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  • 'StatusTab' Shows the Status Bar in Full-screen Apps Instead of a Grabber


    For those of you that want to see your Status Bar in full-screen applications, but want to still be able to take advantage of your full-screen applications when you want to, check out a new free jailbreak tweak called StatusTab by iOS developer Alan Yip.

    As shown above, the tweak replaces the Notification Center grabber with the actual Status Bar when you drag down from the top of the display in full-screen applications, such as games or those that play videos. This makes it much easier and faster to get to important information such as the time, battery percentage, Wi-Fi/Carrier signal strength, and more.

    Since you’re pulling down to reveal the Status Bar, you’ll see a nice slide-in animation and then the Status Bar will disappear again after a few seconds, just like the Notification Center grabber does. If you swipe down a second time on the Status Bar after revealing it with StatusTab, Notification Center will open, so this tweak doesn't outright disable your ability to get to Notification Center (that's a plus!).

    The tweak works in both landscape and portrait mode. After installing it, you can head over to the Settings application to find a preferences pane for StatusTab:



    From the preferences pane, you’ll be able to enable and disable the tweak on demand, as well as choose the style of the Status Bar when you reveal it with StatusTab. You can pick between the default (silver) Status Bar, a black translucent (see through) Status Bar, or a black opaque (non-see through) Status Bar. The one you pick is completely up to your tastes.

    Since you are the one showing the Status Bar, the tweak doesn't make the Status Bar disturb your full-screen gameplay like some other tweaks do. Because of the fact that the Status Bar disappears on its own after a few seconds, you will be able to enjoy the full-screen experience without giving up your ability to see the Status Bar.

    StatusTab is by far the cleanest attempt to make the Status Bar available in full-screen applications we’ve seen. If the Status Bar is important to you and you don’t want to leave the application you’re in to bring up Notification Center to see the Status Bar, then StatusTab is for you. Check it out!

    Name: StatusTab
    Price: FREE
    Version: 1.0.0-1
    Requirements: iOS 5+
    Repo: BigBoss
    Developer: Alan Yip
    Editor's Rating:  5/5
    This article was originally published in forum thread: 'StatusTab' Shows the Status Bar in Full-screen Apps Instead of a Grabber started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 2 Comments
    1. Mc-Lovin_341's Avatar
      Mc-Lovin_341 -
      This is something that apple should have done in the first place! Love it, thank you.
    1. Mrteacup's Avatar
      Mrteacup -
      Love this!