How to add this URL to Home Screen?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by aristobrat, May 18, 2010.

  1. aristobrat macrumors G5

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    I want to create an icon on my iPad that launches Safari to the URL that displays "New Posts" here on MacRumors.

    I have no clue how to do this. :eek:

    The URL is: http://forums.macrumors.com/search.php?do=getnew

    Thing is, as soon as you surf to that URL, it updates to a new URL (that's for a specific search). So when you go to press the "+" button to add to Home Screen, the URL you really want saved is no longer there.

    Any ideas would be appreciated. :eek:
     
  2. LarryD macrumors newbie

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    Add Icon to Home Screen

    With that page up in Safari, click the "+" at the top of the screen, next to the bookmarks symbol. A box pops down with 3 options. Click "Add to home screen". It creates an icon on your home screen. You can move it to whichever page you like. I just realized I'm writing "click" - it should be "tap"- old habits are hard to break.
     
  3. LarryD macrumors newbie

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    Oops

    I just scrolled down on the rest of your post, now I see you already knew that.
    Sorry about that. I'll have to play with it too. I see what you mean.
     
  4. mizelly41 macrumors regular

    mizelly41

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    I just tried on the iPhone and got it to work, but I'm not sure if it will work on the iPad. I typed the URL in and then hit Go, then as quick as I could, I hit stop. Then adding the link to the Home Page worked. It did not work the first time I tried but I eventually got it to work. One drawback is that the icon is blank since the page never loaded.
     
  5. mizelly41 macrumors regular

    mizelly41

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    Well when I woke my iPhone up after typing the last message, the icon updated with the MacRumors logo.
     
  6. aristobrat thread starter macrumors G5

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    That actually worked! Thanks :)
     
  7. ozbADmaN macrumors newbie

    ozbADmaN

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    Add to home screen not working on ipad

    Guys what if you are not able to " add to home screen" the ipad used to be able to do this but in the last few days I cant add to home screen,

    I open Safari, click the "+" at the top of the screen, next to the bookmarks symbol. A box pops down with 2 options not the ( 3 ) options. like my iphone.

    All i can see is Add Bookmark and mail Link to this page. My ipad did work for a few days, I'm not sure but if you have all available app spaces filled it may not allow you to add a Home screen short cut, I will delete a few apps to see if this works , but if anyone can shed some light on this it would be appreciated thanks, people.:apple:
     

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