How to add a traditional refresh button to Google Chrome

By , Jul 19, 2012

The way Google Chrome for iOS handles its refresh/stop functionality is a bit unorthodox. You have to first open a menu, and then tap the refresh or stop button to perform the action.

While it may seem like a small deal, I’ve found that this extra step is a bit frustrating in real world usage. Thankfully, as you may have guessed, the jailbreak community has responded with an answer.

EasyRefresh for Chrome is that answer — it’s a jailbreak tweak that adds a traditional refresh button to Google Chrome for iOS…

EasyRefresh for Chrome is a free jailbreak tweak available on Cydia’s BigBoss repo. It features no options or settings, you’ll simply have a new refresh/stop button next to your address bar once it’s installed.

Do you prefer this more traditional method of refreshing your browser, or can you live with the way Chrome does things?

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1368694057 Jean Claude Tohme

    I don’t get it, do you want Chrome ? Or just an application called Chrome on your iPhone that’s all about Safari features ?

    • http://www.facebook.com/edmkec Edmond Koh

      I want both.

      The web browser Safari within the web browser of Chrome.

      • SimonReidy

        This.

    • SimonReidy

      They’re not just Safari features. A visible refresh button is a pretty standard feature across most browsers, so its strange Google chose to hide it. Then again while this tweak works well it looks a little out of place in Chrome’s minimalist address-bar.

      All the tweaks we are getting for Chrome lately, bring it close to being the best mobile browsing experience on iOS (providing you use Chrome and other Google’s services on the desktop). If only Apple would open up their nitro javascript engine for 3rd parties and it would be just about perfect.

      • http://twitter.com/LifeBandit666 Gary Tomlinson

        Look up Nitrous in Cydia. It opens up Nitro to 3rd party apps

      • SimonReidy

        Thanks, but I made this post before Nitrous was released.

        Bought Nitrous on release day and am loving it. One of the best tweaks this year in my opinion! :)