Hey, I just discovered a cool feature. When you pull the notification bar down, if you slide your finger along the bottom 'handle' of the bar (the blue part that lights up), you can 'slide' between notifications and quick settings.
I remember reading about this on CM Google+ page. There G+ page is a pretty good place to check out, they usually post when cool new features are getting merged, new devices getting support etc. https://plus.google.com/+CyanogenMod/
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