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location icon missing (?)

Discussion in 'Archived Threads' started by RuLEoF2, Dec 28, 2010.

  1. RuLEoF2

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    Hi,

    I just installed Virtuous 3.2 last week and so far, I'm rather impressed. The improved battery life is a huge plus for me.

    My question is about the location service. The crosshair location icon in the status bar has been gone since I installed Virtuous. The icon is missing weather I have any or all of the location options truned on or off. I saw the threads where people wanted to get rid of it so I was wondering if anyone knows if the developer took the icon out in response to all those wanting to get rid of it?

    I usually have all location services turned off to conserve battery life. I guess my only real concern is that the 9-1-1 location service is active. The option is grayed-out and it says that it can't be turned off but with the icon missing, I just want to be sure that it is actually on.
     

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  2. hgoldner

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    Yes, rmk40 removed the location icon in the notification bar for when location is off. If you turn on GPS, it will reappear. He believed (and I agree) it's stupid to have the icon sitting there when location is off.
     
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    I believe the icon only appears when gps is actively being used (you'll get the satellite dish)
     
  4. RuLEoF2

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    What you're saying would make sense but in my case, the icon is never there, even when I have GPS turned on.

    As I mentioned, my only real concern is that the 9-1-1 location service is active.

    Is there some way I can verify that it is working?
     
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    It is, take note of what sdrawkcab25 said, turn on GPS you will see the icon when you go in to an app like say Google Maps. You will see a satellite icon, it works.

    You wont see it otherwise.
     

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