by Adam Marks on 2/25/2013 | ; Tags: tip a day, touchpad, just type, tweaks, LunaCE | 0 comments
This tip is only for HP TouchPads running webOS 3.0.5 and LunaCE 4.9.5 or higher
While accessing Just Type to perform a search on your TouchPad is never more than a swipe and a tap away (by swiping up to minimize the current app and then tapping on the "Just type..." search bar), LunaCE--the homebrew update for the TouchPad by WebOS Ports based off the Open Source "webOS Community Edition" (not to be confused with Open webOS)--makes it even easier. LunaCE gives you the ability to add a persistent icon to the status bar on the top of the TouchPad's screen that will give you quick-access to the Just Type search screen from almost anywhere in webOS. If you can see the icon on the top-right of the screen, you can access Just Type and won't even need to leave your current app first.
Note that LunaCE is currently in beta so you will need to go through the process to set-up the beta feeds in Preware, which can be found at testing.preware.org. In addition, you will need to have Tweaks installed on your TouchPad to toggle this new feature. Once you have both of them installed, you just need to go to the "Luna" section of Tweaks and toggle "Enable Search Icon" to YES in the "STATUS BAR" section to activate this feature.