If safari is annoying you

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Tralasau, Apr 29, 2010.

  1. Tralasau macrumors newbie

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    Try the free atomic web browser app. Someone mentioned it here yesterday, and i was reading some comments about people complaining about safari, so i thought i would mention it. I just got it yesterday, but it is way better. It has tabs that you can load in the background, it doesn't reload all the time for no reason, and it has multi touch gestures. Basically it is what safari should have been.
     
  2. mike.coulter macrumors regular

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    I don't mind Safari on my iPod. But It's beginning to bug me on my iMac. It's the nicest browser to use, but I have the fact it opens links in new windows. I have to right click them and click, 'open in new tab' allll the time. Annoying.
     
  3. fishkorp macrumors 68020

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 3_1_2 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/532.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0.4 Mobile/7D11 Safari/531.21.10)

    One line in terminal fixes that.
     
  4. mike.coulter macrumors regular

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    And that magical line is? :D
     
  5. MrFuzz macrumors newbie

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    The Safari refreshing was driving me crazy. I too have been using the Atomic browser for the last couple of days. What I like best about it:

    - tabbed browsing, including opening tabs in the background
    - it doesn't constantly refresh like Safari
    - customizable two and three finger gestures. I set mine up to go to bookmarks, go back, go forward, and close the current tab. There are dozens of other choices though.
    - private browsing option
    - full screen browsing, which can be activated/activated with three finger tap
    - customizable search engines
    - I don't prefer the mobile versions on web pages on the iPad. The screen is big enough that I want the desktop versions. Atomic allows you to set the browser to identify itself as a mobile or desktop browser.
    - you can customize just about every feature/setting in the browser

    The developer has another thread going, and he seems responsive to just about every positive suggestion that the users are making.

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=895063&highlight=atomic

    Best $1 I've spent so far in the app store.
     
  6. Advil macrumors 6502a

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    i'm starting to think all this Atomic propaganda is the Devs hiring people to advertise :p

    I bought it today and I'm fairly happy with it. I think a few UI issues need to be addressed but I love the concept of it. I'm loving adblock and starting to get used to gestures.
     
  7. citizenal macrumors regular

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    Click safari/preferences then select links in a new tab in the current window.:confused:
     
  8. PlayHard macrumors member

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    I have to agree on the Atomic Web Browser. It's fantastic. I HATE the way Safari handles multiple pages. The eye candy to swap pages is slow and then it has to refresh which is also annoying. I prefer the tab browsing. I'm not sure if the previous version of Atomic allowed you to import bookmarks, but I just saw it in the new version. That was the only thing I hated but now I have all my Safari bookmarks in Atomic and I'm loving it. (I now just wished it sync'd with MobileMe like my other devices.)
     
  9. mike.coulter macrumors regular

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    Yeah, I have that checked. But it's just for links in applications...
     
  10. citizenal macrumors regular

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    Ahhh, I see what you're saying. I would be interested in knowing this as well. :D
     
  11. xraydoc macrumors 604

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    It is nice, for sure. Too bad it can't be set as the default browser (at least not if your iPad isn't jailbroken).
     
  12. HXGuy macrumors 68000

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    Just wait till you get so used to the swiping gestures that you try to use it in other apps. That's what happened to me, I constantly try to swipe in the App Store out of habit now.
     
  13. 1rottenapple macrumors 65816

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    Yes I LOVE LOVE LOOOOOVE Atomic browser. Its worth it people. I love how I can swipe left to go back, and swipe right to go forward a page. You can also swipe down to move tabs (just customize it in the settings). And the browser holds that previous page in the tab! So there isn't that constant refresh issue that safari has.

    Atomic browser tip: make sure to put in the setting, forgot what its called but you can set the browser to open the old page/s when you open the browser.
     
  14. ScubaCinci macrumors 65816

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  15. barefeats macrumors 65816

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    Yes, Safari on iPad annoys me!

    Thanks for telling us about Atomic. I didn't think to check for alternative browsers on the App Store. Duh.

    Atomic is "the bomb."
     
  16. markosb macrumors 6502

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    I emailed the maker of Atomic Browser, I asked if he could incorporate xmarks into it, I think he will have a go at it. That would unify all my bookmarks... ipod, ipad, and desktop.
     
  17. EldoInTheWeeds macrumors member

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    Atomic browser is cool. I lie importing the bookmarks, I just cannot figure out how to move them.
     
  18. AJsAWiz macrumors 68040

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    I LOVE Atomic Web! I wish I could make it my default browser :)
     
  19. gwynne macrumors 68000

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    Does anyone know the difference between the free and full versions?

    Edit: found it within the free app.
     
  20. tdmac macrumors 6502

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    defaults write com.apple.Safari TargetedClicksCreateTabs -bool true

    Close and then re-open Safari and when you click a link it will open in a new tab instead of a new window.
     
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  24. leesweet macrumors demi-god

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    Hm, cool. On a touchscreen device, touch commands should work, and here they do! Love all the options. Lawd, one more app to spend an hour looking over all the settings and options!

    However, I wonder how much of all this (touch, not just in a browser) will be fixed/added to 4.1. I bet a lot.

    Love the rotate lock just for the one app, though!
     
  25. PlayHard macrumors member

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    Do you mean move them after importing? You just click the Edit button and then select it. It'll bring up another screen and at the bottom where it says "Location" just click the icon and you can pick it's new location. I imported mine and then wanted to move it around and it worked perfectly.

    I love this browser. I hate the way that Safari does the eye candy move to switch "tabs" and then you have to wait for it to reload. Also I like the ad-block on Atomic.
     

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