1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar


    It seems that with each major iOS update, Apple adds more preference panes to iOSís Settings application. In addition, when we install a lot of jailbreak tweaks, we also tend to add a lot of preference panes to iOSí Settings application. At some point, it gets harder and harder to find what weíre looking for because the list of preference panes in the Settings application can get really long.

    A free jailbreak tweak that just came out in Cydia today called highlightGeneral by iOS developer DngayRas attempts to make it easier to spot the General preferences pane in the Settings application when your list of preference panes get really long.

    Itís a minor modification that colors the General preference pane blue, while leaving all of the rest of the preferences panes black. The General preference pane is a pane that we use often to adjust our settings, so it could be useful if you have a long list of preference panes. If you have a short list of preference panes, you might not need the tweak, unless you like the looks of the blue label.

    Right now the tweak doesn't offer a whole lot of flexibility, and it has no options to configure. It would be cool if the developer included the ability to select the color that you want, and the ability to apply the color to any preference pane that you want in a future update. On the other hand, if you find it to be getting harder to spot your General preference pane, you can give highlightGeneral a try.

    Name: highlightGeneral
    Price: FREE
    Version: 1.0-1
    Repo: BigBoss
    Developer: DngayRas
    Editor's Rating: / 2.5/5
    2013-02-19 12:19 AM
  2. Simon's Avatar
    Lol, it's the little things that make all the difference.
    2013-02-19 12:53 AM
  3. Raybeast's Avatar
    Wow. The word useless just got a whole new definition.
    The General panel always stays in the same place, as jailbreak app configuration panels go on the bottom.
    2013-02-19 01:27 AM
  4. GrumpySod's Avatar
    A tweak that allows you to reorder the settings the way you want them would be good!
    2013-02-19 01:35 AM
  5. WithinTemptationFan's Avatar
    Lol, It shouldn't be THAT hard to locate the general settings option.
    2013-02-19 03:33 AM
  6. BhadKarma's Avatar
    A tweak that allows you to reorder the settings the way you want them would be good!
    It's called like folder preferences or something. It's in cydia ... It always u to make your own categories and put them anywhere.
    2013-02-19 03:44 AM
  7. thazsar's Avatar
    It's called like folder preferences or something. It's in cydia ... It always u to make your own categories and put them anywhere.
    You're correct! It's called Preference Folders. I was actually a beta tester for this tweak! It hasnt been updated for iOS 6.x but it still worx. I have it on my ip5!!!
    Make the General Preference Pane Easier to Spot With 'highlightGeneral'-image.jpg

    You cannot reorder the settings, though. Only place settings into folders
    Last edited by thazsar; 2013-02-19 at 04:22 AM.
    2013-02-19 04:14 AM
  8. BhadKarma's Avatar
    You're correct! It's called Preference Folders. I was actually a beta tester for this tweak! It hasnt been updated for iOS 6.x but it still worx. I have it on my ip5!!!
    Make the General Preference Pane Easier to Spot With 'highlightGeneral'-image.jpg

    You cannot reorder the settings, though. Only place settings into folders
    Thanks +1
    2013-02-19 06:19 AM
  9. CZroe's Avatar
    I'm still mad that I have to go to General settings so often for things that deserve their own primary category, like Bluetooth.
    2013-02-20 06:03 PM
  10. BhadKarma's Avatar
    I'm still mad that I have to go to General settings so often for things that deserve their own primary category, like Bluetooth.
    sbsettings toggle. Makes
    It much more simple
    2013-02-20 06:10 PM
  11. thazsar's Avatar
    I'm still mad that I have to go to General settings so often for things that deserve their own primary category, like Bluetooth.
    That's what 'Homescreen Settings' is for! Check it out on Cydia!
    Make the General Preference Pane Easier to Spot With 'highlightGeneral'-image.jpgMake the General Preference Pane Easier to Spot With 'highlightGeneral'-image.jpg
    Last edited by thazsar; 2013-02-20 at 08:31 PM.
    2013-02-20 08:29 PM
  12. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
    That's what 'Homescreen Settings' is for! Check it out on Cydia!
    Make the General Preference Pane Easier to Spot With 'highlightGeneral'-image.jpgMake the General Preference Pane Easier to Spot With 'highlightGeneral'-image.jpg
    That "Devices" label looks so yucky. The developer should do something about that.
    2013-02-20 08:43 PM
  13. BhadKarma's Avatar
    That's what 'Homescreen Settings' is for! Check it out on Cydia!
    Make the General Preference Pane Easier to Spot With 'highlightGeneral'-image.jpgMake the General Preference Pane Easier to Spot With 'highlightGeneral'-image.jpg
    Kept putting me in safe mode. "Add a button "
    2013-02-20 08:48 PM
  14. CZroe's Avatar
    That's what 'Homescreen Settings' is for! Check it out on Cydia!
    Make the General Preference Pane Easier to Spot With 'highlightGeneral'-image.jpgMake the General Preference Pane Easier to Spot With 'highlightGeneral'-image.jpg
    sbsettings toggle. Makes
    It much more simple
    Yeah, I know we have options. Thanks. I'm just saying that Apple needs to fix their categorization for all users. Bluetooth is not some obscure thing that needs to be buried with all the other "General" things that weren't important enough to get their own category.
    2013-02-20 08:55 PM
  15. BhadKarma's Avatar
    Yeah, I know we have options. Thanks. I'm just saying that Apple needs to fix their categorization for all users. Bluetooth is not some obscure thing that needs to be buried with all the other "General" things that weren't important enough to get their own category.
    Oh ya. Very true.
    2013-02-20 09:40 PM
  16. thazsar's Avatar
    That "Devices" label looks so yucky. The developer should do something about that.
    It's the Apple 'Devices' label. It has nothing to do w/ the tweak. Go to Bluetooth in Settings and you'll see it's the same

    Kept putting me in safe mode. "Add a button "
    My apologies...
    Homescreen Settings hasn't been updated yet. Unzip and add these files to: var/mobile/Library/WebClips

    You can manually change the icons if you want like I originally did!

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/ygtjpssfah...en%20icons.zip
    Last edited by thazsar; 2013-02-20 at 11:05 PM.
    2013-02-20 11:01 PM
  17. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
    It's the Apple 'Devices' label. It has nothing to do w/ the tweak. Go to Bluetooth in Settings and you'll see it's the same
    Yes, I know it's the same. The tweak pulls the pane out onto the home screen and doesn't put anything between the label and your home screen wallpaper, which creates an ugly appearance. That could be tweaked for aesthetic purposes.
    2013-02-20 11:21 PM
  18. thazsar's Avatar
    Yes, I know it's the same. The tweak pulls the pane out onto the home screen and doesn't put anything between the label and your home screen wallpaper, which creates an ugly appearance. That could be tweaked for aesthetic purposes.
    True-true
    2013-02-21 12:24 AM
  19. thazsar's Avatar
    I just updated my WiFi, BT & Equalizer icons for Homescreen Settings.

    Unzip and place these in:
    /var/mobile/Library/WebClips

    Enjoy!

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/e02jxusbf8...Homescreen.zip

    Make the General Preference Pane Easier to Spot With 'highlightGeneral'-image.jpg
    Last edited by thazsar; 2013-02-23 at 06:48 PM.
    2013-02-23 06:41 PM
  20. Shigoroku's Avatar
    I'm still mad that I have to go to General settings so often for things that deserve their own primary category, like Bluetooth.
    That was fixed for EVERYONE using iOS 6+.
    Last edited by Shigoroku; 2013-02-28 at 12:13 AM.
    2013-02-28 12:10 AM
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