same web browser instance across all profiles

Status: Confirmed

ISSUE: same instance of web browser in different profiles


My wife is surfing the net and stops on a page on Rachel Rays cooking.   I switch to my profile, open the web browser, and I get to start from Rachel Ray's cooking page.


This is a big CON on the user experience.  And it is a major setback from a true "separate profile" experience.


This is both a user privacy element, and functionality element.   Will this be repaired?


Thank you for looking at this.





Categories: profiles, web browser
by Wulfraed on ‎02-08-2013 09:07 PM
Part of the problem is that Android itself is written on the basis that each /application/ has a private data store. The profiles on the HD/+ are a new feature added by B&N, and basically only controls accessibility to books and applications, but not to the data used by the applications. Applications would need to be coded to find the current B&N profile, and to segregate internal states by that profile. That's a much deeper access than having the home/library/apps (which is really just a subset of the library) block viewing of file names.
by on ‎02-11-2013 04:20 PM

ONe workaround, albeit an inelegant one, is to have separate browsers.


You have Puffin, Dolphin, Maxthon.


Note: I'm not saying this is a solution. Just a workaround.

by on ‎02-11-2013 07:12 PM

Android 4.2's "profile" feature does allow different app storage locations, but it also requires complete reinstalls of the app for each profile, so it's also somewhat of a no-go. IT's definitely not an easy thing to work out, though the benefits to doing so would be vast.

by Administrator BN_AlexG on ‎02-12-2013 03:57 PM
Status changed to: Confirmed
This has been duplicated and submitted to our devs for further analysis. Thank you - Alex
by empedocles on ‎07-09-2013 03:11 PM

I fully support this claim. What's the use of having different profiles if they share the same information?



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