Miren Browser update lets HTC EVO use volume buttons for scrolling

Evo-miren-1.1 The Miren Browser was already warmly received when it first appeared here and in the Market last month . . . and it's just gotten better.

A new update was released this week that addresses some stability issues and adds a couple of niceties. The one that stands out for me is the ability to use the HTC EVO's volume buttons to scroll up and down on web pages.

The scrolling amount isn't adjustable, but it's similar to "page up" and "page down" on a desktop browser; it's about a full screen at a time. I also find it much more comfortable to cradle the EVO in my left hand and use my index/middle finger to press the volume buttons than to adjust my hand position so I can scroll with my thumb swiping the screen.

Being able to use the volume buttons for scrolling is something I would love to see in the stock web browser and yet another small reason that Miren is many users' browser of choice.

Other minor changes in the new update include:

  • Alphabetical sorting for bookmarks
  • "Save image" option in long-press context menu
  • Lock icon in URL bar for https web pages

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Jenn K. Lee

Jenn K. Lee is the founder of Pocketables. She loves gadgets the way most women love shoes and purses. The pieces in her tech wardrobe that go with everything are currently the Samsung Galaxy Note II, Sony Tablet P, and Nexus 7, but there are still a couple of vintage UMPCs/MIDs in the back of her closet.

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