Safari scrolling bug?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by tandersn9, Apr 5, 2010.

  1. tandersn9 macrumors member

    Jul 27, 2009
    I've noticed that when in safari if i am to put my finger on the display and scroll left or right I cannot then scroll up or down unless i take my finger off the display and set it down again. I tried doing this on my iPhone and it worked fine.

    Anyone else having this problem?:confused:
  2. CanonicalKoi macrumors regular

    Aug 25, 2009
    Where the trilobites roam free.
    No. Is there one particular site where that's happening or is it everywhere?
  3. tandersn9 thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 27, 2009
    It happens pretty much everywhere though I just tried it again and it worked fine seems to kinda be hit or miss.. Hmmm
  4. Gurtz macrumors member

    Aug 11, 2009
    Columbus, Ohio
    That's not a bug, it's actually a multi-touch feature. Apple has included it in iPhone OS for as long as I can remember.
  5. tandersn9 thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 27, 2009
    What do you mean? Cause it's deffinetly behaving differently than on my iPhone, i'm trying them side by side. I can scroll left right up down with one touch every time.
  6. xraydoc macrumors demi-god


    Oct 9, 2005
    It's by design. If you are scrolling up/down, it won't go side-to-side and if you're scrolling side-side it wont go up/down. This way, when you're zoomed in on a web page column, you won't drift off your vertical axis (or horizontal when going side to side).

    The iPhone/iPod touch does this too.

    If you start scrolling at an angle, you'll get 360 degree movement.
  7. tandersn9 thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 27, 2009
    Oooo okay yup i just tried that. I must have just never noticed that it was doing that on the iPhone because the display is smaller.


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