One feature I'd like in Safari

Discussion in 'iPad' started by steviem, May 29, 2010.

  1. steviem macrumors 68020

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    I'd love to see three or four finger swipe in safari to move between tabs.

    A tab bar would take up too much space, so a gesture would be perfect for this situation...
     
  2. Julien macrumors G3

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    Of course Safari would first need tabs.:D I guess it could be implemented to change between windows.
     
  3. Baracus macrumors member

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    Or just use Atomic! I much prefer it to Safari now :)
    So much more flexibility and it feels like a proper desktop browser.
     
  4. gigaguy macrumors 65816

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    Safari is poor compared to atomic good w/.gestures, ICab is better w/tabs.
    Safari needs to step up big time. Much better web experience with atomic and iCab.
     
  5. lionheartednyhc macrumors 65816

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    Download BetterTouchTool.

    Best utility ever. It allows you to set custom gestures to specific apps, or system wide.

    So you could set a gesture to activate apple + shift + [ to switch tabs.

    I also have it set that when I rotate my fingers in safari (like you can do with photos) it refreshes the page.
     
  6. Kobra macrumors regular

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    BetterTouch is cool on your MacBook... But as this is a iPad forum that info is irrelevant ;) I hope Apple adds two finger swipe to Safari in iPhone OS 4 :)
     
  7. JulianL macrumors 65816

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    I agree. Someone here pointed me towards iCabmobile and it's streets ahead of Safari. It also seems to handle having lots of tabs open at the same time much better than Safari does. After 2 or 3 tabs Safari keeps reloading them when switching between open pages but iCabmobile seems to be much cleverer at keeping stuff cached in memory or on flash storage.

    - Julian
     
  8. lionheartednyhc macrumors 65816

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    haha oops!
     
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  10. JBazz macrumors 6502

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    I would be happy with an ad blocker program for safari. I got spoiled with firefox. Ads are too intrusive and cause too many hang ups.
     
  11. wyneken macrumors regular

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    Daniel Eran Dilger has some interesting comments about this in Roughly Drafted.
     
  12. Batt macrumors 65816

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    I've seen a fair amount of complaining in these forums about these two browsers eating battery life. I'll wait for Apple's fix.
     
  13. calderone macrumors 68040

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    Before that, how about "Find in Page." Without Javascript bookmarklets or $1.99 apps.
     

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