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Menneisyys
09-22-2005, 09:24 AM
You must see it (as long as you don't have a Dell Axim x50v according to the first reports, it still doesn't work with that device) if you have a VGA device it just rocks (you'll need to explicitly force minimo.exe into VGA in the standard SE mode (http://www.pocketpcthoughts.com/index.php?action=expand,43014)! It works, as opposed to previous versions). At startup, just exit the Console window in the menu (File/Close).

This time it comes with a real installer. Download from here (http://www.meer.net/~dougt/minimo_ce/); look for 'MinimoCE_0.009.exe'.

Compared to version 0.007 version in my roundup of browsers (http://www.pocketpcthoughts.com/index.php?action=expand,42026) (iPAQ HQ alternative here (http://www.ipaqhq.com/forums/showthread.php?p=102643)), it has

- cut and paste support
- full screen (unfortunately, still with scrollbar when necessary; fortunately, it doesn't display tabs while in fullscreen, unlike NetFront)
- landscape support
- VGA support
- very fast loading
- brand new settings window
- HTTP proxy support

I've tested on a Pocket Loox 720, installed into main RAM. Booted and rendered pages really fast.

Some screenshots:

Google Maps; with the text zoom pane displayed:

http://www.winmobiletech.com/kuvat/Minimo9-9.gif.png

Portrait; the context menu (note that it doesn't have dedicated image/link/other context menus this is the only in-page context menu. Choosing Copy on an image doesn't result in copying the image to the clipboard/saving it; the same stands for links. It only copies selected text):

http://www.winmobiletech.com/kuvat/Minimo9-1.gif.png

Portrait; the tab menu it even has the 'close all other tabs' functionality:

http://www.winmobiletech.com/kuvat/Minimo9-7.gif.png

Portrait; the Settings menu; as can be seen, you can also change the character size:

http://www.winmobiletech.com/kuvat/Minimo9-2.gif.png

Landcape, not in fullscreen:

http://www.winmobiletech.com/kuvat/Minimo9-3.gif.png

The settings dialog screens:

Random settings:

http://www.winmobiletech.com/kuvat/Minimo9-4.gif.png

Home page and SSR settings:

http://www.winmobiletech.com/kuvat/Minimo9-5.gif.png

HTTP proxy settings:

http://www.winmobiletech.com/kuvat/Minimo9-6.gif.png

The error handling seems to be better too. There was a case, however, in full screen landscape, when I wasn't able to exit the program / bring up the context menu to have access to the system OK button to exit the app after the connection terminated during the session

All I can say is WOW!

juni
09-22-2005, 10:21 AM
VGA support

Does this mean that it supports "normal" VGA? What does that look like?

Menneisyys
09-22-2005, 10:26 AM
VGA support

Does this mean that it supports "normal" VGA? What does that look like?

Yes, it does:

http://winmobiletech.com/kuvat/Minimi9-10.gif.png

zilla31
09-22-2005, 01:00 PM
can't wait for this on the x50v...

Menneisyys
09-22-2005, 02:47 PM
Continued playing with Minimo. It has already become a decent alternative to PIE, with the following exceptions:

- still no client-side file caching
- the missing link-specific context menu is particularly painful - at least to be able to open new links in new tabs (and, preferaly, copy link addresses to the clipboard)
- still no access to system-wide favorites (\Windows\Favorites), not even for reading only.

However, apart from these problems, it's already a pleasure to use Minimo.

Arkie_VI
09-22-2005, 03:12 PM
"you'll need to explicitly force minimo.exe into VGA in the standard SE mode"

What does mean?

Menneisyys
09-22-2005, 03:19 PM
"you'll need to explicitly force minimo.exe into VGA in the standard SE mode"

What does mean?

Please read http://www.pocketpcthoughts.com/index.php?action=expand,43014 on this.

Menneisyys
09-22-2005, 03:38 PM
Over at iPAQ HQ, iPAQ hx4700 users reported (http://www.ipaqhq.com/forums/showthread.php?p=112881) it to be working great in both hi-res modes (SE QVGA/native).

UnLoGiC
09-22-2005, 06:39 PM
That looks so sweet, but it would be even more sweet if it would load on my X50v!