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Another Timesaver for Entering URLs in Mobile Safari iOS devices
A recent hint showed a great tip for quickly pulling up a blank Safari tab on iOS devices. The author's instructions, though, indicated another tip many might not know when entering a URL into mobile Safari.

When viewing a web page, we all know to tap on the address field so we can enter a new URL. In mobile Safari, however, there's no need to first tap the X to clear the existing URL in the address field. Instead, just tap the address field and begin typing when the keyboard appears. Mobile Safari will automatically overwrite the existing address.

[crarko adds: I tested this, and it works as described. It's a good followup to the other hint. Anything that speeds up Mobile Safari is a good thing in my book.]
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Another Timesaver for Entering URLs in Mobile Safari
Authored by: zpjet on Feb 09, '11 09:59:02AM

Just like since dark ages of computing; if something is selected, typing overwrites it. I suppose my grandma should start read Hints...



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Another Timesaver for Entering URLs in Mobile Safari
Authored by: NaOH-Lye on Feb 09, '11 02:35:43PM

Mobile Safari doesn't provide the user any visual indication that the URL is selected in this situation.



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