One of the most popular features of the Apple iPad is its ability to work as a mobile internet browser, but to browse the internet on the iPad, you’ll be forced to use the iPad’s Safari browser – too bad the Safari browser has these five annoying traits that’ll drive you crazy.
No Flash FTL!
The lack of support for the Adobe Flash player in the iPad’s Safari browser is possibly one of the most bitched about features – or lack thereof – of the Apple iPad, but it is still a big loss for the iPad. The Adobe Flash player serves over 99.9% of internet users and is a huge internet platform that is loss on the iPad – especially for internet video lovers. There is a hack that’ll allow Adobe Flash player content in the iPad’s Safari browser by the name of Frash, but it requires a jailbreak and is more problematic than its worth.
Safari Search Suggestions
If you’ve ever found yourself trying to search for anything in the inbuilt Google search bar in the iPad’s Safari browser, you’ll fall a victim to one of the most annoying feature of the Safari browser in the iPad; the ultra-annoying Safari search suggestions. The Safari search suggestions were implemented to save you time, but usually end up taking up more time due its usually off assumption of what you’re trying to search and in order to stop the suggestion, you’ll have to stop typing and click the tiny “x” box on the search suggestion.
Browsing the internet with the iPad’s Safari browser is simple enough, but due to the iPad’s lack of multitasking, if you’d like to open more than one tab in the Safari browser, you’ll be forced to swap Safari browser windows. This might not sound bad, but regardless of if you accidentally click an internet link or not, experience an internet popup, or try to open another Safari window; the Safari browser will undergo a window swapping animation and there is absolutely no way of stopping or canceling it.
One of the most annoying things about the already annoying window swapping feature of the iPad’s Safari browser is the fact that whenever you return to a Safari internet tab or open a new internet tab, the Safari browser automatically reloads the page of the internet site you’re viewing. I often find myself hating this feature while browsing popular social bookmarking sites like Digg.com and Reddit.com that require linking to other sites and forcing me to reload and browse back to the bottom of my favorite social bookmarking sites.
The Safari browser of the Apple iPad is notorious for crashing – and often for no reason at all. It’s funny because one of the reasons Apple refuses to add Adobe Flash player support to the Safari browser of the iPad and iPhone is claims that it’ll cause the Safari browser to crash, but the Safari browser does an excellent job at crashing all on its own.
For more, read Frash 101: Everything You Need to Know About Enjoying Flash on the iPhone , The First Apple iPad-ready Websites Makes HTML5 Look Boring , and Adobe on Why There Are No Flash Killers
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