Have you noticed Safari now opens to full screen with the bottom toolbar hidden?

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  1. TH55 macrumors 68030

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    And you have to tap a couple times to get the bottom toolbar or url bar to appear? Why did they change this? Considering you immediately have to use one of the two no matter what it really doesn't make sense.
     
  2. lakaiordie macrumors 65816

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    on my plus sometimes in landscape it does. not in portrait.
     
  3. sunking101 macrumors 603

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    Didn't Apple open this up to website developers back in iOS7?
    I think it's up to each individual website whether the bottom bar appears. To get it back, just tap the top bar.
     
  4. richwoodrocket macrumors 68020

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    It's been this way since before iOS 7 I believe. But basically web developers can put the code in to make the website act as a web app (app icon, no safari bars) if you add it to homescreen. What the op is describing is not an implementation of this, because in order for that to happen, he would've had to add it to the homescreen first, which it sounds like he hasn't.
    Op, it's been like that since iOS 7. It's just so you can see more of the web page and so the safari bars don't get in the way since usually you don't need them to use the website.
    Hope that helps :)
     
  5. sunking101 macrumors 603

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    Whilst browsing the web, only certain websites prevent the bottom bar showing up.
     
  6. TH55 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Just to be clear, I'm talking about when you first open Safari to a blank page. If so, why would you need to see more of a blank page?
     
  7. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Seems to show up with the top and bottom bars for me.
     
  8. TH55 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    8.1.1?

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    This is what I see now

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  9. Armen macrumors 604

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    how do you even get yours to open with a blank page? Mine shows me the top and bottom bars and my favorites every time I close all tabs and open a new tab.
     
  10. TH55 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Ask Apple. This is when I first open Safari.
     
  11. sunking101 macrumors 603

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    You can remove favourites and have it open to a blank page if you wish.
     
  12. Armen macrumors 604

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    Where is this setting?
     
  13. sunking101 macrumors 603

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    Open safari, then bookmarks, go to the fabourites tab, and then delete each individual 'favourite'.
     
  14. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Yup, that's what I've done a while back. Still, when I open Safari and if it goes to blank page it has the top and bottom bars there.
     
  15. sunking101 macrumors 603

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    Mine does too.
     
  16. Armen macrumors 604

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    That's ridiculous. I have favorites because I use them. Why would I want to delete them? Anyhow, it loads both top and bottom menu bars for me along with my favorites so I don't know what's wrong with the OP's phone.
     
  17. sunking101 macrumors 603

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    Create a folder in your bookmarks and store 'favourites' there instead, rather than in the actual iOS favourites folder. I have a ton of stored websites I frequent and all are easily accessible through the bookmarks tab. They just aren't on the safari page as it opens, which is where you don't want them yourself.

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    When I open a new tab in Safari I see this:

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    When I press the bookmarks icon on the bottom panel I get this:

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    From there I just click the website I want to visit.
     
  18. Armen macrumors 604

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    Ah ok. But I actually like the square icons #
     
  19. sunking101 macrumors 603

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    I've had it this way for years. I think the original stock icons I had were Disney and some news site I wasn't interested in etc. They were deleted straightaway!
     
  20. Armen macrumors 604

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    I keep a lot of work related sites on that first page so I'd like to preserve that.
     
  21. chabig macrumors 68040

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    Everyone keep in mind that TH55 isn't running "normal" iOS. He's jailbroken his phone and runs a plethora of non-App Store apps. Likely one of them changed his Safari behavior.
     
  22. TH55 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I only actually have 5 tweaks installed, all of them very minor mods. No programs, no winterboard, no themes.
     
  23. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Certainly seems like something like that is more likely given that it's not the behavior the rest of us are seeing.
     

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