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Browser clipboard copied but disappears immediately?

The web browser that comes with my phone (Nexus One) allows selecting and copying web page content to clipboard, through the Settings menu ("select text"). The problem is that when I select and copy ...
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How can I remove the default browser favorites?

The default browser on my Galaxy S Vibrant running Froyo has a bunch of favorites pre-loaded -- CNN, Facebook, etc. The browser tells me they can't be deleted when I try. How can I delete them? Is ...
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Does the Android web browser support x509 certificate user authentication?

I'm attempting to determine if the built-in Android web browser supports user authentication using x509 certificates. Assuming I have my web server configured correctly, and I have added the user ...
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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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How can I increase the max windows for the stock browser?

I use the stock browser, and I find it's the best for my purposes. One thing is annoying, however -- I can't have more than four windows open. Is there a way to increase this? I have a Galaxy S ...
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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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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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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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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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Android 2.2 - Visited Links Color

I just got the 2.2 update for my T-Mobile MyTouch 3G (3.5mm) and while playing around with the browser discovered that, unlike with the previous version, visited html links on web pages are now ...
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2answers
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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 do I view source in the Android browser?

Is there a way to view the source HTML in the Android web browser?
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Sound from browsers with javascript buggy on HTC Desire?

I'm trying to stream music from The Hype Machine on my HTC Desire. When using the HTC Sense stock browser I can press play, go to => menu => ... => settings => site specific settings => back out ...
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Android Browser that Saves and Fills Passwords

Is there a browser I can install that stores passwords just like regular desktop browsers? I'd only use it for unimportant passwords, so I'm really not worried about security. Anything that saves ...
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Does Nexus One WiFi traffic go through Google?

When I use the default browser (what is it? Is it Chrome? Firefox? other?) to view a site (not necessarily via Google search), does any of that visit information reach Google servers? How about DNS?
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Is PNC Bank's Virtual Wallet accessible from Android?

I am a college student in need of a new bank account. PNC Bank's Virtual Wallet service really appeals to me, except I have one unanswered question: Will I be able to keep an eye on it from my Android ...
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Android browser

What browser runs on Android? It is Chrome or a modified version of it? Also, as a side-note, how can I open site shortcuts saved from Internet Explorer on Windows to the SD Card with the browser?
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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 prevent the Android 2.2 browser from inserting “www” at the beginning of URLS?

I'm loving my Android phone (Incredible) but I cannot stand when the browser automatically inserts "www" at the beginning of any URL I'm trying to type. I am a web developer and work a lot with sub ...
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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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3answers
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Is There A Browser Which Makes It Easy/Possible To Search From The Address Bar?

For those familiar with the Google Chrome browser, I'm looking for the feature which basically treats the address bar as a search bar when not navigating to a site. I would find this handy since it's ...
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3answers
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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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Listening to NBA.com audio on HTC Evo

I have a stock evo with froyo. I'd like to listen to the audio streams from nba.com. Even using wifi, the stream is slowed down and unintelligible when using the default browser. I can listen to ...
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Android SVG and VML support

Can the Android browser view SVG images in web pages? Can it view VML? Do 3rd party browsers (e.g. Opera) have this ability? If the default or 3rd party browsers don't support it, do they plan on ...
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Is it possible to create a URL link to a website on the home screen?

Is it possible to create an icon on my desktop home screen (Android 2.1 Samsung Galaxy) that I can tap to fire up the browser to a specific web site?
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How can I view title text for a web image (xkcd.com) on an Android based browser?

How can I see the title alt text for website images on an HTC Desire? I'm currently using the Dolphin HD browser but I can't see a way of getting the alt text.
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How to use the Search box on these Stack Exchange sites with the Galaxy S?

When I type something into the search box at the top right of the main page, I get a Next key instead of the Go or enter key. If I enter text in search, pressing Next takes me to the interesting tags ...
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4answers
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What alternative browsers are available on Android?

What are the browser alternatives on Android and what are the main features that they offer?
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2answers
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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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Can I make the browser stop autmatically refreshing pages that haven't been displayed for a while?

If I surf to a page and then leave the browser for a while, when I open up the browser again it still shows the content of the page - but after a second or so it initiates a refresh. Is there a way to ...
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Sharing Browser Links between PC and Phone

I'm starting a wiki to compile a short list of browsers, apps, extensions, etc. that allow users to easily link or bookmark webpages between their PC and phone. This is ultimately just a "best apps" ...
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3answers
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How can I attach a web page to an email?

I need to send a web page as an email attachment using GMail, not as a link to the page, but the entire page saved and attached to the email. I don't see any way to do this with the Android web ...
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How to drag in the web browser without moving the page?

With the stock browser when using a web page has a feature that requires dragging, how do you drag without moving the page? For example, cropping an image on the Gravatar site requires dragging the ...
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Browser to use in 3G with optimized (in size) content retriaval

I need a browser to use when running in 3G due to the fact that its speed in my country is far for nice especially in some areas. My wish it to have a browser that does not download images, video, ...
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4answers
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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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6answers
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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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How usable is the Android browser on “average” web sites?

I'm thinking about buying an Android phone to use for light web browsing while traveling. How well does the Android browser work on average web pages? Besides the smaller screen and lack of flash are ...
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custom arrangement of favorites in default (HTC) browser?

can I arrange my favorites in default HTC Desire (2.1) web browser the way I want? Not only by newest, mostly used, alphabetical?
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Is there a way to use Userscripts / Greasemonkey Scripts on the Android Browser or Dolphin HD?

I would like to be able to use userscripts in Android. Is this even possible? I read that it was a couple months back and tried a tutorial which I can no longer find but it didn't work. This ...
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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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Prevent Browser From Obscuring Page

The default browser (at least on HTC Sense) has this annoying habit of sliding the address bar down over the top portions of websites while the page is loading. After the page loads, the address bar ...
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How can I change the default search box to use another browser?

I've installed Dolphin which I love, but the search box on the homepage always defaults to the regular browser. I'd prefer it just go into Dolphin right away..how can I do this?
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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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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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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 ...