HTC Hero browser not working correctly


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  1. AdamJ

    AdamJ Member This Topic's Starter

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    Got the hero yesterday and am happy with it except for a couple of minor problems.

    1) I cannot get some pages to close after viewing them on the browser. After clicking the X in the top right corner of the page the phone shows the message "stopping" but the page remains on the screen. Only way I can get the page off the screen is to reboot the phone.

    2) I have the default screen on the home page. The two "white pages" show the time incorrectly; one hour ahead of actual time.

    Any help is greatly appreciated!

    Adam
     

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  2. samuelmaskell

    samuelmaskell Well-Known Member

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    the X in the top right corner of the browser is not supposed to close it. That's a "stop" button. It just stops the page from loading in case you accidentally clicked a link you didn't want to or something. Just hit the home button and it will take you back to your home screen.

    I'm not quite sure what you mean by "white pages"..
    have you tried going into setting>date & time and making sure it is set to the correct time zone? It should be set automatically by your carrier but sometimes they screw it up and you have to set it manually.
     
  3. AdamJ

    AdamJ Member This Topic's Starter

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    Thanks Sam. My browser seems to be quite buggy. my main purpose for getting the Hero was to go online to respond to emails on the go. I get a ton of spam and view the spam folder on my internet providers site. I'm viewing the emails now, have chosed which ones to delete, hit the delete button....and nothing happens. :(

    UPDATE: It's working now. Guess I had a slow connection or something...

    Thanks again,

    Adam



     
  4. G8D

    G8D Well-Known Member

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    That X is not for closing.. As has already been mentioned.

    Also, a reboot is not necesary, all you need to do is download an task killer from the Market and kill the browser task.
     
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    AdamJ Member This Topic's Starter

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    Hmmmmm, I'm new to apps as well. I'll look up task killer on the market.

    thx
     
  6. AdamJ

    AdamJ Member This Topic's Starter

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    Downloaded Advanced Task Killer. Man this app rocks....easy to use and very effective. :)

    Thanks guys,

    I'm a happy camper.
     
  7. lekky

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    I'd suggest downloading either Dolphin or steel, both browsers that are better than the default
     
  8. Nighthaunt

    Nighthaunt Well-Known Member

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    Have you updated to the latest ROM? I'm using the standard browser and finding it works brilliantly.

    Not sure of anything else I can suggest.
     
  9. samuelmaskell

    samuelmaskell Well-Known Member

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    one of the main selling points of sense is the multi-touch. Why would you use a browser that doesn't have multi-touch if you have the hero? That doesn't really make sense(haha).

    anyway,
    I don't know about the email thing but why don't you just use the mail app? That would be much easier.
     
  10. samuelmaskell

    samuelmaskell Well-Known Member

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    speaking of which..
    multi-touch works for cyanogen roms but not hero roms with dolphin
    that's just dumb.
     
  11. clobber

    clobber Well-Known Member

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    As others have stated, the X in the top right corner of the page is the "stop loading" button. Depending on when you press that, the screen might be completely white when it does stop. It does seem like very strange behavior because you are suddenly faced with a bright black screen! To close that window, press menu->windows and the hit the X button on the top right corner of the window displayed. Note that you can only close the window if you have more than one open. The device won't let you close the last one. If this blank white screen is the only one you have open, then just navigate to another page.
     

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