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xScope, a multitouch pinch zoom browser

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

  1. binary visions

    binary visions Android Expert

    Petty annoyance:

    I have a custom notification bar that is black with white writing.

    This makes a lot of text in the system white by default.

    The xScope menu next to the browser address bar is light blue, and themes don't seem to modify this menu - so I have a light blue menu with white text. Seems silly but when you access the menu frequently...

    Is there a way to change that menu color? I don't like that it's light blue anyway, since I have themed my phone to be mostly light text on dark backgrounds (easier on the eyes in most cases).


  2. plainbrad

    plainbrad Member

    I'm probably the only one but I cannot seem to figure out how to set a homepage with this browser. If I wanted http://androidforums.com to be my homepage, how would i go about doing that.

    No, the "Do you know?" section on the browser about setting homepages doesn't help me a bit.
  3. grainysand

    grainysand Android Expert

    This. Hardware acceleration, pretty please. I know my N1's Snapdragon doesn't have a fantastic GPU, but better it be used than not at all.

    Regardless, it's a pretty great browser. I ditched Dolphin HD for this and the UI's both more aesthetically appealing and less laggy. Major props to the developers.
  4. tiWonggg

    tiWonggg Newbie

    In the icon left of the site url on the browser should say "set homepage".
  5. NexuSix

    NexuSix Well-Known Member

    I have been using the xScope Browser for a while now and it is the best I have found yet.

    Every other Browser I had to uninstall


  6. ingcorra

    ingcorra Newbie

    Smoothness seems to be unimportant for the majority of android developers. Where iphone renders graphics by using a dedicated chip, we all have our expensive phones doing it completely via software. Without a reason. Not so great...
  7. NexuSix

    NexuSix Well-Known Member

    I don't know about you but I get great rendered graphics at great CPU speeds:

  8. ingcorra

    ingcorra Newbie

    It would be even better with hardware acceleration. And even with a 1GHz snapdragon it's not smooth as my old and discontinued ipod touch 2g, or an iphone4 if you want a comparison with similar resolutions. I currently own an htc legend and i was owner of a nexus with 2.2 too so I tried on it. Plus, there are smaller devices with slower cpus where the browser runs slow and the scrolling is choppy (i.e. the htc legend), and where it could run very fast with acceleration. But unfortunately seems that no one is able to do what the apple engineers done years ago

    ps. I don't understand the usefullness of your screenshot
  9. NexuSix

    NexuSix Well-Known Member

    empirical validation of CPU speed and ability to set custom CPU speeds utilizing SetCPU.

    I wasn't happy with any of the iPhones including but not limited to the iPhone4, once you go Android you never go back.
  10. ArmadaTattoo

    ArmadaTattoo Well-Known Member

    Just wanted to update my experience.

    I recently rooted and applied a lag fix and since then xScope has been way faster. Much more so than dolphin hd or stock.

    Edit: Sorry, this needs more emphasis - WAYYYYYYYYYYYYY faster.

    I cant believe the speed improvement! :)
  11. lexluthor

    lexluthor Android Expert

    I see version 6 has been posted, congrats. Will a lite version be coming soon too.
  12. jdog94

    jdog94 Member

    what lag fix
  13. Lyrrad

    Lyrrad Member

    Just seen this thread.

    I'm using Dolphin HD and have tried xscope. For me the main reason I cannot even try to get used to xscope is the cut & paste feature. I like the long key press then drag option of Dolphon/stock browser. Is there a way around this for xscope?
  14. zippy

    zippy Well-Known Member

    Really liking Version 6 .. Thanks for all the hard work! in the next release, can you option the ability to add the Favorites/bookmarks shortcut to the main list of icons so a extra step isn't needed (instead of hitting the down arrow first then favorites)? Just seems to be a bitmore efficient that way is all for me.
  15. lexluthor

    lexluthor Android Expert

    What does "trial" mean in the free version 6? Is it going to stop working or will some features stop working at some point?
  16. SprintFun

    SprintFun Android Expert

    Got the new version and it force closes all the time. I submitted a report to you, on an evo.
  17. zippy

    zippy Well-Known Member

    Need to uninstall the old version first, I have an EVO and not one force close after 2+ hrs of use. I think the instructions maybe should emphasize this more. Just copy bookmarks to SDCard, then uninstall, reinstall, and import bookmarks via HTML ...
  18. SprintFun

    SprintFun Android Expert

    I'm dumb. I skimmed right past that part of the description. Thanks. Will offer some feedback in a bit.
  19. edbro

    edbro Well-Known Member

    I'm also in the Force Close hell. How do I copy the bookmarks? Where are they? I can't get back into Xscope so I need to find them with my file manager.

    Edit: Never mind. Titanium Backup to the rescue!
  20. SprintFun

    SprintFun Android Expert

    Some thoughts:

    -First off, this blows away the previous version of xScope. The amount of polish is great and every aspect has been well thought out. The UI is simple and nice looking, the animations are simple, etc. My biggest complaint of previous versions was how it looked, but this is good.
    -The tabs are great and the animation is smooth. Getting rid of the tabs (or having it as an option to the user) is great.

    Some things I'd like changed:
    -When you click a text field can you have the browser scroll to put it at the top? If I click a text field at the bottom right now, my keyboard pops up over it and I cant see what I'm typing unless I manually scroll the page down
    -When pinching to zoom in, a link will get clicked if there are a lot on the page I'm zooming in on, especially on forums. Can you make it so when you are initiating that action you do not click a link without lifting up a finger? I don't know how to explain it, but I don't have this issue on my stock browser.
    -Can I change the default download location?
    -Can you make it have a different UI based on the orientation of the screen? As it stands now, the UI when in landscape takes up way too much space, and I think you could put the menu options and the URL bar in the same line possibly. But that's just being picky.
    -I'm still not the biggest fan of the bookmark system. I feel like everything else got a nice facelift and this was left behind. Can you add some elements to make this "pretty"? I wish it was integrated into the browser more than just looking like a webpage if that makes sense.

    Overall this is great, and its finally a browser that strikes the perfect balance of form and function.
  21. kelmen

    kelmen Lurker

    thanks for the information, will try it and see how it works!
  22. edbro

    edbro Well-Known Member

    Yes, just go to the My Downloads page and you will see a link titled "Change Download Directory"

    Menu icon on the far right - then press the icon with the down arrow.
  23. SprintFun

    SprintFun Android Expert

    Thanks for that.
  24. SprintFun

    SprintFun Android Expert

    Man, reading the newest comments in the market are hammering this app because they all (like me) didn't uninstall the old version first.

    Really big blunder by trying to make people update it onto the existing version instead of making it two completely separate programs. I understand why you did it (to get the word out), but its blowing up in your face right now and its a shame.

    People are making a huge deal about the trial version watermark too. That is pretty comical to me.
  25. xScope

    xScope Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Wow I read some too. You are absolutely making right observations here. So polarizing.

    I can't leave my existing paid users and then make another app. I am committed. I am definitely expecting all those frustrations and angers. I wish I could vent my angers too but at the end, I remind myself that I am 40 years old and I'd better spent my limited time wisely on issue.

    By the way, the old paid version is giving free at xScope.net.


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