7.1.1 Safari change/issue

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  1. sunking101 macrumors 603

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    Since 7.1.1 if I click on the bottom portion of a browser page, the task bar doesn't always appear (the one with bookmarks and tabs etc) and I have to click the top portion of the browser to make it appear. Prior to 7.1.1 this taskbar always appeared whether I touched the top *or* bottom of the screen. Is it a bug? The fact that it works intermittently suggests to me that it is.
     
  2. antiprotest macrumors 65816

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    It still works for me. I do that many times a day.
     
  3. sunking101 thread starter macrumors 603

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    I haven't worked out yet if it's certain websites or not, but I absolutely run into this admittedly small issue on a regular basis.
     
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  5. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Still seems to work the same either way for me as well.
     
  6. antiprotest macrumors 65816

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    7.1.1 Safari change/issue


    I guess you might have to go through all that restart, restore, etc routine to see if it can be fixed but it's certainly not a universal issue.
     
  7. sunking101 thread starter macrumors 603

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    I won't bother with all that for such a trivial issue...but it's nice to know that it's just me again lolz.
     
  8. afsnyder macrumors 65816

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    Some websites like Macgasm will lock your browser from bringing up or leaving the UI. It's strange and I didn't know iOS 7 Safari implemented this feature.

    Go view macgasm.com to see what I mean.
     
  9. sunking101 thread starter macrumors 603

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    That's exactly what I'm talking about, well done for posting an example :)
    This same thing happens on certain other sites I visit, and I thought it was a bug.
     
  10. afsnyder macrumors 65816

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    Thank you :D
     
  11. nightstalkerz macrumors 6502

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    It's a feature added in iOS 7.1.

    Search for minimal-ui on this page: https://developer.apple.com/library/ios/releasenotes/General/RN-iOSSDK-7.1/
     
  12. sunking101 thread starter macrumors 603

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    Yet more inconsistencies then. I shouldn't have to 'gamble' on something being there or not, it's a waste of a screen press. I may as well just assume that the bottom task bar isn't going to be there.
     
  13. blackNBUK macrumors 6502a

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    It's more complicated than that.

    There are some mobile websites that attempt to act as much like apps as possible. Some devs are also attempting to deliver mobile games inside the browser. The auto-hiding toolbar/address bar in iOS7 caused a lot of problems with these sorts of web sites and the new 'minimal-ui' flag appears to be intended to help fix this.

    Unfortunately Macgasm are using the flag inappropriately because their site is a pretty standard mobile web site; it doesn't provide all the necessary UI within the browser.
     

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