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Discussion in 'iPad' started by bobright, Jun 18, 2011.
You know the workaround that enables them. Any apps that don't play well w/ them?
Yes they are worth it. I have had no trouble with them cooperating with other apps. Everything is fine. Worth the $5 for Xcode.
Well I'm on windows so was going to enable them through some tutorial I seen posted. If I enable them can I disable them if I'd like or is there no going back?
From my experience, the gestures work perfectly with every app.
I couldn't live without the gestures now, and I haven't touched the home button in months. Swiping up to access the multitasking bar, flicking through open apps, and pinching back to the home screen just seems far more natural than any button ever could.
If I were you, I'd certainly give them a try. You'll never go back to the home button.
How is it determined which apps are "open?" I mean, simply because it's in the tray doesn't mean it's open, so how does that work? Is it just a scroll of recently used apps?
It's definitely worth it to install Xcode 3 and the iphone sdk (Both for free). It's much easier to use the gestures to close and switch between apps. I hardly use the home button anymore.
That being said, the ipad locks up while watch full screen videos a lot now, especially those from espn.com and youtube.com
You basically scroll through the apps in the order that they are in the tray. Many times, the app will have to reload.
OP, I would say just wait until iOS5 since you don't have easy access to xcode. The gestures are a game changer and are amazingly intuitive. I never touch the home button anymore.
I agree with the previous posts. The gestures are definitely great. One problem that I've seen is when you're using an app that uses more than three fingers. I enabled them when I jailbroke through redsn0w. Free.
It's easy to enable multitasking gestures, and it's as simple to turn them off (just change the setting to 'false'). A quick Google search will show that...
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LOL I never said I didn't know how to do them or asked how it was done.
Anyway I enabled them and they're pretty sweet, wish they made the gestures to switch from app to app and pull up the task bar with a three finger swipe though. Feels awkward using all four but I'm just picky like that
is there a way to do this running osx 10.5.8?
I've been using the gestures for awhile now. At first I thought they were gimmicky, but now that I'm used to them, I love it! Especially once I got my new iPad 2 a couple weeks ago. Makes the multitasking swiping nearly instantaneous and much more enjoyable and useful. I'm running iOS 5 now and the gestures seem just a little bit more responsive. You can even use four finger pinch instead of five to get to the springboard now which is nicer for me. But it only works if you use your thumb and three fingers. I know, weird, right? They coded that in. But that way is more natural. Sucks if you're missing a thumb though!
An interesting aside: the gestures feel so great and natural that I find myself trying to swipe in Safari to go back. Maybe I'm channeling my MacBook Pro and that's why, but I don't see why Apple couldn't implement a three finger swipe gesture to navigate forward and backward through the history. Or maybe one to cycle through open tabs? It just feels like it needs it now. Maybe for 5.1 or 5.2?
My wife has started using the gestures and has a good point. Why can't we pinch back in on the springboard to pull our app back up? She keeps doing that. Like a reverse home button gesture to go back.
it's worth enabling. i never use the home button anymore. it just feels natural with screen this big.
one thing to notice is when you're playing with garageband alot, sometimes the screen wobbles because 4 fingers on the piano and drum activate the gesture.
facetime, i don't know about others but everytime I use facetime, the multi gesture goes crazy!
Any way to enable these on a Windows box?
yea, but you have to google it, as don't think you can say on here
+1 Definitely! So used to it on the MacBook. Really cool in the Lion DP with the slide effect.
I used it for a while but found it to be a real pain in the butt... I didn't like being swiped out of certain games, or playing a tune with a virtual piano and accidentally swiping.
It would definitely have to have an easy on/off toggle.
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They've been really great almost instinct to use them but at times I still go for the home button LOL
I agree.....3-fingers is so much more natural to me
Gestures are enabled by default on iOS 5 and can be turned off. FWIW, I think they're great and this from someone who wasn't fussed on the idea.
i hope there ia an exception setting for multitouch gesture like u have in location service setting in iOS 5 final.
it's a pain to disable it before i want to play some piano or games that require many fingers.
Definitely worth it. I don't even use the home button anymore...
I suppose if you frequently use apps that require 4 finger touch, etc then it could be annoying but in my case absolutely worth it. Like what another poster has said, I rarely touch the home button now.