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Old Dec 21st, 2020, 11:09 AM   #1
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can't open in new tab on iPad pro?

I have an iPad pro, the newer design without fingerprint reader. All updated to latest. I have noticed this for a bit but never really looked into it. In Safari I cannot open a link in a new tab. I get an option for open in a new window but not a new tab. I have the option on my iPhone, latest updates. Was this removed from the iPad OS for some reason or is it something wrong or something turned off on my iPad to not give me the option?
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Old Dec 21st, 2020, 09:31 PM   #2
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On the latest update, Apple changed “open new tab” to “open in background”.
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Old Dec 22nd, 2020, 07:39 PM   #3
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On the latest update, Apple changed “open new tab” to “open in background”.

Gee, their phraseology and so called logic just blows my brain.

I guess they call it a new OS "feature" as well.



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On the latest update, Apple changed “open new tab” to “open in background”.
That is it, no idea why they changed the wording when all it is doing is opening in a new tab.

I am sure it sounded great to their think tank in the Applesphere where they decide what is best for all of us.
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That is it, no idea why they changed the wording when all it is doing is opening in a new tab.

I am sure it sounded great to their think tank in the Applesphere where they decide what is best for all of us.
To be fair, there are two options is settings for open links; "In New Tab" and "In Background."

If you have the latter selected it's telling you what it's going to do. I suspect if the former is selected you'd see the text you're accustomed to.
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To be fair, there are two options is settings for open links; "In New Tab" and "In Background."

If you have the latter selected it's telling you what it's going to do. I suspect if the former is selected you'd see the text you're accustomed to.
I do not see to settings or options for "in new tab" and " in background" All I see is "in background" on my iPad. The iPhone has open as "new tab". So iPad and iPhone are different in their verbiage.
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I do not see to settings or options for "in new tab" and " in background" All I see is "in background" on my iPad. The iPhone has open as "new tab". So iPad and iPhone are different in their verbiage.
Huh, so happy they split the iOSs up, nice and consistent now

I wonder if the toggle is the equivalent to the two options on iPhone (e.g. off is "In new tab")
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Huh, so happy they split the iOSs up, nice and consistent now

I wonder if the toggle is the equivalent to the two options on iPhone (e.g. off is "In new tab")
yeah, unless it is just a glitch with my iPad. Also if I was going to change this wording (which I would not) I would have it the other way around. The iPad looks like like Safari on the desktop, you actually see the tabs so to me it would make sense to say "open in new tab" whereas the iPhone is like a bunch of different pages which are stacked so "open in background" seems to make a bit more sense.

It feels like Apple is just making changes for the sake of change, not to actually improve anything.
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It feels like Apple is just making changes for the sake of change, not to actually improve anything.

And this is precisely why Apple is annoying so many users it seems with their latest OS versions and their "new features".



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And this is precisely why Apple is annoying so many users it seems with their latest OS versions and their "new features".



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