Safari autohide toolbar ipad

traubgator

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Jan 7, 2014
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Just updated my iPad to ios8

Can I disable the autohiding toolbar in safari? It's making me sick.
 

Brien

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Aug 11, 2008
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I'm not a fan. Its also slow as molasses on my iPad 2. Seriously considering downgrading.
 

bobright

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Jun 29, 2010
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Anyone else bothered by this.
I don't like it. I also can't stand how when going to a bookmark and selecting a website, I have to then tap the bookmark icon for the left panel to disappear. Why the hell would they do this? If I'm navigating to a bookmark and clicking it, well close damn it. I can't be the only one?
 

traubgator

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Original poster
Jan 7, 2014
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i'm just not a fan of the movement and how it disappears, to jerky and makes me sea sick. i like having my toolbars visibale etc, bookmarks etc. its one click and done.
 

macduke

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Jun 27, 2007
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Hah, I thought something was different but for some reason couldn't tell what. I considered the auto-hiding toolbar but for some reason convinced myself it had been like that since iOS 7 like on the iPhone. Pretty weird! Agree there should be a setting for those who are bothered. Interesting that you can turn off the tab bar now. Makes it look like a giant iPhone, lol.
 

nilnova

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Oct 30, 2013
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Anyone else bothered by this.
I like it on my Retina Mini. I can understand others prefer it the old way. Really Apple should offer simple preferences for things like this 'cause different people have different tastes.
 

dcpmark

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Oct 20, 2009
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I like it on my Retina Mini. I can understand others prefer it the old way. Really Apple should offer simple preferences for things like this 'cause different people have different tastes.
I like it too.
 

Rufus McDufus

macrumors newbie
Sep 19, 2014
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Hate it too. Just the option to turn it off would be nice. It adds one additional operation (scroll back up or tap address bar once) to each and every page view.

Also when hitting the address bar, the favorites pop-up has gone from 6 icons wide to 5, plus Cancel button disappeared which makes life more difficult. Looks like I'll have to try Firefox/Chrome again.
 

Monique1

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Aug 6, 2014
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Count me as one who likes it. Why would you guys need a stupid static toolbar hogging up screen real estate you could be using for reading?
 

Sixto

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Apr 19, 2011
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Count me as one who likes it. Why would you guys need a stupid static toolbar hogging up screen real estate you could be using for reading?
It depends on your browsing style. I have several web sites that I check in on.

I used to click on the link from the favorites bar, read, click on the next, read, ....

Now, I need to tap on the top to unhide the bar for every site. Very annoying. Very.
 

sflomenb

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Jul 22, 2011
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I like it. Makes it more like the iPhone. No big deal.

Why do you guys like it on iPhone but dislike on iPad?
 
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Sixto

macrumors member
Apr 19, 2011
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I like it. Makes it more like the iPhone. No big deal.

Why do you guys like it on iPhone but dislike on iPad?
I tend to use Safari to browse forums on the iPad, while using apps on the iPhone. It's now not as easy to bounce between 5-10 sites on the iPad, need to always now unhide the bar. The favorites bar is for favorites, shouldn't need to hit something to show it. That's what a favorites bar is for, quick access. They could hide everything else.

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Hmmm. Just noticed that if you swipe downward quickly anywhere on a page, not slowly, just quick swipe, the bar reappears, without needing to move fingers and touch top. Makes it slightly better.
 

AxoNeuron

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Apr 22, 2012
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I personally love it. Gets the tabs and the URL bar out of the way of whatever I am doing. And yes swiping up the page expands it again.
 

postpc

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Sep 3, 2013
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Germany
They also moved the bookmark bar from right to left. What kind of idiot comes up with this sort of crap seriously if you have nothing useful to add just LEAVE IT AS IT IS. Idiots.

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I don't really care, especially now that there is a tab view
Thanks, didn't know there was a tab view. Still they should make auto-hide a feature and let the user chose.
 
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