I didn't know 3D Touch did this.

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  1. freepomme, Jan 1, 2016
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    freepomme macrumors 6502a

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    When you're in (tab overview) mode in Safari, if you force press down you can see the whole page.

    Did anybody else know about that?

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  4. freepomme thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Now this is something I can use 3D Touch for.

    Also, if you hold down on the screen and swipe from the left of the screen you can go into multitasking mode.
     
  5. HankHowdy macrumors 68040

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    I'm not getting how to do this.
     
  6. TheMacApple macrumors regular

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    Me either. When I try it safari just opens up like any other app or page
     
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    Here's me pressing down and it showing the page without loading it fully.
     

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    you basically have to push hard on the edge. off the glass. pretty much on the curve.
     
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    That's for the actual multitasking. The safari thing is different.

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  10. Givmeabrek macrumors 68030

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    Sounds like you are referring to the Safari Tabs view that you get with the Tabs icon. It does work as you described. Problem with the tabs is that most are "old" and have to be refreshed anyway.
     
  11. freepomme, Jan 1, 2016
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    freepomme thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I don't think Apple even advertised this ability. But it sure is useful. I haven't seen any refreshing of tabs yet but I always have like 10 pages open at a time I love my tabs. It's two things I noticed I could do.

    Safari tab peeking
    What you do is, in Safari when you've got multiple tabs, just hold down on any tab, you can peek at more of the page.

    Go into Multitasking mode without double pressing the home button
    Deep press into the side of the screen swipe from the left.

    This one is actually useful in quiet settings. Don't tell anybody this, but sometimes I don't want to make a button clicking noise while I'm in the bathroom cause I don't want people to think I'm writing a bunch of emails in the stall. So I use this for that. Lol
     
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    You can also reorder the pages (drag a page in front of another page).
     
  13. freepomme thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Well that I knew
     
  14. mpayne2k macrumors 6502a

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    Tried this and thought it was pretty cool. You can peek and hold deeper to pop the page into full view.
     
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    You can be stealthy with the home button too. Lightly press in on the edge of the button with your fingertip and it won't make a sound loud enough for most people to hear. My wife is a fairly light sleeper so I perfected this over years of clicking around in bed before sleep, lol.
     
  16. freepomme thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Hmmmmm well, I'm not that good it still makes noise. :/
     
  17. noobinator macrumors 601

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    I'm just here to say I have no clue what the OP is about. :(

    It's not just talking about bringing up multitasking by pressing down on the left hand side is it?
     
  18. ZEEN0j macrumors 6502a

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    In safari press the tab icon to go into tab view. Then you can force press one of the cards to zoom in and out without having to go in and out of tab view.
     
  19. noobinator macrumors 601

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    only works in portrait mode for me.
     
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    Perhaps you have an especially clicky home button? Haha. I've been able to do it on most iPhones that have existed since multitasking was a thing. Take your thumb and angle it down slightly while holding it. Firmly press the flesh of your thumb just below the nail on the lower right edge of the button, and twitch your thumb ever so slightly twice. Congratulations, this is officially the weirdest thing I've written on MacRumors. Fleshy twitching!
     
  21. Vicrooloo, Jan 4, 2016
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    Not really. In fact, too close to the edge makes it harder. There is a very generous zone to register the multitasking view.

    To add on top of the excitement in this thread: Light press then swipe to switch between the last app opened. Hard press to actually go to recent apps list.

    Edit: To clarify. To activate multitasking view aka app switch view you just have to make sure a part of your thumb is off screen. Imagine a drawing app. If you just press with your thumb, the app will draw, ideally, a perfect circle. To trigger the app switch view you just have to make sure that the phone doesn't register a perfect circle. So big thumb or little, just make sure flesh is off screen.

    Try it yourself. Touch the very edge and then press hard. Move your thumb further into the phone area but make sure some part of your thumb is still in contact with the edge of the screen. The trigger will works.

    Also, to make sure 3D Touch is receptive, touch your screen first before pressing. I had the habit of just immediately hard pressing things and getting wonky results. You gotta give the phone a split second to warm up.
     

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