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Scrolling inside boxes in Safari

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By Charles Starrett

Contributing Editor
Published: Thursday, August 25, 2011
Tips Categories: iPad, iPhone, iPod,

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If you’ve ever come across a box containing text, a map, or some other interactive element on a webpage in Safari on your iOS device, you may have noticed that when trying to scroll inside it with a single finger, you end up moving the entire page instead. As it turns out, Safari on the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch does offer a way to do so: simply scroll inside the box as you’d normally do, but use two fingers instead one. Problem solved.

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1

This is NOTHING new this feature was there since iPhone 3G, but thanks for the tip for everyone else who didn’t know this.

Posted by Mattie Gee on August 25, 2011 at 11:53 AM (CDT)

2

These tips are not necessarily new features, the intent of this routine iLounge segment is to bring little-known features to light for those who aren’t aware of them.

Posted by rockmyplimsoul on August 25, 2011 at 2:00 PM (CDT)

3

Hey Mattie, go grab a cocktail and mellow out.  But thanks for sharing your broad knowledge in a fashion that makes you sound like a fool.

Posted by sb on August 25, 2011 at 6:54 PM (CDT)

4

Thanks for that great tip Mr. Starrett! I for one didn’t know about it. Much obliged sir.

Posted by Michael on August 25, 2011 at 11:26 PM (CDT)

5

It took me a while, but I figured this out a while ago after some frustration.
I think it’s a good idea to remind or bring to users attention little things like this.  Maybe a tip of the week or a reminder of the week.  I like to constantly be learning new tips on any of my Mac products.

Posted by Kurt on August 30, 2011 at 6:45 AM (CDT)

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