Buying Xcode just for the extra gestures?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Khryz, Mar 25, 2011.

  1. Khryz macrumors 6502a

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    So I've had my iPad for about 2 days now and I am already annoyed of the home button. On the iPhone it is fine, but on the iPad it seems completely pointless and out of place.

    How many people have bought Xcode for their Mac simply to enable the four and five finger gestures?

    If I never had to use the home button on my iPad I wouldn't miss it ..
     
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  4. Fliesen macrumors 6502a

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    Same. Just 5 bucks anyways
     
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  7. Crosbie macrumors 6502a

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    Using Xcode 3 instead of paying for 4, or just enabling gestures?

    The con to downloading Xcode 4 is you've flushed a fiver.

    It's a 4gig download and takes up 10gig of space, so that's a potential con.

    Some apps with their own 4+ finger gestures may not work properly.

    Anyone know if restoring a new iPad from a backup of a previous one with gestures enabled, will lead to the new ipad having gestures enabled? Or will you need to developerise the new machine separately?
     
  8. xraytech macrumors 68020

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    After restore, you have to "Re-Developerise"
     
  9. myoldwatermill macrumors member

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    Err.. You're all on a mac, right?

    Why wouldn't you just use the xcode that came with your computer.

    On your original install/restore discs, there is an optional install for a version of xcode.
     
  10. Higgs1 macrumors 6502

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    i am loving the extra gestures!

    I almost never use the home button now, simply using the 4 fingers up to get to the multitasking and 5 finger pinch to get to the home screen, fantastic


    and if you guys are weary you can always disable the new gestures and go back to being without them, but I can almost guarantee you won't!
     
  11. Khryz thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Forgot about that -- will this work?
     
  12. WiiDSmoker macrumors 65816

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    Not true at all. I enabled developer mode on my original iPad 2. Had to exchange it and then restored to the new iPad 2. Had developer mode intact.
     
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  14. fairoasis macrumors member

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    To me, spending $5 was much easier than digging out my Mac disc, and now, much easier to swipe than wear out the home button. Laziness prevails:)
     
  15. mikecenizal macrumors member

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    not too shabby. just went the free route and downloaded xcode3 and it wooed like a charm. I'm on the newest 4.3.1 iOS btw.
     
  16. eagleglen macrumors 6502a

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    +1.

    Yes, totally worth it. And if you get XCode from the app store, you can delete it, since it takes up so much space, and redownload it again later.

    And if you do decide to delete Xcode, here is a convenient method:
    http://pushkararora.com/how-to/how-to-uninstall-xcode-completely/



    Hmmm.... I've done the same thing and I did have to re-activate it. Oh well.
     
  17. boshii macrumors 68040

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    5 finger pinch to home

    4 finger swipe up to app switcher

    4 finger swipe left or right to switch open apps
     
  18. xraytech macrumors 68020

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    Interesting, I guess I didn't restore from backup? :confused:
     
  19. xraytech macrumors 68020

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    Not sure that works.
     
  20. iPhisch macrumors 6502

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    i bought it. the gestures are pretty sweet. now i just need to condition myself into not using the home button anymore, which is hard after 3 years of iPhone use. and hey, maybe I'll make an app in my free time now.
     
  21. westwood macrumors newbie

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    Actually, I also had to "re-developerize". (got a 16gb and returning a 64 gb) Sadly the option in Settings wasn't there on the new iPad when it restored from the backup, so I'm currently in the long and slow process of clearing space and reinstalling Xcode.

    But heck yeah its totally worth it. Playing with my new iPad for 10 minutes and im already missing the 4/5 finger gestures.
     
  22. Crosbie macrumors 6502a

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    I was reminded about the existence of Xcode on the discs after I was halfway through the download. I figured, the disc version would be an old version anyway, it's still a 10gig install, and who installs software off discs these days anyway? It's so Windows '98... ;)

    I left Xcode on my Mac so reenabling won't be a big hassle - it had happened before I even realised it last time. My only fear is that Apple will remove this functionality sooner than they'll mainstream it.
     
  23. mlfarrell macrumors member

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    Ha. I'm a dev and didnt even realize that this is a developer only option. Turned it off though, rather use home button
     
  24. Fliesen macrumors 6502a

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    What i noticed is that i woukd intuitively swipe to the right to see the app i had just been in. After all, youd have the last read 'page' to the left of your current.

    Apple, however, decided to make us swipe left :/
     
  25. auzzuro macrumors regular

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    Where can i DL xcode 3 ? I am using windown computer i cant find it in itunes store :( pls help
     

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