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  • Dismiss iOS 5 Banners and Notification Center Easily with NCQuickDismiss

    Dismiss banners and the Notification Center with a quick tap of the "X" button.

    Let's face it. The iOS 5 notification banners are great, but many times, they are more obtrusive then they are aimed to be. They block buttons at the top at times and are not natively dismissible upon command. This proves to be more annoying that one might have suspected prior to toying with iOS 5 enough. The jailbreak community took this issue to task and brought a way of fixing this. NCQuickDismiss by moeseth allows you to dismiss notification banners easily as well as the Notification Center shade.

    With NCQuickDismiss installed, you're able to dismiss banners easily by clicking the "X" button that appears on the banner. Tapping it rolls the notification banner into the screen. Also, if you open your Notification Center, there's an "X" button at the bottom right that you can use to close your Notification Center shade. NCQuickDismiss does not have any settings and works upon installation.

    Although the premise of this tweak is sound, I feel that the way it is incorporated is not native or even attractive whatsoever. The banners are beautiful because of their simplicity; putting an "X" button that doesn't mesh well with the bar's style at all makes it look really goofy. Plus, having an "X" button in the Notification Center is seemingly useless. It's just as easy to swipe up up on the shade to dismiss the Notification Center. There is another tweak called NCDismiss that is already in Cydia that does a similar thing. NCDismiss uses a swipe gesture which is a much better incorporation however testing it a while back, it didn't seem to work that well.



    Nonetheless, if this is something you're interested in, give it a shot. It's free on Cydia now and is compatible on all iOS 5 jailbroken devices.

    Name: NCQuickDismiss
    Author: moeseth
    Version: 1.0-1
    Price: Free

    Would you use this? Let us know in the comments below!

    Update: iOS 5 natively allows you to swipe left on the banner in order to dismiss it. This gesture makes NCQuickDismiss obsolete.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Dismiss iOS 5 Banners and Notification Center Easily with NCQuickDismiss started by Joshua Tucker View original post
    Comments 11 Comments
    1. Peak's Avatar
      Peak -
      Maybe it be better to swipe the banner to the right therefore dismissing it.
    1. thekirbylover's Avatar
      thekirbylover -
      The close button is a feature I miss from MobileNotifier. Thanks to the developer for making it.
    1. WaLLy3K's Avatar
      WaLLy3K -
      Here's a better approach, how about just "tap" the banner anywhere for it to be dismissed?This otherwise, is ugly.
    1. c0deName_ZERO's Avatar
      c0deName_ZERO -
      It is much needed thAnk u guys for ur dedication... We, you us, is will be the next gen to mold an leave a mark in our future ... Ur hard work is much appreciated ... Ur example to keep it going and most of all OUTTA JAIL
    1. Babeman123's Avatar
      Babeman123 -
      Quote Originally Posted by WaLLy3K View Post
      Here's a better approach, how about just "tap" the banner anywhere for it to be dismissed?This otherwise, is ugly.
      Tapping the notification goes into the the application that gave the notification... Their's not much else that could be implemented to allow quick dismissal of the notifications other than swipe, but by the time you swipe, it would be dismissed anyway.
    1. Channan's Avatar
      Channan -
      You could already dismiss banners before they slide away on their own. Just drag the Notification Center tray or whatever from the top a little bit and let it go. It'll slide right back up and the banner will be dismissed.
    1. WaLLy3K's Avatar
      WaLLy3K -
      Quote Originally Posted by Babeman123 View Post
      Tapping the notification goes into the the application that gave the notification... Their's not much else that could be implemented to allow quick dismissal of the notifications other than swipe, but by the time you swipe, it would be dismissed anyway.
      Replace the functionality then. If they wanted to open the notification, they can "swipe across" like from the lockscreen.
    1. Reako's Avatar
      Reako -
      You can already dismiss notifications and the menu.To dismiss the notification you simply swipe left on it. Tada!To dismiss the menu, just press the home button. Tada!You're welcome.
    1. klouud's Avatar
      klouud -
      You'd think that the banners were "flick up" to dismiss... like the notification center. I've run into issues with the banners as well from time to time. The only problem is that they DO block some of the buttons at the top of the screen and you have to wait for the banner to roll out of the way. Another way around this would be implementing the ability to set how long you want banners to be on screen.Why doesn't Apple think of this stuff?With each new reason Apple gives me not to jailbreak... they give me 2 more that pushes me to jailbreak.
    1. sziklassy's Avatar
      sziklassy -
      This is neat, but I find it equally easy to just flick the notification up if it's in my way.
    1. Joshua Tucker's Avatar
      Joshua Tucker -
      I updated the post:iOS 5 natively adds a swipe to the left gesture to dismiss notification banners. I suspected this prior to the release of this tweak (as I did it a few times on accident) but I couldn't seem to replicate it working until today. It for sure works and is built into the coding aspect of the banners themselves.