‘The Quick Brown Fox’ brings new customization options to the stock iOS keyboard

By , Jun 18, 2013

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The Quick Brown Fox — it sounds like a weird name for a jailbreak tweak, but you’ll quickly realize that it makes sense due to the fact that it adds some cool new features to the iOS keyboard. The Quick Brown Fox adds new features to your keyboard like Auto Twins, which automatically inserts a closing pair of parentheses or brackets when you typing the opening symbols. There’s also Auto Space, which automatically places a space behind any configured symbol key.

Lastly, and perhaps most significant, you have Jumping Keys. Jumping Keys allows you to configure certain symbols to automatically jump you back to the alpha keyboard once typed. It works exactly like the apostrophe key works on a stock keyboard, but this allows you to configure apostrophe-like action to virtually any symbol key.

The Quick Brown Fox may sound a bit confusing, but that’s what video walkthroughs were made for. Check inside, as we go hands-on The Quick Brown Fox, and showcase how it all works.

So yes, while the Quick Brown Fox sounds like something you’d see when opening up a font, or something you’d type in Mavis Beacon, it’s actually a really cool jailbreak tweak. Due to its name, it’s easy to overlook it, but don’t. After all, it is free on Cydia’s BigBoss repo, and it does some pretty original stuff. What do you think?

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  • pegger1

    “The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog” is commonly used for fonts and typing programs because it contains the whole alphabet.

    • Jeff

      right.

  • Marijan

    excellent tweak!

  • ConduciveMammal

    It’s a bit dumb how – when using the auto-close – the cursor isn’t placed in the middle of them. It’s more of a pain to tap and hold to get the mag. Glass up and move the cursor than to just tap the symbol button again. If that was fixed, it would be a pretty great tweak.

    • mkOS

      I totally agree! When I read the review, I thought it was going to work that way. Then I saw the video and was disappointed.

      Also, it would have been better a couple of months ago, before AltKeyboard was released. AltKeyboard is one of the best tweaks I own, and this one aims in that direction but it’s miles away.

      • Stephen Michael Simon

        Doesn’t AltKeyboard not work with ColorKeyboard? I think I read this and was the reason I never bought it.

      • mkOS

        I Don´t know, I never installed ColorKeyboard.

  • genXhippie

    My iP5 likes this tweak, thanks.

  • Gorgonphone

    oh and still no swipe equivalent?? omg

    • genXhippie

      I know, pathetic and sad isn’t it.

  • Clark

    I really miss this tweak. Can someone tell the developer how much i miss this tweak and encourage them to update it to work with iOS7. Please.