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Jul
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A few days ago we told you about Dolphin Browser's foray into the tablet world, Dolphin for Pad. We've had a bit of time to play with it since then, as have most of you, and we recently received a tip from a loyal reader named Nathan Patton that highlights a rather nifty feature of the new browser. When in fullscreen mode, a simple two-finger swipe activates an awesome 3D cube of all open web pages, very reminiscent of the Compiz Fusion 3D cube on Linux that was highly popular among the uber-geeks of yesteryear.

With a little help from our founder, Artem Russakovskii, Nathan even took the time to make a short video showing us how to accomplish this little trick.

It takes a few minutes to get it just right, but here is a little tip: don't swipe too fast. The first several times I gave it a go, it would just go directly from one page to another with zero transition animations. After slowing the motion down a bit, I was able to reproduce the effect every time.

While it may not be the most practical way of tabbing through open pages, it is definitely the most stylish.

Thanks Nathan!

Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, musician, and cyclist. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6-string, spinning on the streets, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

    I wish the cube could spin through all tabs, but this is kind of neat either way.

    • http://gplus.to/rnpatton Nathan Patton

      Agreed. Another thing I'd like to see is the ability to pull the page over to read something and fling it back to the original page all in one motion. Currently doing this forces you onto the page you were originally flinging too. Moreover, I think it'd be neat to pull two fingers down to access the navigation panel, then have it shift back into fullscreen after the desired bar operation has been performed.

      Once again, a huge thanks for my 5min of fame here on AP!

  • Bamfsig45

    Seems like bloat to me, like not needed.

    • http://gplus.to/rnpatton Nathan Patton

      Fortunately, there's a very specific way to do it. At least you don't have to worry about accidently running into it if you're not down with the cube!

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      It's a fun little trick, I wouldn't say it adds bloat to the app. If you don't want to use it, you don't have to, and it doesn't slow anything down.

  • http://gplus.to/fortgriffen Jason Chapa

    It worked better for me if I placed my two fingers on the left (or right) edge of the screen and pinched them towards each other.

  • Aj

    Double tap with two fingers also does the trick.

  • Bamfsig45

    I'll take my earlier statement back. Doesn't seem like bloat... The double tap works good.