I love the "swipe to reload"

Discussion in 'iOS 6' started by lancastor, Aug 4, 2012.

  1. lancastor macrumors 6502a

    Jun 25, 2011
    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.
  2. VPrime macrumors 68000


    Dec 19, 2008
    London Ontario
    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.
  3. aDRock1154 macrumors 65816


    Nov 15, 2011
    Agreed, but I still feel they need some kind of gesture(s) for Safari.
  4. WordMasterRice macrumors 6502a

    Aug 3, 2010
    Upstate NY
    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.
  5. brylliant macrumors regular


    Jul 18, 2012
    United Kingdom
    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.
  6. Daveoc64 macrumors 601

    Jan 16, 2008
    Bristol, UK
    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.
  7. adambadamh macrumors member

    Apr 1, 2011
    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.

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