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Couch Surfer is a native web browser for the Apple TV written using the WebKit rendering engine.
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You can scroll through web pages and even interact with them! It also supports web plugins like flash
The simplest way to install it on an SSH-enabled AppleTV ist to
* Get the CouchSurfer Apple TV Plugin tarball from http://www.brandon-holland.com/software.html
* Transfer it to the AppleTV
* Navigate to the place you'v copied it to:
cd /Users/frontrow/Documents/
* Extract it:
tar -xvzpf couchsurfer-0.6-2.x-bin.tar.gz
* Move the extracted plugin to the proper place
mv CouchSurfer.frappliance /System/Library/CoreServices/Finder.app/Contents/PlugIns/
* Restart the Finder (or the AppleTV entirely)
kill `ps ax | grep Finder.app | grep -v grep | sed -e 's/<tt>[[</tt>:blank:]]*//' | sed -e 's/<tt>[[</tt>:blank:]].*//'`
After installation, you will have the new item <code>Couch Surfer</code> in the Front&nbsp;Row main menu.
SubMenus in version 0.6 are:
* Enter address
* Google Search
* Bookmarks (bases on <code>/Users//frontrow/Library/Application\ Support/CouchSurfer/Bookmarks.plist</code>)
* History
* Settings : Show Header
* About
Usage with the Remote is very intuitive.
=WebKit Browser=
A [[WebKit Browser|webkit]] is also available for download at the same URL where you find Couch Surfer.
It provides:
I suppose it adds JavaScript functionality to the browser. Backup the old WebKit and update the frameworks:
mv /System/Library/Frameworks/WebKit.framework /Users/frontrow/Documents/
mv webkit-525-frameworks/*.framework /System/Library/Frameworks/

Latest revision as of 04:34, 2 March 2010

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