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Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by xScope, Nov 23, 2009.

  1. xScope

    xScope Android Enthusiast
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  2. HotGhettoMess

    HotGhettoMess Member

    Posting on my MyTouch using this browser, liking it so far! :)
     
  3. When I click a link (say from somewhere like fark.com) that opens in a new tab, xscope switches to the new tab. The problem is that it also loads the link in the original tab in the background. I end up with the same page loaded in both tabs.

    Its not really a big deal, Xscope is still my favorite browser so far, but it is annoying.

    Anyone else have this issue? Just me? Using a Droid 2.01.
     
  4. RocknSteve

    RocknSteve Member

    I'm not having that issue. However, on Facebook (the touch site) I cannot open links in a new tab (however it'd make sense logically that this problem is due more to Facebook). When I was testing this, I realized that it doesn't vibrate when it opens the link in the new tab. I really liked that because it was an easy way to tell that it opened it up in a new tab. Just saying. Keep up the good work!
     
  5. xScope

    xScope Android Enthusiast
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    This is fixed with the latest update.
     
  6. xScope

    xScope Android Enthusiast
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    3/22
    1. Fixed downloaded images not showing immediately in gallery app problem.
    2. Added a speed dial style of home page. On bottom of your homepage, the second icon, click it to rotate from List, Icons, and Thumbnails(speed dial like desktop browsers).
    3. Added an Opera theme(beta) by one developer here.
    4. Finally, you can swipe the notification bar down or push it up to hide it.
     
  7. Deleted User

    Deleted User Guest

    With the latest update, my browser allways winds up in full screen mode. The top bar will show up for a few seconds, but soon disappears.

    "Fullscreen" mode is not selected in my settings.
     
  8. xScope

    xScope Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    You can always pull down/push up the notification bar with a swipe from very top. Apparently we need an option to lock the notification bar in settings somewhere. We will work on one.

    Thanks,
    Gary
     
  9. david83

    david83 Well-Known Member

    I have a few thoughts about this app:

    1. The long swipe to go to tabs is a nice feature, however I would like to be able to turn this off in settings as I just use the tab bar at the top.

    2. The closing tab animation looks nice but is a bit unnecessary and potentially adds to slow down (on my Hero anyway).

    3. Pin zoom is great, but I would like some sort of indication to let me know when it is active after the 2nd tap ie a small beep / vibrate or maybe a visual clue.

    I've only been using this app for a short while but I am very impressed. Sorry if I mentioned something that has already been discussed, I'll admit I haven't read the entire thread.
     
  10. nyarfal

    nyarfal Lurker

    I just bought this browser (first thing I bought in fact) and it's excellent. But I would like to second something to keep the notification bar on-screen. Full-screen is better for the web, but I really like knowing what time it is (and what my data connection is doing). =P
     
  11. xScope

    xScope Android Enthusiast
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    I will try to make an option to disable animation. Thanks.

    The app is originally developed on a Droid and then ported to 1.5/1.6 phones. I have bought a G1 just for testing it. I agree that the animation is slow.
    Pin zoom will be an option too in the next update. Providing cues? I will try heptic.
    Thanks
     
  12. xScope

    xScope Android Enthusiast
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    Yes. It is a mistake.
    Next update there will be a setting to make the notification bar always on.

     
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  13. Deleted User

    Deleted User Guest

    hi

    When the notification bar appears or disappears, the page zoom is reset to the original page zoom.

    For instance, when I have zoomed into a page, and I swipe down to see the notification bar, the page zooms back out.

    Mike

    P.s. this browser is AWESOME! Well worth the money.
     
  14. saturnotaku

    saturnotaku Newbie

    Had to register to say that this is a great browser. Well worth the $0.99 asking price for the 1.5/1.6 version. Can't wait to try the 2.x version when that OS is officially available for the Eris.
     
  15. xScope

    xScope Android Enthusiast
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    Some websites, for example google.com, has a script to always make its content across whatever screen is available. Some don't.
    For those that have the script (100%), the content dictates the browser to zoom back. Don't have a good solutions yet at this moment. Sorry.
     
  16. Deleted User

    Deleted User Guest

    Just bought the app. Love it! Hate the icon though. Would love a more practical "browser"-ish icon, like a stylized Earth or something.
     
  17. ska.t73

    ska.t73 Android Expert

    Got a quick question, for some reason when I go to an site that requires a log in (google or FB for instance) it makes me re enter my log in info every time. Not a big deal but is there a setting that I can use to make it keep that filled in? (not sure if cookies would cause this but can't find our how to turn those on or off to try)...

    Or is it something that has nothing to do with the browser? Other then that little hic up I still love the app...
     
  18. xScope

    xScope Android Enthusiast
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    Some site has loose control (gmail through browser) that you don't have to reenter everytime some tough like banking accounts.
     
  19. xScope

    xScope Android Enthusiast
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    Thanks! I have tried earth idea but didn't come up with anything satisfied yet.
     
  20. ttaylor0024

    ttaylor0024 Android Enthusiast

    Maby the earth icon the default browser has, with a white X ripping through it?
     
  21. tbain98

    tbain98 Lurker

    I recently stumbled on something that sheds light on the problem where the password input doesn't show the characters entered into it. I had entered several characters into a password input, then zoomed in really far (the password input took up a quarter of the screen), and suddenly I could see the characters properly. xScope, is this something you've seen or can reproduce?
     
  22. tbain98

    tbain98 Lurker

    I recently stumbled on something that sheds light on the problem where the password input doesn't show the characters entered into it. I had entered several characters into a password input, then zoomed in really far (the password input took up a quarter of the screen), and suddenly I could see the characters properly. xScope, is this something you've seen or can reproduce?
     
  23. xScope

    xScope Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Yep. I can reproduce it.

    Issue 5596 - android - Password characters is vertically misaligned in WebView - Project Hosting on Google Code

     
  24. Pitamakan

    Pitamakan Android Enthusiast

    Though I'm still loving xScope, and am very happy with the way it renders most pages, there are definitely a few that have fairly major issues. One that I just encountered was the Google Groups site, where the messages themselves are hopelessly buried under other elements of the page.

    Are there workarounds, or at least some hope for the future? I hate having to switch back and forth between browsers ...

    Anyhow, thanks again for a great app!
     
  25. RocknSteve

    RocknSteve Member

    One thing I've noticed about the update is that, since you've added the speed-dial look for the home page, it grabs screenshots of each bookmark. That's nice and I like it except it saves those pictures and then appear in my gallery; not so nice. Can you add the .nomedia or whatever to that so to prevent that from happening?
     

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