If you use Mobile Safari to do all of your mobile Web browsing on your iOS 7 device(s), then you may be familiar with the blur effect at the top of the Web browser. The navigation bar is designed to blur anything that resides behind it, making for what feels like a more sloppy view.

A new free jailbreak tweak called NoSafariTopBlur by iOS developer termus1997 removes that blur effect so that any Web content that falls behind Safari's navigation bar remains legible instead of blurry, as shown above.

Rather than a blur, it makes it more of a transparent effect. You can still distinguish the navigation bar from the content because of its bold color.

It's worth noting that NoSafariTopBlur works whether you're in private browsing mode or not. We have used private browsing mode for our screenshot examples, which gives Safari that dark tint. When you're in regular browsing mode, the navigation just looks lighter instead, but the same blur effect rules apply in that it'll be blurry without the tweak and transparent with the tweak.

From what we can see, the tweak is merely for aesthetics and not really for any functional benefit. On the other hand, we think it offers a nicer look than stock.

If you would like to give NoSafariTopBlur a try, it's available for free right now in Cydia's BigBoss repository. iOS 7 is required for the installation and there are no options to configure for the tweak.

Name: NoSafariTopBlur
Price: FREE
Version: 0.0.1-1
Requirements: iOS 7.0-7.1.2
Tested on: iPhone 5 running iOS 7.1.2
Repo: BigBoss
Developer: termus1997
Editor's Rating: / 3.5/5