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Thread: [Giveaway/How To] Want a Home Page in Mobile Safari?

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    Default [Giveaway/How To] Want a Home Page in Mobile Safari?

    How would you like to be able to set a home page right from Mobile Safari?

    Home Page in Safari is a jailbreak tweak, by Will Strafach (Chronic), that allows you to easily set a home page in Mobile Safari. That on top of itself, is a great iOS improvement. Home Page in Safari is iOs 5 compatible. When you close all windows in Mobile Safari, a new window will always open with your home page in it.

    For example, in the image above, I set Google as my home page. If I close the Google window, it will re-open with a new Google window. This ensures that there is no more blank white screen and it also keeps Mobile Safari from opening with the bookmarks by default. When you open Mobile Safari, it will show the home page that you have selected.

    To set a home page, visit a page that you want your home page to be, tap on the action button at the bottom of the Mobile Safari window, and then tap on "Set as Home." From now on, you will always have your homepage (or the last opened page) open in Mobile Safari, no matter what. You will never be plagued by the annoying bookmarks page ever again.

    Home Page in Safari works seamlessly with Home Button in Safari, by Fr0zen Sun so that you can tap the, "Go Home" button to return to your desired home page. Pretty useful combination, eh?

    Name: Home Page in Safari
    Price: 99
    Version: 1.0.1
    Repo: BigBoss
    Developer: Will Strafach (Chronic)
    Editor's Rating:  5/5

    I was able to talk with Will Strafach about this tweak and learned a little about his motivation behind it:

    Anthony: What gave you the idea to make Home Page in Safari?
    Will: I was really just not a fan of always opening to a blank page and since a lot of the time I use Mobile Safari to search something on Google, I made this tweak to allow me to set it as my home page (but you can set whatever you want, of course).

    Anthony: What was the hardest part about making Home Page in Safari?
    Will: Safari is kind of annoying to write tweaks for, but this one wasn't too much of a challenge thankfully.

    Anthony: Is Home Page in Safari fully compatible with iOS 5?
    Will: As far as I know, yes.

    Thanks for the useful tweak, Will Strafach!

    The Giveaway!

    Will Strafach was generous enough to offer to giveaway TEN copies of Home Page in Safari to the wonderful Modmyi readers!

    Here's how to enter the drawing:

    Follow me @BouchardAnthony
    Follow ModMyi @Modmyi
    Retweet this article with your Cydia number in the tweet; if you do not have the Cydia number in your tweet, you will be disqualified from the drawing. Within the tweet you must also mention @BouchardAnthony so that I can easily see who has entered the drawing. If you don't mention me, you will also be disqualified. The tweet must include the following text, "I entered a contest to win Home Page in Safari for iPhone!"

    Winners will be announced on Wednesday, November 30. Good luck to all of you that enter!

    Sources: Will Strafach (Chronic)

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    The One and the Only (retired secret moderator) iPod's Avatar
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    Between this, home button is safari, safari upload enabler, and safari download manager, are some of the most useful tweaks I think.

    secret moderator... Please hit that THANKS button over there if I helped you in any single way

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    Why not just use the free alternatives available?

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    Quote Originally Posted by J Sweeney View Post
    Why not just use the free alternatives available?
    Why not support Chronic?

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    Why not to be lazy and type ?
    Took me 5 sec

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    Or just add to home screen as an icon bang opens up google with one press

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anthony Bouchard View Post
    Why not support Chronic?
    Because he made a product that has a free alternative? If the free alternative is just as good, why pay the money? Seems silly to support a developer who is recreating free tweaks for money. Maybe a bit greedy, however I am not one to say because I do not know him all that well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cheesey123 View Post
    Or just add to home screen as an icon bang opens up google with one press
    I personally hate the idea of having the extra clutter on my home screen.

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