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07-20-2012, 04:35 PM #1
'MonoBar' Keeps the Double-Sized Status Bar Away
For those of you that hate when iOS makes the status bar double its original size in the middle of a phone call, FaceTime call, or when using the personal hotspot feature, iOS developer thekirbylover has a very simple and clean solution that will keep your application icons and application interfaces from being squished by the oversized status bar. The tweak is called MonoBar and as the name might suggest, it keeps your status bar from being any larger than one status bar.
As shown above, the tweak keeps the status bar from pushing your application icons down at a strange position. The same is true for applications such as games where the status bar just invades your screen unwantedly and uses up your limited pixels and even causes issues with some in-app buttons.
The tweak will let the status bar continue to illuminate and pulse its normal colors. This means you will be able to tell when you are in a phone call, or when you are using the personal hotspot feature because calling is always marked green and personal hotspot is always marked a light blue. For certain applications like Voice Memos and Shazam, the red status bar will also be resized to the size of the original status bar.
Since the tweak puts the status bar back to its original size, you won’t be able to tap on it as a shortcut to the application that the status bar is displaying for. For example, when you’re in a call and you start searching the Web, the green status bar will say, “touch to return to call.” Well with MonoBar, you can kiss that feature goodbye. You will need to open the multitasking App Switcher or find the application icon on your home screen to return to your phone application.
MonoBar is an open source jailbreak tweak and its source code can be viewed here. For those of you that don't like the over-sized status bar, this tweak will be a great solution for you. There are no options to configure for this tweak and it won't work on the iPad.
Requirements: iPhone or iPod touch
Editor's Rating: 4/5
07-20-2012, 05:12 PM #2
Very nice!... I personally don't mind the tap to go back feature not being there. Now your spring board and apps look normal while in call. Thumbs up to the dev.
PS could have made it paid app, I'd biteHit the thanks button if I helped in any way
07-21-2012, 12:14 AM #3
07-21-2012, 12:16 AM #4
So why is the tweak useless? This is one of the better ones I've seen for free in a long time.
07-21-2012, 01:07 AM #5
07-21-2012, 10:17 PM #6
One person's opinion, if you don't share that opinion cool.... good thing we live in a country where we can have and voice our different opinions.
07-22-2012, 10:59 AM #7
I agree, I see very little use with it. I mean, its barely there, and not even intrusive. Kudos for being able to do it, but really, is it that annoying? how many downloaded it.
07-22-2012, 11:56 AM #8
07-22-2012, 12:09 PM #9
07-22-2012, 06:57 PM #10
It also offers a sense of being able to multitask.
The tweak is also much more versatile than being limited to FaceTime – it also works with phone calls, personal hotspot, and recording apps, which all increase the size of the status bar.
08-06-2012, 02:54 AM #11
THANK YOU!!! FINALLY!!!!! I've been waiting for something like this for SO long!!
01-03-2014, 12:36 PM #12
Aaaaand now it doesn't work on iOS 7.