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Old 11-14-2005, 08:33 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I am new to blackbarry and love it. I do a lot of web surfing and have questions about the browser settings. I've played around with different settings and have found there's a big difference in performance. I have searched and didn't find quite what I was looking for.

My question is... What are your browser settings?

I don't even know what some of the options mean, like wml, show image place holders, support style sheets, run wml scripts, support embeded material, and enable java script location support.

I have only java script enabled and seem to load pages farly fast, but some pages dont come up at all. I changed some settings and the pages will then come up , but very slow. If I understood more about these settings maybe I wouldn't need to post this question, but I am newbee in training.

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Ps : I have the 7100i if it matters

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I used to run my browser with most of the options, including pictures and style sheets, turned off to boost d/l and rendering speed. Lately, I've turned many of the options back on, as one can get pretty good load times using Skweezer and/or the xhtml version of Google (http://www.google.com/xhtml). Using one of these services, you can do a search for a particular web page, and the service will format it to work better in your browser. You can then bookmark that page if it's one you use often. Alternatively, Skweezer allows you to enter the page's address directly; Google doesn't have such an interface, though you can achieve the same result if you fool around with the address entered in the "go to" box.

I know this doesn't answer your question directly (there are too many options to discuss specifically), but hopefully these services will meet your needs enough so that you won't have to tinker much with the browser settings.

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Here's a link to the "BlackBerry Internet Browser FAQ" by Mark Rejhon which should provide a good overview of the browser settings and capabilities.

The first post contains a section called "BlackBerry Internet Browser Is TOO SLOW!" with ways to increase browser speed. Enjoy.

BlackBerry Internet Browser FAQ - HTML Web With Images!
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http://www.google.com/xhtml)

This link that WNO posted didn't work on my phone. I get this error message quite a bit. I have everthing enabled allowing me the max in my browser settings. I'm starting to wonder if its my phone or everyones?

Can anyone else go to this site http://www.google.com/xhtml) on their blackberry ?

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Hi Cody,

Another great tool for fast pages is Berry411.
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http://www.google.com/xhtml)

This link that WNO posted didn't work on my phone. I get this error message quite a bit. I have everthing enabled allowing me the max in my browser settings. I'm starting to wonder if its my phone or everyones?

Can anyone else go to this site http://www.google.com/xhtml) on their blackberry ?

Thanks for the help, Cody
Remove the close-parenthesis from the end of the URL and it works.
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valn, good point about Berry 411, it really speeds up the process for a lot of specialized searches. And Berry 411's "search tools" have a field that does the grunt work for you when you want a particular page to be put in Google's xhtml format.

On a related subject, Berry Bloglines, by the same developer, does a great job handling your RSS feeds, which also helps to make your online time more efficient.
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Remove the close-parenthesis from the end of the URL and it works.
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Remove the close-parenthesis from the end of the URL and it works.
Yeah, oops, I didn't contemplate that URL turning into a link, much less a faulty one! For whatever it's worth, I edited the post and fixed the HTML tag, so the link should work properly now.
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as a newbie can someone tell me what berry 411 is? i have an idea.. just got it today. thanks
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