03-14-2011 11:13 PM
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  1. Averhoeven's Avatar
    Just wanted to make sure others knew about theexperimental controls in the browser. It completely frees up the screen and really makes sense once you race the 5 minute or learning curve. Really do like them a lot for a tablet.
    ravizzle likes this.
    03-12-2011 06:37 PM
  2. Jerry Hildenbrand's Avatar
    dammit. You guys are determined to make me want a Xoom

    What do they do?
    03-12-2011 06:39 PM
  3. Bossxii's Avatar
    I am so sold on the Xoom after a day with it, the controls are awsome and feel very natural after only a short time. The voice search is so well done, add these controls and ill be skipping the iPad 2 which i was considering coming feom the iPad. The Xoom and Honeycomb have won me over. Simply feels how a tablet browser and OS should be. Android has come a long way in a very short time.

    Kudos to Google.

    To answer what they do.. basically a small swipe from either side of the screen and a arc type menu pops up giving you all the basic contols. Forward, back, favs add tab, pull up url boc etc. So no matter how you hold the Xoom the controls are literally at any fingertip you want. Brilliant design.
    GobbleXoom likes this.
    03-12-2011 06:58 PM
  4. Rigelian's Avatar
    Just wanted to make sure others knew about theexperimental controls in the browser. It completely frees up the screen and really makes sense once you race the 5 minute or learning curve. Really do like them a lot for a tablet.
    Thanks for the heads up on the experimental controls, I didn't know they existed until I read your post. The Xoom just gets better and better as I find out more about it.



    Sent from my Xoom using Tapatalk
    03-12-2011 07:27 PM
  5. buurin's Avatar
    Screenshot is on this site (scroll down)

    Android Honeycomb Review - SlashGear
    03-12-2011 07:40 PM
  6. techdan00's Avatar
    the only downside to the experimental controls on the xoom are that I keep trying to do them on my phone now..... but as far as the xoom goes I guess that's a good problem!

    Sent from my Xoom using Tapatalk
    03-12-2011 08:29 PM
  7. chaguewood's Avatar
    Is there a way to close tabs with the quick controls? That was the only thing I didn't like about them
    03-12-2011 09:30 PM
  8. tntdroid's Avatar
    look at this gem. Thanks!
    03-12-2011 09:35 PM
  9. joereist's Avatar
    Wow didn't know about this....incredible
    03-12-2011 10:27 PM
  10. koxler's Avatar
    Is there a way to close tabs with the quick controls? That was the only thing I didn't like about them
    When I opened a second tab with the + it added the tab bar back to the top of the screen. I could then switch between tabs quickly or close one with the X.
    03-12-2011 10:52 PM
  11. tntdroid's Avatar
    dammit. You guys are determined to make me want a Xoom

    What do they do?
    Wifi only coming soon so its a good time to buy then :-)
    03-12-2011 11:02 PM
  12. pauliewalnutted's Avatar
    Very buggy. Sometimes it will be fullscreen and other times it will show tabs...or maybe I am missing the fullscreen toggle?
    03-12-2011 11:04 PM
  13. NewAge's Avatar
    Very buggy. Sometimes it will be fullscreen and other times it will show tabs...or maybe I am missing the fullscreen toggle?
    When only one browser screen is open its fullscreen. Add a tab and they show up top. Haven't figured out how to go fullscreen with tabs.
    03-12-2011 11:11 PM
  14. pauliewalnutted's Avatar
    Ahh. Ok it is no longer 'very buggy' haha. This is a real cool feature.
    03-12-2011 11:16 PM
  15. aragoncatherine's Avatar
    What am I missing here? I swipe and swipe from either side and those things never show up. Do you need to activate them with a setting?
    03-13-2011 08:50 PM
  16. tntdroid's Avatar
    What am I missing here? I swipe and swipe from either side and those things never show up. Do you need to activate them with a setting?
    Yes open the browser and go into settings. Click on labs and select quick controls. To get the dials to come out swipe in from the outside of the screen and hold down. Then move up and down and let go to select the options.
    03-13-2011 08:57 PM
  17. ceriem's Avatar
    Tried this out while playing with a display unit today. Very intuitive for browser operation. It will be especially good for "lap browsing" while on the couch or something. Basically meaning that you can keep both hands holding the tablet while reading a web article or something and not have to resort to constantly straining your wrist muscle when you go to hold it with one hand.
    03-13-2011 09:37 PM
  18. Averhoeven's Avatar
    Glad I could clue some people in on something! It was actually in the original tips & tricks thread which seems to have disappeared. Been using it since release date pretty much, but was teaching the lady how to use the xoom and sawhow quickly she grasped that idea and how intuitive it apparently really is even for non tech people. Thought I would pass it on.
    03-13-2011 11:32 PM
  19. aragoncatherine's Avatar
    Yes open the browser and go into settings. Click on labs and select quick controls. To get the dials to come out swipe in from the outside of the screen and hold down. Then move up and down and let go to select the options.
    Thank you! And yes it's a cool feature.
    03-14-2011 09:09 PM
  20. ZBoater's Avatar
    Am I the only one who experiences problems with this feature? I absolutely love it but my browser force closes on me after a while. Consistently. It only goes back to normal after I disable this feature.
    03-14-2011 10:03 PM
  21. Rigelian's Avatar
    Am I the only one who experiences problems with this feature? I absolutely love it but my browser force closes on me after a while. Consistently. It only goes back to normal after I disable this feature.
    I don't have force closes because of this feature, my browser pretty much acts the same whether I have the feature enabled or not.



    Sent from my Xoom using Tapatalk
    03-14-2011 10:11 PM
  22. lobobuzz's Avatar
    Wow, super cool. Man, the Xoom seems to get cooler each passing day. Thx for the heads up.
    03-14-2011 10:12 PM
  23. ishore99's Avatar
    dammit. You guys are determined to make me want a Xoom

    What do they do?
    Stop drooling and go for it..... you will never want another thing, that is tell the next version of the Xoom.
    03-14-2011 10:25 PM
  24. ishore99's Avatar
    I think this is an improved version of the Dolphin Browser only much better. I also downloaded Google Chrome to Phone. Now when I add a bookmark to my computer it will update my Xoom.
    03-14-2011 10:28 PM
  25. Smokexz's Avatar
    If the WiFi version winds up being cheap, then I might get it over the G Slate, also the Micro SD card support helps xD

    Sent from my Nexus S
    03-14-2011 10:37 PM
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