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=Install=
 
=Install=
 
The simplest way to install it on an SSH-enabled AppleTV ist to
 
The simplest way to install it on an SSH-enabled AppleTV ist to
* Get the CouchSurfer Apple TV 2.0 Plugin tarball from http://www.brandon-holland.com/software.html
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* Get the CouchSurfer Apple TV Plugin tarball from http://www.brandon-holland.com/software.html
* Copy the extracted <code>CouchSurfer.frappliance</code> folder to the AppleTV in <code>/System/Library/CoreServices/Finder.app/Contents/PlugIns/</code>
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* Transfer it to the AppleTV
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* Navigate to the place you'v copied it to:
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cd /Users/frontrow/Documents/
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* Extract it:
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tar -xvzpf couchsurfer-0.6-2.x-bin.tar.gz
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* Move the extracted plugin to the proper place
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mv CouchSurfer.frappliance /System/Library/CoreServices/Finder.app/Contents/PlugIns/
 
* Restart the Finder (or the AppleTV entirely)
 
* Restart the Finder (or the AppleTV entirely)
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kill `ps ax | grep Finder.app | grep -v grep | sed -e 's/<tt>[[</tt>:blank:]]*//' | sed -e 's/<tt>[[</tt>:blank:]].*//'`
  
 
=Usage=
 
=Usage=

Revision as of 14:00, 8 December 2008

See also: WebKit Browser

Couch Surfer is a native web browser for the Apple TV written using the WebKit rendering engine. You can scroll through web pages and even interact with them! It also supports web plugins like flash

Install

The simplest way to install it on an SSH-enabled AppleTV ist 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/[[:blank:]]*//' | sed -e 's/[[:blank:]].*//'`

Usage

After installation, you will have the new item Couch Surfer in the Front Row main menu.

SubMenus in version 0.3 are:

  • Enter address
  • Google Search
  • Bookmarks (bases on /Users//frontrow/Library/Application\ Support/CouchSurfer/Bookmarks.plist)
  • History
  • Settings (not implemented yet)
  • About

Usage with the Remote is very intuitive.