General Stock 2.1 Browser Breeds Windows

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Slugdoc, Mar 11, 2010.

  1. Slugdoc

    Slugdoc Well-Known Member
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    The stock browser has always had the nice feature of being able to open a new window (tap menu, and you will see "windows")

    In 2.1, however, this has gone awry.

    It seems that any time you navigate to a new site, either by using a bookmark or by typing in a new URL, it does so by opening a new window. This is not at all obvious to the user until, as happened to me for the first time since updating, the browser tells you, "Too many windows open" and refuses to access the new URL.

    THen you have to open the windows menu and start closing windows that you didn't want open in the first place.

    And this is with "Block Pop Ups" checked.

    BUG or poorly implemented feature -- it didn't do this in 1.5 (which only opened a new window if you explicitly asked it to.)
    :(
     

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  2. This does not happen on my phone, I cannot get it to open a new window unasked for... Try resetting your browser settings. (there is a reset at the bottom of the settings page.)
     
  3. AwesomeIT

    AwesomeIT Well-Known Member
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    This sounds awesome. I WISH it would open up all pages I tape into a new Windows, so I wouldn't have to long press a link. I only want links to open in new windows.
     
  4. Slugdoc

    Slugdoc Well-Known Member
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    Links aren't opening in new windows.
    Freshly types URLs are opening in new windows, as are clicks on pages in the bookmarks screen.

    Will try to reset.
     

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