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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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1answer
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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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1answer
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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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1answer
414 views

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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1answer
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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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2answers
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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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1answer
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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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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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3answers
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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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0answers
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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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2answers
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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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0answers
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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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1answer
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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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2answers
809 views

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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0answers
61 views

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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2answers
560 views

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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1answer
760 views

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
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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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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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2answers
628 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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2answers
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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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1answer
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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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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
11k 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
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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
2k 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
239 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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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
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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 ...
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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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3answers
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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
978 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
201 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
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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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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
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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 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 ...