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Force desktop version of websites? [duplicate]

Chrome has a feature that requests the desktop version of sites, but some websites don't oblige, and continue giving the mobile version. Is there any way to force them to give the desktop version? ...
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Internet Browser show location from search history

When I opened the internet browser of my Android device, I saw at the bottom of the page the following line: Location - From your search history - Use precise location. I was in this location ...
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What is a “native web app”?

I've come across the term "native web app" also known as "hybrid app". I know what "web apps" and "native apps" are, the difference being that the former are downloaded and run within a web browser ...
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How to close (shutdown/kill) the Android web browser?

I did read this question What is the right way to close apps in Android? but I want to know how to close - that means close - application to save power and download limit. My observations tell me ...
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Samsung Galaxy Tab cannot switch apps, close browser, or boot in recovery mode

my samsung galaxy tab 10.1 (wifi) appears to boot normally, but then goes to a browser page saying "Web Page Not Available" then a link to http://orderprocessingengine.com/... a very long URL, which ...
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How to Pinch Zoom on device with no touchscreen, like an Android Stick?

I have some Android TV "sticks", such as the RK3188, which is basically a tablet minus the screen. You control them using keyboard and a mouse. The problem is, I have no way to zoom in or out in the ...
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1answer
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Prevent particular website pages from appearing in Google search [phone]

How do I prevent links to a particular website from showing in search results on chrome, on my mobile? For example I want to see a video of maybe cows dancing But I don't want to see any links ...
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2answers
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How to multi select emails in browser or Gmail app?

I want to do something like below given question in Android, is it possible to do in browser or Gmail or any other email app? Is there any way to easily select multiple messages in Gmail?
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Force browser to hide nav & tab bar

This is dangerously close to "recommend me an app" although it is not necessarily so. I am currently doing a lot of reading on an online library site. Usually my browser (chrome, android 4.4.2) will ...
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2answers
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How to remove or disable pop-up alert()/confirm() box from build-in Browser from malware?

My young niece install low rating free games from Store and she have no any security concern. Some malicious application open malicious site which ask for money in alert() and confirm() message ...
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1answer
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How to make a URL desktop shortcut have the page's favicon?

Theoretically, it should do this automatically. In practice, sometimes it works, sometimes not. All the pages below have proper favicons, but only the O Globo and Amazon favicons made it to the ...
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Android slows down and cannot access web pages

My Lenovo A319 phone running Android slowed down. I cannot access facebook and gmail, the browser hangs. Is this because of too many temporary files? Sometimes a reboot helps. What should I do to ...
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1k views

How to 'Forget' Password to Google account on my Mobile?

On my phone, when I go on the browser to the google homepage it asks you if you want to sign in and when you click sign in it doesn't ask me for my password, it just automatically remembers it now. I ...
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2answers
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What is the default browser of Android 5.0 and above?

Android devices used to have its stock web browser as its default browser, but nowadays, it is replaced by Chrome. And it is said that the default browser of Android 5.0 and above is going to be ...
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6answers
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How to force load desktop version of website (changing user-agent doesn't work)?

Some webpages forces mobile version even I change user-agent. I changed user-agent in built-in browser and "Dolphin Browser HD", I am checking it on page www.user-agent-string.info Main problem is ...
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1answer
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Zoom out browser

I want to display content of website on the android device that is connected to a TV. The problem I am having is that it is too wide so I need to Zoom OUT (rather than zoom in). Is there a setting on ...
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1answer
637 views

Force chrome mobile browser to view mobile websites

I am using chrome browser on a 5.5-inch smartphone. I notice that for phones with big screen, the website defaults to the desktop version. This goes the same for tablets. However, I will prefer to ...
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5answers
18k views

Is there a way to use Userscripts / Greasemonkey Scripts on the Android Browser or Dolphin HD?

I would like to be able to use userscripts in Android. Is this even possible? I read that it was a couple months back and tried a tutorial which I can no longer find but it didn't work. This ...
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1answer
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I am looking for a simple way to translate words highlighted in the browser

This is my use case: I'm trying to improve my Spanish so I've started reading Spanish-language newspapers in the browser on my phone. What I'd like to do is this: when I need a word or phrase ...
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Opt-out for Google Analytics on Android/Chrome mobile browser

Google has an opt-out for Google Analytics To provide website visitors with the ability to prevent their data from being used by Google Analytics, we have developed the Google Analytics opt ...
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1answer
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Am having multiple issues with Android 4.4.2 tablet

This is a fairly new tablet. First, I couldn't get page reload to stop coming up while using Chrome and stock (google) keyboard. The manufacturer, Prestige, advised me to use the stock browser ...
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5answers
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Link to app will not open in Google Play

I am using the URI format http://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=<package_name> described in Linking to Your Apps on Google Play in order to open the app in Android Market or Google Play ...
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Changing CPU architecture in build.prop won't effect browser

Web pages using NavigatorObject can query my platform and see that it is armv7l. for testing reasons i need impersonate i686 CPU. when i edit ro.product.cpu.abi at system/build.prop it doesn't change ...
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Black rectangle on CyanogenMod (AOSP) browser with Quick Controls enabled

I have fallen in love with a browser built in CyanogenMod 12.1, but there is a problem with a black rectangle which has shown about 3 days ago and it do not disappear after rebooting the device I ...
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453 views

Clicking on video says - Maximize your browser

I am not being able to watch videos on a site. Every time I click on a video I get a message to maximize the Browser. How can I solve this problem?
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Is it possible to adblock while on mobile data?

I can use AdBlock Plus to block ads on wifi. Is there a way to do it while on mobile data? I'd like to use it in Chrome, if possible.
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6answers
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Access website hosted over LAN

I am developing a webpage and would like to see how it looks on mobile browsers, preferably the real thing and not some emulator. So I thought of making my locally hosted site available over LAN. I ...
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4answers
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Can I sync my Chrome bookmarks with my Android phone? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I sync the bookmarks in the web browser? Since I'm a big Google user, I'm used to everything (Google Contacts, etc.) being synchronised on my Android phone. Is ...
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5answers
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How can I get my Chrome-synced bookmarks in an Android device?

I'm using Google Chrome and syncing the bookmarks with the built-in feature. How can I get those bookmarks in my Android device?
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10answers
144k views

How can I change the default browser?

I need to change the default browser in my Android device to Opera. Is there any way to do that?
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3answers
125k views

How can I see the browsing history and bookmarks in the stock browser?

I have an SGS with Froyo. I can't seem to find the browsing history in the stock browser. I'm also only able to access bookmarks (or favorites, or shortcuts) from inside the browser. How can they ...
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3answers
7k views

Galaxy S5 stock browser user agent

I have a problem with a site not detecting a stock S5 browser as mobile. I don't own a galaxy S5 so I asked the person who found this issue to send me the complete user agent string, this is what I ...
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2answers
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How to browse American Express in desktop mode on Android?

It's seemingly impossible to browse American Express www.americanexpress.com in desktop mode on Android. I've tried Chrome and Dolphin browser, also tried searching for a button on the site that ...
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1answer
108 views

Pop up about security problems

I had a lot of these pop ups and I don't know if it's for real or not.
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2answers
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How can I make 1Password for Android log in with the built in browser?

I have a Droid X and have just installed 1Password. I like that I can take my passwords with em and log into websites via the phone, but it seems to only use the 1Password built in browser, which does ...
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3answers
1k views

Is it possible to create a URL link to a website on the home screen?

Is it possible to create an icon on my desktop home screen (Android 2.1 Samsung Galaxy) that I can tap to fire up the browser to a specific web site?
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Can I make a web site continue running when in standby?

I am developing a simple web application which will be used for tracking GPS position. The general idea is that every couple of minutes it'll send the GPS location back to a server with an AJAX ...
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How to open simple html file in Orweb browser?

I have installed Orweb(Android equiv of tor browser), Orweb doesn't appear to allow bookmarks only a homepage, no problem I'll just create a simple html page containing a list of links and set this as ...
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How can I stop BBC Music site redirect me to the Play Store?

I listen to BBC Music and on the desktop when I click "Listen Live", new browser page gets opened. However, whilst on the mobile, Play Store annoyingly redirects to the Play Store and asks to download ...
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3answers
3k views

Any way to auto close Chrome when closing the last tab?

I have been using the stock Android browser for several years and I am trying to make the switch over to Chrome. The one major annoyance I have with Chrome is that the browser doesn't automatically ...
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4answers
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Pop Ups in Browser - Possible Viruses?

Since moving to Japan, the chrome web browser on my phone (Samsung Galaxy S3) has been acting strangely. Sometimes it will happen when I switch to a new article on a news mobile website, or even if I ...
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3answers
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Cannot play videos in any browser only in player

I use Opera for Android but the same problem exists in the stock browser as well as Mozilla. Until about a week ago I could play videos from the web in the browser but now when I click on the video ...
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Combining Ghostery and HTTPS-Everywhere on Android?

On my PC (Windows 8.1) I am happily using Firefox with the Addons Ghostery and HTTPS-Everywhere. I really like this combination so I winder how I can achieve the same things on my Android phone. I ...
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2answers
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Unable to upload attachments in the yahoo mail

I am currently using the Xiaomi Redmi 1S device with Android 4.3 operating system.I log-in through yahoo in my mi browser and try to attach an image.The problem comes in attaching an image under the ...
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Which engine does the stock Samsung browser use?

The title says it all - is it based on webkit, gecko or something else? Thanks!
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How to find the list of servers accessed by a webpage on android?

On my desktop Firefox I can view the list of servers any given web page accesses either by checking with Firebug or by pressing "Ctrl-i" Page Info > Media. Out of the two Firebug is of course much ...
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4answers
5k views

Is there any web browser that can display the desktop version of Gmail on an Android phone? [closed]

Is there any web browser that can display the desktop version of Gmail on an Android phone?
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Are there any browsers out there that don't drop my browsing session?

I own a Samsung Galaxy S3 ( rooted, not custom-rommed, and running kernel 4.3 ), and often, I would be browsing an interesting site, or an article, and I would get back to work ( hehe ;). Hours later, ...
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Disable swipe down to reload a page in Chrome browser

While filling out an HTML form, I accidentally swiped down and lost all my filled information because the browser reloaded the page. Is it possible to deactivate this swipe down functionality? My ...