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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
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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
602 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
315 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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1answer
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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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0answers
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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
226 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
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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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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
114k 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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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.
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2answers
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Need browser with websocket and full screen mode support [closed]

I need a browser that supports websocket and full screen mode and where I can set a default homepage. The device that I am using is Rikomagic MK802 III. I am using a startup program to open a browser ...
2
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1answer
328 views

How to get mobile site in Firefox to be displayed as in Chrome for Android if spoofing doesn't help?

On my Android device, while using Internet, Dolphin, and Firefox (left), I see the same version of http://m.chase.com that my desktop browser (right) sees: On Chrome for Android (left), it's ...
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1answer
240 views

Videos working on my website do not work when viewed from Android browser

My website has videos which are in MP4 format and work well when viewed from a Google Chrome browser. But when I try to load my website from the browser of an Android OS, the video doesn't show up. Is ...
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1answer
310 views

Why does text disappear after browser page load on a HTC MyTouch 4G?

I'm trying to visit pages like http://irclog.perlgeek.de/crimsonfu/2012-12-01 on my HTC MyTouch 4G running Android 2.2.1 (WebKit 3.1) but I can't read them. The text is visible for a moment until the ...
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0answers
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Where are clicked URLs stored? Is there a way to save them into a file? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where does the standard Android Web Browser keep its history files? Is it possible to record clicked urls/links from a search results page - say that of Google - on an ...
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1answer
8k views

How to export bookmarks from default android browser?

I am using LG P500 phone, running Android 2.3 (Gingerbread). I want to export bookmarks from default browser of my android phone. Can any one suggest me how to do that? I have checked settings of ...
5
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1answer
5k views

How to browse file:/// URLs on my Android device?

I have some extensive documentation in HTML format that I want to carry around with me. On my old Gingerbread phone, I was able to save the entire "site" onto the phone's sd card and browse it with ...
4
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1answer
1k views

Ctrl+Click to open in new tab

I use ASUS Transformer with the keyboard attached. In Google Chrome for Android, I would like to use Ctrl+Click to open up a new tab which contains the website where the link is pointing to, just as ...
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1answer
338 views

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 ...
2
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1answer
821 views

Accessing Port 8888 in Android Web Browser

I'm developing a mobile site which runs on port 8888. I want to see how it looks on my Android phone. How can I use my phone's web browser to view pages on port 8888?
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3answers
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How to download unsupported files from the default browser?

When I try to download an SVG through the default browser (eg, by clicking on the image on a Wikipedia illustration - despite the .svg extension, that page is actually showing a PNG preview), the ...
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2answers
412 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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0answers
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why big sized images.show at low resolution in webview?

Example: http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/up_goer_five.png Opening that xkcd comic will show it in such a lower resolution on my nexus one that i can't even read the text. Edit: This happens regardless ...
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3answers
312 views

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 ...
5
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1answer
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Is there a way to preserve tabs that were open in Froyo 2.2's stock browser?

When my Droid X's Froyo 2.2 browser gets killed for whatever reason (reboot, memory manager killing it), it loses 100% of its open tabs and reopens with Google's home page in a single tab. If you ...
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1answer
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Making the browser remember its current location when minimized

When I minimize the Android browser, it seems to forget what page it had open. What setting will make it remember? Here are the steps I take. First, I load a website in the Android browser to ...
5
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1answer
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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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1answer
371 views

How to remove all of default speed dials of Opera Mobile? [closed]

Opera Mobile comes with some pre-loaded speed dials which annoy me. So, I remove them all leaving speed dials added by me. But, whenever I restart Opera Mobile after that, those default speed dials ...
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1answer
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can't see what I'm writing on a web form

Samsung I9001, android 2.3.6. If there is a multiline web form, using landscape mode, I'm just seeing the empty part of the web form while I'm using the on screen keyboard. Any solution?
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1answer
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Hack ICS browser to restore “menu button exposes URL field”

I just got a Galaxy S3, and I'm finally being forced to confront an aspect of ICS that I've hated from the moment it showed up on my Xoom: the fact that pressing the 'menu' button no longer drops down ...
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3answers
6k views

How do I run a web application “offline” on my Android?

I have a web application written using HTML5 that leverages the application cache for "offline" access. On my iPod touch, I can go to the web while online, click the "+" icon, and set a shortcut on ...
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3answers
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browsing broken

Sometimes when I am trying to use my phone after work, the browser gets stuck and nothing seems to fix it. I have tried tweaking 4g and wifi settings, but even after toggling them the browser is ...
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6answers
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How can I get my Chrome-synced bookmarks in an Android device?

I'm using Google Chrome and syncing the bookmarks with the built-in feature. How can I get those bookmarks in my Android device?
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4answers
1k views

Browsers that use compression

I know that Opera Mini is available on Android. Are there any other browsers available that compress content to work faster when not on Wi-fi or 3g?
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3answers
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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 ...
2
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2answers
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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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5answers
2k views

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 ...
8
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6answers
12k views

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 ...
4
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2answers
1k views

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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2answers
6k views

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 ...
2
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1answer
217 views

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 ...
4
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1answer
371 views

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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1answer
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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.