Any way to remove the period key next to "go" when in the browser bar?

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  1. TH55 macrumors 68030

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    So annoying, why did they put that there? I hit it almost every time.
     
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    C DM macrumors Westmere

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    It's there because the bar is an address/URL bar (in addition to being a search bar) and the '.' is used a lot in URLs. Now, they could have probably found a better placement for it on the keyboard maybe, but that's essentially the reason why it's there in that context.

    And, no, there's no way to remove or move it, aside from a jailbreak tweak of some sort perhaps.
     
  3. TH55 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Yeah exactly, I hate that it's right next to the button you use the most.
     
  4. carjakester macrumors 68020

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    I hit the damn . More than anything, my searches.end.up.looking.like.this.
     
  5. davelanger macrumors 6502a

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    I agree its dumb because its also near the space bar so when I'm trying to type fast I also hit the . all the time intend of the space bar. Its in a terrible place.
     
  6. carjakester macrumors 68020

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    I dont see why someone needs it, most websites only need like one period anyways. There should at least be an option to put the google bar back.
     
  7. TH55 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Yeah, is this an Apple vs Google thing?
     
  8. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    What is?
     
  9. TH55 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Getting rid of the old Google bar?
     
  10. carjakester macrumors 68020

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    Well it was a search bar, you could change it in settings to be yahoo, bing or google.
     
  11. jabingla2810 macrumors 68020

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    The search bar is now incorporated into the URL Bar for simplicity.

    A lot of browsers do this now.

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    It isn't.
     
  12. carjakester macrumors 68020

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    I understand the one bar thing, i like it. I dont like the keyboard that comes up when i am using safari.
     
  13. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    They simply encorporated the search into the address bar, as many browsers do now. The search functionality is still there and can be set to use Google or another provider.
     
  14. Old Yeller macrumors newbie

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    I never hit the . But then, I'm a lefty and only use my left thumb. I can see how a righty may have problems though.
     
  15. cynics macrumors G4

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    I overlook it's placement due to it's functionality. A lot of people don't know this but if you hold it....

    [​IMG]
     
  16. TH55 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Still shouldn't be there. That is cool though, thx
     
  17. carjakester macrumors 68020

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    Still wish i could make it go away.
     

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