TH55

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I just realized that when I click and hold a link in Safari, 99.99% of the time I click "open in background". I almost never click "open", which is at the top of the menu that pops up when you click and hold a link, as simply clicking the link will do this much more quickly. Now that I think about it, why is "open" even an option? It's completely redundant and actually takes longer and significantly more work than simply clicking the link.

Is there a tweak to make "open in background" the first option and put it at the top of the list, or a quicker/easier way to do this? I often click "open" by accident as it is at the top and the links are close together, which takes me away from my current page and I often lose my place; upon clicking back page it often refreshes and either takes me to the top and/or wipes clean any text I have input on message boards or other social networks.

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sammich

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All the time. Just like on a computer, I use tabs to save a page for reading later. If I'm reading the list of blog posts, I'll open the ones I find interesting then go to them when I've scanned all the recent ones.
 
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sjinsjca

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Almost always. Did to get to this thread while scrolling through the Forum Spy, for example. Lets it load and render while I browse.
 
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DoFoT9

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All the time. Just like on a computer, I use tabs to save a page for reading later. If I'm reading the list of blog posts, I'll open the ones I find interesting then go to them when I've scanned all the recent ones.

Especially handy for this. Also great for opening multiple 9gag's at the same time! ;)
 
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OneMike

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Now that I think about it, why is "open" even an option? It's completely redundant and actually takes longer and significantly more work than simply clicking the link.


Depending on the site. I may hold down the link to see where it's going to take me to. Unlike on a computer you can't mouse over a link to see the address. I think it's useful.

If I'm navigating say macrumors and see the link points to another macrumors page. I'd click open rather then background.
 
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BobVB

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Ok I give

Mine says 'Open in New Page' on safari on iPad and iPhone.

Update ah it's in the settings.
 
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TH55

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Does anyone read the body text? Obviously I didn't just want to know if anybody clicked "open in background", there was a second part to my question that wouldn't fit in the title of my op.
 
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oneapplegeek

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always! Mine is now "open in a new page". I always have at least 5~6 pages opened. haha i don't wanna be redirected to the new site on the same page. :D:D
 
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b166er

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I don't believe there is a tweak to make that the default, although I have not extensively searched for one. If anyone knows of one, I too wouldn't mind having it. I use this almost every time on m phone, and 100% of the time on the iPad.
 
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Roessnakhan

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All the time - especially on MacRumors where I have the board as my main page and open up all the threads I want to read in the background.
 
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TH55

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All the time - especially on MacRumors where I have the board as my main page and open up all the threads I want to read in the background.

Did you not read the second part of my post?
 
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newskin

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If 99.99% is true, then look for sleipnizer in cydia. With it I just hold on the link and instead of a pop up menu coming up, it just opens in background automatically. :cool: check it out!
 
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TH55

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If 99.99% is true, then look for sleipnizer in cydia. With it I just hold on the link and instead of a pop up menu coming up, it just opens in background automatically. :cool: check it out!

Excellent thank you, exactly what I need. Are there any drawbacks or glitches associated with this?
 
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newskin

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Excellent thank you, exactly what I need. Are there any drawbacks or glitches associated with this?
Your welcome, I haven't come across any at all. there is a lite version to try out, only comes with a few gestures and it's free. The full fledged one comes with a ton more gestures. I can navigate safari using only one finger now, it's great.
 
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