6 Most Effective Way To Use Samsung Galaxy S3 Internet Browser

Posted on Jul 16 2012 - 6:25pm by rickychew

I guess your first impression of reading today’s tittle must be disappointed since you already know how to use whatever browser in your smartphone. Then what is so special that I need to publish my post here today since you all know the secret? I bet you may not really know all 6 most effective way to use your Samsung Galaxy S3 (SGS3) that I am going to show you next.


1. Start with your desired homepage

Setup homepage is an easy job for you if you are dealing with personal computer. But as for mobile phone, you may need some searching before you really know where to start. As in my previous post, I already share the detailed technique on how to set homepage for your Samsung Galaxy S3 web browser.


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2. Shortcut to Zoom Out

Some website just do not have their webpage optimized for browsing via mobile phone. So as you access their webpage, the whole webpage will be loaded included the sidebar and all kind of animations played at the back which can slow down the webpage loading. In order to have a clear view on the content itself, you must zoom in to certain degree. Here the shortcut to zoom in by simply double tap on the screen (more accurately on the content). The conventional way is to put two finger on different corner and then stretch toward the opposite direction.



3. Swipe Between Windows

As you notice while browsing via SGS3 web browser, there is a button at the top right corner which actually meant for swiping between windows. But now, you can easily do this by putting two finger at two far end corner and followed by closing your two finger toward the center of the screen. This action will leads you to the windows selection UI. If you access a website with no mobile version, you may need to zoom in to the original size only then you can execute as above.



4. Desktop View

As discussed previously, some website already have their webpage optimized for surfing from mobile phone. But you insist to have this website loaded as what you see in your desktop, you can turn on the desktop view features in SGS3 web browser. Simply call upon the menu by pressing button at bottom left corner of your phone, click the Desktop view check box. You can now view whatever website exactly like what you see in desktop.

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5. Save For Offline Reading

Google have announced that Google Maps is now with Offline mode where you can save the map in your mobile phone for your access even you have no internet access at that time. So the same concept comes in with your intelligent SGS3 web browser, you can save the webpage for offline view. It is much useful for those who can only access to internet at home since they have no data package subscription for their smartphone. Simply call upon the menu just as mentioned in (4), you shall see the Save For Offline Reading. The saved page can be found on the Saved Pages tab located together with the Bookmarks. Simply press the bookmark button located next to the search box, you shall see the Saved Pages tab just next to History.



6. Private Browsing – Incognito     

Have you ever tried to use private browsing at your computer? Private browsing means there will be no history, cookies or any traces left after you close the browser. For now, you can do the same with SGS3 incognito. If you’ve gone incognito, your search history, browser history, cookies etc will no longer stored in your phone. However, any files that you download while using incognito will remain untouched. In order to use this feature, simple move in to the windows selection UI, press the “detective/spy” icon on the top right corner.

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Ricky Chew is a tech enthusiast who love to share his knowledge with others. You may find him via Twitter and Facebook. He may not a expert in Computer but indeed a tech enthusiasm.

5 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. hh January 4, 2013 at 7:12 pm - Reply

    U did not tell about the thumb navigation menu

    • Kathy Mull April 19, 2013 at 12:38 am - Reply

      What’s the thumb navigation menu?

  2. Paul Johnson March 10, 2013 at 12:59 pm - Reply

    ‘incognito browsing’
    I thought I’d tell you something interesting.
    I’m using that mode on my Samsung 3 from time to time.
    Today I handed my phone to someone to look at a baby photo and they accidentally held down the menu button on the bottom left (next to the ‘home’ key) – up pops a generic search screen with ALL my incognito previous searches in plain view.
    I was able to go in later and manually delete them.
    I tested both incognito and regular search to see what happened.
    ONLY incognito searches showed on this generic search page!
    So incognito is not as incognito as they say!
    Please feel free to check this for yourself and pass on to others.

  3. Sérgio Santos March 27, 2013 at 7:48 am - Reply

    Thanks for the tutorial. Very useful tips.

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