Issues with apps defined as default for certain actions, or how to define them such.

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Galaxy s4 watchon app

How can removed Samsung watch on from notification area? This app still standby in my notification area and don't move!
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Browsers are using default application, not themselves, to open links — how do I fix this?

Yesterday on my phone (Android 4.3.2, Galaxy 4S) Chrome started opening the stock browser (just called "Internet") when I clicked on links. That's not what I want -- a browser should use itself to ...
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How to get removed default app back?

I've removed my Gallery default app with NoBloat. NoBloat is a great app and I've used it to remove all of the bloatware that came with my Note 3. Yesterday I was playing with my phone, then I thought ...
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Default Phone Dialer

I use Samsung Galaxy S2, Currently running on 4.1.2 JellyBean. I have downloaded an App called, 'Espier Dialer iOS 7' and I want that to be my default Dialer. I tried to goto Application Manager > ...
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Out of the box Android Message Service

Does Android OS have a Message Service like Windows netsend/msg or smbclient? I am not talking about downloading a APP to us on Android O/S to send/receive message. I am talking about "out of the box" ...
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ES File Explorer: how to access to the extras for developers

I tried to change the default music app executed with ES File Explorer with not success. I tried to clear the data of the app, uninstall and install again and set the default music app with Default ...
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Setting the default app

When two applications are competing for the same task, how do you turn one to be the default? For example I downloaded a Snap camera app and I'd like the stock camera app to be the default. What do ...
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Gallery 'don't ask me again' reset?

So I accidentally checked the box when it asked me if i wanted to change my lock screen so it was the same as my home screen. I've been searching for a way to reset the option but i have not found a ...
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How can I reset the default app for opening email attachments?

Every time I try to open an attachment from emails from a specific person it goes to Stumble Upon. I think I clicked Stumble Upon and "Always" once, and now I can't undo it. How can I stop this?
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Android forgetting default launcher every few minutes

Starting last week, my HTC One running ARHD 31.5 keeps forgetting the default launcher. Every few minutes, it will forget the setting and ask me for a launcher when I hit the home button. So far, I ...
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Tablet forgets default launcher

I updated the firmware on my Transformer Infinity a couple weeks back. I had been using the Nova Launcher on it and ever since the update the tablet asks me which launcher I'd like to use every time I ...
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How to open youtube links on my facebook messenger app, in the youtube app?

I am unable to play YouTube videos from the links I get on my Facebook Messenger app. Here's what happens: A friend of mine posts a video link to me (YouTube link) as a message on Facebook. I ...
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Android default calling app don't suggest other calling apps even after reseting defaults

Good day. I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 mini (GT-I8190N) with its default Android 4.1.2 and default Phone application. When I try to make a call with it, it never suggest other calling apps, so I will ...
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How to always use a particular browser for certain URLs [duplicate]

I have two browsers on my device: Chrome and Firefox. I usually use Firefox, but I have to use Chrome for some sites to work around Firefox bugs. All the same, I get bored of having to choose the ...
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Setting Defaults for Links

I've been confused about how this works for quote some time now-- when I click a link, say in a browser (Chrome for example) and get the "open with" dialog if you will, if I chose to save a default ...
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Set default app for file type NOT recognised

I'd like to associate an app with a file type that android does not recognize. I am using a samsung tab 3 with android 4.2.2. In my case I have a .tex file and 2 apps that can read it, but when I ...
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How can I read PostScript files?

Is there a way to read PostScript files on Android? Currently when I click on a PostScript file web link it downloads it then takes no further action, unlike a pdf.
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Edit default applications to open KML file?

This is a more general question than simply handling KML files, but this is the issue I currently have. I was looking for an application that could not only download maps for offline use (so I can ...
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Remove default action?

When I try and add a picture to an SMS it only lets me choose a picture from my dropbox. I accidentally hit to make it use dropbox all the time - how can I change it back?
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Regular voice calls stopped working, was earlier. Maybe Skype related. Android 4.0.3

I have a Samsung Galaxy S II with Android 4.0.3. The problem: It was working fine until today, for both voice calls and Internet use, as well as for Skype calls. (I had installed Skype for Android ...
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How do I hide or disable the Clear Defaults dialog or notification?

Everytime I am asked to associate and select a default app to open something with, I always get this Clear defaults message: Screenshot; click image for larger variant Selecting Always (after ...
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Reset application specific or phone-wide default image folder

I was browsing with the official Facebook app and when sending a picture to a friend I used SkyDrive as the folder where to choose my files from. Then I accidentally made it the default folder. So ...
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Can I remove User Dictionary Application itself ? not just words in it?

My process monitor shows the User Dictionary Application is taking up all the CPU the device has got so even phonecaller app crashes. I'd like to remove the whole User Dictionary Application if ...
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Is there a way I can see a list of all the applications I've set as “default”? [duplicate]

I've accidentally set some applications as "default" in the past, but I currently do not remember which ones. Is there a way to get a list of all applications that have defaults that I can clear? ...
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Sony xperia ringtone

I am using this mobile for over a week now and accidentally, I tapped on open (always open) on my ringtone such that, now I cannot set any MP3 ringtones and stuck with default Sony ringtones. Is ...
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Galaxy note 10.1 reset s-note picture import preferences

When I tried to import a picture earlier I accidentally set the S-note picture import preference to Gallery. Before that I was given the choice to import from Astro etc. . I tried to delete all ...
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How to make “Navigator” my default mapping app?

Right now if I click a maps link my phone asks if I want to open in Dolphin Google Maps (Standard/classic interface) Web I prefer using the Google "Navigation" application for its features, such ...
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Was Firefox ever the default browser for Android?

Before I bought my Android, I heard that Firefox was its default browser. Upon noticing that this is not the case, I had assumed that the Internet browser on the Android was Google Chrome, but I just ...
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How do you clear share actions bound to ‘copy to clipboard’?

I accidentally set a sharing intent to always copy to clipboard. I know that usually to unbind these defaults, you go Settings > Apps > All > [bound app] and hit the 'Clear defaults' button from ...
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make chrome default browser

I'm using Galaxy Note 2 Nowadays, every link in FB app and in Whatsapp is opened in the native browser I want to make Chrome the defualt browser for all actions including these two apps. How can I ...
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Stopping an app from hijacking browser downloads

I have an app (EBookDroid) that automatically opens all PDF links instead of letting me download them. Is there any way to stop this without uninstalling the app? I'm on unrooted Android 4.2 and ...
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default video player for youtube

I really want to change the video player when viewing youtube videos in the browser. It always plays videos using the default android vid player and I want to change it with mvideoplayer. help please? ...
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How can I undo the “Do Not Ask Again” for using my home screen wallpaper as my lock screen wallpaper as well?

I use an app called "Live Video Wallpaper" or LVW which is basically a live wallpaper that allows you to select a video as your live wallpaper. I have no problem with it but I accidentally checked ...
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setting a default launcher

Ok so I rooted my samsung galaxy note 10.1 today. I immediately bought the full version of adw launcher and installed it. Now I have a bit of experience with Android and launchers so I have tried all ...
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Can an app register itself to consume certain URLs?

This is not a programming question but a usability one. News site example.com has an annoying habit: when I follow a link to an article, the site first displays a pop-up saying “come use our app ...
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Regarding file association in ICS

I have a Micromax Supercanvas 2 phone. I installed ES File Explorer from Play Store. I was browsing through various directories and files. When trying to open server logs, events, and other similar ...
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I can't get call options such as Viber or Skype

I've chosen 'direct call' as my default calling option by accident. When I'm calling someone I want to be asked which application I want to choose (Dialer/Viber/Skype). When I go to ...
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How do I set a default application that gets used without enquiry?

Say I've got that app that allows me to make phone calls over my private WiFi network (FRITZ!App Fon if that matters). Every time I'm going to make a call, Android asks me which application to use: ...
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how to stop 3rd party video player from opening mp3 files

When I install MoboPlayer it becomes the default mp3 player for Gmail. This is a problem because it can't actually play mp3 files associated with Gmail (it can't find the file location). All the ...
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how to assign an app to an event?

I would like to use NFC tags with NFC Task Launcher or AutomateIt but I get every time I scan the tag a popup asking for the application to use (I have a few NFC related ones). I have a Samsung Galaxy ...
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Tapped Always instead of Once

I'm sorry for the stupid question, but I accidentally tapped "always" to choose the app when I meant to tap "once" (in text messaging). How do change it? I tried to tap "Clear Defaults", as ...
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Click2Call with Google Voice on Android

I have an HSPA+ Galaxy Nexus (Google Nexus 3) with T-Mobile USA online-and-walmart-exclusive 30$/mo 5GB@4G unlimited data plan, and I was disappointed to find out that I cannot use the official Google ...
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Videos are directly streaming onto my default player. Want to open in Opera so I can download it

I have been using Android for the last week. I have Opera for browsing. I download videos from a website directly thru Opera. While downloading it asks me whether to open the video in Opera or ...
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Default dialer on Samsung Galaxy S3

I have a new Samsung Galaxy S3 running ICS (4.0.4). I would like to use the Go Dialer as my default dialer. The stock Phone app does not claim to be the default dialer, and in fact I've downloaded ...
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Where does Android store the “default application for file type (open with)” settings?

Where does Android store the default application settings that connects each type of content with a designated application? I mean which application open each kind of file or content type so if I got ...
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Youtube videos open in browser by default

When I'm browsing the net using the Internet app (the default browser), youtube links open up in the browser and not in the youtube app. I don't get to choose any option like before. In Applications ...
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Choose default music player to play / pause music on hands-free button press

I like the feature to use button on the hands-free (headset) to play / pause music. I have a bunch of music players installed on my phone: Apollo, Sony Walkman, Play Music, etc. When I use the ...
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How do I set a default calendar-app in Android (Jelly Bean)?

I've installed PocketInformant and use it as my calendar app on my phone with Jelly Bean. However, when I get appointment/calendar event reminders, it's the stock calendar that notifies me. This is a ...
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How to make Opera Mini the default browser?

I have tried many times to change my phone browser from the stock android to Opera mini... As you all know the stock browser is slow and unresponsive. Before I get overloaded with comment: YES I HAVE ...
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Clear Default not enabled in 4.0

I'm trying to set Chrome as my default browser but cannot. I go to apps and the clear default button is not enabled and says no default is set.