[HOWTO] Use the Browser App

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The /e/OS Browser is an ungoogled fork of Chromium, built from Bromite patch-sets with specific /e/ settings

** How to use the Browser app**

  • Tap on the browser icon opens the app main screen
  • As visible in the screenshot above the main screen of the Browser app shows three icons. They are links to the
  • These links can be removed if not wanted. To remove them
    • Long press on the icon and it will show options where remove is also available

** Options available in the browser**

  • On top right of the Browser screen you would see three dots .
  • Tapping on them will open a menu list of options


  • The option in the Menu are:
    • New tab
      • Opens a new tab in the browser
    • New Incognito tab
      • Opens a new tab in incognito mode in the browser
    • Bookmarks
      • Shows stored Bookmarks
    • Recent Tab
      • Shows the recently closed sites
    • History
      • Shows a list of sites visited
    • Downloads
      • Will show the files downloaded recently
    • Desktop site
      • Turns the view into desktop mode. This is a checkbox and by default is unchecked
    • JavaScript
      • this is a checkbox which is by default is checked .
    • Block Ads
      • this is a checkbox which is by default is checked.
    • Settings
      • Open up a screen with a host of Browser Settings check details below
    • Exit
      • Tap to close the Browser App

Browser Settings

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Options available under Settings

  • Search engine

    • Gives the option to change Search Engines . Available options are

    • DuckDuckGo

    • DuckDuckGo Light

    • Qwant

    • /e/ spot

  • Password

    • Save Password ( default is off )
    • Auto Sign in ( check box default is unchecked )
  • Payment Methods

    • Provides ability to add payment methods . Cards can be added in this screenshot
  • Address and more

    • Screen where address can be updated
  • Notifications

    • Screen lets user decide which notifications can be displayed
  • Homepage

    • Set a default homepage here. This will open when the browser is opened.
  • Themes

    • Select themes for the browser here. Options available already
      • Light
      • Dark
      • System default
  • Advanced settings

    • Privacy
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  • this screen shows Secure DNS, prediction service, settings for preloaded web pages

  • AdBlocker

    • Switch Adblocker on or off
  • Accessibility

    • Accessibility settings can be tweaked here
  • Site settings

    • Configure settings for various hardware components for site access
  • Languages

    • Download language packs for your Browser here
  • Downloads

    • Define where you want to store your Download in this screen
  • About Browser

    • Get details about the Browser here.

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