The world wide web isn’t that compatible with AmigaOS, but there are attempts that gives the “modern world feeling” a better meaning for the users. Still there are issues regarding full web browsing functionality, but its getting better slowly. OWB 1.25 for AROS and AmigaOS 4 is one of them. On MorphOS, the last version is OWB 1.24 etc and it fails totally now regarding Gmail and YouTube.
OWB 1.25 on AROS or AmigaOS 4 saves MorphOS web browsing
If you read our article about getting AROS on your PC or have a AmigaOS 4 machine near you. What you do is open OWB 1.25 which should be included with both of them. Goto your Google account and login to it. This works right of the box in OWB 1.25, but not in OWB 1.24 for MorphOS.
Once you have found the OWB folder in AROS etc, which is in Utilities folder of AROS (Workbench) partition. Then you just copy cookies.db, which you find in Conf drawer of OWB from AROS to MorphOS. You can do it by having Google Drive Handler working on both AROS and MorphOS etc. Or you can transfer it to a cloud webpage or a FTP server that both of the machines shares. Remember to copy cookies.db to the exact same drawer in OWB 1.24 (older versions like OWB 1.23 also will work with this trick!), which is named Conf! After this, restart OWB and the world of Gmail and YouTube returns back for MorphOS users.
How to do it guide
- Goto OWB 1.25 folder in either AROS or AmigaOS 4
- Find Conf drawer
- Find cookies.db file
- Copy cookies.db file from AROS or AmigaOS 4 version of OWB to the MorphOS version
- Restart OWB in MorphOS
- Now Gmail and YouTube should work on MorphOS also! This action also speeds up Facebook usage on MorphOS!
Seems like there is some issues with this file on OWB 1.24, that makes it impossible to login to Gmail. Its possible to watch YouTube clips, but once you try login to your account on YouTube then Google complains about cookies issue. And now it seems like this was fixed in OWB 1.25. Enjoy surfing these important websites on MorphOS also now with this guide.
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