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asked 2017-04-21 11:40:43 +0200

Eric C gravatar image

updated 2017-04-22 18:39:40 +0200

Since Iijoki update, I don't have a way to switch from private browsing to normal browsing anymore in Sailfish browser. The pulley isn't visible anymore.


Edit: Not a bug, just a normal behavior.


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The question has been closed for the following reason "the question is answered, an answer was accepted" by nthn
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@alloj: IMHO you can just make an answer from your comment...

cy8aer ( 2017-04-21 13:09:36 +0200 )edit

Yep, he's right, it's gone and no, you don't need to select a tab just to get Private Browsing, which even though that makes no sense to me, it makes no difference on the phone, the option is still missing. Well spotted!

Edz ( 2017-04-21 13:15:43 +0200 )edit

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answered 2017-04-21 12:06:32 +0200

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Just load a tab and then you can switch modes again. Has this actually changed in Iijoki? I don't think so.

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OK. I accepted this answer too fast. I reverted my edit and left this question opened as a bug. However, @alloj's answer provides a valuable workaround.

@fmotl: Did you do this screenshot from a Iijoki installation? How did you manage to get this pulley?

Eric C ( 2017-04-21 14:13:35 +0200 )edit

@Eric C - yes on latest Iijoki, as per the first line of my last comment :) All I did was open the browser, closed any tabs that were open, pulled down on menu all the way (which locks into place unless you select something) and then press volume+ and volume- simultaneously for screenshot.

EDIT: I meant to type in my first comment; Iijoki 2.1.011 NOT - but yes, latest version of Iijoki.

Edz ( 2017-04-21 18:25:44 +0200 )edit

EDITED: Iijoki (no patches or mods on browser)

If you're right @alloj, then please explain this if you can;

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Edz ( 2017-04-21 18:29:47 +0200 )edit

@fmotl: OK. That means you had to be in "tabs view" before closing the last tab in order to get this pulley. That doesn't work if you close the last tab with the [X] icon while viewing a page, as I did for my screenshot.

But, if I understand you well, you confirm that the feature as I described it disappeared. Are you sure of that?.. Because I'm not sure anymore.

Eric C ( 2017-04-21 20:32:59 +0200 )edit

Sorry @Eric C - seems I slightly misunderstood your question. If I enter the same view you show in your screenshot, then no, there is no drop down menu, but I'm not sure there ever was. The only menu I know of that offers private browsing is the one in my screenshot.

Edz ( 2017-04-21 22:36:55 +0200 )edit

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