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08-13-2011, 11:23 AM #1
Disable Autocorrect In Safari Search Field With NoSearchCorrect
One of the factors that makes the jailbreak community great is the spontaneous nature of creating simple, free tweaks. The developers in this community always seem to have open ears and are looking for ways to make our lives much easier and our devices more useful. Plus, they give us the freedom to customize and change-up our devices however we wish by giving us many different options. However, this following situation of spontaneousness is probably one the most unique occurrences of this "phenomenon" in the history of the jailbreak community.
Yesterday on Twitter, comex (@comex) was looking for a tweak that could disable autocorrect in the Safari search field. Although this request may not be something extravagant, some people other than himself probably would like a way to disable this themselves also. His search to find a tweak that did this was to no avail - there was simply nothing on Cydia or elsewhere that did this at this point.
Overhearing this issue, Filippo Bigarella (@FilippoBiga) got right to work and in under 20 minutes created a tweak that disables autocorrect in the Safari search field.
Other than what is stated above, NoSearchCorrect does exactly as noted. Although simple, this tweak could come in handy to people who find the same issue that comex mentioned a problem worth fixing. This tweak adds no new icons to your SpringBoard or a settings tab in the Settings.app. Below is a picture that shows when NoSearchCorrect is not installed (as the header picture shows when it is installed).
I dialogued with Filippo a little this morning and asked him a few questions about NoSearchCorrect:
JOSH: How long did it actually take you create NoSeachCorrect (as I estimated above)?
FILIPPO: Maybe 10 minutes or less (no joke, it is a really simple tweak).
JOSH: What firmwares is NoSearchCorrect compatible on?
FILIPPO I was able to test it on only iOS 4.x. It should also work on iOS 3.1.x from what I can see but I can't be entirely sure.
JOSH: Is this tweak applicable for the iOS 5 beta?
FILIPPO No because in iOS 5, autocorrect is already disabled in the search field for Safari.
If you'd like to give it a shot, you can download the .deb file directly off of Filippo Bigarella's GitHub page for free. Note that NoSearchCorrect has not been tested on firmwares lower than 4.x so be wary (and report if possible whether it works or not). And as Filippo noted, there is no need to install and use this tweak if you're on the iOS 5 beta because this issue is already fixed.
Keep up to speed with information on NoSearchCorrect and other projects by Filippo Bigarella (@FilippoBiga) by following him on Twitter.
Source(s): comex, Filippo Bigarella, Filippo Bigarella's GitHub
Last edited by Joshua Tucker; 08-14-2011 at 09:45 AM.
08-13-2011, 12:04 PM #2
08-13-2011, 12:14 PM #3
These news updates are more boring after the next it seems. Modmyi is losing its luster, or maybe the Dev's just run out of things to make.
08-13-2011, 12:47 PM #4
08-13-2011, 02:01 PM #5
08-13-2011, 02:12 PM #6
Well, this is great news for people like me who want to turn off autocorrect ONLY in Safari search. Not for you? That's fine; no need to poop on the fun.
08-13-2011, 02:19 PM #7
When I can turn Auto-Correction off to do the exact same thing its not news worthy.
Get some good news.
08-13-2011, 02:22 PM #8
I once prayed to God for an iPhone, but quickly found out He didn't work that way...so I stole an iPhone and prayed for His forgiveness.
A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than you love yourself. - Josh Billings
08-13-2011, 02:26 PM #9
08-13-2011, 03:56 PM #10
Great tweak. Stuff like this I would never think of. I would just put up with it. Yet the idea was made and implemented in minutes.
Keep up the great work modders!
08-13-2011, 06:15 PM #11
It's not really spectacular news, but I downloaded it and installed. I think people are just getting antzy since the new Iphone is around the corner and there isnt much news specs/pics about it.
08-13-2011, 08:59 PM #12
Impressive(ten minutes), it's hard for me to take a shower that fast.
Awesome tweak for those who would need this. I for one like the auto search in safari and find it very useful. Thanks for the news Mr.Tuck
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Joshua Tucker (08-14-2011)
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08-14-2011, 02:43 AM #14
08-14-2011, 04:21 PM #15
As for the battles between Apple and Samsung, I'm interested in those too as an Apple shareholder. If you're not interested, you're only a click away from another site!
08-15-2011, 04:00 AM #16
Amazing, thank you, that auto correct kills me every single time, it's not worth it to me though having to turn off auto correct entirely when I can just hit the little x, still this is awesome.
Also, about ALL the people that complain about every post not being new, almost everything that is on the front page is helpful in some way, whether big or small. The only thing that I can see about every post is that there is always one or two people complaining about how those awful people that spend their time writing stories for us, have committed a new crime. Damn writers