Accessing drop-down menus on the iPad

Discussion in 'iPad' started by White Dragon, Jan 24, 2011.

  1. White Dragon macrumors newbie

    Apr 23, 2010
    Hi all,

    How do you access drop-down navigation menus for web sites on the iPad?
  2. eBalut macrumors newbie

    Jun 13, 2010
    Uh.... Tap on them
  3. HuggyLowDown macrumors regular


    Feb 14, 2010
    Northern Virginia
    All you do is just tap on them. You know, the little arrow or something.
  4. joec1101 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 29, 2010
    So Cal, USA
    That being said, I have run across some web sites where one cannot tap the drop down arrow because it just doesn't appear at all when viewing the site on an IOS device. I have verified this by logging on to the same web site at the same time using both a Mac and a PC and I can see the drop down arrows with those browsers.

    I'm not sure what causes this, maybe some of the drop down arrows are designed using Flash (?). Not sure, but I find it frustrating as well.
  5. Darth.Titan macrumors 68030


    Oct 31, 2007
    Austin, TX
    Probably not flash, just badly written drop down menus. Some web developers are being slow to tweak their sites for maximum compatibility with touch interfaces.
  6. White Dragon thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 23, 2010
    If tap then I am just taken to that link, if I hold down on the link, then I get the following options:

    Open in New Page

    But I don't any of those options. My website can be found here
  7. Night Spring macrumors G5

    Night Spring

    Jul 17, 2008
    You don't need the drop-down menus to access that site, once you tap on the main link in the menu and go to whichever page it takes you, all the links in the drop-down menu are on that page, in the "navigations" column.
  8. White Dragon thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 23, 2010
    I know, I just added that side bar navigation about an hour ago; because of drop down menus not working.

    I still would like to know if there's a way to get the drop down menus working.
  9. Pamr macrumors newbie

    Aug 12, 2011
    Drop-down menu

    Ease up on the snarky reply, please. Tapping only brings in the main menu.
  10. jaseone macrumors 65816


    Nov 7, 2004
    Houston, USA
    This should be moved to the web design and development forum.
  11. porcupine8 macrumors 6502a

    Mar 2, 2011
    On that site, if I tap and hold for a second, but let go just before the browser options pop up, the menu appears. But I'm using atomic, not safari.
  12. Trialnterror macrumors newbie

    Jun 23, 2010
    For some reason safari won't work with this but when I try chrome (iPad) it works just fine ?????
  13. raggdoll macrumors regular

    Mar 21, 2012
    Toronto GTA
    Snarky? What are you, 12?
  14. drpkumar macrumors newbie


    Jul 3, 2016
    Please click on the main menu (whose drop-downs you intend dropping) and then click between the two angled brackets < > that appear at the top left corner of your iPad screen. I'm talking about 'safari' browser here. Cheers.
  15. Channan macrumors 68030


    Mar 7, 2012
    New Orleans
    Drop-down menus use mouseover, which iOS obviously can't do since it doesn't support mice. I wish Apple could either implement a way to detect if a link is a drop-down menu and tapping it once acts as mouseover, or if they could do something similar to Samsung, sense your finger hovering over the screen, and treat it like mouseover.

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