I have an iPad 3 and I'm trying to figure out how to get Safari to open an mms:// link. It's basically for an online radio streaming site that in Windows will open up Windows Media Player to stream the audio. I know iPad obviously doesn't have WMP, but does this mean there is no equivalent of WMP on iPad 3 that can play the stream? At the moment, when I try to open the streaming link (mms://......) in Safari, it tells me that it "Cannot Open Page - Safari cannot open the page because the address is invalid".
having a problem opening links to YouTube in wabpages. All it does is open up a new identical webpage with the same link. I could do it any number of times but doesn't make a difference. Whether it goes to the iPad YouTube app or stays in the webpage mode to play is secondary but I just can't get any luck at all to view these videos.
My iPad open links by itself, it writes e-mail texts, it opens applications while I do not even touch the screen. I thought it was because of WiFi but I see that even when I turn off the wifi it is the same. It can be because if the touch, during this ipad "performance" it is unresponsive, I try to touch and close the app or link but it does not work.
I have an iPad 2 , and I just updated to IOS 5. Now when I try to open a link on safari, I just get a white screen, the page does not open. The same thing with links for you tube videos.I never had this problem when I was runinig 4.3.5.
Has anyone found a workaround for Safari's lack of an "Open in Background" option? I assume Apple left that feature off since the iPad is a little light on RAM (presumably for cost and power consumption considerations), and can't preload too many pages simultaneously.
But a way to queue up links would be useful. As is, if I want to finish browsing a page before going to other linked pages, I need to:
1 Tap-and-hold a link 2 Choose "Open in New Page" 3 Wait a second for the new page to start loading 4 Tap the window manager 5 Tap the original page 6 If the original page has a lot of content, wait for it to reload 7 Repeat steps 1-6 for each link
Step 6 is the most inconvenient: large pages with lots of images take a while to load and almost always need to reload even if only one other window has been opened.
I'm surprised there isn't an "Add to Queue" option in Safari's tap-and-hold context menu (with the "Queued" folder available through the bookmarks button).
Is there a thread here for cool features/tricks/functionalities people have discovered with their ipads?
For instance, I just found that if you press and hold the dash key on the keyboard, you get the option for an em dash or a bullet for making bullet lists. If you press and hold the "e" you can add French accents.
Information: iPad 3G / Asus / HP DV7 iPhone OS 3.1.2
I'm a fairly new iPad2 owner and I'm really enjoying getting to grips with the device. I have successfully updated to ios5 and everything has been functioning well with no issues.
Something strange started happening yesterday, when I open a new tab in safari the new page has links to windows and hotmail embedded in the top. I'm not sure how it has happened, it doesn't seem to have any effect on browsing but I'm a bit concerned as it doesn't seem right.
When I did the initial sync with my PC, the stock iPad Contacts app downloaded the info from Outlook and at first glance all was well; however I had a large number of links in notes beneath some contact entries that were executable in Outlook, and these links are not executable on the iPad. They do not appear in the usual blue underlined text.
It's a total PITA to have to fiddle around with that stupid magnifying glass gizmo and the blue 'copy' box to select/copy the text of the link, close Contacts, open Safari, paste the text into the Safari address box and then finally execute, instead of just being able to execute straight from Contacts with a single click.
Just as annoying, in Outlook all these links were embedded in text to save clutter, and now the full hyperlink appears, resulting in mess of text which is nothing like as clear to navigate.
Is there a way to directly return to the e-mail app after viewing a web link contained in an e-mail? Once the browser is opened it seems like you have to re-open the e-mail app, unless I'm missing something obvious (which I hope I am!).
I can only get the airport symbol up if the Cellular Data is turned off, and even then I can't access the internet even though the wifi is showing as connected and 2 bars - I am within 4 feet of the router. When I turn the carrier on again, although the wifi is apparently connected (settings), the airport symbol disappears. What can I try now? Without the 3g I would have no internet access at all. Macbook links to router no problems.
If i'm looking at something in firefox on my mac, is there an easy way to send that link to my ipad to carry on looking at that page? I was thinking of using dropbox but don't think that supports sending links.