I removed the browser for the 4.2.2 update and have not got round to installing it again just yet and have been tring chrome beta again, I now miss AOSP loads
, I still think it's the best all round browser. So the best one to download is the latest one posted by sikagoon7 rather than OP atm?
Further to my previous post about viewport/debug, the viewport size is still my major problem with almost all android browsers. I'll explain it a little further here so that if someone has a solution or can fix this for me they have the information they need.
By default the AOSP browser and most other browsers render the page in a resolution that is lower than the screen, this means that websites appear zoomed in, on a 10" tablet this means that websites display super huge. Firefox allows one to change the viewport size which is great (if only firefox was a faster browser
) which means if I set the viewport to something like 1024 pixels the render area is bigger and the page renders in a much more respectable size (smaller / more zoomed out).
This setting is controlled in the AOSP browser by the debug setting "use wide viewport" unticking this renders pages on a tablet screen at roughly the correct resolution, in the case of my nexus 10 the viewport width seems something like 1280 pixels wide. When the box is unticked the browser renders at something like 600 - 900 pixels in width (I'll check exactly when I get home).
The problem I have is that every time I open the browser I have to manually enter debug mode by loading about
:debug as the default debug state is off when the browser is started.
So if anyone could offer a solution to this it would be great, I've really got no experience on what changes are made to the browser apk, if any or how many changes can be made to the program, but one of the following solutions would be what I would like to see:
1) A tweak to allow the browser to start in debug mode by default.
2) An added option under settings somewhere outside of debug options to enable/disable "use wide viewport"
3) An addedd option somewhere in the settings to use a custom viewport.
4) Some other tweak I'm not aware of.
Thanks a bunch to anyone who can help
P.S. Simply using a homepage or bookmark as "about
:debug" does not work because when loading from that bookmark the browser may already be in debug mode and entering "about
:debug" takes one out of debug mode. Thanks again.