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Samsung Internet Browser beta with enhanced Reader Mode and Downloads

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Huawei P8

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Today we're going to check out Samsung Internet Browser beta version and the 🍪(cokies) Samsung has baked in.

Let's see the changelog and then we will continue with our traditional report:

  • Improved Download Manager
    • Added a toggle to turn on/off the download confirmation pop-up
    • Fixed a bug with downloading files in the root folder
  • Improved Reader Mode
  • Bug fixes and stability improvements

In Settings - Advanced there's an option called Confirm downloads. Basically, what it does is that it shows a confirmation pop-up before downloading a file. It may be useful when there are phishing sites automatically downloading malware apps, or you are on mobile data and you want to wait to download something until you are connected to a Wi-Fi network.

There's a completely new Reader Mode with customizable background colours, fonts and granular text size slider, compared to the stable version, which only supports text size changing.

Now it's time to mention an issue I encountered with the Reader Mode. The problem is that the toggle for enabling it is meant to be shown automatically, but it also lacks support for many websites and it's inconsistent. On one website it works for a page, but it doesn't for other pages. I'm sorry to report that it also doesn't work on Testing Catalog. I'd wish for a manual Reader Mode toggle.

So, that's it. Please mention in the comments section on which websites it doesn't work for you and do you have any issues.

Date: 07 Jul 2018
Author: Eray R

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