Do not like the .com in Safari

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by xkmxkmxlmx, Jun 23, 2013.

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    xkmxkmxlmx

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    Overall I am really liking iOS 7 so far. Especially once I installed some darker wallpapers to contrast all the new lighter white scheme.

    I am looking forward to the final release with all the bugs ironed out and a snappier response time.

    That said, one change I can not stand is the ".com" button when searching/typing in safari. I constantly hit it and it has made typing on the kb frustrating on a kb that I usually find far superior to any other mobile device.
     
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    i agree! i have hit that so many times...
     
  3. macrumors member

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    OMG, totally agree with this, it's one of the most frustrating things on this mediocre update >.<
     
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    it's even worse with .co.uk ://
     
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    ohbrilliance

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    Likewise, the missing period key on the main keyboard makes it harder to type URLs in the address bar.
     
  6. macrumors regular

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    This has to be the reason we didn't haven a unified location/search bar before. It's so super freaking frustrating to type anything there. Major usability issue. Hope they come up with another solution.
     
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    I have to practice hitting the space bar by pressing the exact middle.. not feeling it. maybe a .com symbol would help instead and make the spacebar bigger again..
     
  8. macrumors 6502a

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    Agreed, the .co.uk gets hit every other time I'm typing in the search bar.
     
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    This will be something I surely hope they'll change or I'll have I start using Chrome.
     
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    Agreed! Hopefully they can change it, maybe revert it back to when you hold the period button, options for .com etc will show up.
     
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    HarryAinslie

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    Agreed, hopefully they remove this or adjust it before they release it in Autumn.
     
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    coffeemadmanUK

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    It is annoying, especially .co.uk which is longer. I think a .com/.co.uk button would be better if it was a symbol rather than words.
     
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    Firen

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    Yeah that button is bugging me as well. I don't think I've ever searched for something in the new Safari without there being a ".de" in the middle of my keyword.
     
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    8a22a

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    I don't find it a problem, space bar is big enough.
     
  15. J.C
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    Even if they just switched the .com and spacebar around I'd be happy.
     
  16. macrumors 6502a

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    This must change in B2. So annoying.
     
  17. macrumors regular

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    I'm glad it isn't just me that feels this way
     
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    DustinT

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    Ya, the tweaks to this have caused me to mistype so many things. This needs some more work. I do like the omnibar though.
     
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    GoCubsGo

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    Me too. I've hit the .com far too frequently.
     
  20. macrumors regular

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    When you think about it, the microphone also takes up space. If you disable it, it will be way easier to press the space key.
     
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    Sodner

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    Ditto. I can't count the number of times I hit that darn .com key by mistake. It's horrible!
     
  22. macrumors 6502

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    Yes, add me to the list that thinks this needs to be changed. Plus, when you have a second keyboard activated (2nd language or emoji) the space bar becomes even smaller making it extremely difficult to search with the same speed and efficiency as before. If it stays like this my thumb will definitely need to retrain itself to move left a bit.
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    Parise

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    Are you lefty? I think it comes down to whatever hand you normally hit the space bar with physically.

    I love searching for "iOS.com7.comBeta.com2.comRelease.comDate"
     
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    xkmxkmxlmx

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    That would solve it for me too, I think.

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    Ha, that's perfect.
     
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    Trius

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    Agreed. I'd rather have the larger space bar and type '.com' myself.
     

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