The Web Browser which is provided with the UMP devices is a clone of the commonly known Mozilla Firefox browser, nicknamed Iceweasel, and, due to its similarity, plugins, bookmarks and even most themes can be installed on both. This means you can install a certain theme or add-on for Mozilla Firefox on for instance your personal computer and in the Web Browser on the UMP.
Please note that the Adobe Flash Player plugin is subject to its specific license which can be found in chapter 14 of this manual. Also see the notes in chapter 1 regarding the installation of the Adobe Flash Player plugin.
If you are accustomed to using a web browser on other computer platforms, you should be able to operate the application without any trouble. The browser on the UMP provides you with a simplistic, intuitive interface, tailored for low resolution outputs, to make browsing the web possible via composite display devices.
As opposed to all other Desktop Mode applications, the Web Browser provides its own virtual keyboard in the form of a plugin, which can be disabled in the Plugins dialog within the browser, or simply hidden by clicking on the blank vertical button on the left hand side next to the keyboard. Click on the same button again to enable it afterwards.
Although you can freely add bookmarks, themes, feeds, add-ons and other items to the Web Browser, there are a number of preset feeds and bookmarks that are provided by default. It is not recommended to remove these items:
- UMP Updates RSS Feed – This feed provides the latest developments and additions to the UMP knowledge base. It is recommended to keep this feed configured to stay up to date.
- UMP Web Management Bookmark – This bookmark points to the web interface on the localhost interface at http://localhost:2080.
- @Pel.Net Home – This bookmark points to the main @Pel.Net webpage located at http://www.pelnet.eu/.
- MPlayer Manual – This bookmark points to the advanced help for the MPlayer application.
For more information on using the Web Browser see the built-in Help and the documentation at http://wiki.debian.org/Iceweasel.