Though Jellybean wasn’t a very hugely different from Ice Cream Sandwich, it did bring some really cool features to Android like Google Now. One of the best thing that JB got to Android is speed and smoothness. ICS lacked a good browser that can give it the super smoothness and easy of browsing. However, Google improved upon this by introducing a new Browser for JB. JB’s browser us an obvious improvement over ICS. With features similar to Google Chrome, but size being a mere 11MB, the browser is hands down the best browser for Jellybean.

One of the cool features in this browser, other than speed, is the quick controls menu. By introducing the quick controls menu. The browser can eliminate the need of the address bar and hence provide a larger viewing area on your screen while surfing the web. The quick controls menu is normally invisible. To access this menu you have to slide you finger from the edge of the screen and visit various options by sliding action. To select an option just pick up your finger from the screen after highlighting the option,

Quick Control Menu

Quick Control Menu is of real convenience since you can access almost all options from this menu.

Here is a simple process to activate  the Quick Control Menu

  1. Open Browser.
  2. Press the menu button and select settings.Browser Setting - Labs
  3. Then select the option called “Labs”.Browser settings
  4. Tick mark on the Quick Control Menu option to activate it.
  5. Now return to the browser screen to notice that the Address bar is missing.
  6. To access the address bar slide into the screen from the edge to access quick control menu and without breaking the slide highlight the “globe” and release your finger to select it. This will open the address bar.
  7. Similarly, you can access all other options in the quick controls menu.

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One Comment

  1. cobrazombie
    Posted July 23, 2013 at 12:29 pm | Permalink

    I like the Quick controls, but there doesn’t seem to be a Stop/Reload control. (Using JB 4.1.1)

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