1. Massie's Avatar
    Is there a tweak that will give you a way to backspace your cursor/caret without deleting letters? (Maybe using volume buttons?) Sometimes I really miss being able to do that without doing a long press.
    04-24-2012 10:04 PM
  2. Massie's Avatar
    Duh: SwipeShiftCaret. I forgot about it for a second.
    04-24-2012 10:16 PM
  3. 3cit's Avatar
    Duh: SwipeShiftCaret. I forgot about it for a second.
    Um what??? Please explain!!
    04-25-2012 12:08 AM
  4. sherlock's Avatar
    I never knew <err forgot> about it too?
    04-25-2012 12:20 AM
  5. iDonev's Avatar
    Um what??? Please explain!!
    It's a Cydia tweak - .
    04-25-2012 06:44 AM
  6. Massie's Avatar
    Well, it's not quite what I wanted after allSwipeShiftCaret doesn't work everywhere. The URL bar, search box, and (most importantly!) the iMore reply box are all no-gos. Where it works it works well, but I'm not sure it's for me.
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    04-25-2012 07:37 AM
  7. 3under2's Avatar
    Well, it's not quite what I wanted after all—SwipeShiftCaret doesn't work everywhere. The URL bar, search box, and (most importantly!) the iMore reply box are all no-gos. Where it works it works well, but I'm not sure it's for me.
    Thanks for the tip! I just downloaded this thanks to you. It works for me on iMore? I also tested sms and FB and all are good to go. I'm so loving you right now ... MUAH!


    Sent from my jailbroken and heavily tweaked iPhone 4 using Tapatalk .
    04-25-2012 02:49 PM
  8. Massie's Avatar
    Ha, you're welcome. Whenever I tried to use it in a reply here, the whole imore page would shift over. Maybe it's different for Tapatalk, which you're using?
    04-25-2012 03:08 PM
  9. 3under2's Avatar
    Yeah, maybe you're right. I also tried it on atomic web browser and it is golden there too ... Wth!?


    Sent from my jailbroken and heavily tweaked iPhone 4 using Tapatalk .
    04-25-2012 03:17 PM
  10. sherlock's Avatar
    There is going to be a new tweak released tomorrow on the BigBoss repo to move the cursor around and highlight text on an iPad. It will be free and looks awesome! Called SwipeSelection, check it out here..
    05-05-2012 12:12 AM
  11. Massie's Avatar
    Yeah, I've been following that, looks awesome!!
    05-05-2012 01:35 AM
  12. sherlock's Avatar
    Yeah, I've been following that, looks awesome!!
    I wish it worked on the iPhone as well.
    05-05-2012 01:48 AM
  13. Massie's Avatar
    It does, actually!

    From the iDB review:

    "Update: Ive tried SwipeSelection on my iPhone, and it works there as well! The only issue is that there isnt a shift key on the right side of the keyboard like there is on the iPad, so selecting text works better from left to right instead of from right to left. The single finger, and two finger drags work exactly like they do on the iPad, which makes text editing so much more intuitive."
    sherlock likes this.
    05-05-2012 02:14 AM
  14. sherlock's Avatar
    It's there now. I used it already in his post and it is awesome! This is going to be one of my top 5 tweaks...

    Just figured out it will move the cursor up through lines or even paragraphs.


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    05-05-2012 01:28 PM
  15. 3under2's Avatar
    I just downloaded it too for my iphone. I think I'm in love!!

    Scarlet


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    05-05-2012 02:01 PM
  16. 3cit's Avatar
    I currently don't have it yet, but because of all the love I'm heading to cydia right now... Y'all should get a cut for being excellent salesmen and woman!
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    05-05-2012 03:36 PM
  17. sherlock's Avatar
    I just downloaded it too for my iphone. I think I'm in love!!

    Scarlet


    Sent from my jailbroken and heavily tweaked iPhone 4 using Tapatalk .
    I'm giddy actually - this is great!

    I currently don't have it yet, but because of all the love I'm heading to cydia right now... Y'all should get a cut for being excellent salesmen and woman!
    I get a cut from every sale. Doh it's free! Rats...
    05-05-2012 03:54 PM
  18. Massie's Avatar
    The one place it's lacking on the iPhone is in text selection--because there is a Shift key only on the left hand side of the keyboard (instead of both sides as it is on the iPad) it makes selecting text to the left of the cursor slightly more difficult. (It works best if you hold Shift with one finger, and swipe left with another.) Other than that, though: GENIUS.

    EDIT: I actually did stumble onto something that could end up being a deal breaker for me. I can no longer use the swipe method of typing numbers--where you tap and hold the number key, slide to the number, and release to return to the letter keyboard. My guess is that I use that feature far too often to lose it.
    Last edited by Massie; 05-05-2012 at 05:00 PM.
    05-05-2012 04:45 PM
  19. 3under2's Avatar

    EDIT: I actually did stumble onto something that could end up being a deal breaker for me. I can no longer use the swipe method of typing numbers--where you tap and hold the number key, slide to the number, and release to return to the letter keyboard. My guess is that I use that feature far too often to lose it.
    I just learned about that functionality a few weeks ago so it's not ingrained for me. I was trying to reteach myself to use it but no go. If it were part of my toolset than this tweak would be a total dealbreaker .
    Boo ....

    Scarlet


    Sent from my jailbroken and heavily tweaked iPhone 4 using Tapatalk .
    05-06-2012 03:17 AM
  20. Massie's Avatar
    Yeah, it a drag (no pun intended). The SwipeSelection dev is aware of the issue but says that fixing it might be tricky. We'll seehe did already fix the tap and hold function for using special characters.
    05-06-2012 09:44 AM
  21. 3under2's Avatar
    That's good to know the developer is at least listening. There are lots of paid tweak developers who aren't that into listening. Good to know


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    05-06-2012 10:29 AM
  22. sherlock's Avatar
    The one place it's lacking on the iPhone is in text selection--because there is a Shift key only on the left hand side of the keyboard (instead of both sides as it is on the iPad) it makes selecting text to the left of the cursor slightly more difficult. (It works best if you hold Shift with one finger, and swipe left with another.) Other than that, though: GENIUS.

    EDIT: I actually did stumble onto something that could end up being a deal breaker for me. I can no longer use the swipe method of typing numbers--where you tap and hold the number key, slide to the number, and release to return to the letter keyboard. My guess is that I use that feature far too often to lose it.
    I've never actually used that feature so I would never have realized it was an issue.


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    05-07-2012 12:59 AM
  23. Massie's Avatar
    I've never actually used that feature so I would never have realized it was an issue.
    Definitely one of those things that not everyone uses, but I find it indispensable for typing at a decent pace--I use the same method for punctuation since it automatically returns me to the letter keyboard after I type a comma, parenthesis, etc. It's just too ingrained in my typing habits to give it up.

    Funny it comes up today--we were showing my mother in law how to use her new phone this afternoon, and I mentioned the "double space to type a period" trick. Another iPhone user in the room was shocked--she hadn't heard of it after years of having an iPhone--but it's another thing I'd have a hard time giving up if I had to. To each his own!
    05-07-2012 01:20 AM
  24. 3cit's Avatar
    I keep typing a letter when I go to use the two finger swipe... Also I can't seem to get it to move up throughout the text sections
    05-07-2012 01:29 AM
  25. sherlock's Avatar
    Oh I know what you mean... The double space - period is something I use all the time. Can make it annoying to put in 2 spaces when I want to but I wouldn't want to do without It


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    05-07-2012 01:30 AM
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