Open link in background

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

  1. jcorbin macrumors 6502a

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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.
     
  2. nineteenatetwo macrumors newbie

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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.
     
  3. Daveoc64 macrumors 601

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    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

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    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

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    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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