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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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Android default browser crashes on accessing specific page (no error message)

When I access this page from my default Android browser: http://blog.mylookout.com/blog/2011/12/06/carrieriq/ it loads up fine, but: If I click / tap / double-tap anywhere on this page, it exits If ...
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Default browser doesn't play embedded music from a website

Today I came upon a situation where I had a website which had an embedded player in it which plays sample music. To my surprise I came to know that the Android 2.3 default browser or Opera web browser ...
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Default Android 2.3 browser apk

Where can I download default Android 2.3 browser apk, which is not pre-installed on my Android device? Regards,
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4answers
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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 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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Securing a young child's tablet

My wife has decided to get the kids a set of android tablets for christmas. These are Coby Kyros 4GB wi-fi only models. The kids are ages 6-10 so I don’t particularly want to let them have free ...
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Are they any browsers without double-tap zoom feature?

I am looking for a browser to use on an Android tablet or mobile device that either does not have a double-tap zoom feature or where the double-tap zoom feature can be disabled. There are other uses ...
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1answer
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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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1answer
587 views

Blocking access to a website

Is there any way to block access to a particular website through the stock Android browser? I'm running Android 2.3 on an HTC Desire S.
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2answers
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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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2answers
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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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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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1answer
1k views

OpenVPN browser tunneling

I hope I do not say silly things, or discounted, but I'm a newbie, at least for vpn. I want use my browser to connect on my corporate intranet via VPN connection, but I'm not able to do it. Someone ...
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why can't I scroll Wikipedia pages horizontally?

I have found that Wikipedia pages with image content larger than my Droid X's screen size cannot be resized or scrolled horizontally, this means that these pictures are only partially visible. ...
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2answers
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Nexus S: how can I control sites shown underneath stock browser search box?

The built-in web browser of my Nexus S has a cool feature: when I press the Search button, in addition to a text box where I can type a URL or search terms, there are 4 sites shown above the on-screen ...
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2answers
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The name of the default android browser

does anyone know if the standard Android browser that comes pre-installed on the cell phones has its own name? Every browser on the market has one - Safari, FF, Fennec, Dolphin, etc. But the "standard ...
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Browser's default search engine [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to change Android device's default search engine? I bought a Samsung Galaxy S II, and when I typed into the default search bar, it sent me and my search to the ...
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How to force load desktop version of website (changing user-agent doesn't work)?

Some webpages forces mobile version even I change user-agent. I changed user-agent in built-in browser and "Dolphin Browser HD", I am checking it on page www.user-agent-string.info Main problem is ...
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447 views

Webpage not loading in the Android browser

I was checking out my website using the default Android (2.3.4) browser and the link to one of my PDFs is not loading and returns a "Web page not available" error. The URL ...
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How to save a text file from the browser?

I was reading a game FAQ on my Galaxy S II with the stock browser, and was a little surprised that I had no option to save the .txt file to the phone. Is this possible?
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1answer
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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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Upload a downloaded file

I downloaded a zip-file with the browser to my phone. Now I want to either upload it to a web site (form POST) or mail it as an attachment. In the stock browser (HTC Desire with Android 2.2) I can ...
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Save an image in Android browser

When I save an image from a WebPage in android browser, can you please tell me where does that go? Which directory does that file go? I tried mounting the phone to my computer, but I can't find that ...
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1answer
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Is there a way to reduce the CPU and memory usage of the stock Browser?

The stock browser in Gingerbread 2.3.3 seems to take a lot of resources in terms of CPU and memory. This causes other apps, including the launcher, to be killed. Are there any steps I can take to ...
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1answer
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Contents of .bookmark_thumb1

I've got one of these folders on my HTC Desire 2.3 and I'm assuming that it's standard across all devices. It looks to contain screenshots of pages that I have visited using the built in browser and ...
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How to bookmark an automatically redirecting link on the Android?

I am on page_1. There is a link_1 to page_2 that redirects to a random URL page_x. I cannot go to page_2 because I will not see its URL in the address bar (it redirects to page_x) I want to bookmark ...
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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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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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How to make URL coming in via Bluetooth open in browser? [closed]

When receiving an URL from Nokia phone, my Galaxy 3 shows the URL as text file and I need to first open it via Opera browser, then manually select the whole URL and only then I can open it all (for ...
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1answer
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How can I change the Locale in the default browser?

I have a Nexus One with Android 2.3.3 and I use the default browser. My phone doesn't have "Swedish" as language setting, so I use English. But now when I use Google, I'm not redirected to the Swedish ...
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1answer
398 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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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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Can I get a mobile view for every web page on the Internet?

Is there an app that lets you view a tiny-screen-optimized version of any web page, whether or not it was coded with this in mind? Opera's "Mobile View" is like this, but it doesn't give satisfactory ...
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1answer
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What does the yellow progress bar in stock browser means, while rendering downloading web page?

While rendering / downloading web page the stock browser shows moving yellow progress bar. It tends to start increasing from the left, at times increasing from the right, there are also gaps in the ...
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How can I get the stock browser to exit?

Unlike most apps, the Android browser doesn't seem to exit when you hit the Back key to exit to the home screen. This happens even when I have no web pages open. There doesn't seem to be an Exit ...
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Is there any browser that allows to view the source? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I view source in the Android browser? I miss this feature. How to do that? Is it possible with the default browser?
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1answer
507 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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104k 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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1answer
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android browser with 3rd party image blocking capability?

For Firefox 4 for Windows there is for slow connections a really useful image block addon https://addons.mozilla.org/de/firefox/addon/quickimage/ Unfortunately Firefox mobile is pretty slow and the ...
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1answer
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Launch browser with --option

In order to use the remote debugging WebKit's feature, I'd like to launch android's browser (from emulator) with the --remote-debugging-port option. How can I do this? Thank you.
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Is there a known issue with HTTPS and the Android browser?

I have a Galaxy S2 running 2.3.3, all up to date and not rooted. On several sites I find that logging in is impossible due to requests sent on HTTPS not returning a response. I've not tested the ...
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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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1answer
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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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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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3answers
2k views

How can i switch to next field in web form using Android browser?

How can i switch to next field in web form using Android browser? There is no tab button, which Im using on my PC.
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5answers
3k views

How to force load desktop version of website?

Mobile optimised websites are nice but it happens too often that they omit some crucial functionality. Is there a way how to cheat the browser detection or force-load the desktop version of any ...
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1answer
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How to vibrate/ring on click of link

How can I make my samsung galaxy tab vibrate or ring when I click a link on a browser? thanks a lot for any help. :)
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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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Do Android Stock Browser, Firefox Mobile and Opera Mobile use proxy server to perform rendering

It is quite interesting to know that, Opera Mini is using Proxy Server to perform all the rendering work, instead of relying the phone itself to do it. ...