Disable "back to page 1" gesture

Discussion in 'iPad' started by icymountain, Jul 20, 2016.

  1. icymountain macrumors 6502

    Dec 12, 2006
    I noticed that in many pdf readers, if we touch the top of the sensitive area of the screen, we get sent back to the very beginning of the document. Awfully annoying when using the iPad to read a book (say you are at page 376 over 500...) and inadvertently touch the top of the sensitive area (which is easy to do with the newer iPads, that have thin corners, so there is not so much space to put my big fingers).

    Is there a way to deactivate this ?
  2. MultiFinder17 macrumors 68000


    Jan 8, 2008
    Tampa, Florida
    Not that I know of, but if you open the PDF in the free iBooks app, it won't do that.
  3. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

    Jessica Lares

    Oct 31, 2009
    Near Dallas, Texas, USA
    Can you give us examples of the apps you're using to view the PDFs?
  4. icymountain thread starter macrumors 6502

    Dec 12, 2006
    Sorry for the delayed reply, I thought I had activated the notifications.

    Thanks for the answers.

    I have iBooks, but usually rely on Adobe Acrobat, as I like to annotate the documents. I cannot do this with iBooks.
    I noticed also the same behavior when I read a pdf from the mail application, and in web browsers (which I sometimes do, but less often than using proper app).

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