The term "stock-browser" refers to the web browser which usually comes pre-installed with your Android device.

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What is the name/version number of the stock browser that comes on Android 2.3?

I am doing research on mobile web design for an upcoming project and part of what I need to find is the marketshare of mobile browsers so we can determine which ones we will support. I have found ...
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Allow usage of SID and LSID cookies in Android browser

I have a fresh Android 5.1 phone with two separate Google accounts already configured. I just started up the Android Browser and got a confirmation dialog about whether I want to allow Google to use ...
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Export bookmarks from Android 4.1.2 Stock Browser for use in PC Browser

How can I export bookmarks from my Android 4.1.2 Stock Browser, for use in Chrome and Firefox on my PC? I've checked the stock browser thoroughly, but could not find anything like the Export feature ...
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How can a website add a custom search engine to the AOSP browser?

Slightly different from the custom search engine-related questions already asked: We have a website which offers OpenSearch XML to add a custom search to browsers, with instructions for adding that ...
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Save for later reading [duplicate]

Back before chrome became the default browser for Android, there used to be a stock Android browser called "Browser" (anyone who used a stock version of Android before 4.2 knows what I'm talking about)...
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How to access the browser history beyond the last 7 days of the default browser?

I know it's possible to view the entire browser history in other browsers. I can only see the last 7 days of my browsing history. How can I see which sites I visited beyond just the last week? Or are ...
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Where does the stock browser store saved pages?

My phone is not rooted. Yet I am interested to know at what location the built-in browser on my device (Huawei Ascend G620s) stores "Saved pages." (I need that information because I want to move ...
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changing UAstring in android 4.3

changing UAstring in stock browser is useful for different goals. how can i change android browser's user agent to my desired strings? in setting there are general options for UAstring, it let you ...
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Remove URL tags included when searching with default Android browser

Normally, when you search with the normal Android browser (in this case, the one included with CM12.1, however I don't think there's any difference), it includes things in the URL such as client=ms-...
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Retrieve Stock Browser History?

I have a Galaxy S4 and today 45 browser tabs I've been using for about six months just disappeared (should have been bookmarking things, yes). Is there a way I can retrieve my browser history via my ...
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How can I make 1Password for Android log in with the built in browser?

I have a Droid X and have just installed 1Password. I like that I can take my passwords with em and log into websites via the phone, but it seems to only use the 1Password built in browser, which does ...
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Silk Browser's full screen option has gone on Kindle Fire HDX?

Am I going nuts (well, yes, but ..), or has Amazon Kindle Fire HDX removed full screen from the silk browser? I can not find the full screen button now, just a sort of menu button in the navigation ...
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Any way to auto close Chrome when closing the last tab?

I have been using the stock Android browser for several years and I am trying to make the switch over to Chrome. The one major annoyance I have with Chrome is that the browser doesn't automatically ...
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Which engine does the stock Samsung browser use?

The title says it all - is it based on webkit, gecko or something else? Thanks!
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How to find the list of servers accessed by a webpage on android?

On my desktop Firefox I can view the list of servers any given web page accesses either by checking with Firebug or by pressing "Ctrl-i" Page Info > Media. Out of the two Firebug is of course much ...
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Android Jellybean stock browser in Samsung S3 is rendering SVG improperly

I have been using SVG to render images in my App, the images render improperly in Samsung S3 device's NATIVE BROWSER only. They work fine in CHROME browser in the same device. What could be the ...
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How does Android WebView Update from Google Play work?

One of the touted features of Android 5 is the updates of WebView through Google Play. The official documents state: The initial release for Android 5.0 includes a version of Chromium for WebView ...
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Why is the Android stock browser still alive?

The Stock browser in Android has not been actively supported, and Google Chrome is actively developed and uses modern technologies unlike it's predecessor. Yet, the stock browser still has 22.77% of ...
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Get control over Stock Android browser via adb shell or other way

I have to test web page in Android Stock Browser. Testing Chrome can be done via Chromdriver. But I want to cover Stock Android Browser( Samsung devices have such). As i couldn't find the same (...
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Cannot load the page when opening YouTube link in HTTPS on stock browser

When I try to play YouTube video in Android stock browser, it is showing blank screen. Log message: Blocked URL: [blocked] The page at 'https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ij_0p_6qTss' was loaded over ...
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Cannot upload picture because browser refreshes

When I try to upload a photo to most sites, my low-end phone (an LG Optimus F6) refreshes the page after I select the file, regardless of what browser I use. Chrome at least explicitly tells me that ...
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How to clear Stock Browser cache when browser isn't installed?

Title. I have a Sony Xperia E3 running Android 4.4.2, and after using AppInventor for some time the inbuilt browser (aka the stock Android browser) has taken up a large amount of storage space with ...
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.htaccess protected HTML5 videos not playing

I have videos in a directory which is protected through .htaccess. I want to deliver the videos by means of the <video> tag. Here is an example: protected video Use test/test to login. ...
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Request desktop site on stock Android Chrome by default for certain websites [duplicate]

For certain websites on my Nexus 5 running stock Android 5.1, I would like to always display the desktop version instead of the mobile version. My current workflow is as follows to navigate to a ...
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How can I find the saved password in Android browser?

I have Prestigio Tablet with ICS. I forgot a password from important site. It's remembered in the tablet's browser. How can I see it without rooting the tablet?
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Seeing ads on every website no matter where I visit on my android phone

I don't know what I've installed to my android phone but something cause my phone to show ads on every page I visit. It doesn't matter if I use Google Chrome or default android browser. I try to ...
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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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Debug sites in Android stock browser

I know I can debug sites in Android Chrome browser with Chrome Dev Tools. Is there anyway to debug also Android Stock Browser like "Internet" in Samsung devices? I know that from Android 4.4 there is ...
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How can I update the default stock browser (com.android.browser)?

I have version 2.3.3 of the stock android browser on my phone. I know there are newer versions out that support features that I want which are not available in 2.3.3. However, I do not see any ...
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Stock Browser in 4.4 KitKat Cannot Upload Photos on a Website

It seems that the basic <input type="file"> tag no longer functions when used inside the stock Android Web Browser on devices running Android 4.4 KitKat. The file selection modal simply doesn't ...
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How to set default browser used by NFC?

I have a Samsung S4 mini, stock Jellybean ROM. I have several browsers installed, one of which is Firefox configured for browsing through a proxy. When I tap on an NFC tag, Android opens up Firefox - ...
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What is “Browser - Automation 2.2.3”

I'm using Perfecto mobile to test a web app in various browsers. The default "Browser" app on the Samsung SIII device has a banner on the top that says "Browser - Automation - 2.2.3" and I can't find ...
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The name of the default android browser

does anyone know if the standard Android browser that comes pre-installed on the cell phones has its own name? Every browser on the market has one - Safari, FF, Fennec, Dolphin, etc. But the "standard ...
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What kind of data is stored in website settings?

While looking at my Android browser settings, I notice there is this advanced setting for individual websites. So far I have only Twitter using this special setting on my browser. But I do not know ...
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How to install extensions on Android's stock browser?

I have JellyTime (R30 - https://code.google.com/p/jellytime/) installed on my HTC Desire HD phone which is running a variance of Jelly Bean 4.1.2. Is it possible to add some extensions/features to ...
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How can I make the stock browser continue running while the screen is off?

I am running a JavaScript compliance test in the Android stock browser which takes quite a long time. How can I prevent the browser from pausing when the screen goes off? Meanwhile, I am using the "...
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Can deleting stock web browser cause problems?

I want to disable or delete stock web browser because I don't use it. Can it cause problems? For example, if its used as embedded rendering engine in other apps (like IE is used in Windows apps), they'...
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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 ...
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Inspect Android Browser elements like Desktop Chrome Inspector [closed]

I'm a web developer (don't know any native Android Development) and would like to inspect any web page in Android's browser without using an emulator. Is there something available like how you can ...
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images blurry in stock browser

How do I disable the automatic zoom-in in stock browser? It makes the images very blurry and eye strain. What I want is small but sharp (which is what opera does)
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Clear stock browser cache?

I'm trying to do some css / javascript changes to a webpage with the android stock browser. How does one clear the stock browser cache, on the Samsung galaxy s3? I've checked settings and settings ->...
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Easiest method to backup my stock and Chrome favourites so I can access them on a new device?

My Samsung Galaxy S III running Android 4.1 looks like it's going to die and I was wondering what's the quickest method to backup my Favourites from Chrome and stock so that I can copy them to a new ...
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When will the reader option appear in Samsung's Internet-browser?

Samsung's browser called "Internet" offers for some sites a separate reader. But not for all sites. What is the criterion to offer the little green box? It looks quite random to me.
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How to install the stock Browser app on Nexus 7 (2013)?

I would like to run the stock Android Browser app on a Nexus 7 (2013) tablet to make sure that websites that I develop will work properly in the stock Browser. However, a Nexus 7 (2013) tablet comes ...
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How can I determine the SD card's path?

I'm on a Thinkpad with Android 4.0.2 trying to open an HTML file on an SD card, using the default browser. Answers here have indicated you should access file:///mnt/sdcard, file:///mnt/sdcard-ext, ...
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Is there a way to white-list an app (web browser) so Froyo 2.2 memory manager does NOT kill it?

One of my biggest pet peeves with Android (due to heavy use of my Droid X for reading web pages) is the fact that it can kill ANY application it wishes when doing its automated memory management. ...
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Gmail mobile website messed up in default internet browser

For a few weeks now the Gmail mobile site is messed up in default internet browser. The scroll doesn't work properly and when you "touch" things it doesn't work "visually" although it quite works. For ...
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How do I export my favourites from Chrome to the stock browser?

I have been searching online for a way but couldn't find anything. How do I copy my Favourites from the latest version of Chrome Android to the stock browser on my Samsung Galaxy S3? I want to be ...
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How do I stop the “which browser” window from popping up every time I try to open a new page in the stock browser?

My stock browser never used to have this problem until I downloaded the Puffin browser and the Photon browser today. So, every time I type in a URL or open a new window in the stock browser I get the ...
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Deleted stock browser browing history recovering and stock browser “opened tab” information

For some reasons, I cannot see my browsing history for a week (does Android stock browser automatically delete browsing histories?): So, has my browsing histories been deleted? If so, is there any ...