Search box in Safari help

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by moirraine, Mar 2, 2012.

  1. moirraine macrumors newbie

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    Ok this is probably a REALLY stupid question, so please, save your ridicule, I already feel stupid enough as it is!

    I am very new to the iphone and feel like I should be able to figure this out on my own, but I can't and I can't find anything online either, probably because it is too basic.

    When I enter a search term in my google search field, fine great, head to google and look at my results. Let's say I googled "iphone help how to safari search field"

    AFter checking the results, nothing useful, so I want to change my search to "iphone help how to safari search field can't see all"

    PRoblem is, I can only see "iphone help how to saf" in the google search bar and don't want to have to retype every word every time i want to change one word in a longer search string... it'll make me nuts...

    So... is there any way to scroll right and left within a text field on Safari so I can see what is to the right of the first three or four words?

    Help much appreciated.

    Moirraine
     
  2. normanbates macrumors regular

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    Press the google search bar so that the text cursor appears, then press and hold it again until a little bubble appears, then you can slide your finger to the left or right and it will scroll for you
     
  3. rgarjr macrumors 603

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    Just keep holding your finger all the left or right and it will move.
     
  4. moirraine thread starter macrumors newbie

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    OK strange

    OK I tried that, and I do get the magnified bubble, and if i slide my finger to the right while holding, it does move, but as soon as I let go, the cursor bounces back to the beginning of the search box and I still can't get my cursor go to the VERY end after the last word in my search. Am I doing something wrong or is my phone maybe a little messed up? I really am not an idiot... I am as ashamed as I should be about the fact that I can't figure this out!:eek:
     
  5. MonkeySee.... macrumors 68040

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    I get this sometimes. I wrote it off to being a quirk as it doesn't happen all the time. What I normally do is click back on the Safari search box instead of the google one on the web page. Your search is still held there :)

    Seems googles web page is a bit odd sometimes.
     
  6. moirraine thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks

    Yeah that is what i have been doing, it's just kind of a pain in the butt. But thank you, at least now I know that I am neither crazy nor stupid and that helps SOOOO much!
     

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