Safari (any way to move the Safari address bar to the bottom?)

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  1. JRoDDz macrumors 68000

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    Is there any way to move the Safari address bar to the bottom ( that's where my thumbs are) ?
     
  2. mikethebigo macrumors 68000

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    Nope. You could try some of the other browsers in the app store, I bet one of them can do it.
     
  3. ClutchThese macrumors 65816

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    cool idea. I wouldn't mind doing the same. let us know what you find out.
     
  4. Blorzoga macrumors 68030

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    If you moved it to the bottom, you wouldn't be able to see it once the keyboard popped up.
     
  5. Fliesen macrumors 6502a

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    if your thumbs are at the bottom, you're holding it wrong :p
    in portrait the device is far too top-heavy to be held all the way down there

    i think the back button is always within easy reach when comfortably holding the pad roughly at the center of the side.
     
  6. MSUSpartan macrumors 6502

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    It took until iOS 4 to get customized backgrounds on the homescreen. Good luck getting Apple to let you customize Safari.
     
  7. newdeal macrumors 68020

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    I just wish safari had a better tab system and also would allow the audio from a background tab to continue when you aren't on that tab anymore. Example if I put on a YouTube video and want to listen to the audio while visiting other pages in a new tab the video stops. On icab it continues but icab is so much slower than safari with the new JavaScript engine I can't even use it anymore
     
  8. OMGbrandon macrumors 6502

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    Maybe this will be possible when jailbreak is available?
     
  9. D1G1T4L macrumors 68000

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    How is he holding it wrong? I hold it at the bottom all the time and the device is strong enough not to buckle from being "too top-heavy".

    The keyboard could always push the navigation controls up or they could just remain on the bottom and the keyboard pop up just above the controls.
     
  10. EssentialParado macrumors 65816

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    It's an interesting idea actually. Could app control bars be located at the bottom (and then simply get pushed up when keyboard is opened)? It might actually be better for usability. I do tend to find it a bit of a stretch to reach up there, whereas my thumbs tend to rest on the bottom more comfortably.

    Maybe Apple will change the iOS design guidelines one day — who knows!
     
  11. miamialley macrumors 68030

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    You guys don't know what you're talking about. If you want to move the address bar to the bottom, then open safari, lock the screen, and rotate 180". Then the bar will be at the bottom.
     
  12. blevins321 macrumors 68030

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    You're kidding right?
     
  13. Cheetablaze macrumors member

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    Hah I LOL'D! A big thumbs up 2 u sir.
     
  14. Fliesen macrumors 6502a

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    so you're holding it your thumbs resting in the bottom corners? :/
    Like alle the way down there?
     
  15. JRoDDz thread starter macrumors 68000

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    When I hold the iPad, my hands are on the bottom third of the screen. It's a stretch to bring my thumbs all the way up to the top of the screen to hit the back button.
     
  16. Fliesen macrumors 6502a

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    of course it is, but it'd be a nearly equally big stretch / or a very awkward bending of the thumb to reach the bottom right corner.

    so you it wouldn't really improve much having the menu bar down there except for undermining the UI design paradigm :/
     
  17. JRoDDz thread starter macrumors 68000

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    It's not awkward at all.. The newsrack rss app has an option for the back button on the bottom which I'm using. Would be nice to see safari with such an option. But I can see how it undermines apples design standards. Maybe some on screen gestures would achieve the same result?
     
  18. Fliesen macrumors 6502a

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    i'd love some 3 finger swipe for 'back' in mobileSafari.
    doesn't AtomicBrowser or some other 3rd party browser offer this functionality?
     
  19. schaaf macrumors newbie

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    That's really weird. I was just wondering if there was a way to put the bar at the bottom. Only for the nav functions.

    Yes in atomic browser in "three finger tap full screen mode" the nav buttons are on the bottom. I also looked to see if you could three finger swipe back and forth, but nope. You can use a two finger swipe to change tabs which is nice.

    If safari would just let you configure more things it would be ideal. I am using atomic because it let's you open tabs in the background. That's pretty much the only reason. (some of the other features were a welcomed addition too!)
     
  20. miamialley macrumors 68030

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    You can two finger swipe back and forth in Atomic.
     

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