Open link in background

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by jcorbin, Mar 23, 2012.

  1. jcorbin macrumors 6502a

    Oct 18, 2011
    Wirelessly posted

    Does anyone like this new iOS 5 feature? I don't see the point. If I want to open a link without browsing away from the current page why would I open it in the background then open my tabs then click on it. Instead of just opening it in a new page.
  2. nineteenatetwo macrumors newbie

    Mar 17, 2012
    On a site like Reddit it's useful for scrolling down the front page and opening/preloading links that look interesting.

    Same with Google search results.
  3. Daveoc64 macrumors 601

    Jan 16, 2008
    Bristol, UK
    This was my number one feature request for Safari for ages.

    If I'm on a site like this where there are multiple pages of content, then I want to be able to open them all in the background and get to them when I'm ready.

    I don't want to have to keep going back to the index page.
  4. Arelunde macrumors 6502a


    Jul 6, 2011
    CA Central Coast
    I agree. Safari is vastly improved in 5.1. Pages download quickly, there's no gray and white check "waiting" screens any more. It's become a very good browser whereas before it was extremely slow compared to a PC browser.
  5. Young Spade macrumors 68020

    Mar 31, 2011
    Tallahassee, Florida
    That's exactly what I do on a daily basis depending on the site. Scroll down , open all desired pages to load in background, and then view them when I'm finished scrolling. Saves time.

    I have found it to be faster than 3rd party browsers as well; sadly t lacks all of the nice tools and modules that come with the 3rd party ones.

    Here's to hoping tighter integration with applications like Androids browsers have (Read it later/Instapaper/Readability, etc.)

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