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

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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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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), ...
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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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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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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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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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How do you configure custom Accept-Languages to Chrome and Android browser?

Being multilingual, I find it very useful to configure Accept-Languages in my web browser so that web sites present their content in languages in my preferred order. I have done so for FireFox and ...
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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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.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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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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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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Stock web browser booksmark not loading the bookmarked page

Help! On my Samsung galaxy note 10.1 2014 which now has kitkat, I have a star to denote bookmarks and a lock in the address bar of the stock web browser. Don't know if this is causing the problem ...
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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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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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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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How to delete a single saved Password in the android standard browser?

I need to replace or delete an saved password for a single webpage. I have Android 2.3.6. How can I do that?
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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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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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Open or converting saved webpage from stock browser

I have saved a webpage using the "save for offline reading" feature on the stock browser. I can access the file on the filesystem at /data/data/com.android.browser/files. How do I now view this file ...
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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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Browser webview.db doesn't store hotmail password, but I can still auto log-in hotmail. Why?

On my rooted Galaxy Nexus 4.1.1, stock browser doesn't store any password for hotmail, but whenever I open hotmail, it log-in automatically. I checked data/data/com.android.browser/webview.db, the ...
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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 ...
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How to save an image displayed in the stock browser without downloading it a second time?

I am trying to save a scanned image from a printer on the local network with the stock Android browser. The browser interface looks something like this: As soon as I click "start scan", the printer ...
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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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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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Where are saved pages stored?

I have used the stock browser to save a page for offline reading. It is a .txt file, the browser only opens it and does not give me an option to download it. Where is the page stored, i would like to ...
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Why do my browser's contents disappear each time I leave the page

So for example, I am looking at a web page on my Samsung Galaxy Nexus, and the phone rings. After I am done with the call, I go back to the browser app. I even go through the menu view where you see ...
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How to use “drag & drop” on websites?

I use the adroid stock-browser and I'd like to play chess using e.g. http://www.shredderchess.de/schachproblem-des-tages.html Unfortunately you have to drag and drop the pawns. I tried several ...
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HTML5 geolocation does not work with GPS in stock browser

I am using a Motorola XOOM2 ME with Android 3.2.2. Location settings are: no Wifi as source, but GPS as source enabled. Browser is allowed to access location. If I go to maps.google.com in the ...
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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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Browser goes to wrong site

Since yesterday, I cannot browse to www.aemet.es (the Spanish national weather service). Instead, it goes to m.antena3.com (a TV station). This happens both with the built-in browser and with Chrome. ...
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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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Stock Browser splitting HTTP POST requests into separate TCP segments

I am currently testing different web browsers and devices for compatibility with a web interface that has been developed. We have realized we have an issue with code already in production. The bug ...
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Is it possible to specify multiple home pages for the default android browser?

That is, I want my browser to start with two tabs open, set to two different URLs. I have tried putting "google.com | facebook.com" into the URL but that does not seem to achieve the intended effect.
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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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Frequent, unexplainable “Download unsuccessful” using stock browser on Droid 3

I have been experiencing this frustrating issue with my phone where it might take several attempts to download a file through the stock browser. An example would be how it took 5 attempts to download ...
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Is there a way to preserve tabs that were open in Froyo 2.2's stock browser?

When my Droid X's Froyo 2.2 browser gets killed for whatever reason (reboot, memory manager killing it), it loses 100% of its open tabs and reopens with Google's home page in a single tab. If you ...
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How do I view the “Other folder” on ICS browser?

I saved some links on the browser's "Other folder". How do I view them? When I go to Bookmarks, all I can see is "Local".
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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 can I control a list of applications in “Share” pop up in Android built in browser?

I'm using Android's built in stock web browser (Froyo 2.2 if it matters), and when I choose "Share page" from the menu, I get a list of like 15 different apps. Of those, I only ever use 2-3, and 99% ...
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Removing stock browser on Jelly Bean [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Unistall a system app without root? Chrome is the default on Jelly Bean OS. When I bought Nexus 7 tablet it came preinstalled with JB, but when my Galaxy Nexus got upped ...
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Can I prevent ICS browser from using CPU while in the background (without back-button exiting)?

I'm running ICS 4.0.3, and I notice if I have the Web app (default browser) open, but not in the foreground, it still uses a lot of CPU (25-50%), based upon the built-in Android Task Manager. Other ...
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Web browsers returns blank pages. Apps are fine

My Samsung i9000m running 2.3.3 stock ROM from Virgin Mobile Canada (unlocked) suddenly won't display web pages. This happens on all websites. It sends the request, waits for about 5-10 seconds (at ...
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Ubuntu font cannot display latin extended characters

I changed the system font (by Font Changer) to Ubuntu font (0.8). This font has Latin-Extended support and can display Vietnamese just fine (I tested this on http://font.ubuntu.com/). However, after ...