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All Devices Open In Background option gone in beta 4

Slcflier

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Jun 18, 2014
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So there is no way to open a link in a new tab on the iPad or in the background oh the iPhone anymore. At least none that I can see. Am I missing something? That’s pretty much exclusively how I browse the interwebs...
 
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IowaLynn

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That is just another reason to not use Safari it seems. To me open in bkgrnd is a must. And switch to tab.
 
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Feenician

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So there is no way to open a link in a new tab on the iPad or in the background oh the iPhone anymore. At least none that I can see. Am I missing something? That’s pretty much exclusively how I browse the interwebs...

Welcome to running beta software :( You get what you get whenever they take a snapshot for the beta. This one is frustrating for sure.

Yep we all have to live with this for (at least) a couple of weeks if we're using Safari. In the meantime, on larger well spaced links at least, a two finger tap opens a link directly in the background. Otherwise it's long/3D press on the link -> copy -> open a new tab -> paste .
 
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StumpyBloke

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Two finger tap on the link will open up a new Safari window.

Edit: sorry. Just noticed this has been mentioned above my post.
 
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Seanny9111

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Oct 10, 2018
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Two finger tap on the link will open up a new Safari window.

Edit: sorry. Just noticed this has been mentioned above my post.

Using two fingers is cumbersome if surfing with only one hand. It's not really a solution. I've been using this method but it's hit and miss most of the time.

Opening new tabs in the background should be easy. I use it all the time. I'd be really affected if they don't put back the option.
 
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StumpyBloke

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Using two fingers is cumbersome if surfing with only one hand. It's not really a solution. I've been using this method but it's hit and miss most of the time.

Opening new tabs in the background should be easy. I use it all the time. I'd be really affected if they don't put back the option.

Yes I know it’s cumbersome!!!

It’s a temporary workaround until it’s fixed. Have you even reported it?
 
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Seanny9111

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Oct 10, 2018
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Yes I know it’s cumbersome!!!

It’s a temporary workaround until it’s fixed. Have you even reported it?

I did report it yesterday. Not sure if they'll fix it. This is sad. I have to keep myself sane until the next beta. Only until the next one hopefully.
 
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StumpyBloke

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There is no way this won’t be fixed but whether it will be in the next beta or not we will have to wait and see...
 
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AceFernalld

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Using two fingers is cumbersome if surfing with only one hand. It's not really a solution. I've been using this method but it's hit and miss most of the time.

Opening new tabs in the background should be easy. I use it all the time. I'd be really affected if they don't put back the option.
The one-fingered workaround is to tap and hold the link, then drag it up into the tab bar. Not as elegant as just clicking ‘Open in Background,’ though
 
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Seanny9111

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Oct 10, 2018
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The one-fingered workaround is to tap and hold the link, then drag it up into the tab bar. Not as elegant as just clicking ‘Open in Background,’ though

How do you do this? Nothing happens if I drag it up. When I drag the preview to the bottom of the screen, it just goes away.
 
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m.wttfld

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Jun 12, 2019
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No worries, will be fixed in the next Dev Build. Backend still has the functionality, they simply just forgot to add that option to the pop-up menu.

For now, just switch to Chrome (or any other Browser), or use the finger gesture.
 
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