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Function of back button after opening URL from (Twitter) application

When opening a URL in the official Android Twitter app it opens the native browser, showing the page for that URL. If I tap the back button in the browser (Galaxy S, 2.3.3, should it matter), one of ...
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How can I prevent stock Android browser from loading last visited page?

Whenever I launch the stock Android browser (my phone's running Gingerbread), it loads the last visited page. If the last page was a 'heavy' one and I'm on a mobile connection, it can often slow down ...
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Android SVG and VML support

Can the Android browser view SVG images in web pages? Can it view VML? Do 3rd party browsers (e.g. Opera) have this ability? If the default or 3rd party browsers don't support it, do they plan on ...
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How to download unsupported files from the default browser?

When I try to download an SVG through the default browser (eg, by clicking on the image on a Wikipedia illustration - despite the .svg extension, that page is actually showing a PNG preview), the ...
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Is the Websocket protocol supported on Android?

I haven't been able to find much information on the state of Websocket implementation. Is it currently supported in the stock Android browser? If not, are there any browsers for Android that do ...
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How to view the link's URL before opening it in a web browser?

I'd like to see what URL I'm going to visit before opening it in my browser. What setting or app allows me to do that? If there's no such setting, an app that adds an entry to the following box would ...
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How can I make the browser remember login credentials for Google mobile sites?

The stock browser forgets the username and password when logging into mobile versions of Google sites such as Google Search and Google Tasks. Setting Menu -> Settings -> Privacy Settings -> Remember ...
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Is it possible to use the Kindle Fire's browser in a full screen mode?

So we got a Kindle Fire at work today, and I've been playing with it a bit to see what all it can do. One thing that I thought would be neat is to try our new web-based application in the Fire's Silk ...
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How to disable redirects from Google Search results to Android apps (different issue from 2014)?

This is no duplicate of the same titled questions from 2014: The list of recent "answers" of disgruntled users shows that this is a new problem that seems to have surfaced just recently. As the ...
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ICS: how to get to browser home page?

Newbie ICS question: how do I get back to my browser home page? My Nexus S was OTA-upgraded yesterday to Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0.3 from 2.3 (Gingerbread), and I'm still finding my way around. On ...
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How to drag in the web browser without moving the page?

With the stock browser when using a web page has a feature that requires dragging, how do you drag without moving the page? For example, cropping an image on the Gravatar site requires dragging the ...
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Browsers that use compression

I know that Opera Mini is available on Android. Are there any other browsers available that compress content to work faster when not on Wi-fi or 3g?
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Page up and page down in web pages and elsewhere

I can't figure out a usable way of scrolling page by page. I'm using Android 4.1 (stock Android from Google). I have root access if needed. I want this especially in the default browser, but a ...
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How to clear Android browser's localStorage?

I've got an HTC Evo Design 4G (Android 2.3.4), and I can't figure out how to clear localStorage in the browser. Clearing the cache, history, form data and everything else doesn't do it. Resetting the ...
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Browser that doesn't reload tabs all the time

Is there a browser for Android that won't constantly reload tabs when switching between them? I'm using Chrome on a Nexus 5 (lollipop). And even when there are no other apps running it will reload any ...
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Why sometimes does my lower menu (ADWLauncher - Dockbar) disappears?

I have the following Android Desktop, using Cyanogenmod: Sometimes, I don't remember how or why, it becomes like this: As you can see, the lower menu (dockbar) just disappears, and only ...
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How can I get the mobile Version of stackoverflow.com on Evo3D?

I just got a new phone (HTC Evo 3D / Android 2.3.4) and opened stackoverflow.com in the browser. I noticed I got the desktop version of the website. On my old HTC Desire (Android 2.2.2) I get a ...
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How third party cookies are handled in Android browsers?

Is the default browser able to write third party cookies (on Safari/iPhone, only able to read, but not to write)? What about other Android browsers (Firefox...)?
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Instead of tabs, is it possible to save links and read them one by one?

My reading style is as follows: Open the main page of, say, a newspaper. Review the entire main page and open the links I want to read in a new tab. This usually results in 30-40 tabs Read and close ...
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Can I set the default browser differently for different websites?

I have the following browsers on my phone: stock Dolphin Mini Opera Mobile Firefox I don't want to set a catch-all default because some pages render better on some browsers than on others. When I ...
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Can I change the menus on the default browser?

I have an Evo running Froyo and love it. But... In the default browser (which I am happy with) the menu options are Back, Forward, Add Bookmarks, Bookmarks, Windows and More. Thing is, I share ...
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“login with google” via mobile browser - how to use secondary account?

I recently tried to use the Dolphin browser login to my Trello.com account, which I had created by signing up through a Google Apps account. Since I had not set up a Trello-specific account yet, I had ...
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How to browse file:/// URLs on my Android device?

I have some extensive documentation in HTML format that I want to carry around with me. On my old Gingerbread phone, I was able to save the entire "site" onto the phone's sd card and browse it with ...
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Method to change browser User Agent based on site

Dolphin Browser can be configured to act as one of a range of User Agents (Android, (full) Desktop, other phones...). But this is for every site visited until you want to change the settings to some ...
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How do I set custom search engines in Android?

For years now, on every browser I own, Firefox, Opera, Chrome and Internet Explorer, I've assigned w as a shortcut/keyword to the custom search engine ...
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Is there a way to use PC browser bookmarklets with the Android Browser or Dolphin HD?

Can I make these work on Android or is there a google place to create or convert bookmarklets to make them Android Compatible?
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Advertising on website opens Google Play Store. How can I prevent that?

A website I recently visited on my Android device (http://forums.mtgsalvation.com) has code on the page (likely in the advertising banner at the top) that forces my Android's Google Play Store ...
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Browser pauses a long time before starting to load a page

Whether I enter a URL directly, or whether another app invokes my browser (e.g. Google News & Weather when clicking on a headline), the browser pauses for a while (maybe half a minute, maybe ...
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What's the easiest way to paste my current address or zip-code into a web field in my browser?

Many web services have you dump your zip code (e.g. radio station locators) or address (for bus directions) into some fields on a form to give you information. Obtaining this data seems tedious (go ...
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How to export bookmark list from stock android(ICS) browser to pc

I have been using the stock browser which came with the phone for awhile and it has been really useful. Currently I have a large number of articles I have bookmarked that I would somehow like to get ...
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Is there a browser that will display Armenian letters?

I have just got a an HTC Desire as a present and I want to view www.mathnet.am which is an Armenian site. But insted of Armenian letters I see squares. I have read some advices in some forums, but ...
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Is there a way to preserve tabs that were open in Froyo 2.2's stock browser?

When my Droid X's Froyo 2.2 browser gets killed for whatever reason (reboot, memory manager killing it), it loses 100% of its open tabs and reopens with Google's home page in a single tab. If you ...
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Can the default browser be upgraded without upgrading the whole OS?

Can android 2.2 default browser be upgraded (without upgrading the whole OS) ? Unfortunately, it is not available through Android market as far as I know.
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Is there any way to block websites without Root access

I am searching for a way to block websites without having root access. Is there any way to do it? Any help will be appreciated.
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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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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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what does “auto-fit pages” do in the browser

In the stock Android browser, what exactly does "auto-fit pages" do? From my experimenting with it, the answer appears to be "Diddly-squat". Perhaps a better question would be "What is is supposed ...
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How can I change the default search box to use another browser?

I've installed Dolphin which I love, but the search box on the homepage always defaults to the regular browser. I'd prefer it just go into Dolphin right away..how can I do this?
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Is it possible to specify multiple home pages for the default android browser?

That is, I want my browser to start with two tabs open, set to two different URLs. I have tried putting "google.com | facebook.com" into the URL but that does not seem to achieve the intended effect.
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Ctrl+Click to open in new tab

I use ASUS Transformer with the keyboard attached. In Google Chrome for Android, I would like to use Ctrl+Click to open up a new tab which contains the website where the link is pointing to, just as ...
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Why does the vertical size of the scroll bar change?

When I scroll down a web page the scroll bar appears and constantly changes size as I scroll What does this size relate to?
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How can I increase the max windows for the stock browser?

I use the stock browser, and I find it's the best for my purposes. One thing is annoying, however -- I can't have more than four windows open. Is there a way to increase this? I have a Galaxy S ...
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How to paste a password in a field of web browser?

This question may look ridiculous at first look, but this is more sad than funny. In some cases, standart web browser (or any of the alternatives I tried - firefox, opera, dolphin) simply doesn't ...
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How to export bookmarks from default android browser?

I am using LG P500 phone, running Android 2.3 (Gingerbread). I want to export bookmarks from default browser of my android phone. Can any one suggest me how to do that? I have checked settings of ...
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Why Browser Tabs Reload After Restoring Back From Multi-Tasking?

When i have tabs opened no matter in which browser and restore back to that browser due to previous multi-tasking, i get all tabs reloading (or would it be more correct to say, loading again from ...
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Google cache links in search results

When searching for something while the target is offline its most convenient to click on Google's cache link for that certain target or search result. But I don't see such link on my android phone ...
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Manage specific cookies in Browser?

I would like to manage cookies in the Android browser beyond just "Clear cookie data". What I want to do, ideally, is have the ability to delete individual cookies from a list sorted by domain name, ...
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Preventing browser redirects on Android (and iOS)

There seems to be an issue occurring with mobile browser apps on Android and iPhone being redirected to advertising sites. This is interrupting the browsing experience. The problem: A user visits a ...
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Is it possible to install Chromium on Android?

I really like the Chromium browser, it's quite speedy, but I can't find any functioning downloads for Android. All the sites I've tried so far have the following error while trying to install the APK ...
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Is it possible to translate websites in Chrome Android in “realtime” like I did on the PC?

On my Windows 7 computer with Chrome I could translate entire webpages using Google translate with the click of a button. Is there a way to do this in Chrome or the stock browser? Or any other ...