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Old 10-20-2010, 08:47 AM   #16
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Here's an online demo, though it's not really working (slapped that together - I'm about to go to bed). You can get an idea of what it looks like, however.

Here is a mostly-working version for Kindle (downloader doesn't work all the time). Be sure to backup usr/share/browser/readability/ (the only files that get replaced). The included shell script start_httpd must be running for it to work.

Plugins are loaded from readabilityMod.js. Here's its contents:

Code:
function readabilityMod_linkfixer() {
  _links = document.getElementsByTagName('a');
  for (i in _links) {
    _links[i].target = "";  
  }
}

readabilityMod_addDialog("Readability", "readabilityMod_loadCSS('readability.css');readabilityMod_loadScript('readability.js');");
readabilityMod_addDialog("Fix Links", "readabilityMod_linkfixer();")
readabilityMod_addDialog("Download Files", "readabilityMod_loadScript('download.js');");
readabilityMod_addDialog(null,null);
readabilityMod_addDialog("Settings", "alert('not yet implimented');");
It'll look pixel-perfect with the standard Kindle menus in Opera or FF4 (any browser with rounded corner support). Still got a lot of work to do, but it's pretty simple eh

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Old 10-21-2010, 06:17 PM   #17
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I had a quick look at the code but haven't loaded it yet. Its more complex that I expected. Why is httpd needed?
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Old 10-21-2010, 07:53 PM   #18
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I had a quick look at the code but haven't loaded it yet. Its more complex that I expected. Why is httpd needed?
So that I can interface directly with the kindle via CGI scripts (makes writing a web-based terminal, settings editor and the included wget downloader alongside many other ideas possible). It can also be set to share content easily.
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Old 10-24-2010, 06:26 AM   #19
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OK, I installed everything. Now, when I select Article Mode I just get a blank box on the web page top left. I have checked that the busybox arm process is running.

I imagine this is a permissions issue.

What am I doing wrong?
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Old 10-25-2010, 02:41 AM   #20
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Bookmarklets

OK, I got it working and am playing around. This looks very promising. I love having the ability to fix some of the browser's shortcomings along with the use of BusyBox to control the device.

At the moment I'm trying to get a couple of bookmarklets to run but it looks like pop-up windows are not supported so I'll have to make changes.

Any idea how to get this Google Bookmark script to work?

Code:
javascript:(function(){var a=window,b=document,c=encodeURIComponent,d=a.open("https://www.google.com/bookmarks/mark?op=edit&bkmk="+c(b.location)+"&notes=xxx&title="+c(b.title),"bkmk_popup","left="+((a.screenX||a.screenLeft)+10)+",top="+((a.screenY||a.screenTop)+10)+",height=420px,width=550px,resizable=1,alwaysRaised=1");a.setTimeout(function(){d.focus()},300)})();
I've saved it as /www/bookmarks.js and added
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readabilityMod_addDialog("Bookmark", "readabilityMod_loadScript('bookmark.js');");
to /www/readabilityMod.js and its showing in the menu.
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Old 10-25-2010, 03:53 AM   #21
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a=window;b=document;c=encodeURIComponent;document. location="https://www.google.com/bookmarks/mark?op=edit&bkmk="+c(b.location)+"&notes=xxx&titl e="+c(b.title);
*edit: The forum is adding spaces in the above for some reason - there shouldn't be any.

Might be a good idea to create a lightbox script with an iframe in the middle, as a "popup simulator".

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Old 10-25-2010, 02:22 PM   #22
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In the end I got it working using:

Code:
a=window;b=document;c=encodeURIComponent;document.location="https://www.google.com/bookmarks/mark?op=edit&output=popup&bkmk="+c(b.location)+"&notes=xxx&title="+c(b.title);
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Old 11-10-2010, 03:09 PM   #23
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I've been playing with netfaly's readability mod. Although I see the benefits of using a BusyBox server I'm not running it and am just using the modified js. I've added some bookmarkets and links to the pop-up menu and it works fine without the server running.

The Google Bookmarks booklet now works fine but the link fixer code does not work to fix links in Gmail (I use the version at https://mail.google.com/mail/mu) but still get the message about not being able to open link in a new window. Is there a way round this or is it an iframe issue?

I'd like the link fixer to auto-run on running the readability js rather than having it as a menu item. Is there any reason you wouldn't want to run it?

One last thing. Is there a way to assign an accesskey to each link in the menu? I'd like to be able to press "B" to bookmark rather than moving the pointer all the time. Does the k3 browser support accesskey? Update: It does, you have to press Alt + B not just B!

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Old 02-13-2011, 10:53 AM   #24
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This is great, first hack I've met that actually allows me to read gmail attachments (word/pdf/excel/powerpoint) over 3G, thanks!

As Polvo noted, the linkfixer doesn't work in the standard/desktop version of Gmail, but it works in the mobile and the html versions. Unfortunately the mobile version does not have the "view as html" links and the html version is a bit more cumbersome on Kindle.

I agree with Povlo, it would be great to have the linkfixer as default, I see no reason why I wouldn't like to open a link when I click it.

Also, it would be great to have this as a simple update in a bin with httpd autostarting.

(btw the downloader didn't work at all form me, but I don't really need it)
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Old 03-02-2011, 08:37 PM   #25
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Any idea why this neftaly's script works when I am connected over wifi, but not over 3G? Over 3g it behaves as if the httpd was not running (an empty small white frame appears in lefthand conrenr when switched to article mode).
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Old 07-10-2011, 02:18 PM   #26
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Just a quick update:

Although this hack does what was most important to me (changing default google and wikipedia searches *from* the home screen), when the web browser is running and you do a search through the URL text box, both google and wikipedia go to the regular website...

This means there must be another separate browser setting for this somewhere...
Have u find it?
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Old 07-17-2011, 08:17 AM   #27
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Old 10-24-2011, 01:50 PM   #28
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Seems like the link fo readability mod http://kindlebru.com/apps/readabilitymod-0.1.zip is dead. Does anyone have an idea, where to get it?
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Old 10-24-2011, 02:30 PM   #29
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readabilitymod-0.1.zip

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Old 11-12-2011, 06:48 AM   #30
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Hi,
I'm an Italian dummy...... I've got a question. I read through all this discussion, but this point wasn't clear to me:
When I'm reading a text, the automatic search in the text directs me to en.wikipedia.org. I want the direct search with it.wikipedia.org
How and where can I change the settings?
thank you very much
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