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Discussion in 'iPad Hacking' started by superfish, Jul 18, 2012.

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    I'm considering a jailbreak. One of the things that would interest me would be to "window" or run two app at the same time.

    Example: I often have a document with numbers that I would like to add. It would be really helpful to be able to bring up the doc and then run a calculator in the corner of the screen.

    I really don't think this is possible but hope springs eternal.
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    Have you tried searching through the app descriptions on here, I'm sure i remember reading something on here
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    I found Split Screen on App Store, but that only gives you 2 seperste screens, i will keep looking
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    Quasar does exactly what you want it to do, its in Cydia, so yes Jailbreak is the way forward, its $9.99 so search out the video on you tube to see if thats what you want

    Here you go

    http://m.youtube.com/index?desktop_uri=/&gl=GB
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    There was a thread specific on Quasar not long ago. Try to find it and read it as the general opinion was that although promising, the tweak still needs some work.

    You may want to make sure before spending your tener.
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    WOW!! That is Nifty (that's a technical term used in many engineering circles).

    At last I've found a reason to jailbreak. Not today though. Started early cocktail hour. Must have clear head.\

    Thanks for the information.

    bp
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    Glad we could help, let us know how you get on with the Jailbreak and the app, theres plenty of help on here when you need it
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    Do you need reasons to jb? Check out xbmc. Oh man, I am in love with that app.
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    Please consider however... Quasar, as cool as it is, is not perfectly stable. IOS was not designed for windowing, and it is not all it's cracked up to be!
    I'm a diehard jailbreaker, but flicking back and forth between 2 stock apps using multitasking gestures works on a stock iPad and is pretty effective! Having "windows" is not the utopia you think it might be :)
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    Yah....But. I'm not wanting to open a whole flock of windows. I just ant to get a couple up so I can add some numbers.
    bp
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    I wanted quasar for exactly the same thing. And it works ok for that.

    The problem was that it started annoying me when I did not need it for that and every time you want to activate it or deactivate it you need to respring.

    Maybe a better solution is the sbsettings calc, although still not ideal.
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    Just to finish this up and to say thank-you again.
    I did the jailbreak with no problems (after i read the instructions more carefully).
    Installed Quasar. It works fine for me.

    Thanks again I'm off in another world.

    bob

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