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Set a particular browser as “always”

I have Galaxy Nexus with JB. I got stock browser on it and Chrome and I also installed Firefox just to keep it there since I'm a developer and I can test stuff on all three. But the question I'm ...
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Some features of Chrome for Android cause it to crash to the homescreen

I have an LG Optimus 2X P990, which is running Android 4.0.4, ParanoidAndroid ROM. I have downloaded Chrome for Android from the Google Play Store and it works like a charm in some places, but others ...
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How to delete the history and cache in Opera Mobile (10.1) via shell?

I run Opera Mobile 10.1 on Android. My device is rooted. How can I clear the history and cache of the browser via shell? As su, removing ...
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Can I sync my Chrome bookmarks with my Android phone? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I sync the bookmarks in the web browser? Since I'm a big Google user, I'm used to everything (Google Contacts, etc.) being synchronised on my Android phone. Is ...
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How to close (shutdown/kill) the Android web browser?

I did read this question What is the right way to close apps in Android? but I want to know how to close - that means close - application to save power and download limit. My observations tell me ...
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Why does the vertical size of the scroll bar change?

When I scroll down a web page the scroll bar appears and constantly changes size as I scroll What does this size relate to?
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How to clear Android browser's localStorage?

I've got an HTC Evo Design 4G (Android 2.3.4), and I can't figure out how to clear localStorage in the browser. Clearing the cache, history, form data and everything else doesn't do it. Resetting the ...
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Avoid reload when activating browser

When I start my mobile browser it is usually to browse some other place than what it currently shows, but both firefox and the default browser insist on reloading what random page they hold before I'm ...
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Browser keyboard refresh shortcut for Android 2.3.7?

I would like to know if there is any way to associate a keyboard shortcut for refreshing a webpage in Android with physical keyboard version 2.3.7.
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What's maximum of bookmark and history in defaut browser in Android

A few days ago I viewed a site that I now want to go back to. However I can't find it in my history. I can't remember the exact day, hence my question about how long this is kept.
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How do I save `javascript:` URLs in Android's browser?

I've tried tap & hold, like regular URLs, but the menu never pops up. Is there a way to enable that or do I just have to copy and paste the URL into a bookmark (like this)? Here's the page I was ...
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How to disable double tap for page-home on Samsung Galaxy S2?

After wondering and getting annoyed by my phone sometimes just jumping to the beginning of a web Page, I finally found out that it's a new Feature of the internet browser. Double tapping on the top of ...
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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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Is there an app/tool/setting for reading tiny websites?

I hate visiting websites that lack mobile views. Two examples are Phoronix and Gamasutra. They have huge amounts of navigation/advertising on the sides, and the actual article text is ridiculously ...
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1answer
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Method to change browser User Agent based on site

Dolphin Browser can be configured to act as one of a range of User Agents (Android, (full) Desktop, other phones...). But this is for every site visited until you want to change the settings to some ...
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Make Android always ask where to save a file on every download

Is it possible (as an OS-level setting or somewhere in application properties)? Maybe every time a user action leads to saving a file some system event is fired and it's possible to write an app for ...
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Disable the default browser in ICS [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can deleting stock web browser cause problems? Ok since I got chrome now, can I safely disable the stock browser in the apps menu? Are there other services/apps on the ...
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Is there a browser that will display Armenian letters?

I have just got a an HTC Desire as a present and I want to view www.mathnet.am which is an Armenian site. But insted of Armenian letters I see squares. I have read some advices in some forums, but ...
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Kerberos authentication

Does the android web browser support kerberos authentication? If not, is there an open source web browser for android that works well, which can be extended to support kerberos?
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How can I change the order of local bookmarks in the stock browser

The local bookmarks on my stock Browser are in an inconvenient order. The first is one I added recently, then there are a dozen which came with the Android OS, then come the bookmarks I added over the ...
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Why sometimes does my lower menu (ADWLauncher - Dockbar) disappears?

I have the following Android Desktop, using Cyanogenmod: Sometimes, I don't remember how or why, it becomes like this: As you can see, the lower menu (dockbar) just disappears, and only ...
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Function of back button after opening URL from (Twitter) application

When opening a URL in the official Android Twitter app it opens the native browser, showing the page for that URL. If I tap the back button in the browser (Galaxy S, 2.3.3, should it matter), one of ...
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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 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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Internet - How to stop Popup windows appearing in a small overlay

On my HTC Desire phone I use a chess website. One of the links on that website opens a popup window displaying a chess board and other items. On my PC it opens in a new tab of my browser, that is ...
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Why Browser Tabs Reload After Restoring Back From Multi-Tasking?

When i have tabs opened no matter in which browser and restore back to that browser due to previous multi-tasking, i get all tabs reloading (or would it be more correct to say, loading again from ...
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Enabling geolocation in web browser

I'm partially unable to get geolocation within a web browser. When the phone-wide "use wifi for location" box is unchecked, going to a new website the requires geolocation fails. For example, ...
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Has anyone ever made a plugin for the stock Android browser?

Based on this StackOverflow question, there's a possibility to develop for the native/stock Android browser. But it doesn't seem developers are latching onto creating at least some plugins for it. So ...
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How do I empty the Downloads Folder

My internal sd card is full because the downloads folder my browser saves stuff to contains a bunch of old files. How do I empty this downloads folder in android?
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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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Why doesn't the 'enter' button send my chat messages on xat.com?

I have a Samsung Galaxy Note and I can't type in the chat box on xat.com. I can type words but when I press Enter it doesn't send. My Note is running Android 2.3.6 and has Flash installed. I've ...
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How can I tab in web forms?

I'm looking for a method of tabbing between web fields in the Android browser, similar to how one would with the Tab key on a PC. Is there a keyboard or another app that will enable this?
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How and when is Android's default browser updated?

I am used to browsers having exploits found on them being fixed and having new versions of the browser with the fixes. In the Android native browser it seems there is no such process. Does this mean ...
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How can I get the mobile Version of stackoverflow.com on Evo3D?

I just got a new phone (HTC Evo 3D / Android 2.3.4) and opened stackoverflow.com in the browser. I noticed I got the desktop version of the website. On my old HTC Desire (Android 2.2.2) I get a ...
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enabling java for Lenovo ThinkPad tablet? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Are there any Android browsers that support loading a Java Applet in-browser? I am new to the tablet world. I have a Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet and I am having trouble on ...
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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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Browser local file redirect

How can I redirect URL to file location on 4.0.3? For example, browser want to connect to foo.com but it redirected to file:///sdcard/foo.com/ It can't work through hosts, because it used for ...
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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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How can I prevent hyphens causing text input to break in the Android Browser?

I have a Verizon Motorola Droid Pro (Android 2.3.3), and a persistent aggravation with the browser application. Whenever typing in an input field and using a dash - that is adjacent to its preceding ...
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Is the Websocket protocol supported on Android?

I haven't been able to find much information on the state of Websocket implementation. Is it currently supported in the stock Android browser? If not, are there any browsers for Android that do ...
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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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Hebrew vowels not rendering correctly on web page.

Sample web page: http://hebrewresources.com/html5problems/buttonText.html The letters are okay but the vowels (niqudot) under them are not aligned properly at all. Happens in both Firefox and the ...
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Where are the downloads from the Browser stored and how to I get to downloads from the browser?

Using a Galaxy Nexus I download an apk and it showed up in the notifications bar when it was done downloading. I went to install but I didn't set option to allow external apps so I did that and I went ...
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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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1answer
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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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why doesn't Dolphin HD Browser save my login to stackexchange subsites? [closed]

Dolphin is my standard browser. But when not surfing a stackexchange subsite for 3-4 days I'm logged off (though still logged in on main site stackexchange.com). Firefox mobile makes no trouble and ...
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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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Can Opera Mini or Mobile be configured to set the page title as the subject when sharing as email?

Can Opera Mini or Mobile be configured to set the page title as the subject when sharing as email?
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Can the default browser be upgraded without upgrading the whole OS?

Can android 2.2 default browser be upgraded (without upgrading the whole OS) ? Unfortunately, it is not available through Android market as far as I know.
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difference between ninesky and ninesky cn

Ninesky is a browser for android. What is the difference between Ninesky and Ninesky CN?