How to have same app in multiple locations

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  1. Kingshootr

    Kingshootr iPF Novice

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    I have my ipad set up with folders, grouping themes of apps together. However, Safari is in the bottom bar, with other general apps (mail, settings, etc). So if i'm in a folder using Maps, I have to back out to get to Safari to look something up.

    Is it possible to have a "copy" of Safari in each folder so it is easier to go back and forth? Thanks.
     
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    Yes - sort of.

    You can save an icon of a bookmark to your Home screen by touching on the 'curly arrow' icon on the Safari top menu bar and choosing 'Add to Home Screen'. That will place an icon of that page on your Home screen and you can then copy that icon into one of your folders. Then you can repeat the process for additional bookmarks - making each one an appropriate icon on the Home page and copying it to the appropriate folder. Then you can simply touch that bookmark icon and it will open Safari at that page.

    So, for example, for the 'Maps' folder, you might choose a bookmark that's appropriate to maps, save that as an icon to your Home page and then move that icon to the Maps folder.

    Another way, of course, is to double tap the Home button to open the multi-task bar - there you'll see the Safari icon, if Safari is running, and you can switch straight to it without leaving the folder that you're already in.

    Tim
     
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    or multitasking gestures can help you.
     
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    What's that?
    Can you do that with a stock firmware? I thought that feature was experimental...
     
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    As usual, Tim, your solution works perfectly. I just made a shortcut to a search engine and moved it into each folder. Awesome. Thanks again.
     
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    You can do it with Windows, too, if you want....


    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pH41oNGwcT0]‪Enable Multi touch Gestures on iPad 2 without Jailbreak on windows.‬‏ - YouTube[/ame]

    Tim
     
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    iOS 5 is supposed to have the gestures enabled, last I heard.
     

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