Setting Home Page in Safari

borg1of2

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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.
 

yayaba

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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.
 

Furgster

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ya, i would like to have a small home button somewhere, but bookmarks work just fine
 

Krevnik

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Can anyone tell me how to set my home page in Safari on my iPhone? Thanks
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).
 

teerexx52

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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).
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.......
 

Krevnik

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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.......
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.