Working Spotlight Tweak

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  1. BrianBaughn macrumors 601

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    According to the developers, the Search+ and Searchlight plugins aren't currently compatible with iOS 8.4.

    Does anyone know of a working tweak to open Spotlight while in an app? Lately I find that I'm launching apps via Spotlight and a tweak would save me the closing app/closing folder (if necessary)/opening spotlight sequence that I find myself repeating.
     
  2. MacManiac76 macrumors 65816

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    One thing you can try is using Activator and setup a specific action to launch Spotlight. I just tried it myself and when the assigned action is initiated, it goes to the Springboard and activates Spotlight in one complete action.
     
  3. BrianBaughn thread starter macrumors 601

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    Thanks. That's the first thing I attempted. When I'm in an open app what happens for me is it tries to open Spotlight but then goes back to the springboard.

    Works for you when in an open app?
     
  4. MacManiac76 macrumors 65816

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    Yes it works for me when in an open app. I also have FolderCloser installed so that may be helping it work properly.
     
  5. BrianBaughn thread starter macrumors 601

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    No luck here. FolderCloser doesn't help. I have several tweaks but no theming going on. I've eliminated many as being a single culprit, but it could be a combination of two.

    I can't figure out how to configure two actions to occur while in an app. Any clue as how to do that?
     
  6. BrianBaughn thread starter macrumors 601

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    I can't get an Activator action to go to Spotlight while in an application even after restoring as new, re-jailbreaking, and installing only Activator. Must be my iPhone 6.
     
  7. BrianBaughn thread starter macrumors 601

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    Can anyone else, other than MacManiac76, confirm that they can get an Activator action to open Spotlight (Activate SpringBoard's search page) while in an open application?
     
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  9. Will22 macrumors 65816

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    I just set it up to work when I double tap the status bar and it works fine, tested in about 20 different apps.
     
  10. BrianBaughn thread starter macrumors 601

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    Well, I have to assume you're not on iOS 8.4 with an iPhone 6, because I just restored my iPhone as new, jailbroke, then installed only Activator and it doesn't work. It tries to...Spotlight pops up but the screen goes immediately to the springboard just like it's always done for me.
     
  11. MacManiac76 macrumors 65816

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    Which action are you trying to use to activate Spotlight?
     
  12. BrianBaughn thread starter macrumors 601

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    I've tried status bar taps, custom menus, standing on my head...
     
  13. Will22 macrumors 65816

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    That would be a wrong assumption, iPhone 6 on 8.4

    Would you like me to video it for you? It took me about 30 seconds to set it up so not sure why you can't do it.

    What apps are you trying to do it in?
     
  14. BrianBaughn thread starter macrumors 601

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    I've tried dozens of apps. Are you finding it doesn't work in some?

    I had been thinking that the tweak "Searchlight" was developed because of this issue.

    If it's not too much trouble a video would be great.

    I'm wondering if you're using a particular tweak or theme that makes it work for you.
     
  15. Will22 macrumors 65816

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    I get this when I try to upload the video. PM me your email and I can send it to you if you want.
     

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    Anyone know of a way to disable certain apps from showing in spotlight search in iOS?
     

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