We'll have to wait until the fall for widespread adoption to even begin rolling out, but iCloud. Over time, when even the iPad's growing share of mobile browsing and ecommerce failed to convince even big companies with tons of smarts and resources to put in even the barest possible effort to just serve the right version of the site for the screen, Apple added a Request Desktop option to Safari so you, the humble user, could force it to give you the full page. And that way, it keeps working in the background, even if you leave tabs or leave Safari entirely. That way, on the biggest iPad, you get as much of a website as possible, in as normal a text size as possible. Including generating anonymized email relays for you, if that's what you want.
Option up or down will scroll you a page at a time, and command up or down, to the very top or very bottom of a page respectively. I didn't think I'd see the day, but even Internet Explorer far outperforms this useless heap of trash. While websites can update to honor dark mode settings, this is a great feature for the really, really bright ones that haven't or won't get around to it yet. For example, websites that depend on complex drop down menus with mouse hover events are now much better mapped to multitouch taps. To make it even better, Safari View Controller will now offer to Handoff a page, just like full-on Safari, to your other devices. Just tap on what looks like a font size button where the Reader Mode button used to be, and you get options to, sure, go into Reader View, but also to hide the toolbar, request that aforementioned mobile website view, and go into the per-website settings. Previously, you could download-as-in-open some stuff in the current tab.
Security Safari's original goal was simple: Be fast. You can also have multiple tabs in each window, of course. Safari for iPad has also added support for Pointer Events, which abstract away the differences between mouse or trackpad interactions and touch interactions. Hide toolbar gets rid of the extra interface, like the address bar. And the rest of you. Nowhere is this more true than Safari, where keyboard shortcuts make quick work of many routine web browsing tasks.
But first, a quick video walkthrough of the best keyboard shortcuts in Safari for Mac. Hold the Option key and click on the link. Keyboard Shortcuts… and modifiers The original iPad in 2010 shipped with a keyboard dock — basically something that looked like it was stolen from an iMac and stabbed with a 30-pin dock connector — but no one took it seriously. The full-on web finally optimized for iPad or the iPad finally fully optimized for the web. It's great for reading or watching while you take notes, dragging and dropping content from one app into another, or chatting while you work. It's a modern mobile miracle. Instead of treating all iPads the same, from the 7.
You couldn't just set Safari or a specific site to always give you the desktop version. Lastly, if you have more than one tab open, then you can use the keyboard to navigate through them. Looking real hard at you Reddit and YouTube. Cmd-E Use Selection for Find Cmd-F Find. There are some areas where websites still need to help Apple help them, through. It won't happen by default and if you choose to set it, you can set it to a day, a week, or a month. Since desktop is the new default, you can now request the mobile site.
Well, an everything's old is new again typeface. When you do long-press on a link, though, the new-style preview opens up super quick, and the new shortcut options are pretty dope. Let us know via help iDownloadBlog. If you like this how-to, pass it along to your support folks and leave a comment below. All began well and now, each time I open a new browser -- it's like a Bran New Day and I have to sign in again and it is annoying. Switch between windows We know how to switch between tabs, but how do you quickly switch between windows? That lets you easily make and return to sets of tabs you need regularly.
Cons You have to sign in Again, if you open a new browser in a tab or a new page. The tap modifiers aren't as elegant as mouse modifiers, at least not for me yet, and yes you can use a mouse or trackpad with your iPad now, but they're a good way to add a little speed to the tapping process instead of having to long-press, wait for the context menu, and then scan and tap again on what you want to do. So, when Steve Jobs announced the iPad in 2010, and showed off the New York Times looking even better on the even bigger screen, little did he realize the problem that would follow — A variety of sites, for a variety of reasons, including just looking at the user agent instead of querying the actual size, ended up just serving up tiny, iPhone-optimized websites to the bigger iPad simply because it also used a version of MobileSafari. Customization There's a new, unified, options drop down in the address bar. If you load into a narrower window, including a slide-over, Apple will still try and pull the iPhone version of the website to better fit that column.
So, instead of just universally enabling or disabling Request Desktop or Reader View, or privacy settings like Camera, Microphone, and Location, you can set them individually for each site. Shift and tap a link, and that link will be added to your reading list. Working Space Manipulation The following set of commands will be useful for calling some functions or browser panels. If your , simply swipe left or right on any tab using your trackpad to reveal the ones outside window boundaries. Desktop-class browsing My previous process for loading YouTube or Reddit or any similar site on the iPad was this: Hit the bookmark, watch the ridiculous iPhone version stretch across the screen, scream, long press the reload button, and demand the desktop version.
Over time, though, it's gotten a couple of other goals as well: Be secure. The numbers on your keypad will correspond with the order and count of the tabs currently active. Apple recently added it to the new Books app and now it's in Reader as well. You can eliminate a step by holding the Command key and clicking a link, bookmark, or hiting the Return key from the Smart Search field. So do Square Space and Wordpress.