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Old 12-11-2010, 04:40 PM   #1
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Kindle web browser open links in same window

The one thing that I hate about the kindle web browser is that it doesn't allow you to click any link that opens a new window (it won't automatically open the link in the same window, but just errors). I don't see any complaints about this, but I know I'm not the only one who goes to sites with new windows! Is there any hacks that allows it to open links in the same window and not just error? If not, I'm thinking of making one. My idea is a proxy that sits in the background and remove all cases of 'target="_blank"' in pages. Any better idea?
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Old 12-11-2010, 10:50 PM   #2
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Old 12-12-2010, 12:58 AM   #3
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That's a great site, but it doesn't solve my problem. I want to load pages with new windows, not make them look simpler.
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Old 12-12-2010, 02:12 AM   #4
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Pages supposed to appear in new windows will now display in its parent window. It will solve your problem.
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Old 12-12-2010, 02:21 AM   #5
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Pages supposed to appear in new windows will now display in its parent window. It will solve your problem.
Well, 1) the page looks ugly now, and 2) login forms doesn't work.
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Old 12-13-2010, 07:53 PM   #6
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I'd like a good solution for this too... for example, links on twitter.com refuse to open on the Kindle because of this problem.
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Old 12-14-2010, 09:09 PM   #7
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Last month I wrote an update for readability that also fixed popup links. I've been working on better solutions between several other projects, but don't hold your breath
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Old 12-15-2010, 01:51 PM   #8
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Last month I wrote an update for readability that also fixed popup links. I've been working on better solutions between several other projects, but don't hold your breath
Wait so your "readabilitymod" fixes the problem of: "Web Browser could not open this link because opening multiple windows is not supported". ??

Is this only for Article Mode but not Regular Web Viewing Mode? What firmware/Kindle's does this patch impact?

And have you tested whether or not this fixes the Twitter opening link problem?

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Old 12-15-2010, 08:54 PM   #9
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So I finally got it working. But the solution is REALLY bloated. I'm running an ARM version of Privoxy in the background, which sits and filters out popups and makes them run in the same window. I don't have time to do a big writeup right now, but basically.

1. Cross-compile privoxy and set it up
2. Add the rules (to global.actions): "{+filter{all-popups}}"
3. In the config, make it forward all requests to amazon (fints-g7g.amazon.com:80)
4. In /opt/amazon/config/ServerConfig.conf, make the kindle use localhost:8118 as the proxy instead of fints-g7g.amazon.com.

It works, but I have no idea how it impacts battery life and/or performance. (Privoxy is designed to be small, so it shouldn't be that bad). Also, you get to block ads as an added bonus.

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Old 12-15-2010, 10:26 PM   #10
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So I finally got it working. But the solution is REALLY bloated. I'm running an ARM version of Privoxy in the background, which sits and filters out popups and makes them run in the same window. I don't have time to do a big writeup right now, but basically.

1. Cross-compile privoxy and set it up
2. Add the rules (to global.actions): "{+filter{all-popups}}"
3. In the config, make it forward all requests to amazon (fints-g7g.amazon.com:80)
4. In /opt/amazon/config/ServerConfig.conf, make the kindle use localhost:8118 as the proxy instead of fints-g7g.amazon.com.

It works, but I have no idea how it impacts battery life and/or performance. (Privoxy is designed to be small, so it shouldn't be that bad). Also, you get to block ads as an added bonus.
Would LOVE if this could be compiled into a "bin" file with an installer and an uninstaller
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Old 12-16-2010, 01:29 AM   #11
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Would LOVE if this could be compiled into a "bin" file with an installer and an uninstaller
I realized that this doesn't work with HTTPS sites because it's impossible to modify https data, but it works great with plain http sites. However, I still think a patch to the browser would be a better fix as this is pretty complicated. Aka, it is possible to make this into a package, but I don't have the time to write it right now. Maybe someone else can, or I'll find time later.
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Old 01-16-2011, 12:52 AM   #12
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I too am looking for the ability to force all links to open in the current window. It seems like the next best thing to getting support for multiple tabs. Has anyone made further progress on this?
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Old 03-07-2011, 01:35 AM   #13
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So I finally got it working. But the solution is REALLY bloated. I'm running an ARM version of Privoxy in the background, which sits and filters out popups and makes them run in the same window. I don't have time to do a big writeup right now, but basically.

1. Cross-compile privoxy and set it up
2. Add the rules (to global.actions): "{+filter{all-popups}}"
3. In the config, make it forward all requests to amazon (fints-g7g.amazon.com:80)
4. In /opt/amazon/config/ServerConfig.conf, make the kindle use localhost:8118 as the proxy instead of fints-g7g.amazon.com.

It works, but I have no idea how it impacts battery life and/or performance. (Privoxy is designed to be small, so it shouldn't be that bad). Also, you get to block ads as an added bonus.
I have privoxy running on the kindle (works fine with lynx) but I cannot figure out how to modify ServerConfig.conf. I assume the fints proxy is for 3G only and is ignored for WiFi. How to specify the proxy so that it works with WiFi? And what exactly to change for 3G? I'm on 3.1.
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Old 03-07-2011, 09:02 AM   #14
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I have privoxy running on the kindle (works fine with lynx) but I cannot figure out how to modify ServerConfig.conf. I assume the fints proxy is for 3G only and is ignored for WiFi. How to specify the proxy so that it works with WiFi? And what exactly to change for 3G? I'm on 3.1.
If that is true, then I'm afraid the only thing you can do is recompile the kernel with NAT iptables support.
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Old 03-07-2011, 07:17 PM   #15
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There is a working solution that fixes links without the need for any proxy, but it needs httpd running instead. I guess it could be customised and could then work without httpd - http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...=101705&page=2
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