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Guest garethjknight

Apologies if this has already been discussed, but I couldn't find anything after searching the forum.

My new Kaiser is unbeliveably slow when scrolling web pages in IE using "Desktop" view. With graphics-heavy pages, it it practically unusable. Switching to "Fit to screen" view improves things to a certain extent, but can often hide parts of the page or render them unreadable.

It is much slower than my M600, which is strange as I would expect (naively?) an improvement with the Kaiser's faster processor. This is a bit of a problem for me as I don't have the 'net at home and use my phone quite a lot for web browsing and downloading etc.

Is there a tweak for this, or can anyone recomend another browser that would perform better?

Aside from this, I have to say that I am more than pleased with this device after having it just over a week. The extra size/weight is more than made up for by the additional features, especially the built-in GPS which seems more accurate than my old external BT device that I used with the M600.

Any advice would be appreciated - Thanks

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Guest KevinAlbrecht
Close PIE properly using X-Button, then extract the .dll from the zip I've attached here and paste it into \Windows

Now watch it fly :(

webviewdll.zip

What does this DLL do? I would be interested if this is a patch that I should try as well!

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I installed that new webview.dll and my web browsing experience is still shocking. It will lock up at pages only slightly complex. Can't remember if it was worse or not

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Guest KevinAlbrecht
The easy solution of course is to use Opera / Opera Mini...

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Paul,

What needs to be done after installing Opera? Do I remove IE? I would think it a hassle to have multiple browsers loaded, no?

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Guest garethjknight
Close PIE properly using X-Button, then extract the .dll from the zip I've attached here and paste it into \Windows

Now watch it fly :(

webviewdll.zip

Thanks for that Mandt - works great now. had a couple of problems after installing where IE froze on opening, but after a couple of resets it works fine and certainly does fly! Cheers...

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Guest Webreaper

What's the deal with this webview.dll? Where did it come from and what does it do which is different?

Googling it gives a thousand malware hits, so I'm not installing it until I know where it came from. :(

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Guest johnyysmith

Strange. If I google that file name I only get 4 hits. Yes the first is the Prevx anti malware site which has a classification for 'YSI.SENIOR.WEBVIEW.DLL' but that is not the same as webview.dll

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I got it from an old thread at xda-devs, its extracted from an older PIE build or something.

All that matters it is greatly improves scrolling in PIE when viewing large pages :(

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My only worry with this older webview.dll is that they probably changed the file for a reason. The slowness of the newer version is probably just a side effect of some other change they made, and the fact that they applied that invisible change without regard to the negative effect it had suggests to me it may have been a security fix. The older file may be leaving PIE open to some form of exploit.

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Guest FlexiPack

I don't know if this is using the same dll file method mentioned above but this IE scroll fix comes in an easy cab install format, i'm pretty sure got it from XDA-DEVs but i've no idea which thread now. I've installed it and it's fine and seems to work too though i haven't given it thorough road test as i got fed up of PIE and switched to opera mini which i love

IE_Slow_Scroll_Fix_for_Kaiser_Tilt.cab

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Guest Kaiser Wilhelm II
The easy solution of course is to use Opera / Opera Mini...

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I've been extremely disappointed with the performance of Opera Mobile on my Kaiser.

Opera Mini is great though. However, it does have some restrictions on account of not being a 'real' browser.

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I've been extremely disappointed with the performance of Opera Mobile on my Kaiser.

Opera Mini is great though. However, it does have some restrictions on account of not being a 'real' browser.

One of the restrictions on Opera's latest mobile version is its inability to copy and paste text into the URL.

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