Only just discovering the ipad screen icons

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  1. islandman

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    When I bought my ipad, via safari, I saved each of the favourites I use on my laptop to view here, duplicate if you like. The Home Screen soon became cluttered so I created folders, named them ie News, Daily stuff,photo stuff and so on. Then, when I use ipad, which is constant, I click on folder, select the site I wish to view then when finished press home button to return to Home Screen and go to the next site in the same way.

    Yes it's long winded I know, but have got used to it.

    A few days ago, I explored the screen and saw two pages in the top right corner. On clicking them, I saw screen shots of each site and when clicked, they updated and I was able to view them. This seems so much simpler. I am now asking myself "is this what others do?". Then by the side of the two pages icon, is a + sign. What is that for?
     
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    Tapping the plus sign takes you to a screen that shows your favourite sites. Here's what it looks like on my iPad.
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    Each time I tap my plus sign I open up a new blank page, there are now eight of them.
     
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    Tap the two pages icon at the top right. You'll find all open pages. Slide the ones you don't need to the left.
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    Ah, now that appears to have sorted it. I purposely left the blank pages there and your "to the left"removed them, so maybe now, life on the ipad will be simpler. It has to be said that some pages such as Sky news and BBC news, dont show this double page icon to save, is there a way round that please?
     
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    If it looks like this
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    Slide downwards a bit, it should reappear:
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    Also, tapping the status bar (the time) once will make the tool bar reappear. Tapping it twice will take you to the top of the current web page.

    This is becoming a common element in many apps.
     
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    Thank you both, sorted now. I have to say that this way of opening pages is swifter and simpler. They may not be in the order of choice, being a bit of a routine freak, but think I can live with that.
     
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    You're welcome.
     
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    If you bookmark your favorite sites in the Favorites folder, then they will show up on those blank pages with that the + icon invokes. They can be re-ordered by using the bookmark icon, navigating to the Favorites folder, and tapping Edit at the bottom of the list.


    The red circle lets you delete an unwanted bookmark. The lines icon at the right lets your drag them into whatever order you like.

    As you see from my example here, it's actually possible to create folders here, for extra organization.

    The Favorites that show up when you create a new page can be set to any folder under Settings > Safari > Favorites; but it's usually best to leave it set to the actual Favorites folder, to avoid confusion.


    If you turn on Show Favorites Bar in Settings > Safari, you'll also get the list of favorite links just below the tool bar (as in my screenshot). If you have folders, as I do, then those links become menus. You tap on them to see a list of links.

    The Favorites Bar is always the Favorites folder, regardless of what you set in Settings > Safari > Favorites. This can be handy if you wanted two sets of favorites, on in the Favorites Bar for the most common stuff, and one that shows up when you create a new tab.

    Safari's bookmarks are surprisingly flexible, but of course that also makes them a bit harder to get used to.

    The Favorites Bar is my usual method for keeping favorite sites bookmarked. It's organized and fast.

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