iPhone Tweak to launch apps by swiping home page?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by .psd, Nov 15, 2014.

  1. .psd macrumors member

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    Looking for a tweak where I can swipe the home page to launch apps. Swipe down to launch music, up to launch browser, left to launch camera, right to launch Facebook. Or whatever, you know, those are just examples.

    What's the least bloaty way to get this functionality?
     
  2. Tmlfan3 macrumors regular

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  3. .psd thread starter macrumors member

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    Like it actually does this, or it does something like this?
     
  4. Ken Kaniff macrumors regular

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    It does this.

    You can launch applications via any number of actions, including swiping from any of the four screen edges in, or say across the bottom of the screen or on either/or side of the screen up and down.

    Example:

    Go to Activator.

    Choose 'At Home Screen'
    Under the heading 'Slide along screen bottom', choose 'Drag left to right'
    Scroll down to the very bottom and choose 'System Applications'
    Choose 'Camera'

    Now from your home screen when you slide your finger at the very bottom edge of the screen from left to right, the camera app opens.

    Tada! :)
     
  5. .psd thread starter macrumors member

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    So are there gestures that don't require edges of the screen, like simply swiping in the home page area? I only have one home page so I don't need to scroll, I'd rather swipe to launch apps.

    This is a big factor in whether I decide to jailbreak my new 6 Plus...
     
  6. Ken Kaniff macrumors regular

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    Yes! After choosing 'At home screen', choose an option under either the 'Slide in gesture' or 'Slide out gesture' heading instead of 'Slide along screen' :)

    Sounds like you'll be happy with picking 'Slide out gesture' since you only have one home page. Of course if you install enough apps for it to make a second page, you'll probably need to change the option as you might not be able to get to the second page if you needed to.
     
  7. .psd thread starter macrumors member

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    My mouth is watering...thanks!
     
  8. .psd thread starter macrumors member

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    Just a heads up for furore readers, I jailbroke and installed activator, and the slide out gesture is NOT edge-independent, it requires you to swipe off of the edge from inside.

    There's a tweak Fav that let's you swipe right on the home page to launch an app, I'm looking for that functionality but for swiping left, up, and down as well.
     
  9. Ken Kaniff macrumors regular

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    Sorry about that, I missed where you said you didn't want to have to swipe to/through the edge of the screen on the way out.
     
  10. .psd thread starter macrumors member

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    No don't worry, I should be more clear. I'm sure it exists, someone will notice this thread eventually :/...
     

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