Open link in background

jcorbin

macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Oct 18, 2011
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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.
 

nineteenatetwo

macrumors newbie
Mar 17, 2012
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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.
 

Daveoc64

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Jan 16, 2008
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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.
 

Arelunde

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Jul 6, 2011
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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.
 

Young Spade

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Mar 31, 2011
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Tallahassee, Florida
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.
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 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.
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.)