Get rid of the unnecessary device border from the iOS Simulator
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SimulatorBorderKiller

Make the iOS Simulator ever-so-slightly less annoying.

What is this?

SimulatorBorderKiller does two things:

1. Hides the device border around the simulator window

Normally, the iOS Simulator only hides the device border when you shrink it to 75% or 50%. SimulatorBorderKiller allows you to show just the titlebar even when running at 100% scale. Keep the simulator nice and large without sacrificing space.

2. Shows you the current device orientation in the titlebar

Now that the device border is always hidden, which way is up? This adds the device orientation to the window's title. Never end up upside down by accident again!

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How do I use it?

  1. Install a SIMBL-loading system, such as EasySIMBL
  2. Build the project or download the latest release
  3. Move SimulatorBorderKiller.bundle into ~/Library/Application Support/SIMBL/Plug-ins
  4. Relaunch the iOS Simulator

Version compatibility

Developed and tested against Xcode 5.0.2 and 5.1DP1. In order to avoid potential incompatibilities with future versions of the iOS Simulator, MaxBundleVersion is set inside SIMBLTargetApplications in the Info.plist. You will need to update MaxBundleVersion to ensure SIMBL loads the bundle into future versions of the iOS Simulator.

License

MIT License

Copyright (c) 2013 Kent Sutherland

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of
this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal in
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