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  1. #1
    Default disable the touch screen during video play?
    is there a way to disable the touchscreen and/or home button during video play either on ipod or youtube. my 2 year old loves watching sesame street while on the road but he manages to exit out of the program all the time.
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  2. #2
    Hello there!

    I've been looking for exactly this fix for a long while. I'm a scientist, and read research papers on my iPad, but it's annoying that the zoom changes / the page flies about whenever I brush the screen with my hand, so the ability to lock the input is quite important to me.

    After weeks of searching, I've found two solutions, both of which require a jailbroken iPad. I know it's been a while since you posted this question, but I hope you see this post. I'll try and post this reply on a couple of other forums looking for this fix, too. Maybe next time you go on a search, you'll see one of them.

    Solution 1: Download a Cydia application called iWhiteboard. This uses activator gestures to enable a 'draw mode' which disables the touch screen as a by-product of it's function: scribbling all over the screen. However, you can enter the 'eraser tool' with a couple of clicks, which is essentially a disabled screen. No touch input will do anything, except the activator gesture to disable iWhiteboard.

    Solution 2: This is a better solution, I hope the developer considers adding it to a more mainstream repo. There is a repository for Cydia, created by a developer, for one single app: "Touch Lock". It's great.

    Add the source "http://cydia.myrepospace.com/tomoru84/" to Cydia. The server for this source is really slow, so be patient while it verifies the URL. Next, browse to the repo, and install Touch Lock. You can assign any activator gesture to lock/unlock the touch inputs on an iOS device. It works perfectly on my iPhone (running 4.1), but my iPad is on iOS4.3, so I've not been able to jailbreak it for a test just yet. Hopefully in the next week after Comex releases an untethered jailbreak for iOS4.3.

    UPDATE - Having just jailbroken iOS4.3.1 on my iPad, I'm disapointed to learn that "Touch Lock" is only compatible with iOS4.2.1 and below. Hopefully, in addition to moving this tweak to a mainstream repository, it will be updated soon to support the newer OS. However, the iWhiteboard trick still works for those running the latest itteration Apple's mobile OS. I will further edit this post if I ever discover a better solution.

    I hope this helps you (and others) who have been looking for a solution which allows the temporary disabling of touch-inputs on the iPad for reading, passing it around, watching videos etc. Enjoy!

    -G0lfYankee
    Last edited by G0lfYankee; 2011-04-05 at 07:19 PM. Reason: update

  3. #3
    http://www.myrepospace.com/profile/machster69/135170/Touch_Lock
    Runs on 4.3


    Quote Originally Posted by G0lfYankee View Post
    Hello there!

    I've been looking for exactly this fix for a long while. I'm a scientist, and read research papers on my iPad, but it's annoying that the zoom changes / the page flies about whenever I brush the screen with my hand, so the ability to lock the input is quite important to me.

    After weeks of searching, I've found two solutions, both of which require a jailbroken iPad. I know it's been a while since you posted this question, but I hope you see this post. I'll try and post this reply on a couple of other forums looking for this fix, too. Maybe next time you go on a search, you'll see one of them.

    Solution 1: Download a Cydia application called iWhiteboard. This uses activator gestures to enable a 'draw mode' which disables the touch screen as a by-product of it's function: scribbling all over the screen. However, you can enter the 'eraser tool' with a couple of clicks, which is essentially a disabled screen. No touch input will do anything, except the activator gesture to disable iWhiteboard.

    Solution 2: This is a better solution, I hope the developer considers adding it to a more mainstream repo. There is a repository for Cydia, created by a developer, for one single app: "Touch Lock". It's great.

    Add the source "http://cydia.myrepospace.com/tomoru84/" to Cydia. The server for this source is really slow, so be patient while it verifies the URL. Next, browse to the repo, and install Touch Lock. You can assign any activator gesture to lock/unlock the touch inputs on an iOS device. It works perfectly on my iPhone (running 4.1), but my iPad is on iOS4.3, so I've not been able to jailbreak it for a test just yet. Hopefully in the next week after Comex releases an untethered jailbreak for iOS4.3.

    UPDATE - Having just jailbroken iOS4.3.1 on my iPad, I'm disapointed to learn that "Touch Lock" is only compatible with iOS4.2.1 and below. Hopefully, in addition to moving this tweak to a mainstream repository, it will be updated soon to support the newer OS. However, the iWhiteboard trick still works for those running the latest itteration Apple's mobile OS. I will further edit this post if I ever discover a better solution.

    I hope this helps you (and others) who have been looking for a solution which allows the temporary disabling of touch-inputs on the iPad for reading, passing it around, watching videos etc. Enjoy!

    -G0lfYankee

  4. #4
    Default I found it for all who are looking
    its called incarcer app I been looking over and over all day I had it and forgot what it was called I looked in the activator app and searched for more actions in cydia and there it was so hope this post helps u I registered just so I can post to all who were looking

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