I love the "swipe to reload"

lancastor

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I love the swipe to reload gesture. Many apps have it and Apple has integrated it in mail. But why don't roll out this feature on additional apps like in Safari. Swipe the page down and the page reloads.

On the Safari it's a "disaster" that Apple has positioned the Stop and Reload button on the exact place. So sometimes when I will stop the page to reload, I accidently hit the reload button.
 

VPrime

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With mail new content appears at the top of the inbox...Most of the time you spend your time at the top so all you gotta do is pull down.

in safari you generally scroll a page down... most often you are some way down a page. So to use the pull down to refresh gesture you would have to scroll all the way to the top ( or tap the clock to jump to the top) the pull..... It wouldn't feel natural.

Just my thoughts on why not.
 

aDRock1154

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With mail new content appears at the top of the inbox...Most of the time you spend your time at the top so all you gotta do is pull down.

in safari you generally scroll a page down... most often you are some way down a page. So to use the pull down to refresh gesture you would have to scroll all the way to the top ( or tap the clock to jump to the top) the pull..... It wouldn't feel natural.

Just my thoughts on why not.
Agreed, but I still feel they need some kind of gesture(s) for Safari.
 

WordMasterRice

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in safari you generally scroll a page down... most often you are some way down a page. So to use the pull down to refresh gesture you would have to scroll all the way to the top ( or tap the clock to jump to the top) the pull..... It wouldn't feel natural.

Just my thoughts on why not.
While I agree with your thought process, I think you should take a look at safari on the iPhone again... You need to scroll to the top to refresh regardless.
 

brylliant

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Jul 18, 2012
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I love the swipe to reload gesture. Many apps have it and Apple has integrated it in mail. But why don't roll out this feature on additional apps like in Safari. Swipe the page down and the page reloads.

On the Safari it's a "disaster" that Apple has positioned the Stop and Reload button on the exact place. So sometimes when I will stop the page to reload, I accidently hit the reload button.
Good idea but like the other poster said, it would become quite cumbersome.
I really like Chrome's fast tab switching. Apple should implement something like in Safari.
 

Daveoc64

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While I agree with your thought process, I think you should take a look at safari on the iPhone again... You need to scroll to the top to refresh regardless.
Yeah, but what if you're just going to the top of the page to click a button?

Gestures are generally a terrible thing to add to a system once it's been out for a while.

Just look at notification center.

Playing games can trigger that, if they involve swiping all over the screen.

Web pages are able to capture swipe gestures, so for Safari to override that would simply be wrong.
 

adambadamh

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Gestures are generally a terrible thing to add to a system once it's been out for a while.

Just look at notification center.

Playing games can trigger that, if they involve swiping all over the screen.
Yeah this is one of my big gripes with Android right now. The three soft buttons at the bottom of the screen are always there, waiting to be inadvertently pushed.