[Android 2.1+] Naked Browser Pro - Where no mobile browser has gone before

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StOrmCatz

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Thank you for the detailed steps to reproduce the issue. I could not get it to happen on my devices, but this update has changes which may fix it.

Not a problem, and thank you. I had a chance to test it out today, and I see now that it's sending the cancel command when I tap outside the dialogue window. This has solved the problem. :good:

I have come across another issue though. It seems forbes.com causes the browser to suddenly crash. I have consistently had the browser crash on that site within 5 minutes, most of the time just by loading any article and just scrolling on the page.
 

treehugger38294

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Is there a reason that scrolling down a heavy webpage like the verge results in checkerboarding? The only reason I ask is that chrome doesn't do this but most other browsers do. I have a nexus 5 running KitKat by the way.
 

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I have a problem. On Android 4.0.4 (Xperia Sola with non-unlockable bootloader - can't upgrade beyond that), whenever I long-press a link to open in new tab, the text selection dialogue opens up, which is incredibly irritating and also induces some lag.

The problem doesn't occur when long-pressing images.
 

android404

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I have a problem. On Android 4.0.4 (Xperia Sola with non-unlockable bootloader - can't upgrade beyond that), whenever I long-press a link to open in new tab, the text selection dialogue opens up, which is incredibly irritating and also induces some lag.

The problem doesn't occur when long-pressing images.

The same happens on my LG g2, 4.2.2, on my note, 4.0.4 it didn't happen and it doesn't happen in the g2 with 4.4.2.
 

android404

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Sir, I don't know how to toggle settings, all I have in the screen is the tab, + sign and the address bar, please help.

Press your phone's menu button and press the icon on the lower right.
 

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Press your phone's menu button and press the icon on the lower right.

Thanks +1 given, I can now toggle the settings: links ' exit ' desktop ' fillscreen ' forward ' more...

Still I can't figure out how to close a tab or add a bookmark.

I'm using Note 10.1 2012
 

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aminaked

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Loving those new icons for gesture options.
Would be great if you use that icon style for other icons like the + new tab button, home button,...
Speaking of the home button can you add option to load homepage as start page? I like to see Google.com loaded when I open naked browser.
...
hope you'll integrate the KitKat priting feature

All icons are from AOSP or tweaked versions of those so they are the same style.

Start page options are on to do list, but accomplish this now by launching the app with a shortcut to your preferred page.

New KitKat printing feature is on to do list.

I searched the thread but I can't find nothing about this problem, so sorry if it got already asked: I just upgraded to kitkat, and now I don't have the night mode button anymore.

"Star" this issue to vote on it. Must be logged in to Google to vote.
http://code.google.com/p/android/issues/detail?id=62803

1) Is it possible to view only the Cookie/JS etc row of icons? So that instead of the current menu option closing these down and showing the bottom two rows, it does the opposite and closes the bottom two rows and leaves the icon row visible?

2) Is there a way of viewing the current list of cookies? I use Midori in Ubuntu on my desktop and a panel is available that lists the cookies and allows them to be deleted individually? Or can you tell me which data file they are stored in?

1) That would hide important controls but I would like the interface to be fully customizable.

2) Cookies are handled by the Android WebView component on your device and it is difficult/impossible to list all cookies.

forbes.com causes the browser to suddenly crash

Does the crash happen in other WebView-based browsers like Zirco and Tint?

I bought the Pro version.

Can I request a tutorial or atleast a basic guide on how to use this, I don't even know how to close a tab or clear history.

Read app description

Your screenshots are for the free version. That thread is here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1929663

Is there a reason that scrolling down a heavy webpage like the verge results in checkerboarding? The only reason I ask is that chrome doesn't do this but most other browsers do. I have a nexus 5 running KitKat by the way.

Naked Browser uses Google's WebView component, present on every Android device, to display web pages. If this happens with WebView-based browsers on your device, you would have to report this issue to Google, your "ROM" provider, and/or theverge. Note, Chrome does not use the same WebView.

I have a problem. On Android 4.0.4 (Xperia Sola with non-unlockable bootloader - can't upgrade beyond that), whenever I long-press a link to open in new tab, the text selection dialogue opens up, which is incredibly irritating and also induces some lag.

The problem doesn't occur when long-pressing images.

Naked Browser uses Google's WebView component, present on every Android device, to display web pages and handle long presses. Text selection is part of this component and I do not control it. You would have to report this issue to Google or your "ROM" provider.
 

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Been using the free version since forever and finally bought the pro and its even better! Best browser on android! Was wondering if it could be possible to add an option to Google translate a webpage? Like add an option on the bottom menu where I press the translate button and it Google translates it? Thanks! :good:
 

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Done, thanks.

Just for curiosity, do you think Google will ever solve this?

I think is really stupid. No inverted view, no text reflow, browsing on kitkat is really annoying!

There isn't even a possibillity to add those features back with the xposed framework? That would be a solution for some of us atleast

Donation awaits the person who fixes textreflow and force zoom O.O
 

c19932

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Done, thanks.

Just for curiosity, do you think Google will ever solve this?

I think is really stupid. No inverted view, no text reflow, browsing on kitkat is really annoying!

I've been using this browser and on my nexus 10, 4.3. Are you saying that if I upgrade to kitkat, I wont have text reflow anymore? thats sucks =[
 

gabi11

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Hey aminaked,

Recently I flashed aosb rom 4.4.2 on my i9505.
Since then, it ruined a lot of stuff on nb.
I know that google implemented different things on kit kat that disable stuff like text reflow but I don't know if it's all related.

Examples:
1. Double tap to zoom.
It doesn't work like it was before.
It takes a few tries until it zoom, and it's not as slick as it was before.
2. Gestures at the bottom of the screen. I need to really swipe close to the edge.
Closer than before and it's not very convenient (sometimes I even touch my menu/back key by accident)
3. I often visit a local android forum.
Every thread has a little mark, that pressing it takes me to "first unread".
Now, when I press on that mark and try to open in background it takes me to this url
http://iandroid.co.il/forum/styles/STG-Mobile/imageset/icon_topic_newest.gif
When I open it regularly and not in background it's ok and takes to the thread.

Thanks.

Sent from my GT-I9505 using Tapatalk
 

gabi11

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Hey aminaked,

Recently I flashed aosb rom 4.4.2 on my i9505.
Since then, it ruined a lot of stuff on nb.
I know that google implemented different things on kit kat that disable stuff like text reflow but I don't know if it's all related.

Examples:
1. Double tap to zoom.
It doesn't work like it was before.
It takes a few tries until it zoom, and it's not as slick as it was before.
2. Gestures at the bottom of the screen. I need to really swipe close to the edge.
Closer than before and it's not very convenient (sometimes I even touch my menu/back key by accident)
3. I often visit a local android forum.
Every thread has a little mark, that pressing it takes me to "first unread".
Now, when I press on that mark and try to open in background it takes me to this url
http://iandroid.co.il/forum/styles/STG-Mobile/imageset/icon_topic_newest.gif
When I open it regularly and not in background it's ok and takes to the thread.

Thanks.

Sent from my GT-I9505 using Tapatalk
@aminaked ,
I wanted to try a clean install from play store, and see if it'll fix what I mentioned above.
I uninstalled the app, but when I tried to download it didn't recognize that I purchased it before.
Had to restore my backup thorough TB.
Btw, tried other browsers like Firefox and lightning. Didn't test everything but double tap to zoom worked much better.
Any help with my 2 posts will be much appreciated.

Thanks.

Sent from my GT-I9505 using Tapatalk
 
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android404

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Aminaked,
I wanted to try a clean install from play store, and see if it'll fix what I mentioned above.
I uninstalled the app, but when I tried to download it didn't recognize that I purchased it before.
Had to restore my backup thorough TB.
Btw, tried other browsers like Firefox and lightning. Didn't test everything but double tap to zoom worked much better.
Any help with my 2 posts will be much appreciated.

Thanks.

Sent from my GT-I9505 using Tapatalk

You have to quote or mention him to get him to see you. But I too can tell you that your issues are due to googles changes.

About the purchase: detach and reattach nb from and to Google play using TB.
 
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    TRY THE FREE VERSION OF THIS WEB BROWSER
    If you are not familiar with the free version of Naked Browser then please see this thread on XDA Developers. Please try the free version first before you even consider Naked Browser Pro.

    WHAT'S NEW RIGHT NOW?
    Naked Browser Pro is the paid version and the plan is to add many cool features in the coming weeks and months. Differences between the Pro and free versions include whitelists (JavaScript, cookies, user agent, images, geolocation), gestures, action customizations (link long press, double tap, tab close method), screenshots, and quite a lot more. See http://nakedbrowser.com/pro/ for help and how to import bookmarks from the free version. See the Play Store listing or change logs in this thread for what else is new.

    PRETTINESS / UGLINESS OF THE USER INTERFACE
    Currently, the look of the user interface of this app is a low priority. Why? There are too many other cool features which I want to implement first. I am a solo developer so I have limited resources and I must prioritize. Having to deal with graphics as I change underlying code is a waste of resources.

    NEW PERMISSIONS / YOUR PRIVACY
    A main goal of the free version was to limit the permissions required. That limit has been removed in order to add all kinds of new features. However, just like the free version, Naked Browser Pro will never spy or monitor you in any way. The primary motivation of Naked Browser has always been to provide a web browser for Android that is trustworthy.

    THANK YOU
    I appreciate your feedback and support so thank you very much. The positive comments keep me motivated and the negative ones are helpful too, as long as they are backed up with specific details in order to help development.
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    NEW FIRST VERSION in the Google Play Store: 1.0 build 1

    CHANGE LOG
    • bookmarks import from free version of app via Data options > Import bookmarks *
    • cookie whitelist enabled when you turn on Data options > Cookies clear on exit **
    • accept URLs to view via near field communication (NFC). Let me know as I was unable to test this.
    • see open tabs list via long pressing new tab "+" menu
    • UI tweaks ***
    • Adobe Flash can be set to "always on" (not recommended) ****
    * From the free version go options > Data options > Export bookmarks. Then, in Naked Browser Pro go options > Data options > Import bookmarks. I plan to add more bookmarks import options and hopefully syncing in the future.
    ** Enable this feature by enabling the clear cookies on exit option. When you visit a site like xda-developers.com and you want to keep cookies (stay logged in) you simply touch the cookie icon on the browser's bottom menu. Then, when you exit the browser all cookies will be cleared except those from the sites you have approved.
    *** "more" menu is part of bottom menu and the top part scrolls left/right, bottom menu labels removed, new and higher resolution app icon, app icon label now "Browser NBPro".
    **** People asked for this so they got it. Hey, it's the Pro version. Adobe Flash causes many crashes, uses lots of resources, and is used by companies to track you. I say leave it "on demand" or "off"!

    Thanks again XDA Developers!!!
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    NEW VERSION in the Google Play Store: 1.0 build 7

    CHANGE LOG
    • temporarily showing images no long requires page reload in most cases **
    • options and downloads views Holo themed, newer devices only
    • force enable zoom on web sites that attempt to limit zooming, newer devices only ***
    • minor UI tweaks (user agent rule menu is now multiple choice)
    * Since the previous update I've been trying out "images only over WIFI", but now I am thinking of setting it to OFF ALL THE TIME! :cool: <--blind guy? Pages load so fast...and with the new image whitelist feature (so far just whitelisted google and imgur)...I think I'm starting to really like this browser!:laugh:

    ** This just makes turning off images that much easier to take. If you want to temporarily display images for a site, use the image button on the bottom menu. In some cases--some sites, on some (older?) devices--a page reload is needed, but usually works without reload.

    *** This disables the Apple meta tag that tells the browser to not allow zoom on some pages. :eek: <--great idea, Steve. I was even able to make this work on older devices but the overhead required just didn't seem worth it. I could make it an option.

    As always, thank you for the feedback XDA Developers! :good:
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    NEW VERSION in the Google Play Store: 1.0 build 13

    CHANGE LOG
    • efficiency: if link long press action set to open background tab, swipe left or right after opening switches to new tab ****
    • crash fix: in certain cases non-ASCII characters in URLs would cause a crash. Thanks XDA member gabi11 for reporting this.
    • fixed blurred text in options views due to bug on some Sony devices. Thanks Jeremy W. (XDA member?) for reporting/testing.
    • bug fix: links from intents, like links to Play Store apps, would not open in proper tab in some cases
    • new/edit bookmark group dialog restricts to one line of text (previously, could press enter in text field which would add a space )
    • small speed optimization to app launch
    **** This is a straightforward yet exciting new feature:laugh: that you should try. If you set the "Link long press" action to "open in new tab" it will open the link in a new background tab. Now with this update if you keep your finger pressed down and swipe left or right after the tab opens, that tab is brought to the front. If you are like me:cyclops:, you often open links in background tabs but sometimes you like to view the tab immediately. Now you can do this by swiping after the tab opens. A first for mobile browsers...or any browser? Remember that you can still view the context menu for a link by displaying the browser's bottom menu before you long press the link. This is all much more complicated to describe than it is to use.

    :good:Thank you XDA Developers!!!:good:
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    NEW VERSION in the Google Play Store: 1.0 build 16

    CHANGE LOG
    • new option: geolocation lets web sites ask if you will share your location *
    • block resources with .nbhosts.txt file in download directory, newer Android versions only **
    • bug fix: turning off "Data options > Passwords saved" now deletes all saved passwords
    • web search intents (like searches from other apps) now always open a new tab
    • small speed optimizations to page loads, bookmarks/history/suggestions/dowloads list generation
    • fixed an odd/rare crash
    • reduced possibility of back button making history skip too far back ***
    • long press device search button does voice search, if system allows
    * Off by default. When enabled, each site interested in your location will ask permission. You can allow/deny temporarily or the browser can remember your decision. If you change your mind, use the new map button that will appear on the bottom menu to choose a different geolocation rule for the site.
    ** This works on Android versions after Gingerbread. In your download folder put a file named .nbhosts.txt (the first character in the file name is a dot). When Naked Browser Pro is launched, it will load each line of this file to filter out any resources where the URL contains a match (case insensitive). This can be used to block ads and malware. Google "etc host adblock" for examples like this list. Too many filters can actually slow down page loads, although several thousand are probably OK. To temporarily bypass the filters and load the page allowing all blocked content, long press the bottom menu "reload" button.
    *** May also fix Samsung multi-window issue with device back button, although I was unable to test it.

    Thank you for your help and support! Please let me know if you have questions about the new hosts filter or anything else.
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