Staying on the same page when opening a tab?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by aaquib, Apr 7, 2010.

  1. aaquib macrumors 65816

    aaquib

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    I don't really like how the iPad decides to switch to a new window when I open up a link in a new webpage. I tend to click on links for reading later after i complete the section I was originally reading. Is there any way, like on the Mac, that I can set Safari so it doesn't switch to the new tab when I open a link in the new tab?
     
  2. WilliamG macrumors G3

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    Short answer (even though it wasn't a question): You can't. I know it's annoying, and really, there's no reason why there shouldn't be an option for this in the Safari options in Settings...

    Maybe OS 4.0?
     
  3. aerospace macrumors 6502a

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    There are a few browser replacement apps that offer tabs but I'm waiting for some positive reviews.

    None are free.
     
  4. odinsride macrumors 65816

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    +1

    I wish the ipad's browser had this functionality as well
     
  5. Consultant macrumors G5

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  6. maisiba macrumors newbie

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    To do this, head to the iOS Settings app and find Safari in the list of iOS preferences. Scroll until you see “Open Links” in the General section and tap it to open that portion of Safari’s settings. By default, you’ll see that it’s set to “In New Tab.” Select In Background instead and close Settings by navigating back to the home screen.
     
  7. WilliamG macrumors G3

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    You do know this hasn't been an issue in years, yes? :p
     
  8. sjleworthy macrumors 65816

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    or, tap on the link on the page with your finger, but keep your finger pressed on it and it'll give you the option to open link in new tab whilst staying on the current page
     
  9. bufffilm Suspended

    bufffilm

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    At least, it has been addressed by Apple.

    Other things...the wait is still going on!
     
  10. joeblow7777 macrumors 601

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    Edit

    Nevermind. Didn't notice the date on this thread.
     
  11. sjleworthy macrumors 65816

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    correct, didnt notice that myself either.

    wish people wouldn't dig up threads back from Biblical times
     

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