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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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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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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
987 views

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
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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
535 views

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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1answer
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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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0answers
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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
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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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1answer
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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
6k 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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1answer
2k views

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 ...
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3answers
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How to force browsers not to reload recently seen page after resume?

When I visit a website then switch to another app, then switch back to the browser the page is reloaded which I have just seen. It happens not just with builtin browser - I also tried Opera Mini and ...
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0answers
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how to block popovers on mobile websites in android browsers

Many mobile websites have popover windows that are extremely annoying, more annoying than on a desktop computer. Adblock add-on is not blocking these (in either Chrome mobile browser or Firefox ...
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4answers
107k views

How can I can open local files in the default Android browser?

I want to open local files that are on my sdcard in the Android browser. How can I accomplish this?
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4answers
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How do I zoom web pages?

I'm using Android 4.2.2 on my Q.mobile. I am trying to zoom a (or any) web page on Chrome by double tapping or by swiping two fingers but nothing happened. I also tried the same thing using the built-...
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0answers
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All browsers are failing to open any web pages

I have a Galaxy S5 with Android 5.1.1. My phone is rooted, and has been working fine since I updated about a month ago. Within the last few days, I have been having this issue, and I don't know what ...
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3answers
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How to start browser in incognito mode by default?

I have a samsung galaxy tab 2 10" running Android 4.0.4. Is there a way for the default browser to automatically start up in incognito mode? Or, is there an alternative browser that can do it?
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1answer
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Which android internet browser can download a specific file by clicking on a specific button?

I'd like to see the four different graphical altitude profiles (original, 1st, 2nd and 3rd alternative) for my specific route with my personal profile (write something in the field "Profile") on my ...
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1answer
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Typing in Web Browser (Firefox and Chrome) Text Boxes and Text Areas on Android is Awkward

There are several sites which have web browser text areas which you can type stuff in. When these sites are visited with Firefox or Chrome, and you want to enter more than 3 lines of text (for ...
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3answers
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What browsers are compatible with Adobe Flash Plugin?

Even if Flash Player on Android is no more supported by Adobe, it is still very easy to obtain it (eg, via Aptoide). The problem is that Chrome is not compatible with it. On my Galaxy Note 10 I can ...
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0answers
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Supporting Ajax on my Galaxy ACE

I have a galaxy ace s5830, and a website that heavily uses jquery and ajax calls. The problem is my mobile does not support ajax. Is there something that can be done with the mobile (probably install ...
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1answer
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How to select ALL text in web browser?

On my Nexus One's built-in browser, I am able to copy web page text to the clipboard by: selecting Settings > More > Select text, then dragging my finger from top to bottom (of the screen), seeing ...
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1answer
7k views

Browser redirects to coo123.net

When I open my tablets browser to yahoo it automatically redirects to coo123.net page. How do I stop that from happening?
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1answer
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How to stop my Android device from being spammed in the browser as well as in the application?

Recently I have downloaded two games: Deer Hunter PreHistoric Worm But after that I have my browser which keeps redirecting me to http://ad.adsmatte.com It is happening every time I load the page ...
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2answers
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Web browser - how to pass true native resolution to prevent sites from serving up mobile responsive design

How can Chrome (or some other browser) be configured to tell websites its resolution is the native resolution of the phone and not a reduced resolution that's adjusted for being high DPI? "Request ...
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Can Not browse web from my PC tethered to my Android 4.1.1 phone via USB cable

I have a Windows 7 PC connected to my HTC One X running Android 4.1.1 through the USB cable. I've also tried connecting through a wireless adapter. What I get is a connection to the wireless hub and "...
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1answer
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Cannot upload picture because browser refreshes

When I try to upload a photo to most sites, my low-end phone (an LG Optimus F6) refreshes the page after I select the file, regardless of what browser I use. Chrome at least explicitly tells me that ...
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How do you type Unicode characters using hexadecimal codes on an Android phone?

The title says it all. I want to be able to type special characters from all over the unicode range into web pages, but don't know how to. Is there an app or plugin or whatever that allows me to bring ...
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0answers
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Removing AdsMatte and YourAdExchange popups [duplicate]

I have a Moto G XT-1033 with Lollipop OS and with all browsers except Opera Mini. I get redirected to ads.adsmatte.com, then to youradexchange.com and then an ad to install Opera Mini and that my ...
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Problems with selecting submenus in a web page in android web browsers

When selecting a web page menu (e.g. in Firefox), the sub menu sometimes shows but you can't select anything out of it. The sub menu closes automatically after a short while. This behaviour is also ...
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1answer
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How to stop creepypasta.wikia from suddenly redirecting me on Android basic browser?

For the past few days I've been reading the creepypasta.wikia site on my new, virus-free Android phone. For the past couple of days when I'm reading a story, not clicking anything at all, the page ...
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2answers
19k views

Enable autoplay HTML5 video in chrome

In my project I need to autoplay a HTML5 video in the browser when the page is loaded. I have tried a several javascript solutions but none of them work. I read that the android browser blocks ...
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Auto refresh a webpage every N minutes

Does anyone know any way that I can refresh a webpage every N minutes? I am running Kiosk browser with fullscreen, I need to have something that can refresh the page every N minutes. The Kiosk ...
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Redirecting to ad sites

I am having problem with my android phone. I cant even any website. After typing the desired url of site, it is directing to ad.adbirdie.com and then series of useless websites are directed. I've ...
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web browser doesn't save all the tabs that I opened

This problem started when I updated my Aurora browser. Erlier that was just fine: all the opened tabs was saved, even when aurora crashed. And the other problem is that there is no "open in new tab" ...
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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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mDNS (.local) not working on android Phone browser [duplicate]

I have set up MySite.local on raspberry pi. I can access MySite.local on laptop via WiFi. But not able to access on Android mobile browser(Chrome). Please provide me a solution
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Browser's webview.db doesn't store Hotmail password, but it can still auto login. Why?

On my rooted Galaxy Nexus 4.1.1, stock browser doesn't store any password for Hotmail, but whenever I open Hotmail, it logins automatically. I checked data/data/com.android.browser/webview.db, the ...
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1answer
1k views

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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1answer
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Improve scrolling lag in Android

I am not referring to the App opening/closing animations (that can be modified in the launcher or the Developer Options changing the animation scale) but the actual scrolling of websites, webviews, ...
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Is there any Android browser which lets you control page refresh?

I like to read the news when I take the subway. The problem is that there is no internet connection on the subway, and thus my strategy is to preload in different Chrome tabs all the articles that I'd ...