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Meglet
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Registered: ‎04-24-2010
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Web Browser- So fare, unusable! What a letdown, even if in Beta form.

The Web Browser feature's keyboard keeps vanishing, leaving me in the middle ( or rather, the very beginning) of trying to type anything.

 

When I go into the Web Browser and try to use Facebook, for example, it lets me get as far as posting on my wall and then only allows me to type one letter before the keyboard goes away and I cannot get it back. I know that's a pretty sophisticated site to use, but is the same with Google. 

 

Or if I try to go to Reddit, it loads, and them simply crashes, every single time.  Is this a common glitch?  I understand it's a Beta version, but right now, I don't see anything I can possibly do with the Web Browser.  Any help or similar problems? Not much chatter about the Browser feature I've come across just yet.  I'll call their hotline tomorrow if it's still not working, but I was wondering what the community experienced and what they thought about it.

 

Meg

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Jeffell
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Registered: ‎01-22-2010
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Re: Web Browser- So fare, unusable! What a letdown, even if in Beta form.

 Nook should not be considered a surfing computer. It is an ereader, so we shouldn't expect it to do everything an ipad or even an iPod Touch can do. However, it will surf. Try using the mobile style websites designed for small devices with limited screens:

 

http://cantoni.mobi

 

This was mentioned in another post, but it might need repeating until people get it. The Nook responds very nicely on these mobile designed versions.

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Abudaman
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Registered: ‎04-10-2010
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Re: Web Browser- So fare, unusable! What a letdown, even if in Beta form.

I haven't had a problem with the internet with mine as of yet. The sites listed above are formatted well for the nook as well.

 

I'm not sure how much it'll help, but did you try lengthening the amount of time the bottom display stays lit for?

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jynclr
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Re: Web Browser- So fare, unusable! What a letdown, even if in Beta form.

Facebook uses a lot of javascript on their pages. I don't think this sits well with the keyboard and the browser on the nook.

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