Login to google with OWB Odyssey Web Browser on Icaros desktop

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Symptoms

It can be painfull to login to your gmail account, because google uses some kind of technolgy that can’t be handled by OWB.

The login page loops without asking for the password. You are stuck on the login window.

you are stuck there

Solution

You must spoof as Internet Explorer 10, so google login window gets down to an old login code that OWB can handle :

go to Settings / Spoof as / Internet Explorer

Reload the login page :

then enter your password.

You get on this page, telling you that you are using an unsupported web browser (we don’t care), and that you will use the simplified html version :

So you get on your mailbox. Tadaaa !

icaros desktop – Running OWB from the RAM Disk to improve browsing speed

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Speed comparison :

I’ve made a little video to show the difference.

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It’s proved : OWB speed is much better when running from RAM Disk.

How to automate :

I think the best is to add a little script which copy OWB drawer from SYS:Utilities to RAM Disk: into your User-Startup

So add this :

mkdir ram:OWB
copy sys:Utilities/OWB Ram:OWB/ ALL CLONE >NIL:
copy sys:Utilities/OWB.info Ram: >NIL:

Problems :

the copy time is long (it is still usable : almost 20s added to the boot time), but we can make it faster if we delete useless files from the OWB drawer (docs, …)

If you don’t copy the drawer back onto the HD, you won’t save your cache, cookies, passwords… So you need a script for it.

icaros desktop – OWB Odyssey Web Browser : how to configure it for a confortable and stable surf time

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Why taking so much care of OWB :

OWB is a crucial but a little bit sensible application. I personnally find it very fast and usefull. I use it for webmailing, browsing my blog, going on http://aros-exec.org, http://youtube.com, etc…

Most of all, it is becoming better and better at each new version.

Links to refer to :

Last OWB executable (2017-02) : odyssey-1.25-11.i386-aros.zip

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