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You should join Steve's Fanboys anyway!!!!!

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Omega

Yeah annnyway....



moving on. Thanks to everyone else for their help. I will try the suggestions.

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Originally Posted by ukjeeper View Post
Yeah annnyway....



moving on. Thanks to everyone else for their help. I will try the suggestions.

Stevies gizmo may get by using content served by some providers formatted for his device...

I never expected my tablets 4.1" screen to provide the same user experience as my desktop. I found that most of what I needed from the net when I was away from a man sized computer was being served formatted for mobile devices.

Using those sites and tweaking a UserContent style sheet, I can pull up data using only a 19.2 kbps cell phone connection faster than my desktop with a broadband connection. Much faster than even a 3G iPhone.

Some Examples:

For local news > http://www.6abctogo.com

CSS Tweaks
Code:
@-moz-document url-prefix(http://www.6abctogo.com/) {
    img {display: none !important }
}
Code:
@-moz-document url-prefix(http://www.6abctogo.com/) {
  body {font-size: 150% !important}
}
^Sized just about right and with no ad images.

You can find a similar domain for other US cities @ http://www.localwireless.com/wap/

For stock & financial info I use > http://www.marketwatch.com/m/
with the same type of CSS tweaks

OAG > http://mobile.flightstats.com/

Wikipedia > http://wapedia.mobi/


And so on ...


I also forward to a Gmail account and use > https://mail.google.com/mail/x/ to access it. Tweak as required.

Oh yea, I almost forgot...

It is possible to add additional search engines to the Internet Search applet if you have root access to your tablet. The configuration files for the search applet are located under /usr/share/mis.

For example, for Google it looks like this:

--------------
<search name="Google"
icon="/usr/share/icons/hicolor/scalable/hildon/qgn_indi_search_google.png"
action="http://www.google.com/search"
user-input="q">
<input name="btnG" value="Search"/>
<input name="hl" value="en"/>
<input name="safe" value="medium"/>
<input name="client" value="ms-nokia-wifi"/>
</search>
--------------

If you add /m to the "action" line like so
Code:
action="http://www.google.com/m/search"
Your searches will return results formatted for a mobile device if available.

Last edited by YoDude; 2009-03-08 at 04:32. Reason: /usr/share/mis is correct
 

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I would have to second qwerty12's suggestion of Tear...using it almost exclusivly now. I cant believe how much faster it is...for me it only has a few minor bugs.
 
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I've installed Tear. Not bad, certainly missing functions that the oem browser has (downloads for instance). But that's OK, just copy and paste the URL into the 'old' browser.
 
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Originally Posted by ukjeeper View Post
I've installed Tear. Not bad, certainly missing functions that the oem browser has (downloads for instance). But that's OK, just copy and paste the URL into the 'old' browser.
I'm trying out Tear, but I've found that MicroB is at least as fast running the User Agent Switcher and set as an iPhone. It's easy to switch back if need be, and I don't mind iPhone optimized pages at all. Certainly sites like Facebook, Dropbox, Gmail, and a number of my blogs load much faster and are pleasant to read. Also, be sure to remove adblock. I'm glad it's being worked on, but it really seems to slow down my browser.
 

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Switch off Javascript as well and Microb will run!
 
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indeed, wish there was a way to whitelist pages on wanted to have javascript on, and leave it off by default otherwise...
 
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Originally Posted by ukjeeper View Post
I've installed Tear. Not bad, certainly missing functions that the oem browser has (downloads for instance). But that's OK, just copy and paste the URL into the 'old' browser.
downloads mostly work, as long as the mime code and stuff is correct...
 
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I'll tell ya what... what almost had me using Tear exclusively was that bookmark plug-in. (< I think )

It opens saved addy's in Tear with no need to input a dang thing. Unfortumately I could only get it to launch as a Task navigator bar widget/thingy and my user defined slots are taken by Personal Menu and Command Navigator.

If I could launch it or Tear with a pre defined web page from Persol Menu or Personal Launcher I would be golden.
 
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