Safari to officially be getting a combined search bar

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While I was browsing jailbreak tweaks on the iPad, and using the Macs at my new job, I kept running into the same problem. Since I am so used to Google Chrome, I was trying to do my searches in the URL bar section of Safari. Of course it didn’t work, and I would then have to go and retype my search query in the search box. It’s little things like this that are the hardest to get used to when switching between OSes. Especially when one way clearly makes more sense. Well it seems that Apple will be adopting the Chrome way of doing things.

Apple confirmed to Pocket-Lint that in the next version of Apple’s OS Safari will have this built in. That’s great news for desktop users, but what about for mobile users? I found a jailbreak tweak that merges the two boxes in your iPad’s browser, and there is also one that works on the desktop version. It’s called UniBar for the iPad and OmniBar for the desktop version. So if you are used to a Chrome browser experience, then UniBar will solve your search box woes until Apple updates its mobile Safari browser.


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Bryan Faulkner

Bryan Faulkner is a former associate editor at Pocketables. He loves to find new ways to use his tablets while working as the Tech Director at his local church. Mixing sound from the iPad is his newest obsession. He currently has a pair of HP TouchPads, an iPad 2, a decommissioned HTC EVO 4G, and a Samsung Galaxy Note II to tinker with.

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