Accidentally enabled multi-touch gestures on iOS 4.3.3?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by uiop., Jun 21, 2011.

  1. uiop. macrumors 68020

    uiop.

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    I am so confused. Two days ago, I plugged my iPad into my MacBook Pro. While it was syncing, I accidentally opened xCode while doing a Spotlight search for another application that begins with an "x". Some error message popped up in xCode, and I closed the application as I had opened it by mistake. Fast forward to today. I was playing with Gravitarium2 on my iPad, an app that responds to up to 10 fingers. I put 5 fingers on the screen and dragged them around and suddenly the multitasking bar came up. "What on earth? Is this a feature of the app?" I thought. I navigated over to settings, and sure enough, the multi-touch gestures setting was showing. How in the heck did this happen without applying ANY code/hacks to the device? They were just enabled by launching xCode for 15 seconds, if that.

    I'm not a registered developer, but I was at one time over a year ago with my iPhone 3GS. Which is why I have xCode on my MBP. I'm not upset, I just don't get it.
     
  2. Bluemeanie1976 macrumors 6502a

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    You can turn them off in settings, should you feel the urge.
     
  3. uiop. thread starter macrumors 68020

    uiop.

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    Right, and I don't want to as I seem to enjoy the gestures the more I use them. But I'm just beyond befuddled as to how they got enabled in the first place. I did a google search and it seems like it's fairly involved to get then enabled.
     
  4. drewc1138 macrumors 6502

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    It's not really that involved...you just have to have your iPad plugged in, and when you're in XCode, you select the iPad as a developer device. I'm not sure exactly what all you did when XCode opened, but it sounds like that's what happened.
     

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