iPad Quasar for iPad - run multiple/resized live windows

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by iamthekiller, Apr 28, 2012.

  1. macrumors 6502a

    Feb 3, 2010
  2. macrumors 65816


    Sep 7, 2007
    The SUN
  3. Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    [MOD NOTE]
    Stay on topic and stop the arguing/bickering and insults.
  4. macrumors 68040

    Dr McKay

    Aug 11, 2010
    That looks great! Out of curiosity what happens if you run out of RAM?
  5. macrumors newbie

    Mar 21, 2012
    I've been running this app for a little bit and love it. I'm wondering if anyone has had problems running it while using Dreamboard themes.

    I tried (unsuccessfully) to use it with one theme, and wrote it off as possibly being a problem with the specific theme's layout. However, it doesn't seem to run on any theme I've installed. This also makes it impossible to access any apps while using any theme but the default iOS theme unless I first turn off Quasar.

    Anyone know what might prevent it from working, and if so, does anyone know of any ways of tweaking themes so that it might solve the problem?
  6. macrumors member

    Jan 12, 2012
    Using this with GBC.emu. Finally able to read FAQ's whilst playing along with some classic games, pretty awesome
  7. macrumors 6502a

    Apr 19, 2010
    My iPad keeps freezing up now, I tihnk it is Quasar causing it, I disabled it.
    Too bad, nice app. I also loaded swipeselect, very nice too.
    Will have to keep testing to see what is causing the freezing.
  8. macrumors 6502a

    Mar 30, 2007
    Atlanta, GA
  9. DS3
    macrumors 6502a

    Mar 7, 2011
    Now that my iPad 3 is finally jailbroken I got this.

    Seems great to me, loaded up Netflix in a horizontal window and safari in a vertical window and there we go the multi-tasking I've been wanting for a year. Its up to version 1.04 so presumably the initial UI problems I heard of are gone, didnt notice any.

    If it does freeze the iPad 1/2, hopefully the 3's increased ram will help it. Either way Im probably just going to leave it disabled for general use and enable it when I actually need it.
  10. macrumors 65816


    Oct 8, 2011
  11. macrumors 68020


    May 31, 2010
    Austin TX
    just tried it on my new ipad, didnt really care for it :/ looked cool on the video, but seemed a bit pointless for me personally.
  12. macrumors newbie

    Jul 23, 2011
    Its buggy, but still worth the $10 IMO. Very useful when you want to run something in the background (say a flash stream using iswifter or skyfire). Can also be useful to have skype/IM and safari running side by side. Overall, a very useful purchase!
  13. macrumors regular

    Apr 20, 2010
    Definitely worth the 10 bucks! hope the developer further improves this!
  14. macrumors 603


    Jan 8, 2009
    Amen. It's a sad reflection when we can't even have a civil discussion online.

    PS I wish you guys would get rid of the voting system. All it does is inflame others. Arn and I talked about it a while back, he was considering just allowing positive votes and not negative. That would be much better. :)
  15. macrumors 6502a

    Sep 16, 2011
    I like it, it makes it different from other forums, and I like to know whether or not people agree with me.
  16. macrumors 6502a


    Apr 12, 2012
    New York City
    Doesn't work iPad 3 :( but I read on the devs twitter he's working on it.
  17. DS3, May 25, 2012
    Last edited: May 25, 2012

    macrumors 6502a

    Mar 7, 2011
    ? I'm on the 3 and its worked fine. Crashed once, but I've used it for at least a hour so one crash is no big deal.

    As to the guy who called it pointless, if you are trying to use two apps that require active input then yeah it mostly is. But playing a video while web browsing is pretty cool to me.. been trying it with netflix and twitch. Should also be handy when you want to reference something from one app while inputting into another. Same as with a PC, heh...

    There are 2 updates I'd love to it: default to normal behavior (launch windows maxmized), and have some activator style button combo that launches it into the windowed mode. As of now its annoying to have to maximize things all the time if you have no intention of multitasking, thus why I'd default it to disabled and just use it as needed. Second would be the ability to pin one app on top, so I could use one app full screen with another stuck on top in the corner traditional PIP style. Would just allow to use full screen real estate and most apps have a corner of the screen you don't really have to have.

    Since its still a pretty new tweak maybe it will see something like those.
  18. macrumors 6502a


    Apr 12, 2012
    New York City
    He had tweeted it didn't work and that he just submitted a update. But I'll go ahead and buy it now trusting you!
  19. macrumors newbie

    Jul 23, 2011
    Btw, is there any other app which actually keeps apps active in the background like this? (i.e. keep audio/video playing)

    Yup, waiting for this feature to be added as well. As it is, I generally keep it off since the default full screen behaviour is what I need most of the time. But nice to have the option when needed.
  20. DS3
    macrumors 6502a

    Mar 7, 2011
    There was an app called backgrounder that would force things to keep running, but that was way back in iOS 3 when there was no multi-tasking setup so no idea if its still functional. Doubt it.

    May be something new too, I don't have comprehensive knowledge of tweaks or anything.
  21. macrumors 6502a

    Aug 5, 2008
    The app is good but it could use some work. If you could go full screen and then open another app it would be cool. But good tweek.
  22. macrumors 6502a

    Jun 15, 2010
    I'm using backgrounder for certain apps on the iPhone 4s. It is still working
  23. macrumors 68020

    Mar 24, 2010
    I read on Cydia...

    ... that,

    "iPad 3 fully support is being added in the next update"

    Any issues with iPad 3 users right now?
  24. macrumors 68000


    Feb 26, 2012
    Michigan/Ohio, USA
    So is it working at all for the iPad 3? Or is this "update" thats coming for better functionality and retina capability?
  25. macrumors 6502

    Jul 6, 2011
    It is working on my iPad 3. I assume that he means improved functionality and retina capability. The buttons under the windows look really pixilated on my iPad.

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