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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by old growler, Feb 15, 2011.

  1. old growler

    old growler Newbie
    Thread Starter

    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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  2. SUroot

    SUroot Extreme Android User

    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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  3. EddyOS

    EddyOS Android Expert

    This is why I use Dolphin HD - has the option to exit in the menu
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  4. xkellyx

    xkellyx Newbie

    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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  5. old growler

    old growler Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Good answers - thanks!
  6. Griff_LI

    Griff_LI Android Enthusiast

    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

    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...
  7. SUroot

    SUroot Extreme Android User

    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.
  8. saintMick

    saintMick Lurker

    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??
  9. SUroot

    SUroot Extreme Android User

    Yes, you don't NEED to close it. Option 3 is the one you want. Option 2, not sure whats going on there.
  10. jayroller

    jayroller Well-Known Member

    Apart from the fact that the OP is from just under 12 months ago? :rolleyes:

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