Browser Switchboard (formerly browser-proxy) is a program which allows
you to choose which browser to use as the default browser on Maemo devices.
It supports MicroB, Tear, Fennec/Mobile Firefox, and Midori out of the box,
and can also be used to launch MicroB without having browserd running.
Version 3.0rc1 (2009/12/18) (Diablo package)
- Release candidate -- not (yet) a stable release
- Add a control panel applet to help configure the UI
- Reimplement the core D-Bus proxy in C to improve speed and memory footprint
- Default to launching MicroB as the default browser if unconfigured -- if you were using Browser Switchboard to launch Tear, you need to explicitly set Tear as the default browser using the UI (or by configuring by hand)
- EXPERIMENTAL Fremantle support (see download page for source and packages). BACK UP before installing, and let me know how it goes!
Version 2.2 (2009/12/14) (Diablo package)
- Rename the package to browser-switchboard
- Move the config file to /home/user/.config/browser-switchboard, and
fall back to the old location if no config file is found
- If no config file is found and Tear isn't installed, launch MicroB;
this avoids breaking link opening on a system with a freshly installed
browser-switchboard package and Tear not installed
- Package no longer depends on Tear; should make it easier for users of
other alternative browsers to use Browser Switchboard
- substantial documentation update
Getting Browser Switchboard
Source code and packages for Diablo can be found on the maemo Garage
for instructions on how to configure and use Browser Switchboard.
You can email your question to the maintainers (see below), or you can take
it to the
on the talk.maemo.org forums.
The latest source is available via a Git repository; you can check it out
git clone https://git.maemo.org/projects/browser-switch
from a shell. You can also
browse the repository using gitweb.
Bug reports and patches can be emailed to the maintainers, or posted on the
<steven+maemo [at] steven676.net>
is the primary maintainer of Browser Switchboard, with assistance from Jason
Simpson (the original developer).