Talk:Browse

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Feature Requests

Is there a way to view what a link is before clicking on it? Is there a way to click on a link and have it open as another session? Is there a way to get a right click? 75.174.12.49 10:39, 21 December 2007 (EST)

As best I can tell, none of the link-navigation techniques work on my G1G1 unit. Up and down work, as do north/south, but no panning, no focus, no jump. chris

It looks like the navigation keys are not implemented yet, so the game keys and direction pad perform the same functions they do in all other activities: The game direction pad maps to the up/down/left/right keys on a regular computer's keypad, while the north/south keys map to page up/page down on a keypad and the east/west keys map to home and end. If you want to navigate the page without the mouse, you pretty much have to use Tab to jump between links and Enter to follow them. —Joe 23:46, 21 December 2007 (EST)

Is there a way to search for text within a page (like Ctrl-F does in Firefox)?

Implementation Discussion

Anyone know what the browser identification for OLPC shows up in web logs as?

Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; chrome://navigator/locale/navigator.properties; rv:1.9a6) Gecko/20070917


Codec detection for Real Streams?

Using Browse I'm unable to open many BBC links - the mediaselector in this link: [[1]]

...greys out the Real player option, and only offers WMV for some reason, when viewed using the B4.

Screenshot showing mediaselector error in Browse

I'm not sure whether these are issues with Browse or Watch&Listen not recognising MIME types for .ram files?

I have submitted a ticket [here]. --Tomhannen 05:47, 10 December 2007 (EST)

Wikifier

see Charityware#Wikifier

Usability notes

Some usability suggestions, now that I've played with Browse a bit.

  • Full screen mode: no obvious way to get out if it if you got there from the toolbar. Alt-Enter is not obvious; the "Bulletin board" key was my first guess, since it looks like the standard toolbar icon for switching between multiple/single screens. The "Escape" and "Frame" keys were my next guesses. There at least ought to be an icon on the Frame to get out of full screen mode.
  • E-book mode: different rocker key mappings would be better for browsing, similar to the Lynx browser:
    • Rocker down: next link on page
    • Rocker up: previous link on page
    • Rocker right: go to link
    • Rocker left: back in history
  • Find in page: I didn't see any way to search for text within a long page.

--IanOsgood 12:16, 22 December 2007 (EST)