Text Shake to Undo

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  1. Dallas Phil

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    I feel like an idiot, but could someone please tell me how to turn off this annoying shake to undo while texting? Thanks. Have a great weekend.


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  2. RoofMonkey

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    You can't turn it off, at least from what I've read on a few Apple forums. One of those annoying things ...
     
  3. fearofnormalcy

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    If you're jailbroken, you can use Activator to assign a different function to shaking your device. I have it set to bring up my SBSettings while I'm at my springboard. Pretty handy!
     
  4. Watcher

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    fearofnormalcy,

    Is there an app that merges the Undo function within the Copy/Paste Menu (JB, of course)? I daresay this is how it should behave natively anyway instead of the extremely puerile shaking.
     
  5. RoofMonkey

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    That's why I lurk around here... that never even crossed my mind. Going to change a few setting.
     
  6. fearofnormalcy

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    Dude, I had Activator-fest last week! Assigned a whole bunch of tasks/apps to tons of different gestures. People only think to use Activator when they get it with an app such as biteSMS, but it works as a great shortcut for ALL your tasks/apps. I've got Notes set to a pinch on my springboard, and my iPod set to open when I tap the center of my Volume pop-up, plus TONS of others. So, so handy!

    Watcher: Not sure of a tweak or app that'll do that, but I'll keep my eyes peeled, as I sift through Cydia for about an hour every day! Gotta do something when my 3yr old naps, right? ;)
     
  7. Lincoln

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    I concur. Has anybody else tried shaking to undo an iPad? Talk about feeling like an idiot..
     
  8. Europa

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    You can assign different functions to shaking the device, but it doesn't disable the stock Shake To Undo feature.
    ShakeToUndo Killer in Cydia. It's free.
     
  9. taurus66

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    Another reason why I joined this forum, I didn't even know that the iPhone 4 had this feature.
     
  10. JeffreyPooh

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    i don't understand the issue, isn't there a confirmation to "undo typing"... how often does it come up? are you jogging while texting? lol
     
  11. Europa

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    I inadvertently activate it multiple times a day. Having to cancel it all the time is annoying. I'd much rather just disable it since it's a feature I never use.
     
  12. {StatuSChecKa}

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    it came up for me a few times, and those few times are just a nuisance.
    Got rid of it now. JB FTW.
     
  13. TH55

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    same here, it happens to me several times a day...so annoying! For the longest time I didn't know what activated it, I finally did a search. Why do they implement so many useless, gimmicky, annoying features?!

    Is there a way to deactivate withOUT simply making shake activate something else? Like, why would I want anything to pop up multiple times a day when I don't want it to?!
     
  14. Europa

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    Yes, I've used a jailbreak tweak to disable it. It's called ShakeToUndo Killer.

    And before you say it, yes, I know you don't think we should have to jailbreak to disable it. ;)
     
  15. iphonewarrior

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    I use the shake to undo feature all the time. I do however think Apple should add an Activator type sub-menu into iOS. One less reason to jailbreak.
     
  16. fearofnormalcy

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    I was such an enthusiastic young jailbreaker back in 2010...

    *sigh*

    Memories....
     
  17. Europa

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    Heh. Those were the days, huh? I spent countless hours theming back then. I couldn't care less about that now. Now all I want to be able to do is shrink my icons.
     
  18. iphonewarrior

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    I was the same, constantly trying to run a fresh set of icons, wallpapers and widgets. In turn they did nothing but slow my phone down.

    I agree, this is another feature which should be added to iOS.

    Nowadays I want speed, nothing more. As long as my phone remains as lag free as possible I'll be a happy man.
     
  19. theorioles33

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    LOL! Me too! Patiently waiting for the 4S JB.
     
  20. theorioles33

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    Yup! STUkiller (shake to undo).
     

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