Anyway to disable spotlight? Maybe a new feature for SBsettings?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by Tronic, Jun 24, 2009.

  1. Tronic macrumors 6502

    Tronic

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    Ive only had 3.0 for a couple minutes and I already hate spotlight. If Apple doesn't release an update that allows you to disable it, what are the chances of it showing up in sbsettings with the the next update?
     
  2. FCzenit macrumors member

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    Yea its gotten really annoying, it hasn't been useful once to me and it pops up out of nowhere all the time. But I think just like anything else, a toggle will appear through SBsettings. Hopefully sooner then later...
     
  3. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Im sure something will be available thru cydia hopefully soon.
    Some people love it but I have no use for it at all.
    Its just annoying.
     
  4. jmmo20 macrumors 65816

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    yes, a toggle for that and tethering would be SO useful :)
     
  5. JohnFa macrumors regular

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    How can you get annoyed at this? Just don't swipe to much to the left or push the home button too many times.
     
  6. robdam1001 macrumors 6502a

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    I LOVE Spotlight and use it constantly. I can see where an on/off toggle would be beneficial, however.
     
  7. Tronic thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Its annoying for me because I dont want to count how many swipes I need to get back to the home screen. I never use the home button to get to the home screen for some reason, I just always swipe from page to page. And when spotlight comes up it lags while loading the keyboard. I also usually only have 3 pages of apps including jailbreak apps. I delete the ones I find myself not using.
    I also dont have any music or videos on my 3g since I have a Touch for that. I never use the calendar because im just not that busy. Im sure someone will say im not using my phone to its full potential, but its my phone.

    So for me, spotlight is an inconvenience since it is so easy to invoke. I can appreciate its use though if I had say 11 pages or apps or music or calendar appts.
     
  8. Mystikal macrumors 68020

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    This.
     
  9. Donz0r macrumors 6502a

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    You need a 3GS. Any hit of lag taht you've ever experienced jailbroken or unjailbroken is completely eliminated. I can swipe into and out of spotlight in less than 1/4 of a second. The keyboard is actually fully loaded before the home screen icons are completely off the screen!


    :rolleyes:
     
  10. Tronic thread starter macrumors 6502

    Tronic

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    Not gonna happen as I just got my 3g in december, and i would rather not spend $500 on hardware for a software fix lol.
     
  11. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    No matter how you swipe or press the home you'll get it to pop up many times when you dont need it. Dont tell me it didnt happen to you.


     
  12. Sachz macrumors newbie

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    :)

    Glad to know that I'm not the only one that dislikes spotlight on 3.0.

    An on/off toggle would be great for Spotlight and Copy / Paste. Their usefulness is far out-shadowed by their annoyance.
     
  13. 300D macrumors 65816

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    Need an update for this. I really hate spotlight.
     
  14. 300D macrumors 65816

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  15. scottylans macrumors regular

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    Anyone? I absoloutely detest the search, it's a waste of TWO good shortcuts.
    (Single home press from home & swipe left from home)
    Ugh - please, die search.
     

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