Can I disable swipe right and left in Safari?

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  1. alexh110

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    I've found Safari swipe right and left an infuriating and useless new feature in iOS7, and would love to turn it off.
    It's especially annoying when trying to swipe through a series of images in Google, as I find myself constantly swiping to the next page instead of the next image.
    Then when I go back a page, I find myself on the original search results list instead of the image sequence: so have to start swiping through the images again from the beginning!

    I suppose it's too much to hope there's a way to disable this feature?
     
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    There's no way to disable this feature on an iPad.
     
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    Looks like I'll just have to use Chrome then!
     
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    Or get out of the habit of swiping from the very edge of the screen. That's what activates the tab swiping. Start your swipe at least a half inch in from the edge, and things will behave as you expect them to.

    This is probably harder to do on a Mini than a full sized iPad. And, of course, everyone has different habits. I had not even realized the feature was there until this thread. Well, I probably kind of new in the back of my head, but I'd never used it; accidentally or on purpose.
     

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