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android data plan only works w/ browser

I have a rooted sony xperia active on airtel network while living abroad in Zambia. I bought a data package for my phone but it only seems to work with my web browser and a select few other apps. It ...
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Opera mini v12 automatic clear cache history & cookies

Is there a way to get rid of all cache, history and cookies automatically. Preferably each time I shut down or start up the browser Opera mini. If this one doesn't anyone know another browser that ...
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Will I have to reset my Nexus 7?

I have a Nexus 7 running Jelly Bean. I was downloading a file and somehow I managed to remove a tick mark some were. Now I can not download anything from the net without Chrome stops working. Then I ...
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How can I view title text for a web image (xkcd.com) on an Android based browser?

How can I see the title alt text for website images on an HTC Desire? I'm currently using the Dolphin HD browser but I can't see a way of getting the alt text.
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How long does the Android browser keep its history files for?

I'm one of those people who actually likes to keep all my old history files, since I like to see what sites I was browsing 6 months ago. So does anyone know how long the Android browser stores data ...
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Behave as a PC browser

I want to watch streams of a TV channel. That channel also offers an unfree app to do that. When I visit the site with my tablet I am forced to download the app to use the site. From my PC I can ...
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How to always use a particular browser for certain URLs [duplicate]

I have two browsers on my device: Chrome and Firefox. I usually use Firefox, but I have to use Chrome for some sites to work around Firefox bugs. All the same, I get bored of having to choose the ...
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Does a malicious android WebView break the DoubleSubmittCookie countermeasure against CSRF? [closed]

Initial situation: A RESTful webservice defends against CSRF attacks by using the double submit cookie approach. This means that the authentication token gets submitted twice and verified at the ...
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Watch Coursera's videos with the video app on Jelly Bean

Coursera has a html5 based video viewer that works on the android browser on Jelly Bean, but I would like instead to use the video app, in order to have full screen and better controls. On my Kindle ...
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What is the address for internal storage on browser?

If file:///sdcard/ is the access address for the SD card, then what is the address for internal storage on my HTC?
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Chrome browser closed after receving a call

I started an online transaction on Chrome (under Jelly Bean). In between, I had a phone call and the browser closed automatically. It disconnected from the web sites, and I had to start the ...
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Is there a curated list of Android web browsers?

I was looking for a reliable list of available Android browsers for the purpose of comparing features, standards support, engines, and the like. At first I thought something like this would be pretty ...
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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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Why does Chrome on Android 4.1 show magnifier?

What could be a reason for Chrome on Android 4.1 to show an empty magnifier? Here is an example: http://tjs-projects.de/ When you tap on the cube, sometimes nothing happens. Sometimes an empty ...
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Isn't Firefox mobile able to save tabs when switching to another app and back to Firefox?

Besides its slowness, one big problem of Firefox to me is whenever I leave the app (e.g. looking up a translation in a dictionary) and switch back via ALT-TAB or long press HOME, Firefox reloads all ...
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Browser webview.db doesn't store hotmail password, but I can still auto log-in hotmail. Why?

On my rooted Galaxy Nexus 4.1.1, stock browser doesn't store any password for hotmail, but whenever I open hotmail, it log-in automatically. I checked data/data/com.android.browser/webview.db, the ...
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Set different default browsers for 3G and Wifi

I use Opera Mini when on 3G, and Firefox when on WiFi. Is there a way to set them as default? I have a custom 4.3 ROM and Tasker, if it helps.
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Orange San Diego browser opening “goolgle”

Using the Orange browser with Android 4.0.4 on the AZ210A I've noticed that sometimes when opening for the first time it tries to open goolgle.com. I've restarted, force closed, cleared data and ...
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Android Browser Brightness Setting

The web browser application on my Samsung Droid Charge has a Brightness Setting that can be accessed from the menu button while the browser is running. There is no setting to have the browser ...
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How to get rid of this orange highlighter

Recently I've noticed a really annoying orange highlighting feature that I can't find a way to get rid of. It usually appears in the default browser and apps that use webview (websites that act like ...
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Mirror the Android Tablet Browser to Windows Browser

Is there any way I could mirror the default browser on Android 4.0+ to a web browser/emulator on my Windows PC? When I developed apps on native Android, there was a way through the IDE. Can I ...
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How to restore/add google search to android browser - Samsung Galaxy Ace GT-S5830L

I own a rooted Samsung Galaxy Ace GT-S5830L. My carrier decide it was a good idea to remove Google search from the default android browser replacing it with a absolutely useless search engine they ...
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Does Chrome Mobile on ICS support extensions?

I saw Google just released the beta for a mobile Chrome browser. They say they brought all the features over from the full browser, or at least they want to. Does anyone have an ICS device with the ...
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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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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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Enable tamil font without rooting the phone [duplicate]

I have Micromax a87 android phone,in my phone doesn't support the Tamil font in browsers and Facebook,YouTube. I searched for solution but shows that its possible only by rooting the mobile.I don't ...
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Why does viewing an .htm file in Android dropbox folder show broken images?

I have an .htm file in a dropbox folder with the following content: <p>this is a <b>test</b> of html</p> <img src="test.png"/> When I view it on my PC, it shows the ...
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“Save Image” doesn't work

Using Android 4.0.4 on the LG Optiomus P970 I cannot save images from browsers. When using the preinstalled browser (not Chrome on this device) tap-and-hold brings up a context menu including "save ...
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Text displayed as hieroglyphs on website

On my mobile browsers, the text just shows up as hieroglyphs in this site. The menu items also do not show up as well. Does any one have ideas where this comes from? Screenshots (click to ...
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App to automatically download and view a list of web pages offline

I have a very specific workflow that I can't find a simple solution for. I want to be able to make a list of web pages to read offline. Not articles, whole web pages. And I want to keep them ...
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Make grey text black when surfing with Android

Can I override the text color when browsing in android? Firefox for android seems not to have that cool feature like on windows.
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1answer
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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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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 ...
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Opening links from app in Google Chrome Incognito or Firefox Private Browsing mode

When I tap on a link in any app it shows me installed browsers on my HTC One X. The list includes Opera, Internet, Chrome and Firefox. Is there a way by which I can include options of Chrome ...
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Are there any Android browsers that support loading a Java Applet in-browser?

We have a client who are switching away from Windows Mobile (and IE Mobile) to Android based devices. We have some specific software that we deploy to their WM workforce by an ActiveX applet that ...
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Is there a way to markup webpages on the S3?

In the stock browser or in Chrome, is there a way to markup webpages in different colours for notes etc.? It would be good if the marks show up everytime I open that webpage. If that's not possible, I ...
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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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Open Web Page in Browser (not on SD card)

My question is similar to this one, but my HTML file and resources are not on an SD card, as my phone does not accept SD cards. It is currently at file:///Download/AnotherFolder/here.html. I have ...
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My device is trying to open mSecure app whenever I launch an internet browser

Whenever I launch an internet browser on my droid phone it attempts to launch another app (in my case mSecure). This happens with dolphin and my stock browser so I don't think it's an mSecure ...
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Is it possible to permanently disable CSS on Android browsers?

Is it possible to permanently disable CSS on Android browsers like Firefox, Dolphin, Chrome and Opera? I want the browsers to completely ignore any stylesheet rule. Can this be achieved with the ...
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Where does the standard Android Web Browser keep its history files?

As in, the included web browser (which isn't Chrome or Firefox). I'm using a Lenovo ThinkPad, by the way. But the results might be generalizable to other tablets.
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Web Browser roadmap for HTML5 features?

I've been watching the caniuse.com site for a while now, and at one extreme we have Firefox releasing a new browser once/week (okay, slight exaggeration), and at the other extreme the Android list of ...
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Changing default view mode in Firefox to Desktop

Using Firefox Mobile for Android. I want to lock the option for Desktop mode on by default. The menu option only applies per-tab and is forgotten if I open a new tab. I have looked around at ...
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How can I search for or find text within a web page on the android browser?

How can I search for or find text within a web page on the android browser?
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How can I flush the DNS Cache?

How can I clear my DNS cache on my android phone? (Droid3, Gingerbread, rooted to be specific) Ideally I'm looking for a command to run through a terminal emulator, something similar to ipconfig ...
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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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Automatically cycle between web tabs on Android?

I have an information board in an office which I wish to display live web data from an external source as well as data from an internal source. I was using Revolver Tabs for Chrome but this is not ...
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No web access on Android 2.3.7

I have an LG Optimus V, rooted, with Cyangenmod 7.2.1 (BackSide-IHO) that has developed, lately, a weird network problem: While on 3G (or wifi) every app on the system with the exception of the two ...
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How does the Android browser support Flash

I was just browsing with the "native" Android (v.2.3) browser and I noticed that it displays Flash animations. Well the quality is far away from perfect, but I don't have anything installed for Flash ...
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WebRTC in Android mobile phone how to get?

I have brand new Samsung Galaxy S2 / S3 / S4. There i installed firefox/ firefox beta, chrome, chrome beta. And tried webRTC but it fails, all tried but this WebRTC does not work then i installed ...