger-D65694.12423410082...@news.individual.net, "Jolly Roger"
> >> <jollyro...@pobox.com> wrote:
> >>> Mail on iOS already *does* download mail at whatever interval you specify - whether the application is actively running or not. Perhaps you just have't seen the setting? It's in the Settings application under Mail:

Settings >
Mail, Contacts, Calendars >
Fetch New Data >
Every 15 Minutes
Every 30 Minutes
Hourly
Manually

> >> I had seen that setting on my iPhone and I remember I turned it off as while I was at work it kept informing me I'd got 'Mail' or was that perhaps the Push setting, I can remember that I had to turn it off as it drove me up the wall as a lot of the mail I didn't need to know about. In Entourage it only delivers mail at a set interval when I am online which was what I wanted while I'm using the iPad

> > Um, what? You want the iPad to check at a set interval, but you don't want to use the setting that specifically enables that exact feature?

> No that's not what I said. I said that I only want it to check when I am actually 'using' the iPad. When I had that setting activated on the iPhone it was forever telling me when there was email even though I wasn't actually using the iPhone.

Actually you said "when I am online", which is not the same thing.

You want notifications to start happening when you pick up the iPad and stop when you put it down?

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August 18, 2010 at 08:30:25
Lynn W
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On 10/08/2010 21:39, in article tph-151D4A.14395210082010@localhost, "Tom

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Right, how to put this to make sure you 'understand' what I am saying! When I am working on my iPad and had checked my mail then I could have started checking Facebook, surfing the web etc I would like Mail to keep checking for new mail at the interval I have set and notify me if there is new mail. That's what I didn't know if it was possible or not and that's what I was asking. Hope that's clearer.

Lynn
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Jolly Roger

Aug 10, 8:10 pm
In article <C88757F9.300C3%lynn.william...@FOREVERREDbtinternet.com>,
Lynn W <lynn.william...@FOREVERREDbtinternet.com> wrote:

So let's recap:

First you say you want to "minimize" Mail on the iPad rather than having to close it and open it.

Then you say you want it to check mail automatically while it's not the front-most application, and alert you when you have new mail.

Then you say you don't want to be alerted when new mail arrives because you get too much mail.

You really need to make up your mind. It's still not clear what you actually want.

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August 18, 2010 at 08:32:19
Lynn W

Aug 11, 5:42 am
On 10/08/2010 23:19, in article
michelle-ECBCB6.15193510082...@reserved-multicast-range-not-delegated.exampl
e.com, "Michelle Steiner" <miche...@michelle.org> wrote:

> In article <C88776B5.300E2%lynn.william...@FOREVERREDbtinternet.com>, Lynn W <lynn.william...@FOREVERREDbtinternet.com> wrote:

>> I am only talking about the iPad here (I'm obviously not making myself plain here, sorry) so I wouldn't be in the middle of a phone call

> You could be skyping.

> Personally, I find it best to be notified when I'm not using the phone for other purposes; that way, I'll know when I get email. If I don't want to be notified (like when at a restaurant or at a movie), I simply mute the ringer.

Are you still talking about the iPhone, I don't think the iPad 'rings' :-)

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August 18, 2010 at 08:34:36
Lynn W

Aug 11, 5:46 am
On 11/08/2010 01:10, in article
jollyroger-61BA28.19100010082...@news.individual.net, "Jolly Roger"

Yes like I do on the MacBook and it minimises in the dock.

> Then you say you want it to check mail automatically while it's not the front-most application, and alert you when you have new mail.

Yes

> Then you say you don't want to be alerted when new mail arrives because you get too much mail.

That was like I said when I was using the iPhone NOT the iPad. My phone was with me at work and it was too much of a distraction.

> You really need to make up your mind. It's still not clear what you actually want.

Probably best that I give up on this then as I seem to be the only one that understands I am only talking about notification of Mail on the iPad not the iPhone or MacBook. Thanks for your input anyway.

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August 18, 2010 at 08:38:38
Jolly Roger

Aug 11, 9:16 am
In article <C8883022.300F7%lynn.william...@FOREVERREDbtinternet.com>,
Lynn W <lynn.william...@FOREVERREDbtinternet.com> wrote:

> > First you say you want to "minimize" Mail on the iPad rather than having to close it and open it.

> Yes like I do on the MacBook and it minimises in the dock.

Fine. The equivalent in iOS is exiting the application. Mail will
continue to receive messages if you tell it to in Settings.

> > Then you say you want it to check mail automatically while it's not the front-most application, and alert you when you have new mail.

> Yes

And, again, Mail on iOS does just that - if you tell it to.

> > Then you say you don't want to be alerted when new mail arrives because you get too much mail.

> That was like I said when I was using the iPhone NOT the iPad. My phone was with me at work and it was too much of a distraction.

Then it's inconsequential. Why bring it up?

FWIW, I don't find the little "new mail" sound to be all that distracting, personally. And if the phone is muted, all you get is a little vibration when a new message is received.

> > You really need to make up your mind. It's still not clear what you actually want.

> Probably best that I give up on this then as I seem to be the only one that understands I am only talking about notification of Mail on the iPad not the iPhone or MacBook. Thanks for your input anyway.

I understand the differences between the iPad and iPhone perfectly; but
have it your way!

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August 18, 2010 at 08:40:05
Todd Allcock

Aug 11, 9:27 am
At 10 Aug 2010 21:48:41 +0100 Lynn W wrote:

AFAIK, that feature doesn't exist.

You could kludge this feature by shutting down the iPad completly ("swipe to power off" instead of switching to standby) or going into airplane mode/no WiFi so the email app isn't able to fetch anything. That would make usinging the iPad more cumbersome (having to boot or turn on various radios whenever you pick it up/reverse the process when you put it down) of course.

What do you in Entourage to get this functionality? I'm a Windows guy, but in Entourage's cousin, Outlook, new mail notifications will come in whether I'm using the PC or not. (Or do you mean you just shut Entourage down when you're away from the Mac?)

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August 18, 2010 at 08:42:13
Lynn W

Aug 11, 1:00 pm
On 11/08/2010 14:16, in article
jollyroger-52C220.08165411082...@news.individual.net, "Jolly Roger"

I didn't mean to come over rude or condescending I was just trying to point out that my query was only to do with the iPad and a lot of references by people were to do with the iPhone and its software which I think I am correct in saying is not the same software that is available on the iPad yet. As always thanks for your help.

Lynn

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