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

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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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How to change a default application in Ice Cream Sandwich?

I used the ADWLauncher EX by default while having Gingerbread 2.3.6. Today I have manually updated my Nexus S to Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0.3, and I wanted to give the new default launcher a shot, but I ...
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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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1answer
980 views

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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5answers
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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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2answers
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I checked 'use as default' when choosing the default launcher, but now I can't start ADW.Launcher any more

I installed ADW.Launcher on my Galaxy S running Froyo (2.2) to check it out. When it was installed, every time I pressed the 'home' button, I got a choice which launcher to start. In the end I found ...
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2answers
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How to set default action handler permanently?

I've set defaults apps for many actions like sending email, opening PDFs, opening webpages etc. But, when I install or update an app which could handle that action, this default is cleared (even if ...
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1answer
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How to set the default dialer?

Where are the configurations to set the default dialer? I installed a new one and want to know where I set the default.
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2answers
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How can I make the stock browser stop asking which browser I want to use?

I have a number of browsers installed on my phone. I haven't set any as the default because some pages simply render better on some browsers than on others. When I use the stock browser, every ...
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6answers
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How do I change the default SMS application on my HTC Hero?

I recently got completely fed up with the built in Messages (SMS) application and switched it out for Chomp (also looking at Handcent, haven't decided on one yet). I want to use the "Messages" icon ...
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1answer
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How to select default application

How can I change the default application for a given file type or protocol? For example, I have multiple browsers on my smartphone and have selected "Internet" (the default browser) to be "the default ...
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4answers
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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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4answers
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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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2answers
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How do I disable the stock Gallery app?

I just downloaded QuickPic and so far it's all good and fast. It has more features than the stock Gallery including the ability to include / exclude certain folders from view. For this reason, I don't ...
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1answer
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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 ...
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2answers
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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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2answers
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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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3answers
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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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1answer
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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 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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2answers
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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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2answers
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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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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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2answers
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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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3answers
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Set a particular browser as “always”

I have Galaxy Nexus with JB. I got stock browser on it and Chrome and I also installed Firefox just to keep it there since I'm a developer and I can test stuff on all three. But the question I'm ...
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2answers
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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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1answer
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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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1answer
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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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2answers
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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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1answer
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Switching to TouchNooter home from Stock Home

So I have just rooted my Nook with TouchNooter. When I press the home button it asked me which I want to set as the default GO Launcher or Home. I chose Home as the default. Now, I can't figure out ...
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2answers
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How can I set a new app as my default launcher on a Galaxy Ace?

I downloaded a launcher app on my Samsung Galaxy Ace (iPhone Locker; actually its a locker app but it pretends to be a launcher). Now when I press the Home button, the list of launcher apps pops up. ...
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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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1answer
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Why does my phone keep forgetting the Default apps?

Am running CM 7.2 on a Nexus One. Have tried resetting defaults with "Default App Manager," but eventually no matter what I do, my device forgets the Defaults for my Browser, images, music, SMS, ...
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Associate a file type with an application

I want to change the default application starting when opening e.g. an mp3 file. Now the android music player starts when I open an mp3, I want e.g. spotify to start instead.
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1answer
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how can I change defaults in Android? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I change the default Complete Action With? I've accumulated a number of programs that do the same thing (browsers, mp3 players, video players etc), and some of ...
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1answer
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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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1answer
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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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1answer
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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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1answer
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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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1answer
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Where can I find files/db/etc of Memo application?

I'm wondering is it possible (sure it is :)) to find all the memo notes manually and where exactly they are stored?
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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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0answers
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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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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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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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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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1answer
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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 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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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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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 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 ...