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Frank M
Hello Beth:

I recently picked up a Samsung Galaxy 7 tablet. I was hoping that I could use it for Violin Lab, among other sites that I frequent.

I discovered that the "Video Lessons Library" is missing all of the frame "sliders" that appear in each box, when I view it on the tablet (which uses Google's "Android" operating system and browser). So even though the tablet can play the video lessons, I can only get at the first 16 of them.

Does your programmer have any plans to add these functionalities for the Android operating system browser? Or does he possibly know of any hidden swipe commands for the Android browser to enable the scrolling of the Lessons?

Thanks!

Frank

Frank M
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Posted: October 16, 2011
Last Comment: October 17, 2011
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Frank M
Posted: October 17, 2011
One caveat regarding versions of Android and devices with Opera Mobile: my Galaxy 7 Tab uses Android 2.2 ("Froyo").

Opera Mobile may not work well with all devices or versions of Android. Even with my Tab it`s not perfect: the font size on web pages is very tiny. and is either smaller or is a style that is harder to read than the standard Android browser.

Frank


tomi
Posted: October 17, 2011
Seems that same applies for galaxy s2. I hadn't even noticed that because I've only checked community pages from with it so far.
So most likely this applies to all android devices.

Beth Blackerby
Posted: October 16, 2011
Thanks for doing the research.  Now I know how to advise others who run into the same problem.. I'm bookmarking this page!

Frank M
Posted: October 16, 2011
So I tried other browsers. I tried the Dolphin browser. But it was no better with these issues than the native Android browser.

What finally worked was the Opera Mobile Browser. It doesn`t provide frame scroll bars, but rather allows the frames to fully expand. making the lessons page really long, but at least everything is accessible.

It also allows the keyboard to work for posting in the Community, although the Advanced Editor functions won`t work.

So until Google Chrome arrives for Android, Opera Mobile seems be a workable option for Android users on this forum.

Best wishes,

Frank


Frank M
Posted: October 16, 2011
Hello Beth:

Unfortunately the iFrame trick of using two fingers does not work for Android.

As for queueing videos to watch: that wouldn`t work well, as all the frames on that page have the same problem. So if I queue more than a certain amount of videos, I won`t be able to scroll to see them.

Another issue: the native Android browser won`t allow me to type when posting to the Community. The keyboard won`t appear.

But I have found a workaround (see next post).


Beth Blackerby
Posted: October 16, 2011
Hi Frank, on my iphone, if I swipe with 2 fingers on the library list, it will scroll.  Is this the same for the Android?

Another work-around is to create your queue of videos you want to watch from a computer, then from the pad, just choose the videos from your queue.