Setting Home Page in Safari

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by teerexx52, Jul 10, 2007.

  1. teerexx52 macrumors 68000

    teerexx52

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    Can anyone tell me how to set my home page in Safari on my iPhone? Thanks
     
  2. borg1of2 macrumors member

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    I don't see a home page option anywhere in the iPhone's Safari browser. It appears they just looking for us to use bookmarks to navigate. Not a complete solution, imho.
     
  3. teerexx52 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Thanks. I couldn't find it either.
     
  4. yayaba macrumors 6502

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    There isn't really a concept of a "Home" in Safari because the browser never shuts down. It always just shows the last thing you had opened.

    Still, it'd be nice to have an onscreen access to a home page though on the bottom bar next to Back/Forward.
     
  5. Furgster macrumors 6502

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    ya, i would like to have a small home button somewhere, but bookmarks work just fine
     
  6. SilentPanda Moderator emeritus

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    You could just make a new tab with your "home page" open I guess. That'd be about as close as you could get to one at the moment.
     
  7. Krevnik macrumors 68040

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    I am curious about something. Since Safari does return to the last page you were looking at... what would you use the homepage functionality to do?

    This isn't meant to be rhetorical, I am actually curious. Might help me understand user experience a bit better (although no, I don't work for Apple).
     
  8. teerexx52 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Well. I guess I was equating it to my computer experience with Safari. When i turn on my computer I open Safari and I use iGoogle as a home page. Was looking for that kind of experience on iphone. Like last night I was surfing on my iphone and ended up on Amazon. When I opened it this morning I was on Amazon but really had no reason to be there. I was trying to set Mojits or AppMarks as home page. I suppose if I leave off on that page then it would open to that page but.......
     
  9. Krevnik macrumors 68040

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    Hmm... interesting. See, I can't stand the concept of home pages. I just want to go where I am planning on going when I fire up the browser. On the desktop, when you launch the browser, you need something as a starting page when the first window is opened.

    On the iPhone, there is no quit concept. To hide all the quitting/launching, Apple has each app save its state constantly, so even across reboots, your apps never really 'exit' in the same sense.

    Although in a way, I kinda think it does highlight that the bookmarks UI could be easier, or provide some sort of quick-access to a top-5 or the like.
     
  10. rayward macrumors 65816

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    I just made a new bookmark which is my home page.
     

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