iPad iOS 8: Safari's bookmarks side bar doesn't automatically go away

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by drenline, Sep 17, 2014.

  1. drenline macrumors 6502a


    Aug 8, 2010
    When I hold my iPad Air in landscape mode, I click on the 'bookmarks' button, and now a side bar comes out. But when I click on any specific bookmark, the side bar still remains there but the page is now viewed in the smaller window.

    WHY APPLE?? Why would you do this?? Is there a fix to make the side bar disappear as soon as I click on a bookmark, and return to the iOS 7 (and older) version? This is so annoying...I would manually have to re-click on the bookmarks button to make it go away.
  2. drenline thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Aug 8, 2010
  3. EdgardasB macrumors 6502a


    Apr 14, 2014
    For me it is ok if I want to open a lot of websites fastly. If you are annoyed, then access your bookmarks by pressing at the url...
  4. Breezygirl macrumors 6502a


    Oct 7, 2011
    My biggest peeve too, extra added annoying steps to do simple things. There was no point to add them. But then I haven't liked Safari since IOS7 was introduced.

    I can't find any way to automatically remove the bookmarks sidebar. Grrr!
  5. DarkAnnie macrumors member


    Sep 5, 2006
  6. Stuke00 macrumors 68000

    Oct 11, 2011
    Sounds like a bug. I click bookmarks button on my iPad in landscape, then click a bookmark. Side bar goes away.

    EDIT: It only did that the one time. I cannot get it to go away after trying it a second time.
  7. Bigbadduke macrumors newbie

    Sep 18, 2014
    I've discovered this works like normal in portrait mode. Landscape is the problem. I sure hope this is a bug and not a "feature". What the hell were they thinking? This is NOT progress Apple!!!!
  8. drenline thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Aug 8, 2010
    Decided to move all of my bookmarks over to the Favorites bar as a temporary solution. Works like it should now...take that, Apple!!!
  9. Stealth Beige macrumors newbie

    Sep 18, 2014
    This is also driving me nuts as well. It disappears nicely in portrait mode, but I don't want to use portrait mode on the couch. Definitely a step backwards.
  10. abercrombie macrumors regular


    Sep 4, 2008
    Parent's Basement
    Found this thread via Google search.

    Hate this "feature" and it still hasn't been fixed!

  11. mangomind macrumors 6502a


    Mar 15, 2012
    I think it's more consistent now. Now Safari joins apps like Notes and Mail that hide the sidebar in portrait mode and show it in landscape mode.
  12. tim821 macrumors newbie

    Feb 3, 2008
    Bookmarks Sidebar persists in landscape view

    I agree the GUI is now more consistent but worse. This simply is not an improvement in my browsing experience. Apple must do focus group analysis of its "upgrades" I just wonder who is in the focus group. There should be an option to defeat this action.:mad:
  13. Joesazhome macrumors newbie

    Aug 23, 2015
    Figured it out!!!

    Just click on the open "book" at the upper left hand corner of the screen. This will either open or close the bookmarks/favorites tab/thingy
  14. drenline thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Aug 8, 2010
    it still doesn't automatically go away when I click on a bookmark, that was what my post was referring to. It used to automatically disappear as soon as I click on a bookmark, not manually have to do it myself.
  15. BigBooDaddy macrumors newbie

    Apr 9, 2017
    Click on upper open book radio button, highlited in blue and that will make sidebar go away.

    Attached Files:

  16. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
    Seems like that has been mentioned in the thread already almost 2 years ago.

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