Is there a tweak to keep the keyboard from totally covering messages?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by wellok, Feb 24, 2012.

  1. wellok macrumors 6502

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    Like so. I have to select all and cut the message text out if the other person sends me another message while I'm typing. It annoys. If I can see a bubble I can swipe down, but not once I hit 9 lines. It looks like an old version of BiteSMS limited input to 7 lines to prevent this, but the current version I have doesn't. Anyone know of something?

    Edit: The title is a bit inaccurate... it's really the text box covering it, I suppose.
     
  2. Grolubao macrumors 65816

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    I have the same problem, I would prefer a scroll bar on the message than covering the conversation.
     
  3. tman1425 macrumors member

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    Wow, thanks for posting this. This just happened to me two minutes ago and it's extremely annoying! Hopefully someone can chime in with a suggestion...
     
  4. tylertech macrumors regular

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    I found that if you need to quickly view a previous message, hit the edit button in the top right corner and it will show the messages, and then hitting it back will go back to the text box. But yeah I agree a scroll bar in the text box would be nice!
     
  5. MastahRiz macrumors 6502

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    Good find! Thanks for the tip.
     
  6. wellok thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks tylertech. I'll do that while continuing to hope for a tweak!
     
  7. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    Ryan Petrich has a free Cydia hack called Pull to Dismiss
    Allows dismissal of keyboard with just a downward swipe on screen

    Perhaps it will work for your situation.
     
  8. Brannon macrumors regular

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    Can anyone confirm this??
     
  9. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    Well, I have it installed and use it on JB iPhone4 and iPhone 4S both on iOS5

    It's free in Cydia, try it and see if it does what you want.
    If not, remove it.
     
  10. tylertech macrumors regular

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    Just tried it, it doesn't work with biteSMS :(

    It works well with all of the other apps, but it doesn't seem to have any effect with the biteSMS keyboard.
     
  11. wellok thread starter macrumors 6502

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    It doesn't seem to work for me in either Messages or BiteSMS. Thanks for the tip, though - definitely worth the try.
     
  12. MindArchr macrumors newbie

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    PtD

    I have it working in Messages and BiteSMS. I couldn't get it to work at first, but I found out the trick is to swipe inside the message window, drag down, and then the keyboard will disappear.
     
  13. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    It has always worked for me in iMessage app
    Yes, you must start in the typing window and slide down.
     

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