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    Multitasking gestures issue

    With multitasking gestures enabled, ive noticed that whenever I swipe with four fingers to another app, it takes a couple of seconds before I can actually use the app... Is this a problem with just my iPad or is this a universal thing?

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    Do you notice this effect when you switch apps the 'normal' way or is this something you only observe using multi-gestures? If so, what happens if you turn off multi-gestures?

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    I just tried it out and it doesn't happen when I switch apps through the multitask bar..the app switching animation is a few seconds shorter using the multitouch gestures so I guess it doesn't have as much time to load as when you switch using the multitasking bar... This'll probably be fixed when the multitasking gestures are officially released

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    How do you turn them off?

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    They were included in the Developer's release of iOS but Apple internally turned them off for the public release. However, some people have found a way to re-enable them without jail breaking. If you have enabled them - to do this you need access to a Mac computer, a PC won't do - then there's a facility in the 'Settings' menu to turn them on or off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by richsadams View Post
    Thanks for that link - and the original post. I've bookmarked it!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by anonchi View Post
    I just tried it out and it doesn't happen when I switch apps through the multitask bar..the app switching animation is a few seconds shorter using the multitouch gestures so I guess it doesn't have as much time to load as when you switch using the multitasking bar.
    I have the same experience...when swiping with multitouch gestures the programs take about two seconds to become responsive whereas when changing with the multitask bar they are active almost immediately.

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    My pleasure!

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    It seems unlikely that the 2sec delay will be fixed, at least on iPad 2. The reason being that it takes some time to load the app's frozen state.

    The swipe gesture let's you move to another app directly, meaning you see it's interface when the app itself hasn't even finished loading. But when using the multitaskbar, it first shows an animation of the app moving into the foreground.

    The reason I am mentioning this is, to note that the multitaskbar is not a faster way of switching between apps, it only feels faster, because the brain gets temporarily distracted by the app opening animation.
    Last edited by DontUnderstandMyIpad; 04-11-2011 at 03:33 AM.

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    I also have the same problem. I think it's why they haven't released it as a public release because of the perception that apple is slow. Not the kind of thing you relate to apple. I thunk if the apps where ready for use or updating while not in use the battery life would suck.


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