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Dolphin for iPad FAQs

General
Share
Bookmarks and Browsing History
Menu Bar
Tab
Gesture
Settings
Dolphin Connect
Webzine
Others

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General

How do I install Dolphin Browser?

Search “Dolphin Browser” on App store, click install to get best user experience.

Which version of iOS does Dolphin Browser work on?

Dolphin Browser works on iOS 4.0+.

What is swipe action?

A swipe action is an swiping motion from left to right or right to left. In Dolphin you swipe from left to right in order to access your bookmarks bar.

Share

How can I share webpage to Evernote, Facebook, Twitter, Box and Email?

To share a website, please share button on the right side of URL bar, and choose the method you want.

How can I manage accounts for sharing?

All sharing accounts are listed under Account & Sync settings. Tap the gear-shaped button in address bar > Settings > Account & Sync> Evernote/Facebook/ Twitter/ Box. Here you are able to log in or log out of accounts.

Bookmarks and Browsing History

How do I add bookmarks?

After launching Dolphin Browser, you can add bookmarks by tapping the “Add” (“+”) button in URL bar, and choose “Add Bookmark”. In the dropdown menu, choose between adding the website as a bookmark, adding the site to the speed dial or creating a gesture for it.

How do I delete my bookmarks?

Swipe right to access the Bookmarks side bar. Tap and drag your finger on the bookmark you would like to delete, and choose “Delete”.

How do I create a new bookmark folder?

Swipe right to access the Bookmarks side bar. Choose “Edit” and then “New Folder”.

How do I rearrange bookmarks?

Swipe right to access the Bookmarks side bar. Tap Edit. Tap the sorting icon on the right of the bookmark you’d like to move and drag up or down.

How do I save the changes when editing bookmarks?

When you’re done editing, click the “Done” button at the top of the Bookmark sidebar to save your changes.

How do I access my browsing history?

After launching Dolphin Browser, swipe right to access the Bookmark side bar, and tap “History”.

How do I clear all browsing history?

Swipe right to access the Bookmarks side bar, and tap “History”. Tap the “Clear all” button at the top of the Bookmarks side bar.

Menu Bar

How do I switch to full screen mode?

After launching Dolphin Browser, please click the full screen mode button at top left corner of the screen.

What is Tab side bar?

The Tab side bar is a place to manage your open tabs. Here, you can scroll through, open, close, or reload tabs. You can access the Tab side bar by swiping left.

How do I find on page?

Tap the arrow-shaped bottom at the menu bar and click “Find on Page”.

How do I share a page?

Tap the arrow-shaped button at the menu bar and click “Share Page”. We support sharing page via Facebook and Twitter currently.

How do I share a page via email?

Please tap the arrow shaped button at the address bar and choose “Mail page link”.

Tab

How do I close all but one tab?

Tap and hold on the tab you’d like to keep open, and choose “Close other tabs” from the drop-down menu.

How do I close all tabs?

Tap and hold on any tab and choose “Close all tabs” from the drop-down menu.

How do I re-open a tab that I just closed?

If you accidentally close a tab and would like to re-open it, tap and hold on any tab and choose “Undo closed tab” from the drop-down menu.

Gesture

What is gesture?

This is a feature which helps you handle Dolphin Browser more easily through drawing different gestures. Dolphin Gesture allows you to create personal symbols to access websites you use the most with just one stroke.

How do I create a new gesture?

After launching Dolphin Browser, tap the gesture hand symbol at top right of the menu bar. Tap the gear icon in the bottom right corner of the Gesture window. Choose “Create Gesture” and select the item you’d like to create a gesture for.

How do I create gesture for a webpage?

Visit the website you’d like to create gesture for. Tap the arrow-shaped button at the menu bar and choose “Create Gesture for Page”.

Settings

How do I turn on Desktop mode?

Tap the gear shaped button in the menu bar and select “Settings” from the dropdown menu. Turn Desktop Mode to “On”.

How do I turn on private mode?

Please tap the gear shaped button in menu bar and turn on Private Mode.

How do I clear data?

Tap the gear button in the menu bar and select “Clear Data”.

How do I switch search engine?

Tap the “Settings” or gear shaped button > Settings > Search Engine. Pick between Google, Yahoo! Bing, Wikipedia or DuckDuckGo for default search engine.

How do I turn on Save passwords?

After launching Dolphin Browser, tap the gear button on the right side of URL bar and click “Settings”. Scroll down until your reach the “Save Passwords” option.

How do I open links in new tab/ background by default?

Change link options by tapping the gear button on the right side of URL bar > Settings> Link Option> Keep default action / Open in new tab / Open in current tab.

Dolphin Connect

What is Dolphin Connect?

Dolphin Connect is a cloud account that allows you to sync your bookmarks, history, tabs and passwords across different platforms, including mobile devices and your desktop.

Send directions, photos, webpages or phone numbers between your desktop and mobile with the ChromeFirefox or Safari extensions or sync information between your Android phone and iPad.

What can I do with Dolphin Connect on my iPad?

To set up Dolphin Connect, tap the gear shaped button in menu bar > Account > Dolphin and login Dolphin Connect with your Facebook, Google or Dolphin account.

Dolphin Connect Features

  •   Sync Tabs
  •   Sync History
  •   Sync Passwords
  •   Manage passwords
  •   Auto-sync (WiFi only)
  •   Send directions/webpages/phone numbers/photos and more from desktop to other connected devices

Find synced bookmarks and tabs in “Advanced settings via web management”.

What is Send to Device?

Send a phone number, directions or your favorite photo between your computer and connected devices.

How do I Send to Device with my iPad?

Download extension for ChromeFirefox or Safari and sign into the same Dolphin Connect account on your mobile device and desktop.

  • From Desktop Webpage:

Select a webpage you would like to send. Click on the browser extension icon on the top right or left of URL bar.  Select device and presto!

  • From Mobile to Desktop:

Select a webpage you would like to send. Tap the “more” (“…”) button and select “Send to Device.”

  1. DirectionsGo to Google maps and select “Get directions”. The “Send to Mobile” button will appear below the point A/B text boxes. Tap “Send to Mobile” button and select the desired device. Simple as that.

  2. Text/ImagesSelect the image you would like to share. Right click image and select “Send Image to Dolphin”.

How can I use Dolphin Connect to sync on my iPad?

Go to Bookmarks Bar and then click the “cloud-shaped” button. Dolphin will sync your data automatically.

Webzine

How do I add a Webzine column?

After entering Webzine from the speed dial, you can add your favorite column by clicking More. Here you can browse or search for the column. When found, push the “+” to add the column to your Webzine homepage.

How do I disable the “Go to Webzine” button at the bottom of a website?

Tap the gear button in the menu bar and select “Settings” from the dropdown menu. Turn Webzine Discover to Off.

 

Others

How can I use Add-ons on Dolphin Browser?

Due to technical limitations, iOS does not support our native application Add-ons. But we will continue optimizing Dolphin and looking for a better way to fix the issue.

How do I print to current page?

Please tab the arrow shaped button at the address bar and chick “Print”.

Why can’t I download mp3 or files to clients such as Gallery or iBook directly?

Currently, we do not support downloading and saving to other apps due to technical limitations within iOS, but we are still working hard to resolve this.

Why can’t I set Dolphin Browser as the default browser?

Unfortunately, iOS does not allow 3rd party browsers to be the default browser. However, if you jailbreak your device, you can set Dolphin Browser as the default browser.

How do I save a downloaded image to Photos?

Hold on the image you want to save, and then choose Save image.

How do I save websites as bookmarklets?

After launching Dolphin Browser, you need first save a websit such as Instapaper which supports bookmarklet. When you save it as a bookmark, you need replace the URL with its own Javascript. And then you can save any selected website to the service.

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