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  • [Review] Want to Keep Home Screen Icons Solid Even When In the App Switcher?

    With this tweak, your apps will remain solid.

    If you have ever been annoyed by the fact that when you open your App Switcher your applications become transparent in the background, then maybe this tweak is what you've been looking for. It's called No Ghostly Icons and it makes the screenshot above a reality. If you aren't sure what the difference is, then look at the screenshot below which shows the App Switcher before the tweak is installed:



    While the tweak promises no real helpful functionality, it lets you have the preference of having your home screen applications out of focus or constantly opaque just like what you're viewing in the App Switcher. To me, I think that having the icons solid in the background does nothing but make things harder on the eyes. The stock iOS look where the icons are transparent makes the focus much easier to view without getting a headache from the clutter.

    One thing to note is that just because they are solid doesn't mean that you can tap on them. When you open the App Switcher you will still need to tap the home button or press the home button to exit the App Switcher before you can tap the applications on your home screen. The effect is only visual and it doesn't really make anything different in terms of operation. I'm not too sure what anyone might want to use this tweak for, but if it's something that you will use, then it's free in Cydia today.

    If you have any special themes and you like to see them, maybe you'll find that this tweak helps emphasize the beauty of it from every angle of the iOS home screen. No Ghostly Icons doesn't add any icons to your home screen and there are no settings to configure for it. It's one of those tweaks that is effective immediately and can only be disabled by uninstalling it. I don't have any personal uses for it, but one man's trash is another man's treasure. On a side note, it does what it says it is supposed to do.

    Name: No Ghostly Icons
    Price: FREE
    Version: 1.0-1
    Repo: BigBoss
    Developer: Mr. Russian
    Editor's Rating: / 2.5/5

    What are your thoughts about No Ghostly Icons? Do you think you will get any use out of it? Share in the comments.

    Sources: Cydia
    This article was originally published in forum thread: [Review] Make Your Applications In the Background of the App Switcher Opaque started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 17 Comments
    1. Agent929's Avatar
      Agent929 -
      Hmm...no thanks
    1. Liambakerg's Avatar
      Liambakerg -
      Don't get me wrong... I take my hat off to the devs for being able to do these things but...why this one? Doesn't make much sense to me?
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Quote Originally Posted by Liambakerg View Post
      Don't get me wrong... I take my hat off to the devs for being able to do these things but...why this one? Doesn't make much sense to me?
      I agree lol
    1. fabbuloso's Avatar
      fabbuloso -
      i installed it.Somehow it doesnt feel good thanks but no thanks.
    1. 1jono's Avatar
      1jono -
      Nice tweek but can't really see the point.
      I like the icons fading when you open the switcher because it is less busy and allows you to concentrate on the icons in the switcher.
      I think it is too busy with all the icons showing.
    1. xMentality's Avatar
      xMentality -
      I prefer the opaque. I'm sure this will suite someone's taste, certainly not mine.
    1. Liambakerg's Avatar
      Liambakerg -
      Still good work Mr Russian! Keep them tweaks coming!! You can never have too many tweaks
    1. iSteed's Avatar
      iSteed -
      All I can say is...... LOL
    1. micaiah12's Avatar
      micaiah12 -
      once on rare occasions, Apple's way of doing it is better.
    1. nat130's Avatar
      nat130 -
      Is it just me, or does this "review" seem totally pointless. I mean, a four paragraph review for a totally miscellaneous tweak? Yeah some people my like it, but it seems way too minor and totally non-groundbreaking to warrant a review...
    1. Rich246's Avatar
      Rich246 -
      This doesn't seem to work on my iPad 2, jailbroken on 4.3.3
    1. keenpois0n's Avatar
      keenpois0n -
      I like your work mr russian! I've got this installed & I like it
    1. Mr. Russian's Avatar
      Mr. Russian -
      I just felt like making this tweak, didn't think of it being useful anyways. =P

      Quote Originally Posted by keenpois0n View Post
      I like your work mr russian! I've got this installed & I like it
      Thanks

      Quote Originally Posted by Rich246 View Post
      This doesn't seem to work on my iPad 2, jailbroken on 4.3.3
      If you want to send me a file I specify then I can add the compatibility.
    1. xMentality's Avatar
      xMentality -
      Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Russian View Post
      I just felt like making this tweak, didn't think of it being useful
      Alot more than I could ever make, maybe something you make in future will be accepted by a wider audience. Nonetheless this app is obviously a welcome addition to a kneash audience. That's not a bad thing either.

      Good luck with your future mods.
    1. Mr. Russian's Avatar
      Mr. Russian -
      Quote Originally Posted by xMentality View Post
      Alot more than I could ever make, maybe something you make in future will be accepted by a wider audience. Nonetheless this app is obviously a welcome addition to a kneash audience. That's not a bad thing either.

      Good luck with your future mods.
      It's very simple btw, I'm working on a better tweak ATM anyways
    1. Rich246's Avatar
      Rich246 -
      @Mr. Russian, Which file do you need?
    1. Mr. Russian's Avatar
      Mr. Russian -
      Quote Originally Posted by Rich246 View Post
      @Mr. Russian, Which file do you need?
      Through ssh or iFile navigate to /System/Library/CoreServices/SpringBoard.app and send me a download link for the SpringBoard file in that directory. Then I will update this tweak ASAP