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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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5answers
70k views

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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1answer
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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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500 views

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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362 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
4k views

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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2answers
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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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1answer
3k views

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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1answer
9k views

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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4answers
29k views

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
1k views

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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1answer
196 views

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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285 views

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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1answer
2k views

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 ...
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Text not being underlined in internet app on S4

I have an issue with my S4 browser: Open Google site using the default Internet app (not Chrome) Enable predictive text, input about 8 dots and then add some following characters Notice ...
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2answers
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Android Tablet - Download PDF and open it on browser

Device - Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 / Android 4.0.3 I have tested Samgsung Galaxy Tab for document download such as PDF from web site with many browsers. Most of them just download it to somewhere in ...
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Why I have problem downloading iso file in android?

Background: Our company monitor the network data usage and give warning to employee with high internet data usage. What I want to do is download the big file in my android phone because I have a ...
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1answer
903 views

How to use “drag & drop” on websites?

I use the adroid stock-browser and I'd like to play chess using e.g. http://www.shredderchess.de/schachproblem-des-tages.html Unfortunately you have to drag and drop the pawns. I tried several ...
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1answer
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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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1answer
156 views

How to push website links from phone to chrome/other browser?

I can't seem to find an app for this. I have a Samsung Galaxy S3.
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1answer
1k views

Why does my HTC Desire browser crash on startup after update?

after I've applied recent OTA update (2.29.405.2) to my HTC Desire I can't use built-in browser anymore. It crashes every time I run it. Here is a stacktrace: 12-08 20:13:45.929: ...
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1answer
285 views

Tell HTC EVO browser to always “select all” when moving to URL field

Every browser I've used selects the full URL whenever I move into the URL field (address bar), but my new HTC EVO doesn't select anything. Almost always when I move to that field, it's to enter a ...
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0answers
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How do I prevent the Browser and Dolphin HD from deleting old history entries?

So I've noticed that for both the default browser and for the Dolphin HD browser, all the history entries get deleted when you go beyond a certain number of pages visited. Does anyone know how I can ...
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108 views

Was Firefox ever the default browser for Android?

Before I bought my Android, I heard that Firefox was its default browser. Upon noticing that this is not the case, I had assumed that the Internet browser on the Android was Google Chrome, but I just ...
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2answers
677 views

“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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0answers
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How to create duplicate bookmarks in Android?

I'm using the stock browser on my new Samsung S3 mini (Jellybean) and am having trouble with the browser. When I go to the bookmarks page it seems to have two sections, one called "My Device" and one ...
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2answers
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Pinch-zoom not pure zoom in Web browser on HTC Desire Z because text is auto-re-formatted: irritating / layouts break

When I (multi-touch) pinch to zoom and release my fingers from touching the screen to see the zoomed display, the Android web browser on the HTC Desire Z performs a shrink-to-fit re-format of the page ...
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1answer
513 views

How to make a simple bookmark on HTC Wildfire S?

I am in the browser on my HTC Wildfire S. I want to make a bookmark of the current page and save it to my desktop (main screen). I press and hold down the URL and it gives me the choices: share ...
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1answer
376 views

Unable to login and load web page in Sony Ericcson W8

I am using a Sony Ericcson w8 Android phone. I am unable to log in and load a web page (like Google, GMail, etc.) even after selecting "clear cache." There is just a blank screen with a progress bar. ...
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1k views

Titanium backup shortcut/widget to toggle app freeze

My CyanogenMod 7.2 stock browser refuses to remember its defaults. I've taken to freezing opera mini, my other browser, with Titanium backup when I want to use stock to avoid all the preferred app ...
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3k views

Stop auto-scroll in Android browser!

I'm on a web page on my Android phone. When I select a text input, the browser scrolls (about a quarter-screen every 10 seconds). I don't know what causes this -- it doesn't look like any keys are ...
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4answers
125k views

Android browser's about:debug, what do those settings do?

I have just found this hidden setting: Open Stock browser (Not Chrome on ICS. about:debug doesn't work in Chrome. Use remote debugging instead.) In the address bar, type about:debug, nothing should ...
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1answer
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Unable to download from an authenticated webserver

On my Galaxy S3 / ICS handset, and also I expect on my previous Galaxy S / Froyo I'm unable to save any links from my web server due to the fact that it requires a user authentication. I can browse ...
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2answers
5k views

How can I change the user agent for the stock browser?

I am constantly annoyed by websites that force me into the (often terrible) mobile version of the site and provide no way to switch to the full version. I know Dolphin for example allows changing the ...
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1answer
586 views

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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2answers
270 views

How can I save a file rather than open it?

I want to change a URL somehow so that it prompts my HTC Sensation to save the file rather than open it. Is this possible?
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1answer
1k views

copy text in froyo from web page including newlines?

I have just bought a new HTC Desire HD running Android 2.2 (Froyo). I am trying to copy text from a rather vast archive of notes which I had built up on my old phone, which was running Symbian. The ...
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“press” spacebar on website

I am using quite nice timer for measuring my Rubik's Cube solve time: http://mzrg.com/qqtimer/ I want to use it too on my Samsung Galaxy Ace 2, when I don't have access to computer. Problem is, that ...
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Copying links off Google Search results directly

I Googled for one document, a PDF file. If I navigate to that link using my device browser, the document starts downloading. However, what I actually want is the actual URL to the document copied to ...
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Issues with mDNS on an Android device

I'm running a local testing environment (MAMP) on a Mac (Mountain Lion), and Im having having difficulty accessing these sites on my Galaxy S3 running 4.1.2 Everything works fine testing using ...
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1answer
207 views

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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1answer
7k views

How to change default homepage in Android browser?

How to change address that appears in: Internet(stock browser) -> Settings -> Set home page -> Use default. I can set another homepage, or use current, but I'm interesting in changing exactly this ...
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0answers
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Stop Chrome caching webpages

Is there anyway to stop Chrome on Android from caching webpages? If not is there either another browser that will allow this or a way to achieve the same functionality?
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8answers
107k 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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0answers
715 views

Chrome crashes on Acer Iconia A200

I'm seeing problems identical to this issue, where Chrome either crashes, becomes unresponsive, or the screen goes black if I switch between tabs. Logcat shows: OpenGLRenderer is out of memory ...
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4answers
3k views

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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0answers
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Cannot open webpage after connected to Wi-Fi/3G

I'm using a Samsung Galaxy Ace phone. I'm connected to the Wi-Fi, but cannot go online. It always shows "webpage cannot open". Whatsapp, Twitter, Instagram, and Google Play are working fine.