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This is a bit of a nit-picky thing, but it's annoyed me ever since I upgraded to iOS 5. I use my iPhone quite a bit for web surfing, and would often use the swipe action to return back to the top (and address bar) of a long web page. However, now I'm constantly pulling down the notification center pull-down when all I want to do is return to the top of the page. Is there any way to disable or change the swipe-to-pull-down notification center? At least in Safari? Or is it gone for good now....

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That pulldown is extremely annoying for all sorts of reasons. I really wish one could disable it permanently. – William Jockusch Feb 5 '13 at 14:31
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To return to the top of a long web page, just tap the Status Bar (at the top that also display the current time and battery status) instead of swiping. It works in many other apps too.

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