Rename "frequently visited" sites?

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  1. Nermal Moderator

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    In Safari, when you tap the address bar you get a grid of icons representing "frequently visited" sites. Is there a way to rename these? The default name is provided by the site designer, which is sometimes not very helpful. Tap-and-hold only provides a Delete option; is Rename hidden somewhere?
     
  2. beernut macrumors 6502

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    Only thing I can think of is tap-hold-drag the icon to the favorites area and then renaming it there (essentially creating a bookmark from the icon that's already provided)
     
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    You learn something every day! :)

    Thanks; that'll do the trick.
     
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    And now the follow-up question: Can I stop them from showing up in Frequently Visited? If I delete them then they just come back next time I visit. Not a huge issue, but it's a bit of visual clutter.
     
  5. beernut macrumors 6502

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    You can turn off frequently visited sites altogether in settings-->safari

    If you don't want to go that route, you can just clear cache/history and it'll clean it up (but obviously will repopulate after the next few frequent visits :) )
     
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    I do use the other icons so I'll keep the option on. I'll just wait and see whether anyone else has any ideas :)

    It does seem a bit odd that it'd show as a frequent site if you have it in favourites though!
     
  7. ajiuo macrumors 65816

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    Clearing your browsing history will remove them temporarily until it builds up again
     

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