"Bookmarks" popping up when Safari opens.

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by benflick, Aug 12, 2010.

  1. benflick macrumors 68020

    benflick

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    Okay, so this has been bugging me since I first got an iPhone. When you open up Safari to start a new browsing session, (with no pages currently open), your bookmarks always pops up. Safari is useless until this pops up, like you can't tap or something and it won't pop up. I can't think of a time I've ever used this "feature"-- I always just tap done and enter the address I'm going to.
    I'm thinking I can remove this via SSH, but my question is, does anybody else feel the same way? I just find it plain annoying.
     
  2. celticpride678

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    This has been making me angry ever since I got my iPod touch three years ago. If you can remove it via SSH, can you let me know how?
     
  3. benflick thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I will, glad to know it's bothering someone else, too.
     
  4. crawfish963 macrumors 6502

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    Haven't seen this problem. It may be necessary to do a restore and re-jailbreak. Obviously back up your blobs before restoring.
     
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  6. scirica macrumors 68020

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    It's not a "problem", it's the design and a restore is not going to change that. Some people just don't like that bookmarks pops up when you open Safari without at least one website in the memory. It would be nice to just have the blank browser window come up.
     
  7. celticpride678

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    It's not a problem...it's a "feature."
     
  8. T-Will macrumors 6502a

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    Why not just leave google.com or gmail.com (or whatever mail yo use) open when you close Safari? Then bookmarks will never automatically popup on you.
     
  9. B737 macrumors 6502a

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  10. crawfish963 macrumors 6502

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    I have never experienced this. When I open Safari, it opens to the last page I had up...
     
  11. T-Will macrumors 6502a

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    It happens after you've closed the last tab, close Safari, then relaunch Safari.
     
  12. thep33t macrumors regular

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    And here I was thinking I was crazy for all these years!

    This is so very annoying. No way I know of to fix it.
     
  13. celticpride678

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    Close all your tabs, close Safari and re-open it.
     
  14. minii macrumors newbie

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    The only real work around for this is to go to the page you want to open, click the plus icon in safari, select "Add to Home Screen" and then use that instead of the actual safari app.
     
  15. crawfish963 macrumors 6502

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    I see it now. Doesn't bother me, but I could see how some might not like it. I personally never close the last tab so it's not a big deal.
     
  16. benflick thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Whenever I am done browsing on Safari, I close all of the open tabs and hit the home button. Even with multitasking on iOS 4, the browsing history still appears when you re-open Safari. Why can't a blank, new webpage appear when you open Safari? Then from there you can open bookmarks, search, or the address bar. It would give the user more options if done that way.
    I am still fairly confident I can figure out how to disable this.
     
  17. GooMan macrumors regular

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    That's what I do.
     
  18. B737 macrumors 6502a

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    FYI...
    good stuff!
     

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