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Volume Control Widget for Android
If you find yourself clicking through menus to turn up or down the various volume levels on your Android device, take a look at Mission Control.
XDA forum member evertith has written his first Android app – a widget to quickly change volume levels for media, ringtone, notification and alarm. If you find yourself like the dev, wanting to turn media volume on and off all the time, this could prove very helpful.
Mission Control is available in an SD and an HD version catering for the different resolutions like the G1 and Hero (SD) and the EVO and Nexus etc (HD).
Both versions are available for download free in the Market or pay a visit to the application thread to also provide some feedback.
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