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

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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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Change default app for mp3 in Firefox

A little while ago I clicked a link in Firefox that led to an mp3. My thumb slipped and I tapped "always open with", ES Music Player when what I really wanted was to just save it. Now every mp3 link ...
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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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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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How to remove android basic movie player as preferred default app for movies

Using astro I've set Movies (basic android app) to play my videos. Now I want to remove this association but I simply can't find a way to do it... Looking into applications didn't help (The Movies app ...
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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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Change default Android sound recorder file format?

I have a tablet running Android 4.0, which I'm using in a project to gather audio from the field. We're using a simple web app to gather the audio, which uses an input tag like the following to launch ...
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No Default SMS App!

I have a Huawei Honor 3C with android 4.2.2. I can't specify an app as default SMS app. In settings for Messaging (the standard SMS app in this phone) the clear default button is disabled! I turned ...
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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 set a system-wide default browser?

I seem to have the opposite problem from this question: I'd like to set a single browser (probably the default one) to open every website. What happens at the moment is that every single link pops up ...
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Default behavior remains after app uninstall

I have a problem with the Wikipedia app. After I installed it, links in the Google Search result page link to the Wikipedia app, which is the expected behavior. After I uninstalled the app I thought ...
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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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Google calendar as default calendar in Samsung Galaxy Duos

The Default Application list in my Samsung Galaxy Duos only has desktop and messages. How do I set the Default calendar to Google calendar?
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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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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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Use new hangouts dialer from google search

The new hangouts app let's me call out from it and uses VoIP... Nice! When I google a business in chrome I often get the business card with a button to call... Nice! But... It opens the regular ...
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How many times must I set default application?

So this problem has been annoying me for quite some time. Whenever I select a link via Chrome( a YouTube link) a dialog pops up asking if I want to view the link in the browser or in the YouTube ...
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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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Reset ringtone picker preferences

My Samsung Galaxy S2 on Gingerbread was set to use Handcent as the default ringtone picker, and I accidentally changed this back to the built-in ringtone picker. How do I get it to use Handcent again? ...
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ADB shell: change IME method gives error “Unknown ID: null”

I bought a Chinese Android 4.2.2 smartwatch and discover it does not have a virtual keyboard. There is also no "input" option in Settings (there is "language" only). I installed a third party ...
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How to set Now SMS as default SMS app?

I have Nexus 7 2013 LTE with Android 4.4.2. I want to set Now SMS as the default SMS app but I have not been successful. After choosing it as the default, the popup is still shown next time I start ...
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How to make stock browser stop asking which browser I want to use?

I know almost this exact question title was asked, but the original asker stated that he had not set any browser as a default. I, on the other hand, ALWAYS select the stock web browser as the default. ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How can I get a overview and manage the default applications for file types?

Most OSs show a nice summary about which application will be used to open a certain file type. Android does not seem to have such a function. How can I track and manage the default applications?
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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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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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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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How can I make Android remember default apps after upgrades?

After choosing a default program for an action, every time an app gets updated that relates to that action, the OS unnecessarily asks which program to use. I can't be the only one to be aggravated by ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.