Using NetFront

Open pages and files
Navigating with NetFront
View options
Tools
Advanced features
Help
Exit


Open pages and files

Web page
File
New window
Entered URLs
Bookmarks
Saved pages
History list

Web page
Enter the URL of a web page. You may also use shortcut 4 to open the open page dialog.

File
This command provides you access to files (Web pages, images) that are locally stored on the phone or memory card.

New window
Open a blank new window. To switch to another window use the Next window command from the Navigation menu and select a window from the list. You can open up to 4 windows at the same time.

Entered URLs
Entered URLs keeps a list of web pages for which you manually entered the URL in the open URL dialog. Other than the history list it does not remember web pages you visited when following links. Shortcut 5 is predefined for this function.

Bookmarks
Takes you to the bookmark list, same than predefined shortcut 6. Select a bookmark and press the cursor control to browse the web page.

Saved pages
To open a previously archieved page offline, select the respective page from this list.

History list
This list tracks visited pages. Other than the entered URLs list the history list additionally remembers web sites which have been opened from links.

Navigating with NetFront

Previous/Next
Next window
Refresh
Window list
Add to bookmarks

Previous/Next
Previous and Next let you navigate back and forth within a set of pages already visited during your browser session. The menu items are only available if you already navigated between other pages.

Next window
Switch to the next open window of your browsing session.

Refresh
Reload the page currently opened in the browser.

Window list
Choose a window from a list of the currently opened ones.

Add to bookmarks
Adds the currently opened web page to the bookmark list. To edit the page title which is displayed in the bookmarks list, open the bookmarks list, navigate to the respective bookmark and press [OPTIONS] Edit. Shortcut 3 is predefined for this function.

With an increasing number of bookmarks you might want to organize them into folders and rename some. To create a new folder select [OPTIONS] / Add folder in the bookmark list. A dialog will show up where you can enter a name for the new folder. The new folder is created as an additional tab that is empty in the beginning. You can now move existing bookmarks into that folder by selecting (press [OPTIONS] Mark/Unmark) and moving those.

View options

Full Screen
Page layout
Zoom
Font size

Full Screen
In Full screen mode the entire screen is used for displaying web pages. Even though soft keys are invisible all functionality remains available. Also accessible with shortcut *.

Page layout
Here you can toggle between different page rendering modes, or use the # shortcut to switch between the modes, you don’t have to reload the page to after switching to another mode.

  • The Desktop setting displays the site without any screen optimization.
  • The Smart-Fit setting optimizes the display of standard web pages for a small screen.
  • In Text-Only mode NetFront shows text only, dropping images. This mode is very useful in case you want to minimize the data transfer, or the page you are viewing is very heavy and you run out of memory.

Zoom
You can zoom in and out of web pages. Depending on what zoom level is activated you will find different menu items. If you selected Zoom in, only Zoom out and Normal will be available from the view menu.

Font size
Adjust the standard fond size to your needs. You can choose from small, medium, and large glyphs

Tools

Find
Save
Focused link info
Page info
About

Find
The Find in the page menu command lets you search for text strings within an opened Web page. Enter the respective string and press Ok. If the search pattern is found, it will be highlighted within the text. To search for another occurence select Find next. The default setting in shortcuts assigns the 9 key to the Find next function. To search the Internet with a Google search select Find on the Web.

Save
Store the page currently loaded to the phone with the Save Page command to read it offline later. The archieved pages will be available from the Open/Saved Pages menu. Saved pages can be renamed, deleted, and organized in folders with the commands from the Bookmarks menu.

To save an image, activate Save image mode with the predefined shortcut 7 or from the Navigation menu. Scroll the page and select the image you would like to save and press the selection key. Next press the left softkey to save the image into your phones photo album. Press Back to go back to normal browsing mode.

To save a link, select the specific link and apply Tools/Save link. The linked page URL will be available from the bookmarks list.

Focused link info
Before following a link on a web page, you might want to know where this link will take you to. Focused link info displays that link, helping you to decide whether you want to follow it or not.

Page info
The Page info command displays information about the current page like title, URL, size, type, and charset.

About
Displays build and version number of NetFront.

Advanced features

RSS Manager
Character encoding
Select connection
Privacy
Settings

RSS Manager
Open a summary of web content together with links to the full versions of the content. Once subscribed to a RSS feed, you can find the RSS bookmark in Options/Open/Bookmarks/RSS folder.

Character encoding
Force the browser to use a specified encoding for displaying a webpage by selecting an item from the list. The default and recommended setting is Auto Detect.

Select connection
Here you can select a new Internet access point. Internet access points are configured in the connection settings from the phones’ tools folder.

Privacy
To delete private information that was generated during the browsing session you can choose to clear the browser cache, history, cookies, form inputs, or all items together.

Help

The Help command in the main menu brings you to the help pages stored on the phone.

Exit

To close the browser, press [Options] and select Exit. While the application is closing settings are saved.

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