Using the site on an Ipad

Using the site on an Ipad

11 posts
6 April 2012
MG
Photographer
MG
I recently upgraded my Ipad II to use OS 5 and since then I have real problems using this site with it. When i want to select a drop down item on the main page I can only seem to access the top line menu item... ie, Inbox rather than sent items or trash. I'm sure I'm probably doing something wrong but how do you effectively hover your curser over the menu item without it selecting the first item? 
Posted 6 April 2012
I have had a similar problem with other sites like eBay.
Try gently tapping the the inbox button should work then rather than pressing it.
Posted 6 April 2012
Edited by Love 6 April 2012
CameraWillD40
Photographer
CameraWillD40
I'd never noticed before, but now you mention it, the menu flashes up and I go straight to the inbox. 'hovering' the cursor is something you can do with mouse/trackpad so no I don't think you're really doing anything wrong
Posted 6 April 2012
Edited by CameraWillD40 6 April 2012
MG
Photographer
MG
A quick google brings up the problem. It is a problem with only certain sites. My own site uses rollovers for menu items and works fine but others don't. A lot of reading forum posts suggest that there is no fix to the problem right now. Very annoying but its not the sites fault as which came first os5 or purestorm? Anyone trying to access it on an iphone will have the same problem.... Until Apple decide to fix it! Its been 6 months now!

Posted 6 April 2012
ScottishGeek
Photographer
ScottishGeek
As Cassandra says, lightly tap. I've been able to do so on both my iPhone 4 and my iIPad 2 both running IOS5.1

Posted 6 April 2012
MG
Photographer
MG
Light tapping genuinely doesnt work on my ipad. Others say this too. Its obviously a bug... Unless there is somewhere in the settings you can ontrol this as its weird that what works for one doesnt work for another..... I couldnt press the screen any lighter.

Posted 7 April 2012
Renton
Photographer
Renton
Have you tried turning it off and on again?

Posted 7 April 2012
MG
Photographer
MG
Ive tried everything. I'm one of thousands that it doesn't work for. A quick google tells all. Its Javascript related.

Posted 7 April 2012
This is a software bug which Purestorm has no means of overcoming.
Matt optimises this site for as many systems and devices as possible but
until the manufacturers and providers all adopt the same standards such problem will persist.
Posted 7 April 2012
MG
Photographer
MG
I completely agree that the issue lies with Apple but it may possibly be a quick fix. If Apple would share what the issue is then it's quite possible that Matt could find an easy work around. If I find anything more out then I will let him know. This was in no way any kind of complaint to this site and was started originally as I thought I was doing something wrong. It's only with much googling and searching numerous forum threads that I discovered that it was a wider problem. Microsofts own site suffers from the same problem... which might just tell us the entire story! haha
Posted 7 April 2012
ciaran
Photographer
ciaran
I have the same issues.

But that said, all of the links available in the drop down menus are available elsewhere as static links, so there's nothing you can't access

Posted 8 April 2012
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