How to turn off safari full screen mode?

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by Broric, Sep 19, 2014.

  1. Broric macrumors regular

    Oct 1, 2009
    I really dislike the way safari hides the URL and bookmark bars as soon as you scroll.

    Is there a way to disable it?
  2. antiprotest macrumors 65816


    Apr 19, 2010
    No. Like Chrome it's forced all all users. I would also prefer an option to leave those on.
  3. Monique1 macrumors regular

    Aug 6, 2014
    Not me. Biggest gripe I had with Safari was the lack of full screen. Still not true full screen now but much better.

    Hide it all damn it! Other browsers do this without incident.
  4. Broric thread starter macrumors regular

    Oct 1, 2009
    Cheers for the reply.

    Really dislike it so might look at other browser options.
  5. sflomenb macrumors 6502a


    Jul 22, 2011
    Why? Lets you see more of the content and all you have to do is tap the bar to bring it back.
  6. Broric thread starter macrumors regular

    Oct 1, 2009
    It lets you see a tiny bit of extra content and means you need to swipe up or tap to being back the bookmark bar.
  7. arbogast777 macrumors regular

    Sep 4, 2010
    I'd like it more if it didn't come out of full screen every time I scrolled back up. I wish I would have to tap the bar for that.
  8. TheIntruder macrumors 6502a


    Jul 2, 2008
    It would be nice if they offered iPad users, who aren't as starved for screen real estate, a preference to turn it off.

    Requiring two taps a complete a task that used to require only one is a step backwards in my UI book.
  9. cranster, Sep 21, 2014
    Last edited: Sep 21, 2014

    cranster macrumors newbie

    Sep 21, 2014
    Cumbersome is the wrong direction for an upgrade. This is annoying, and needs to be optional. If chrome had reader I'd ditch safari over this nonsense.
  10. Zcott macrumors 68020

    Oct 18, 2009
    Belfast, Ireland
    Won't happen.

    I'd rather see more of the website.
  11. tgi macrumors 65816


    Aug 29, 2012
    Is fullscreen mode automatic on the iPhone 6 Plus? When I view a website in landscape, I'd expect the address bar to disappear once I scroll down on the webpage but it stays put, am I missing something?

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