".com" button on keyboard useless?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by The General, Jul 16, 2007.

  1. The General macrumors 601

    Jul 7, 2006
    Most of the websites I visit are .org or .net :rolleyes:

    I was thinking, maybe there is a better way to implement this functionality. Make the ".com" button a menu. Tap it like normal for .com, but if you push and hold, maybe a menu slides up from it on which you can then move your finger to .net or .org, then release. That would make it so much better for me at least. :eek:

    What you do guys think about it?
  2. gauchogolfer macrumors 603


    Jan 28, 2005
    American Riviera
    I don't even type in .com, .net, or .org when using Safari on my powerbook, since it fills all that info in anyways. Doesn't it work the same on the iPhone? The only place I could see needing it is when typing in email addresses, most of which (for me) are .com anyways.
  3. Red Sox macrumors regular

    Jul 15, 2007
    I don't think that it would be necessary to have a .net or .org button, because the average user probably wouldn't use it that much. The .org and .net websites I visit often are bookmarked anyways so I'm not too concerned.
  4. rdowns macrumors Penryn


    Jul 11, 2003
    .org and .net keys are just not mainstream enough to warranty a permanent space on the keyboard.

    What I would LOVE to see Apple implement are several special keys that are user defined.
  5. balofagus macrumors regular

    Jan 11, 2006
    Ontario, Canada
    This doesn't seem to work for me. Sure, I type macrumors in the address bar and I get taken to www.macrumors.com but try typing in wikipedia. The browser tries to take me to www.wikipedia.com. Mind, if I first type www.wikipedia.org, then close that site and type just wikipedia I am taken to the right site.

    I always type the full address - even if the it shows up from my history - so this isn't a problem for me and as a Canadian obviously the .com button on an iPhone has no relevance to me :mad:. I can see how this .com/.net/.org etc button would be useful. Although using your book marks would eliminate the problem all together.
  6. marksman macrumors 603


    Jun 4, 2007
    Might not be bad to make it a toggle, but calling it useless is not fair. Maybe most of your sites are .net and .org but the overwhelming majority of people spend the bulk of their time on .com sites.
  7. skillz1318 macrumors regular

    Mar 21, 2006
    .com button is nice when i go to websites such as boards.ign.com

    if i type in just boards.ign it does not find the site correctly (i believe because it attempts to find www.boards.ign.com when the site does NOT have the www at the front
  8. sunday888 macrumors member

    Jun 30, 2007
    Silicon Valley
    It's not a big deal one way or the other, but I've found it handy.
  9. skestes macrumors member

    Jul 16, 2007
    It's a good idea and if you hold down the .com button now I think there's already enough extra room for Apple to implement it.
  10. SirOmega macrumors 6502a

    Apr 17, 2006
    Las Vegas
    Thats a very good idea. They should have it for email too (when you're in an address field).

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