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How can I change the default application for a given file type or protocol? For example, I have multiple browsers on my smartphone and have selected "Internet" (the default browser) to be "the default browser" because it kept asking on every link.

How can I change that to ask me each time or at least select a different option?

Thank you.

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up vote 8 down vote accepted

Go to:

Settings -> Applications -> Manage applications -> All -> Web [or Internet]

Hit "Clear Defaults" and that will change it to again ask every time.

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Thank you, Matthew. – Francisc Jan 2 '11 at 11:47

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