I don't like the removal of the "+" button in Safari to add to Reading List

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  1. Siderz, Jul 28, 2014
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    Siderz macrumors 6502a

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    Something that bugs me in iOS7 is that Safari doesn't have a plus button like Safari that quickly adds a link to the Reading List, you have to click that share icon and then click reading list.

    Well, now they've done the same with Yosemite, I really don't like that. It worked a lot better before; one click to quickly send to the Reading List, click and hold to choose a different location. You can customise the toolbar and I don't see that same button.

    Really hope they bring back that button as an option, and maybe even add it to iOS8, but I really doubt that. No idea why they would remove it.

    Edit: scaredpoet pointed out that there's still a button:

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  2. joedec macrumors 6502

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    It appears when you mouse over now, but its a little touchy.

    ... Jeff
     
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  4. Siderz thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    How did I not notice this?! That is so handy! Thanks a lot!
     
  5. joedec macrumors 6502

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    How can you not miss it, its invisible, its not the wisest design choice. More like an easter egg.

    ... Jeff
     
  6. Siderz thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Why did you edit your reply from this:

     
  7. joedec macrumors 6502

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    It seemed less pertinent. Also I had yet to notice its hiddenness.
     
  8. simon48 macrumors 65816

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    The hold for destination popup is new to me, that is awesome! I might use it over cmd + D from now.
     
  9. gmanist1000 macrumors 68030

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    Strange design choice indeed, I submitted some Feedback to Apple.
     
  10. anp27 macrumors regular

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    Yes, I agree, it is a bit strange.... why couldn't they just leave the plus sign where it was?
     
  11. zen macrumors 68000

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    I posted about this the other day in a thread - I too had missed the hidden + that appears in the address bar. I know they're trying to keep Safari's new UI clean... but it does seem a little unnecessary.

    Also, it looks like most people are going to miss it!
     
  12. anp27 macrumors regular

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    Clean? But the 'reload' button is still there...
     
  13. pickaxe macrumors 6502a

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    because it's not minimal enough and it doesn't look good to the graphical designers with no experience in gui design
     
  14. Siderz thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Slightly related, I don't like where the iCloud tabs shows up. You have to click that annoying "Show all tabs" button and they show up at the bottom. I much prefer having a dedicated button.

    Is the feedback assistant for just bug reports or can we also make feature reports?

    Another thing, and I already reported this, the delete button for Reading List items is partially hidden behind the scroll bar, you can see it in the top right of my screenshot. Might not be a problem on Macs with higher resolution screens.
     

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  15. joedec macrumors 6502

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    I've been using the Feedback Assistant included with the Beta. I assume they are reading these, I have been logging bugs as well as style issues.

    Ditto on the Cloud Tabs, I would prefer a button too, I don't see why they're force feeding these things, let the user fill it up with buttons if they want, or not.

    ... Jeff
     
  16. phrozend macrumors member

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    That's one ignorant comment you made there, mate, and I would love for you to list your credentials. Yes, we can all discuss the traps of minimalism, but hovering to show expanded options/actions is not a new thing, nor is it a bad thing.

    Think about it this way:

    Would you prefer having your option-click (right-click) list of actions visible next to your cursor at all times or only when you're in need of them? Do you really need to have a "create a new folder"-option visible at all times? Because something is invisible, does that mean its harder to reach?

    The answer is yes, but only for an inexperienced/first-time user. This is the same for all of us the first time we use a new product, digital or not. Once you know how to access something, the problem has been solved. If it still irritates you, well, maybe you should think about using another product instead.

    Understanding that hovering over an element will reveal new actions relative to the said element is smart design.

    Now, maybe Apple should give the user more options in deciding what's visible on their screen. Maybe Apple should give the user more options period. I think so. If you really want plus-button, you should be able to add it to your toolbar in Safari.
     

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