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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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7answers
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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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10answers
80k views

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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6answers
900 views

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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5answers
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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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8answers
92k 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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2answers
4k 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 ...
17
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1answer
2k views

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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6answers
4k 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 ...
15
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3answers
5k views

Watch Coursera's videos with the video app on Jelly Bean

Coursera has a html5 based video viewer that works on the android browser on Jelly Bean, but I would like instead to use the video app, in order to have full screen and better controls. On my Kindle ...
14
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3answers
32k 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?
14
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5answers
59k views

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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12answers
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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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5answers
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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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1answer
657 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 ...
9
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4answers
19k views

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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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 ...
9
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5answers
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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 ...
9
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1answer
4k views

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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6answers
10k 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 ...
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3answers
5k 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 ...
8
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3answers
7k views

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 ...
8
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3answers
1k views

Stylish for Android?

I've occasionally used Stylish to improve usability of websites on the PC. Is there an equivalent for Android - either plugin to FireFox, the default browser (mine is a Galaxy Note), or other. ...
8
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1answer
3k views

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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2answers
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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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5answers
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Link to app will not open in Google Play

I am using the URI format http://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=<package_name> described in Linking to Your Apps on Google Play in order to open the app in Android Market or Google Play ...
7
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1answer
401 views

Does Chrome Mobile on ICS support extensions?

I saw Google just released the beta for a mobile Chrome browser. They say they brought all the features over from the full browser, or at least they want to. Does anyone have an ICS device with the ...
7
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2answers
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Passwords containing “!” are always wrong

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 with untouched Android 4.1.2 and problems with logging into accounts on any website, in any browser, as long as the password contains an exclamation mark ("!"). I use the ...
7
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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
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4answers
2k 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"?
7
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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. ...
7
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1answer
239 views

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 ...
6
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3answers
1k views

Block Adult Websites

Is it possible to block all porn, chat sites, and adult content web pages on a Samsung Galaxy Ace 2? And is it possible to hide the fact that they are being blocked?
6
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1answer
775 views

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?
6
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4answers
346 views

What alternative browsers are available on Android?

What are the browser alternatives on Android and what are the main features that they offer?
6
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3answers
686 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 ...
6
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2answers
4k views

How to force browsers not to reload recently seen page after resume?

When I visit a website then switch to another app, then switch back to the browser the page is reloaded which I have just seen. It happens not just with builtin browser - I also tried Opera Mini and ...
6
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1answer
922 views

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 ...
6
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2answers
818 views

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 ...
6
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2answers
2k views

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 ...
6
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1answer
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Which browser does support proxies?

I'm runing ICS 4.1.1 on a Nexus. I'd like to set up a web proxy at home so I can filter pages before reading them on my Nexus when connecting over 3G (not Wi-Fi). I looked around the settings of the ...
6
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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 ...
6
votes
2answers
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How can I make the browser remember login credentials for Google mobile sites?

The stock browser forgets the username and password when logging into mobile versions of Google sites such as Google Search and Google Tasks. Setting Menu -> Settings -> Privacy Settings -> Remember ...
6
votes
2answers
511 views

App to automatically download and view a list of web pages offline

I have a very specific workflow that I can't find a simple solution for. I want to be able to make a list of web pages to read offline. Not articles, whole web pages. And I want to keep them ...
6
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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 ...
6
votes
1answer
162 views

How to view the link's URL before opening it in a web browser?

I'd like to see what URL I'm going to visit before opening it in my browser. What setting or app allows me to do that? If there's no such setting, an app that adds an entry to the following box would ...
6
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1answer
1k views

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 ...
6
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4answers
974 views

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 ...
6
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1answer
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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" ...
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2answers
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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 ...