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tseades
Posts: 8
Registered: ‎02-28-2011
My Carrier: Verizon

Issue with Blackberry Browser with 6.0 os - tabbed brower

I have an issue.  I have an icon that launches the blackberry browser to display a web page for my users.  But now some users have the new 6.0 os, now with tabbed browsing.  My issue is that when my page is launched, it is launched on the 2nd tab (most users do not see it) and the user must click on the number 2 to get to it as the blackberry is showing its start page or home page.

 

Is there any way to get around showing this homepage/startpage/tab when I am launching my own page?

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tseades
Posts: 8
Registered: ‎02-28-2011
My Carrier: Verizon

Re: Issue with Blackberry Browser with 6.0 os - tabbed brower

It seems by looking at other forums, this is starting to be an issue for other people as well.  I will keep digging

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abarber
Posts: 189
Registered: ‎08-13-2008

Re: Issue with Blackberry Browser with 6.0 os - tabbed brower

Hi

 

I am very interested in this.

 

I have not seen this behaviour, but something similar.

 

Users with older devices that have been upgraded to os6.0 (i.e not a native os6.0 device - Torch)

 

When they click on a channel to open a webpage, a new tab is created everytime, even if a tab is already open from a previous channel click.

This is different from the Torch, the same tab is used for a channel if already open.

 

Cheers

 

Andrew

 

 

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tseades
Posts: 8
Registered: ‎02-28-2011
My Carrier: Verizon

Re: Issue with Blackberry Browser with 6.0 os - tabbed brower

When a brower is closed, and no tabs are opened, the user clicks the web icon (which should open just the programmed url) opens the blackberry browser with 2 tabs.  The main focused tab being the blackberry start page for apps and such, and a hidden tab of the url I need opened.

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abarber
Posts: 189
Registered: ‎08-13-2008

Re: Issue with Blackberry Browser with 6.0 os - tabbed brower

Hi

 

Have you tried going to Browser-Options and changing the options

 

Try setting

 

Startup Page - set to Start Page not Home Page

 

Cheers

 

Andrew

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tseades
Posts: 8
Registered: ‎02-28-2011
My Carrier: Verizon

Re: Issue with Blackberry Browser with 6.0 os - tabbed brower

I currently have it set to start page.  Is there a way to remove the start page?

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abarber
Posts: 189
Registered: ‎08-13-2008

Re: Issue with Blackberry Browser with 6.0 os - tabbed brower

Hi

 

What version of the os 6 are you testing on?

 

Have you tried upgrading.

 

I am on v6.0.0.431 (9650) and I do not see this issue.

It could be related to the options on the browser but it feels like a bug to me that may have been fixed.

 

Cheers

 

Andrew

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tseades
Posts: 8
Registered: ‎02-28-2011
My Carrier: Verizon

Re: Issue with Blackberry Browser with 6.0 os - tabbed brower

Strange, I am on the same  6.0 Bundle 1741 (v6.0.0.431) (9650).

 

There is nothing I can seem to do to stop this home page from coming up (http://mobile.blackberry.com/home.jsf)

 

 

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abarber
Posts: 189
Registered: ‎08-13-2008

Re: Issue with Blackberry Browser with 6.0 os - tabbed brower

Hi

 

Yes it is strange.

 

Are you on a BES, could it be  BES policy?

 

How are you creating the channel the web page is linked to are you using a channel push app?

 

Have you tested this with anything else, does it do it for all channels?

 

 Cheers

 

Andrew

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manielsen2002
Posts: 5
Registered: ‎03-14-2011
My Carrier: Verizon

Re: Issue with Blackberry Browser with 6.0 os - tabbed brower

I have experienced this same problem on two Verizon Bold 9650 devices that I upgraded to 6.0 OS.  I had a web icon that went to a specific site and it would load the default home page.  mobile.blackberry.com/home.jsf and place the site that I actually wanted on tab two.  Nice feature. :smileysad:  After some testing and playing with the source of the Web Icon app I was able to correct this behavior by simply chaning one line of code.

 

webIcon.launchBrowser(BES_BROWSER, "http://yourwebsite.com");                               

 

instead use the DEFAULT_BROWSER constant to get the desired effect.

 

webIcon.launchBrowser(DEFAULT_BROWSER, "http://yourwebsite.com");                               

 

This may actually be a result of some policy setting on my BES servert that I will be investogating but for now this gets around the problem introduced by the 6.0 OS upgrade.

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