Multi-window browser for Playbook?
One thing I really miss from webOS is having separate browser windows for for each site. Is there a browser for the Playbook that let's you open multiple windows?
I wish there was a setting for the default browser to open new windows instead of tabs.
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- 03-02-2012, 12:08 AM #2
Interesting. I could see how it would be beneficial too. I don't think there is currently though (only one instance of an app can run at a time from the looks of things). I could be very wrong though. I could use multiple windows instead of tabs (granted they work in exactly the same way though).NElements Free - Explore the Table of The Elements! Built in searching, row and column highlighting and images/information to go with the elements during previewing them! | Free! | PlayBook OS 2
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03-02-2012, 07:27 AM #3
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Agreed. Before upgrading my PB to 2.0, the bridge browser was perfect as a second window. I miss it now. On my Bold, i have the bb browser, several versions of Opera, and Bolt before it was discontinued. Love the ease of having 2/3 browsers open.
- 03-02-2012, 08:54 AM #4
There are secure and simple browsers. But it would be nice to be able to have 2 windows side by side at times.
So, it sounds like there is no way on the PB today to open multiple browser windows unless each is it's own desperate app. There is no hack to run multiple instances of the same browser -- maybe just name -- like rename then Browser1, Browser2, etc.
One thing that especially irritates me is that the PB spawns a new tab in the browser when you click on a url in an email. To get rid of the window you have to view the tabs and then click on the "x" for the window to delete. I have gotten in the habit of just flicking off the browser window when I finish reading a page. And on the PB that ends up killing all of my web browsing sessions. I know you have the browser remember open tabs, but seems that multiple windows would ba whole lot better.Pilot Pro -> Pilot Vx -> Kyocera 7135 -> Treo 650 -> Treo 680 -> Pre -> Pixi Plus -> Pre2 + TouchPad -> Blackberry 9930 -> Pre3 + Playbook
- 03-02-2012, 07:31 PM #7
Does any tablet allow side by side windows other than the up coming win8?
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- 03-02-2012, 08:49 PM #9
- 03-02-2012, 08:58 PM #11
Depends on what is in them.