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iPod: The Missing Manual, 7th Edition by David Pogue, J.D. Biersdorfer

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The Safari Address Bar

As on a computer, this Web browser offers four ways to navigate the Web:

  • Type an address into the Address bar.

  • Choose a bookmark.

  • Return to a site you've visited recently, using the History list.

  • Tap a link.

The following pages cover each of these methods in turn.

The Address bar is the strip at the top of the screen where you type in a Web page's address. And it so happens that three of the iPod Touch's greatest tips and shortcuts all have to do with this important navigational tool:

  • Insta-scroll to the top. You can jump directly to the Address bar, no matter how far down a page you've scrolled, just by tapping the very top edge of the screen (on the status bar). That "tap the top" trick is timely, too, when a Web site hides the Address bar.

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  • Don't delete. There is an button at the right end of the Address bar, whose purpose is to erase the entire current address so you can type another one. (Tap inside the Address bar to make it, and the keyboard, appear.) But the button ...

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