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Old February 15th, 2011, 03:36 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default How do you 'exit' internet browser

I've just got my new Desire which I am currently setting up/playing around with! When I press 'Internet' to launch the browser to start viewing web pages, is there an 'exit' button to close down the browser, or do I just 'back' out of it?

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Old February 15th, 2011, 03:40 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Just back out of it.

However, sometimes if you are "online banking" this is not ideal. Then you can go into the menu and open a new window and close the old window so you dont back out into the secure pages
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This is why I use Dolphin HD - has the option to exit in the menu
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Just press back button until you are out of it or press the home button to take you back to your main homepage. I was online banking earlier and was logged in, pressed home key but then went back on internet to make sure and it logged me out no problems.
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Good answers - thanks!
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Watch out with hitting Home. It doesn't quit the browser it leaves it running. If you're left on a page (or pages) with reloading items it will empty your battery (especially if it's switching 2/3G while you're out-and-about). I always do the

Windows->New Window
Close all but New Window
Select New Window
Back

sequence since my phone died on me while on a trip into London. You actually get quite good at doing it - not that an actual "Quit" menu item wouldn't be very-much appreciated...
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Watch out with hitting Home. It doesn't quit the browser it leaves it running. If you're left on a page (or pages) with reloading items it will empty your battery (especially if it's switching 2/3G while you're out-and-about). I always do the

Windows->New Window
Close all but New Window
Select New Window
Back

sequence since my phone died on me while on a trip into London. You actually get quite good at doing it - not that an actual "Quit" menu item wouldn't be very-much appreciated...

This is what I was trying to say.

Its even easy on stock android browser.

Menu>Windows>close windows. This then automatically opens a new fresh window.
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Question Is it just me, or is this a fail?

How do I close a window? Plenty of options:
1) Press Back and review everything you've done for memory's sake
2) Open a new tab, close the old one. Oh wait, now I have a new window. Repeat until battery flat. See (5) for a short cut.
3) Press Home and just pretend you didn't leave your browser open.
4) Reboot.
5) Remove battery.
6) Immerse phone in water.

I think what's missing is a 7th option: Press Menu, select Close.
Or even better, some gesture on screen to indicate close tab.
Am I missing something really obvious??
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How do I close a window? Plenty of options:
1) Press Back and review everything you've done for memory's sake
2) Open a new tab, close the old one. Oh wait, now I have a new window. Repeat until battery flat. See (5) for a short cut.
3) Press Home and just pretend you didn't leave your browser open.
4) Reboot.
5) Remove battery.
6) Immerse phone in water.

I think what's missing is a 7th option: Press Menu, select Close.
Or even better, some gesture on screen to indicate close tab.
Am I missing something really obvious??
Yes, you don't NEED to close it. Option 3 is the one you want. Option 2, not sure whats going on there.
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Old January 26th, 2012, 09:50 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Am I missing something really obvious??
Apart from the fact that the OP is from just under 12 months ago?
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