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Configurator FAQ & Documentation
« on: July 02, 2013, 04:49:17 AM »
Updated 8/11/2013

About
In Whited00r 7, the Configurator tool was introduced, which allowed for quick and fast control over your system.
This post should clear up any questions you may have about what toggles do, or what it is even.
This is not a thread going in depth about how to use features, just what they do in the system.
Without further ado, lets get started shall we?
I will try to group these together how they are in the configurator, but the layout of the switches is likely to change, so for your sanity, please use the find in page function in your browser to find the function you are wondering about ;) (ctrl+f for most browsers, although it may be ctrl+s for others)

Toggles in blue require Advanced Config to be enabled to show up

Features
Quick control over the new features in Whited00r 7, what could be better? (aside from the features, the speed and the firmware in general ;) ).

Wallpaper
This is your homescreen and lockscreen background wallpaper. You can still have a lockscreen wallpaper with this disabled, but no homescreen wallpaper.

Folders
This is the folder feature of whited00r, that happens when you drag one icon over another, just like iOS4+. Disabling this feature will still leave the icons on your homescreen, but all the apps should be out of the folders.  When re-enabling this all the apps will go back into their old folders so you don't have to worry about redoing all the folders.

Backgrounder
What makes the manual multitasking tick, this allows apps to run in the background. Having too many apps backgrounded is hard on the system though, and will result in lag and battery drain.
This conflicts with the Siri tweak, so the configurator will disable one or the other automatically if you have both enabled.

App Switcher
Whited00r now allows you to choose the sort of app switcher you want to use.
-Manual Multitasking
--This is true multitasking thanks to backgrounder and the app switcher from whited00r 4.x and 5.x, it will only show the apps that are actually in the background (phone and mail and iPod are always open due to the system, you can't close them out using this). To use, either enable the minimize button and tap that when in an app to enable backgrounding, or else hold down the home button in apps to enable/disable multitasking. To close apps out of multitasking either hold down the home button while in it, or else hold down on the icons in the app switcher and tap the little red (-) button.
-Recent Apps
--The app switcher from whited00r 6 improved to have music controls and look into memory leaks, this app switcher will only show apps that were recently opened, and does not actually include true multitasking. None of the apps in the switcher are actually open. Backgrounder is actually disabled when this is the choice of app switcher.
-iOS7 Switcher
-- iOS 7 style recent apps. These aren't actually running in the background, so closing out of them wouldn't do anything.

Siri (Sara)
The Siri replica/virtual assistant for whited00r that is activated by holding down the home button anywhere.
This conflicts with backgrounder, please only have one enabled at a time!

Banner notifications
Finally, whited00r has banner notifications for iOS. This toggle enables/disables this feature.
When disabled you wills till get push notifications, but they will be the old 3.1.3 style notifications.

Safari Unibar
Unified search/URL bar in Safari. Nothing special, just a little extra put in. Disabled by default and requires Advanced Config to be enabled to see it.

Control Center
Toggles the Control Center feature in Whited00r 7, which is activated via a swipe up from the bottom in any app.

Cell Data
This toggle enables/disables the data connection from your SIM (doesn't touch the wifi or GPS/texting/calling).  When disabled, you will no longer have 3G, Edge, or GRPS data connection. You can still call and text, although MMS will not work.   Wifi and GPS will work the same as well. To enable it again, just toggle it back on and apply the settings.

Visual Settings
There are a lot of different visual things to configure with Whited00r 7, and this is the place to do that! Most of these toggles require Advanced Config to be enabled.

Icon shadows
Icon shadows on the homescreen can be enabled by this toggle, although for speed and smoothness it is probably best not to have this enabled.

Folder Effects
A nice little treat from the folders that has been in there for ages but never had a toggle for average users, is the fading of the homscreen when opening up a folder. This is disabled by default because it slows down the opening of folders, and might cause some low memory safemode crashes when opening/closing folders.

Multitasking Effects
For the manual multitasking, this fades homescreen icons when activate it.

LS bounce
This toggle enables/disables a bounce on the lockscreen when you do not slide all the way to unlock the device or open the camera, as well as just when tapping on the screen (not music controls or volume slider).

Launch Images
This is the feature that when you close an app, it takes a snapshot of it to use as the launch image next time.  Kind of a quick feel to it for apps that load quickly.  When disabled, the apps will use the default loading images.

SnappShot Apps
Used as a fallback for when you don't want the launch images enabled, but do want to use the recent apps feature and still snapshot apps when they are closed.

Unlock Animation
An attempt at an iOS 7 style unlock animation for your springboard icons.

Icon Animation
An attempt at iOS 7 style animations for app launch. Does not work for icons in the dock.


LS background blur
A feature of Bruce, which may not actually be in the whited00r 7 release that blurs the background of the lockscreen when you receive a notification and have Banners notifications enabled.  This gives a slight pause for the first notification, but after that everything is just as fast as before.

iOS7 Style notifications
This gives you the iOS7 style of banner notifications, rather than the iOS5 and iOS6 style.  Having this enabled also gives you more lines for the notification text.  Having this enabled also gives you an overlay on the lockscreen wallpaper.

Darker LS background
Have a darker background overlay rather than a lighter one. I have found this looks better than the lighter one, but the choice is yours.

Daemons
Background services running on the system, you can disable them as you wish.

Cydia AutoInstall
The auto install feature of Cydia that when .debs are placed in /var/root/Media/Cydia/Autoinstall and you reboot, it will install them (requiring another reboot for anything to take effect).  This can be disabled because of the .deb installer feature of the new App Time Machine. (Some prefer to use this though).

Spotlight search
Disabling this will stop the spotlight search results from loading, giving you a quicker device.  Please note that this does not hide the spotlight page as that would require a substrate

Kill Frozen Apps
This will stop the device from force quitting unresponsive apps.  Most people can get away without using this, but if you use a memory intensive game you may want to have this enabled to save a reboot to unfreeze the device.

Copy/Paste
When disabled, you no longer will be able to have a working copy/paste (it will still show up, just no paste option).

Accessories
With this disabled, you no longer will be able to use accessories like FM transmitters and iHome type devices that use the charging port. You can still charge, just not use them feature wise.

Album artwork
If this is disabled, you might not have any album art anymore (lockscreen and music app). You can still play music however, and you might get away with still having art (some people do, some people don't).

Push notifications
This is the push notification feature for the entire device. With this disabled, you will no longer receive push notifications (SMS and phone calls will still come through and alert you).

Exchange
Google/Microsoft exchange sync capabilities.

SIM Card Import
Syncs contacts from the SIM card and vice versa. If disabled, you can't use this feature.

VPN Support
When disabled, you will no longer be able to use VPN features.

App Update Checks
When disabled, you will no longer get automatic app update checks from the App Store (the badge on the app icon, and possibly the ability to use the Updates tab in the App Store).  Seeing 3.1.3 is long gone in support from the App Store updates, you probably want to disable this as well ;)

Advanced Toggles
These aren't for your average user, but should appeal to the power users out there.

Profile Janitor
Has to do with trusted wifi networks, and warns you if a wifi connection is insecure or a web certificate is not trusted/out of date or invalid.

BlueTooth
Disabling this disables the bluetooth function of the device. Before enabling bluetooth in the settings make sure this switch is ON.

Location Services
Flipping this switch to the off position will stop location services from working, you won't even get popups asking for location permissions anymore until you turn it back on.  GPS might not work when this is disabled either, so be warned!

CommCenter (Cell Services)
The entire cell phone functionality of the device, disabling this headshots your cell cervices, meaning no calls and no data.  Wifi, bluetooth, and location services (GPS) will still be usable when this is disabled, but still use at your own risk because there may be status bar bugs relating to this (says searching, unable to put in airplane mode and so on).

Smooth animations
This attempts to force the app to wait for the launch animation to complete before launching an app.

Video buffer fix
Having this enabled reduces the quality of videos, thus improving the loading time of youtube and other internet videos.

Reset folders
When you leave this switch on and apply the settings, it will reset your entire folder layout and reset permissions and ownerships as well. This can help fix some issues with folders, as well as save time in removing a lot of apps from folders or just removing the icons for them entirely.

Font Mover
When enabled, this will move the font files out of the system directory into the mobile one, giving more free file system space for Cydia packages.

Audio Mover
When enabled, this will move the system audio files out of the system directory into the mobile one, giving more free file system space for Cydia packages. (such as the keyboard clicks, unlock sounds and such).

RingTone Mover
When enabled, this will move the ringtones out of the system directory into the mobile one, giving more free file system space for Cydia packages.

Language Remover
When enabled, the configurator will search the file system for non-English language packs and remove them. Currently it is not configurable for other languages. For finer control, and for use with non-English language packs, use the terminal tool.

Dictionary Mover
When enabled, this will move the keyboard dictionary files out of the system directory into the mobile one, giving more free file system space for Cydia packages.

Minimize Button
Enable/disable the minimize button in the manual multitasking. Tapping the minimize button while in an app will send it to the background (provided backgrounder is enabled).

Alright, hope that explains some things and clears stuff up!