Multitasking Gestures

Discussion in 'iPad Hacks' started by Joshroman, May 12, 2011.

  1. Joshroman macrumors newbie

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    I got a new iPad a week ago and learned about the multitasking gestures you can put on it. I watched some examples on it and thought they were cool so I wanted them on my iPad. Although I'm a windows user and Im not planning on jail breaking my iPad. Is there any way that you can put the gestures on my iPad without jailbreaking that's safe and can be done on windows?
     
  2. erayser macrumors 65816

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  3. brettatk macrumors regular

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    I will confirm that I did the same thing on mine. Love the multitasking gestures.
     
  4. HazyCloud macrumors 68030

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    Do what erayser said. It's what I did and it worked perfectly. I don't even use the home button anymore unless I'm trying to make the icons stop jiggling after deletion. They work so well for me, I'm surprised iPads aren't shipped with them enabled.
     
  5. Mattstkc macrumors 6502a

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    THIS

    Love the gestures, never use the home button anymore. That way works for windows unless you have a buddy with a mac who's willing to download Xcode 3 (10gb) to enable them.
     
  6. MaxBurn macrumors 65816

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    They work great, apple must be gathering feedback and surely will have it enabled soon for all.
     
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  8. jweaver, May 15, 2011
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    I can't get that link to work!

    Edit: It didn't work from my iPad, but it does on my PC.
     
  9. Diveflo macrumors regular

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    Sorry for using your thread, but I got a question about the gestures.
    I'm using Upad a lot to take notes in class and if I have the gestures activated it's not really possible to use the wrist-'detection' because the iPad always thinks I'm trying to do a four finger swipe to the left or right...do you know if I can disable some of the gestures or disable'em for specific apps?

    Thanks a lot guys ;)
     
  10. Joshroman thread starter macrumors newbie

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  11. French macrumors regular

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    I think you have to disable it in the settings menu. However it would be brilliant if someone did come up with an app that "blacklisted" apps from multi gestures.
     
  12. rayjay86 macrumors 6502

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    I haven't tried this yet but am super eager to go home and give it a go on my iPad2.

    Quick question regarding the toggle-ability. In the video I saw where the guy used iCopyBot, it didn't seem like there was a way in the settings menu to do it. He mentioned that you had to undo the whole process but working backwards from iCopyBot.

    Is this an older thing, ie. is there now a switch in the settings menu? It seems like Mac users who do this with xcode are able to add a toggle. I'm using NoteTaker HD to take notes and it has a wrist guard so I'm wondering if that'll be affected.
     
  13. erayser macrumors 65816

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    The wrist guard setting on Note Taker HD never worked well for me before I enabled gesturing. I use Note Taker HD also, but I use the "Edit 2" view, so it takes my wrist off the screen. However, I can see a toggle switch being useful in certain apps.
     
  14. jesterscourt macrumors regular

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    I also love the multitasking gestures enabled. A few apps don't play well with them, in particular our families favorite game, Slice. We might have 5+ fingers on it at any given point and accidentally pinch the game away! :D
     
  15. Pedro.Shadows macrumors member

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    I enable my gestures last week and i'm in love, this change the way i use my iPad a lot :D
     
  16. BergerFan macrumors 68020

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    Awesome! I can't wait to try this when I get home from work!
    The multitasking gestures were the one thing I'd really jailbreak my iPad 2 for.
     
  17. BergerFan macrumors 68020

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    Well, I finally got around to trying this out, and I can confirm that it works a like a charm!
    :cool::D
     
  18. bobright macrumors 601

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    Well going to give this a go on my iPad 2 can somebody confirm it works on 4.3.3. ?

    The link above says its for 4.3 or 4.3.1 :confused:
     
  19. BergerFan macrumors 68020

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    I can confirm that it works flawlessly on the latest firmware.
     
  20. BookEmDanno macrumors member

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    Although I have an iPad 1, I can confirm that this works on iOS 4.3.3

    Aloha!
     
  21. bobright macrumors 601

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    Thanks guys one more thing - I may be returning this iPad due to light bleed if I do this it's nothing that could be reverted back to factory with a simple restore right?
     
  22. Tim9724 macrumors member

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    Is there a way to do this on a Mac?
     
  23. BergerFan macrumors 68020

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    A simple restore as a new iPad would be fine.
     
  24. Dakotafan macrumors 6502

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    I would like to know as well.
     
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