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  • [Review] 'Pull' the Keyboard Out of Your Way

    This tweak will let you move the keyboard out of your way by swiping down.

    Are you one of those people who gets annoyed when the iOS keyboard pops up when you're trying to read something and it won't go away? It takes up about half of the small three-and-a-half-inch screen and simply sits there obstructing your view. This can be more than frustrating if you're the kind of person who likes to read over your text messages in your Messages application after typing, or reading notes in the Notes application after writing one. If so, then this new, free, jailbreak tweak might just be what you've been looking for - it works like a charm.

    The tweak is called Pull to Dismiss, named by its developer Ryan Petrich who is responsible for applications like Activator, Action Menu, and DietBar. We always find quality jailbreak tweaks when we consult with Ryan, he had helped to make the recent Spire Siri port for older jailbroken iDevices. Pull to Dismiss allows you to simply pull down the keyboard to get it out of your way with one finger. The action is demonstrated in the image above where you can see the keyboard sliding downwards while I dragged it with one finger.

    I have usually always found it annoying that the keyboard was so hard to dismiss since the screen is so small that the keyboard can make reading things a real pain in the rear. I find that this tweak has elegant live response and it just works beautifully. The keyboard scrolls away from view as fast as you drag your finger and the scrolling is as smooth as iOS can possibly be. It has inertial scrolling too. The tweak is so well made that I would have thought Apple integrated the feature into iOS; it's a shame that they didn't. It works in numerous applications including all of Apple's stock applications.

    Pull to Dismiss requires iOS 3.2 or newer and works with iOS 5 and the untethered jailbreak with no problems. There will be no settings to configure in the Settings application upon installing Pull to Dismiss and no icons are added to your home screen. After you install this tweak, you will be able to use its feature and the only way to disable it will be to uninstall the tweak. I recommend Pull to Dismiss because it's free and does what it's meant to do efficiently and pleasantly. It's free; what do you have to lose for giving it a try?

    Name: Pull to Dismiss
    Price: FREE
    Repo: BigBoss
    Developer: Ryan Petrich
    Version: 1.0
    Editor's Rating:  5/5

    What are your thoughts about Pull to Dismiss? Share in the comments.

    Sources: Ryan Petrich
    This article was originally published in forum thread: [Review] 'Pull' the Keyboard Out of Your Way started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 24 Comments
    1. cjori's Avatar
      cjori -
      Apple (sort of) implemented this in iOS5, it's just limited to the Messages app. Pull to Dismiss is really cool because it allows the same gesture in every app with a keyboard and a scroll list.
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Quote Originally Posted by cjori View Post
      Apple (sort of) implemented this in iOS5, it's just limited to the Messages app. Pull to Dismiss is really cool because it allows the same gesture in every app with a keyboard and a scroll list.
      Ah right the Messages application I forgot, does have this. I agree that it's good for all-around iOS use though.
    1. KraXik's Avatar
      KraXik -
      Ryan Petrich is a God.
    1. A3gOwner's Avatar
      A3gOwner -
      It's kind of a cool tweak. Didn't think I'd like it but it's not bad.
    1. JPili's Avatar
      JPili -
      Very awesome! :]
    1. hotman's Avatar
      hotman -
      Great and useful tweaks. Something that I wonder why most of free tweaks are really cool and useful (like activator, icon renamer, multiiconremover, five column, five row, dim delay, hide clock, etc while paid tweaks rarely run smoothly
    1. PoEtikly's Avatar
      PoEtikly -
      Quote Originally Posted by cjori View Post
      Apple (sort of) implemented this in iOS5, it's just limited to the Messages app. Pull to Dismiss is really cool because it allows the same gesture in every app with a keyboard and a scroll list.
      I completely forgot about the messages app. I always have hidden that app with sbsettings and used BiteSMS (great app)
    1. Thomas Fähse's Avatar
      Thomas Fähse -
      Quote Originally Posted by hotman View Post
      Great and useful tweaks. Something that I wonder why most of free tweaks are really cool and useful (like activator, icon renamer, multiiconremover, five column, five row, dim delay, hide clock, etc while paid tweaks rarely run smoothly
      yeup they´re really awesome In my opinion, these little tweaks are worth the jailbreak
    1. djarkiz's Avatar
      djarkiz -
      I have BigBoss repo and can't find this tweak.......any suggestions?
    1. BenderRodriguez's Avatar
      BenderRodriguez -
      Awesome
    1. DnBKiD521's Avatar
      DnBKiD521 -
      Gestures are the new ui of the future. Bank on it
    1. R.Mortera's Avatar
      R.Mortera -
      Yeah this is neat tweak, but I hardly ever use my notes app or any other app that requires typing excluding the MMi app. Good review though.
    1. mr117's Avatar
      mr117 -
      It's there- I had to refresh Cydia twice (servers still laggy from all of us jb'ers trying to dl stuff since the jailbreak) to get it.


      Edit- seems a little hinky on Notes, have to find just the right spot to pull from. Often, I get a keystroke instead of a pull down.
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Quote Originally Posted by mr117 View Post
      It's there- I had to refresh Cydia twice (servers still laggy from all of us jb'ers trying to dl stuff since the jailbreak) to get it.


      Edit- seems a little hinky on Notes, have to find just the right spot to pull from. Often, I get a keystroke instead of a pull down.
      You can pull from half an inch above the keyboard.
    1. codvisp's Avatar
      codvisp -
      After installing this great tweak, it worked flawlessly for a few minutes then ALL apps started to crash just as the keyboard appeared! Even after I uninstalled, the crashes remained...
      Any solutions? I'm not able to use my phone
      UPDATE1: I have siri0us installed and I think that's where the conflict is... Since after I removed it and uninstalled pull to dismiss, my apps stopped crashing... Still, strange that I can still hide my keyboard though!
      UPDATE2: Even stranger, every time I install Seri0us (Pull to Dismiss uninstalled) apps still crashes!
      Any solutions?!

      After installing this great tweak, it worked flawlessly for a few minutes then ALL apps started to crash just as the keyboard appeared! Even after I uninstalled, the crashes remained...
      Any solutions? I'm not able to use my phone
      UPDATE1: I have siri0us installed and I think that's where the conflict is... Since after I removed it and uninstalled pull to dismiss, my apps stopped crashing... Still, strange that I can still hide my keyboard though!
      UPDATE2: Even stranger, every time I install Seri0us (Pull to Dismiss uninstalled) apps still crashes!
      Any solutions?!
    1. BenderRodriguez's Avatar
      BenderRodriguez -
      Quote Originally Posted by codvisp View Post
      After installing this great tweak, it worked flawlessly for a few minutes then ALL apps started to crash just as the keyboard appeared! Even after I uninstalled, the crashes remained...
      Any solutions? I'm not able to use my phone
      UPDATE1: I have siri0us installed and I think that's where the conflict is... Since after I removed it and uninstalled pull to dismiss, my apps stopped crashing... Still, strange that I can still hide my keyboard though!
      UPDATE2: Even stranger, every time I install Seri0us (Pull to Dismiss uninstalled) apps still crashes!
      Any solutions?!

      After installing this great tweak, it worked flawlessly for a few minutes then ALL apps started to crash just as the keyboard appeared! Even after I uninstalled, the crashes remained...
      Any solutions? I'm not able to use my phone
      UPDATE1: I have siri0us installed and I think that's where the conflict is... Since after I removed it and uninstalled pull to dismiss, my apps stopped crashing... Still, strange that I can still hide my keyboard though!
      UPDATE2: Even stranger, every time I install Seri0us (Pull to Dismiss uninstalled) apps still crashes!
      Any solutions?!
      First try reinstalling both at the same time again then do this process:

      Try installing SBSettings, respring, to open SBSettings slide finger across Statusbar

      Press Power, Safe Mode
      Safemode turns ALL hacks off now try it

      Does it work correctly in SafeMode?

      If so then it is from Cydia

      To deactivate Cydia stuff without uninstalling:
      First: Scroll your finger along the top again and exit safe mode
      Secound: go SBSettings->More->Mobile Substrate Addons
      Turn stuff off then exit and if the problem disappears it's one of the however many you turned off, slowly turn them on till you find the problem then turn the problem addon ON then uninstall it from Cydia if you don't turn it on before you uninstall some problems will stick around

      Please list the problem app below and thank me on site if all goes well if this doesn't work or u need help please just ask
    1. PabloAngel's Avatar
      PabloAngel -
      This tweak should be part of the top must have top ten tweaks for first time jailbreakers! It's a must! Thank you do much!
    1. iZangetsu's Avatar
      iZangetsu -
      This tweak is a must
    1. BenderRodriguez's Avatar
      BenderRodriguez -
      Quote Originally Posted by iZangetsu View Post
      This tweak is a must
      Would be nice if it was Global
    1. ceramicwhite's Avatar
      ceramicwhite -
      Quote Originally Posted by djarkiz View Post
      I have BigBoss repo and can't find this tweak.......any suggestions?
      ye they say it's available on BigBoss but I know for sure it's available on petrich's repo which is "rpetri.ch/repo"