Welcome to iPadForums.net Guest - Click Here to Register

How do you get Safari to reformat page?

This is a discussion on How do you get Safari to reformat page? within the iPad 3 Forum forums, part of the Apple iPad Discussions category; Hi I'm new here. Just got our iPad and one question I have is... How do you get Safari to reformat the page you are ...

iPadForums.net is the original Apple iPad Forum! Registered Users do not see these ads. Please Register - It's Free!
+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 6 of 6
  1. #1
    iPF Novice
    Member #
    205976
    Liked
    1 times
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    United States
    Posts
    36

    How do you get Safari to reformat page?

    Hi

    I'm new here.

    Just got our iPad and one question I have is...

    How do you get Safari to reformat the page you are viewing when you zoom in?

    I.e. when viewing e-bay, if you have a large page it gets smaller and smaller until the whole page shows, the left column and right column are far apart with a lot of space in between.

    When you zoom in to make is readable it leaves the wide space in the middle and you have to scroll back and forth to see both.
    The page is wide enough to display both if the page was reformatted to remove the space as it would on a PC.

    I know that it can do this because sometimes it does it on it's own, but I don't know how you would trigger it an force it to do so when it doesn't.

    Thanks for the help.

    Mike

  2. Ads


  3. #2
    Super Moderator
    Member #
    13576
    Liked
    1444 times
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Western NY state (USA)
    Posts
    11,051
    When you zoom in, are you double-tapping or are you pinching out with your fingers? I ask because usually, double tapping on the middle section of most web pages makes it zoom in to that section just enough so that you don't have to pan back and forth to read the web site.

    So try the double tap method. If you already are and have this problem, holler back and we'll take another stab at it.

    Marilyn
    Space Gray 32GB WiFi-only iPad Air & Black 32GB iPhone 5 (both jailbroken on iOS 7.0.4 w/evasi0n7)
    * * * PLEASE READ * * * Forum Rules * * * Hacking Section Rules * * * PLEASE READ * * *

  4. #3
    Super Moderator
    Member #
    139850
    Liked
    20 times
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Denver, CO
    Posts
    639
    This is a known issue with eBay. For what ever reason this happens with that web page. Maybe they just want you to use their app instead.
    iPhone 4s 64GB White (Jailbroken), The "New iPad" 16GB Black (Stock), Past devices: iPad 2, HTC Hero, HTC Evo, HTC Evo 3D, ASUS Transformer.

  5. #4
    iPF Novice
    Member #
    205976
    Liked
    1 times
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    United States
    Posts
    36
    Hi

    Thanks for the info, I'll try the double tapping thing, and I'll check into the app as well.

    Mike

  6. #5
    iPF Novice
    Member #
    205976
    Liked
    1 times
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    United States
    Posts
    36
    Hi

    I installed the Dolphin browser and that took care of the page format thing in eBay.

    Now if I could just get it to act as default browser I would be all set, but when I click on a link it opens in Safari.

    Mike

  7. #6
    iPF Novice
    Member #
    205976
    Liked
    1 times
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    United States
    Posts
    36
    Hi again.

    After reading your post I installed the eBay app.

    Oddly, it doesn't work any different then Safari.

    Thanks again for the help.

    Mike


Home | Forum | Active Topics | What's New

Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts

Similar Threads

  1. safari and itunes do not open on my Ipad2. Safari icon opens up the last visited page
    By azkivanc in forum New Member Introductions - Site Assistance
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 01-12-2012, 07:39 PM
  2. Page Scrolling in Safari
    By epoche in forum iPad General Discussions
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 01-10-2012, 04:35 PM
  3. How do I set a home page for safari?
    By italiana830 in forum iPad Help
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 07-26-2011, 10:30 AM
  4. Search on page in safari?
    By stillestund in forum iPad Help
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 06-01-2011, 03:58 AM
  5. Safari new page question
    By paul9619 in forum iPad General Discussions
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 01-01-2011, 05:23 PM

Search tags for this page

how to make safari page smaller

,

how to make safari screen smaller

,

how to make safari smaller

,

iphone browser reformat zoom

,

make safari smaller

,
reformat safari
,

safari page small

,
safari screen small
Click on a term to search for related topics.