ShowCase – Uppercase and Lowercase Characters on Keyboard

ShowCase is a nice little hack that changes the stock keyboard to display the current character case of the letters. Normally, the letters on the keyboard are always displayed as uppercase no matter if you have have the “Shift” key selected or not. With this hack, when the “Shift” key is selected, the characters on the keyboard will display as uppercase letters however if the “Shift” key is not selected, the characters on the keyboard will display as lowercase letters.

When I saw this hack in Cydia… I was like… dude, I could totally use that. So I gave it a shot. But, not gonna lie, it tripped me out a little. After using an iPhone for four years I’m not used to the keyboard characters switching before my eyes. However, I actually really like this hack. There are times, like when I’m typing in passwords, when it is nice to just look down at the keyboard and know if I’m about to type a uppercase or a lowercase letter. I will be keeping this hack around for awhile.

When you install ShowCase, it does not add an icon to your SpringBoard or add any settings in the stock Settings application. It is activated as soon as you install it in Cydia. To get rid of the hack, you would either need to uninstall it or use the Mobile Substrate Addons option in SBSettings. It would be nice to at least see the ability to activate/deactivate the app without having to install/uninstall it. Maybe we will get that option in an update. You can get ShowCase in Cydia via the BigBoss source.


Available In: Cydia Price: Free

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Comments

  1. I still cant decide if I like this hack. Its pretty cool but its kind of obvious why apple decided to keep it constant capitals, its much easier to look at the keyboard when its all caps, or maybe that’s just because I’ve had the all caps keyboard for so long its hard to adjust.

  2. Does this work with Five-row keyboard?

  3. I found this after i thought my phone had a problem , one day i realised it wasn’t showing lower case on the keyboard, assuming it must do by default, then did a google search and was relieved to find it was normal behaviour :/

    Works well here, only issue is that there is no option to remove it and undo all changes… You can re-install default fonts but it changes the permissions of the system font files (Helvetica), Notes (MarkerFelt) and Keycap fonts. This isn’t good, it creates a new user (1000) and sets owner and group of those files to that. I’m not sure why they had to do it this way. It doesn’t seem to affect the system, after removing ShowCase, and I don’t see a reason to ever remove it !

    • I did not have any problem at all when uninstalling this hack. Everything went completely back to normal. My keyboard went back to “stock” displaying only uppercase letters. Are you talking about the ShowCase hack?

    • Hi
      I am facing the same problem
      Uninstalled Showcase, but my iphone keyboard’s letters did not turn back to the uppercase letters which is the stock version
      what did this tweak cause? could you find a workaround to restore sock keyboard uppercase letters?
      Id appreciate you sharing your experience with me

      thanks

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