Hi everyone, my name is Rob and I’m a fairly new regular blogger. I love how the blogging community helps people connect and am very honored that Hugh asked me to do a guest post (my first one).
I started my Tech Talk site fairly recently after some family members suggested I create a tech newsletter to help them better use their technology. I’ve always been the family tech guy and have always enjoyed helping people get the most out of their technology. I thought a blog might be a good way to do that, but on a larger scale. I mostly focus on Apple devices and try to write tips and articles in a simple and straightforward way.
I retired a few years ago after a long career at Microsoft and moved to the beautiful state of Oregon. One of the goals I had during retirement was to write more. It took me a while to find the right projects, and I’ve enjoyed blogging, particularly the Tech Talk site because I get to combine my passion of technology with writing. I’ve also been (slowly) working on a novel.
The quick tips below will give you a sense of my tech writing and I hope you find it useful. Visit me online at:
Safari Tip: Reopen Closed Tabs
Safari on the iPhone and iPad allows you to have multiple web pages open at the same time using tabs. This makes it easy to switch back and forth between different pages quickly, but have you ever accidentally closed a tab and wanted to re-open it? There is a very easy way to do just that.
If you’re not sure how to use tabs, here’s a quick intro.
Open New Tab
On an iPhone, to open a new tab, tap the Tabs button at the bottom, then tap the + button:
On an iPad, tap the + button at the top right of the screen:
Once the new tab is added, you can enter the address to the web page.
Note: If the toolbar is hidden, tap the top of the screen to show it.
To switch to a different tab, tap the Tabs button and then tap the tab you’d like to view:
On an iPad, if the Tab Bar is displayed, just tap the tab you’d like to view:
Note: to enable the tab bar on iPad, go to Settings -> Safari -> Show Tab Bar. The Tab Bar will only be displayed if there is more than one tab open.
To close a tab, tap the Tabs button, and then tap the x on the tab you’d like to close:
On an iPad with the Tab Bar showing, tap on the tab to select it, then tap the x on the tab:
If you accidentally close a tab (or several), and want to quickly reopen it, tap and hold the Add Tab button. You will be shown a list of recently closed tabs. Just tap the one you want to re-open:
Bonus: Quick Access
Tap and hold on the Tab Button for a shortcut menu to quickly add a new tab, close the current tab, or even close all tabs:
Never Lose Your Place
I’ve often closed several tabs while cleaning up Safari, only to realize that I closed one that I meant to keep. This tip has helped me many times and I hope it helps you, too.
If you find these tips useful and would like to read more, visit my Tech Talk site.
My thanks to Rob for writing this guest post.
I’ve learned so much from Rob about Apple products and how to use them. His blog posts are easy to follow and he always includes screenshots, which I find helpful. He’s fairly new to the blogging world, so please do visit his blogs and say hello. You can follow his ‘Tech Talk’ blog by clicking here.
If you have any questions for Rob, please leave them in the comments section. (No questions for me please). He’ll get back to you as soon as he can.
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