Safari autohide toolbar ipad

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by traubgator, Sep 17, 2014.

  1. traubgator macrumors newbie

    Jan 7, 2014
    Just updated my iPad to ios8

    Can I disable the autohiding toolbar in safari? It's making me sick.
  2. bkends35 macrumors 6502a


    Feb 24, 2013
  3. traubgator thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 7, 2014
  4. Brien macrumors 68030


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

    Aug 24, 2014
  6. Arndroid macrumors 6502a


    Oct 3, 2013
    I like it.
  7. bobright macrumors 601

    Jun 29, 2010
    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?
  8. traubgator thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 7, 2014
    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.
  9. macduke macrumors G3


    Jun 27, 2007
    Central U.S.
    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.
  10. nilnova macrumors member


    Oct 30, 2013
    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.
  11. dcpmark macrumors 6502a

    Oct 20, 2009
    I like it too.
  12. STidrvr macrumors member

    Jul 22, 2009
    Hate it, came here looking to see if I could disable it it.
  13. Rufus McDufus macrumors newbie

    Sep 19, 2014
    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.
  14. Biko18 macrumors newbie

    Sep 20, 2014
    I hate it to, really stupid. We are obliged to tap twice now. Not ergonmic at all Apple
  15. racer1441 macrumors 68000

    Jul 3, 2009
    God, it's so freaking stupid. I hate using safari now. Honestly, it's a garbage feature.
  16. Monique1 macrumors regular

    Aug 6, 2014
    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?
  17. maybeinoregon macrumors newbie

    Aug 5, 2012
    I don't like it.
    It keeps pulling down my 'today' screen everytime I try to get the bar to appear. Not a good feature IMO.
  18. Sixto macrumors member

    Apr 19, 2011
    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.
  19. g-7 macrumors 6502


    Feb 14, 2006
    Me too!

    Yeah, right. Does Chrome sync my bookmarks and Reading List with Safari on my iMac?
  20. Jacksonc macrumors 6502


    Dec 1, 2013
    Jony's house
    I don't really care, especially now that there is a tab view
  21. sflomenb, Sep 21, 2014
    Last edited: Sep 21, 2014

    sflomenb macrumors 6502a


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

    Why do you guys like it on iPhone but dislike on iPad?
  22. oldmacs macrumors 601


    Sep 14, 2010
    It freaking annoying, big time. Make it an option seriously.
  23. Sixto macrumors member

    Apr 19, 2011
    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.


    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.
  24. AxoNeuron macrumors 65816


    Apr 22, 2012
    The Left Coast
    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.
  25. postpc macrumors regular


    Sep 3, 2013
    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.


    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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