Avoiding the Home Button

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    I am using the IPad 4 and have a question.
    If I open an e-mail attachment and it sends me to another web site how do I get back to my original e-mail without hitting the home button and then having to reopen my e-mail again.
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    You just need to put four fingers on the screen and slide it to the left.

    The Archangel
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    Is there any way to activate Siri without pressing the home button?
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    Yep. I found this by accident one day. This was genius, in my opinion.
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    Yes. Settings > General > Accessibility > AssistiveTouch

    Turn it on and you'll see a white dot appear on the screen. Long press that dot to drag it to a new location. Once it resides where you want it, tap it to get access to some functions, including Siri. You can tap the accessibility window transparent background to "minimize" it.

    It's quite nice and I don't even use my home button anymore.
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    Thank you. That's a great feature.
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    Nice that is so cool!
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    Never knew about this! Thanks!!!
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    thanks guys
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    Nice but I sure wish it was a smaller dot......thanks for the info.
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    It is, after all, primarily intended for those with mobility issues, who would have trouble aiming at a smaller virtual home button.
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    Aye, and I think it would become ineffective if the dot were any smaller. You can long-press the dot and move it around when needed. I keep mine in the lower left cornering of the screen.
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    Understood.......but it is a nice feature for all not just people with mobility issues.
    I find it's in the way a lot of the time thus a smaller dot would be nice for me...especially since I almost exclusively use a stylus.

    Just sayin...
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    So the dot is kind of like holding your phone up to your ear to activate Siri, hmm cool.
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    If you want to delete it, what do you have to do? Just curious that's all!!

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