Use this tag if your issue is specific to the web-browser. If applyable, chose a more specific tag instead for e.g. 'dolphin-browser', 'stock-browser', 'browser-history', etc. See the full tag wiki for more details.

learn more… | top users | synonyms (2)

3
votes
3answers
38k views

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 ...
2
votes
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.
9
votes
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 ...
2
votes
1answer
227 views

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. :)
3
votes
1answer
5k views

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, ...
2
votes
2answers
631 views

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. ...
3
votes
1answer
557 views

Always open links from apps in a new browser tab

I often catch up on feeds (twitter/facebook/rss/email) when off line. There are often web links included that I want to check out, however, as far as I can tell, Android limits each link source ...
7
votes
2answers
2k views

Microsoft “web safe” fonts on Android?

I was testing various Android web browsers (but I think the stock one is fine) and noticed that the MS "web safe" fonts (Trebuchet, Verdana, Tahoma and the like) were displayed with substitute fonts. ...
15
votes
8answers
7k views

Force refresh of a webpage on default browser?

I'm doing some website development, and I'm changing files (e.g. CSS) on a remote server. I am testing to see what it looks like on my 2.2 android phone (HTC Desire). I want to refresh the page to see ...
6
votes
3answers
2k views

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 ...
6
votes
1answer
9k 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?
2
votes
3answers
101 views

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 ...
2
votes
2answers
324 views

Default browser / update to support google cloud printing

Is the default browser on the android platform Chrome? And if so, does anyone have an idea how to update it or get it to work with the Google Cloud Printing? In the settings area I am not able to see ...
4
votes
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?
-1
votes
2answers
5k views

How do I check which browser I'm using?

Some context: I'm using Desire, and it bugs me that it adds "http://www." when I type a word into the address bar. I just want to search... The application I'm using is called "Internet". Is it ...
0
votes
1answer
100 views

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.
5
votes
1answer
586 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 ...
1
vote
1answer
152 views

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?
2
votes
3answers
2k views

Can the Dolphin browser be configured so that the toolbar doesnt scroll along with web pages?

Can the Dolphin browser be configured so that the toolbar doesnt scroll along with web pages? As you scroll down a web page the browser toolbar scrolls off the screen. Is there a means of fixing its ...
3
votes
2answers
1k views

Android Browser Privacy Settings: “Clear cookies” and “clear cache”

I have a couple of questions about privacy and Android phones, though it probably relates to the windows phone as well and welcome the thoughts of any developers. Do the 'clear cookies' and or 'clear ...
3
votes
2answers
1k views

How to change the default saved user and password for sites in browser?

A friend borrowed my phone and logged in to a website with it (and logged out). However, after that, his account became my browser's default account for that site. Every time I try to log in to the ...
6
votes
4answers
2k views

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 ...
0
votes
2answers
957 views

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?
15
votes
4answers
46k views

How can I can open local files in the default Android browser?

I want to open local files that are on my sdcard in the Android browser. How can I accomplish this?
4
votes
4answers
1k views

A reader for big HTML files and/or zipped HTML bundles?

I'd like to read a moderately big HTML file - about 3M. Another option is to have it split in several interlinked HTMLs. Cool reader is the closest. Though it: either crashes/gets out of memory, I ...
7
votes
4answers
3k views

TiddlyWiki + Dropbox + Android

Greetings, I keep a Tiddlywiki in my Dropbox folders, and I'd really like to be able to open/edit/view it on Android. Currently when I try to open the Tiddlywiki file, I am asked if I want to view it ...
7
votes
4answers
3k views

How to capture screenshot of entire webpage in Android browser?

How to capture screenshot of entire webpage in Android browser like I can take in my Desktop with Help of Firefox Addon called "Fireshot"?
5
votes
1answer
4k views

How third party cookies are handled in Android browsers?

Is the default browser able to write third party cookies (on Safari/iPhone, only able to read, but not to write)? What about other Android browsers (Firefox...)?
10
votes
1answer
753 views

Is there a quick way to go to the top or the bottom of a web page when using the standard internet browser

Browsing to a long page in the standard browser on my Galaxy S phone, I just realised how hard it is to go back to the top of the page ( after having scrolled to the end ). Is there a way ( some ...
7
votes
2answers
990 views

Can CSS be over ridden on Android the same way userContent.css works on Firefox?

This is related to another question I posed recently, but I thought I should keep issues separate and specific. On a desktop computer running Firefox, one can create a file called "userContent.css" ...
4
votes
1answer
1k views

what does “auto-fit pages” do in the browser

In the stock Android browser, what exactly does "auto-fit pages" do? From my experimenting with it, the answer appears to be "Diddly-squat". Perhaps a better question would be "What is is supposed ...
5
votes
1answer
172 views

Can I change the menus on the default browser?

I have an Evo running Froyo and love it. But... In the default browser (which I am happy with) the menu options are Back, Forward, Add Bookmarks, Bookmarks, Windows and More. Thing is, I share ...
4
votes
8answers
64k views

How to download files from the Web in the Android Browser?

This is probably quite a stupid question, but after trying for a long while to figure it out, I still cannot convince my Android browser to save the file from a web link. If the link is a picture , ...
1
vote
1answer
1k views

How does my android phone load lower quality versions of pictures on the web?

Anyone else noticed this? Even when I use my tethered connection on a computer or on the phone its self, the phone loads lower quality versions of all jpegs (I think) you look at on the web. I guess ...
1
vote
2answers
435 views

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?
4
votes
1answer
12k views

How to select ALL text in web browser?

On my Nexus One's built-in browser, I am able to copy web page text to the clipboard by: selecting Settings > More > Select text, then dragging my finger from top to bottom (of the screen), seeing ...
3
votes
1answer
1k views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
4k views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
545 views

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 ...
17
votes
2answers
5k views

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 ...
4
votes
1answer
1k views

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 ...
3
votes
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 ...
67
votes
4answers
125k views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
3k views

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 ...
3
votes
2answers
972 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
212 views

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 ...
2
votes
2answers
1k views

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 ...
61
votes
11answers
117k views

How do I view source in the Android browser?

Is there a way to view the source HTML in the Android web browser?
-1
votes
1answer
421 views

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 ...
6
votes
3answers
745 views

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 ...