A question of Touch

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by dangleheart, Jul 8, 2007.

  1. dangleheart macrumors 6502

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    How do I move objects around in a web page with iPhone? For example, in my.yahoo.com, in the middle column, I can click on the white area and move it to rearrange the items. I tried that with iphone by touching that area and moving it but it only scrolls the page. Can this be done with iPhone?
     
  2. The General macrumors 601

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    It can't be done. That's the same reason why maps.google.com is unusable (yet works) and places like www.meebo.com become tedious having to zoom in and out. Hopefully they implement something like tap+drag for stuff like that, but until then you'll just have to deal with it.
     
  3. dangleheart thread starter macrumors 6502

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    What all you can not do with maps.google.com? One thing I noticed is, I can not change the route in the "directions" view which is very useful sometimes.

    What I am thinking is, if Apple maps some other gesture to the same events as click-n-drag that the javascript behind these web pages expect, then it should work, shouldn't it?

    As far as my.yahoo.com, there is an edit button. If I touch it, it gives an inplace pop up menu to move the module. On a regular computer, clicking on it moves it without taking me to a new page. On the iPhone, I have not managed to do that. I am not even sure if that in-place pop-up menu even allows touch interface but a couple of times, somehow it took me to configuration screen.
     
  4. kdarling macrumors demi-god

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    Yes, but it'll have to be an non-intuitive gesture.

    One trick for scrollable divs within a page, is to do a two-finger swipe. This supposedly scrolls instead of dragging the whole page.
     
  5. dangleheart thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for this tip. It came in handy. In Hotmail, when I replied to a long email, for some reason it put the middle of the quoted email in the window. After struggling for a while how to get to the top of that window so I can type my message, I tried the double finger swipe and it did scroll to the top.

    Thanks.
     

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