Web browsing on Mobian
#11
(08-21-2020, 01:33 PM)klick Wrote: Thank you. I installed the latest OS on my SD and was able to install Qutebrowser via the Software store but it will not run. It gives a "Failed to start with the QtWebkit Backend! error.

Try installing qutebrowser-qtwebengine. It shouldn't even try QtWebkit. That's deprecated. qtwebengine is basically Chromium.
#12
(08-21-2020, 02:50 PM)Boern Wrote:
(08-21-2020, 01:33 PM)klick Wrote: Thank you. I installed the latest OS on my SD and was able to install Qutebrowser via the Software store but it will not run. It gives a "Failed to start with the QtWebkit Backend! error.

Try installing qutebrowser-qtwebengine. It shouldn't even try QtWebkit. That's deprecated. qtwebengine is basically Chromium.
I had not realized that there were more than two options to select once I received the initial error. In portrait mode, I only see the option to "Quit" or "Force QtWebKit backend" but when I switched to landscape it actually offers four options. I selected the "Turn off WebGL" and not the browser opened. Now I will just have to learn the keyboard shortcuts.

Thank you for your help!
PinePhone UBports CE and Mobian on SD, Mint Mobile, Pinebook Pro Manjaro
#13
Has anyone managed to install any Firefox plugins on their Pinephone?

I'm trying to install uMatrix, but when I click "Add to Firefox" on addons.mozilla.org, the only thing that happens is that the button changes to a small dot. If I hold the button and open the link in a new tab, I get "Firefox prevented this site from asking you to install software on your computer." Well thank you Firefox, but I would kinda like to install that software?
#14
(08-27-2020, 02:54 PM)bitnick Wrote: Has anyone managed to install any Firefox plugins on their Pinephone?

I'm trying to install uMatrix, but when I click "Add to Firefox" on addons.mozilla.org, the only thing that happens is that the button changes to a small dot. If I hold the button and open the link in a new tab, I get "Firefox prevented this site from asking you to install software on your computer." Well thank you Firefox, but I would kinda like to install that software?

You could try downloading the plugin on a desktop PC and install it manually on the phone.
#15
Yep, I'm sure it's solvable given enough effort, I'm just curious about other people's experience.
#16
(08-29-2020, 12:45 PM)bitnick Wrote: Yep, I'm sure it's solvable given enough effort, I'm just curious about other people's experience.

I have installed ublock origin and bitwarden without much effort, but their popups render very badly, making them hardly usable.
#17
Ok, thanks for the feedback. I wonder why it doesn't work for me...

BTW, uBlock Origin, wasn't that installed by default on your Mobian Firefox?
#18
(08-18-2020, 10:11 AM)bitnick Wrote: But with Mobian the screen is rotated so that the buttons ends up on the bottom, which is very inconvenient! I hope this is a bug and that it will get fixed.
After a system upgrade today this is now fixed! Yay! Big Grin


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