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Maps. Setting up directions and alternate routes in Google Maps is much easier with a full-fledged web client. Then, when I have what I need, I can send it to my phone.


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Solution 1. Use Tampermonkey. Tampermonkey is more popular as an extension for Chrome, but it is also available as a standalone Android app. It functions as a lightweight browser, and allows you to manage and automatically run user scripts. Unfortunately it doesn't have many of the features found on other popular browsers, but it does support the ...


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You can use the iTravelFree app to save wikitravel pages and view them offline.


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At least one plugin exists. Adobe flash. Note that plugins and extensions are not the same. The default AOSP browser doesn't support extensions.


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Installing new apps. I have a Firefox keyword bookmark to androlib.com, so if I want to install an app, I just type e.g. "al newsrob", which starts a search query on AndroLib, then select one of the hits, and click on the market:// link there. Chrome2Phone on the device then launches this URL in the browser, which immediately causes the market installer for ...


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Use OilCan - "Greasemonkey on steroids for Android".


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No, it does not. Unfortunately all the major Android browsers that I know of -- Firefox, Opera, Dolphin, Skyfire -- don't appear to support it either. Firefox does support NTLM, and I'd expect it to support kerberos sooner or later.


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You can also type "tel:12345" into your browser's address bar (FoxToPhone, not sure about Chrome2Phone) to make the device present the dial screen with that number already entered, so you just have to pick it up. (No, I don't actually use that, but it's a nice demonstration. ;) )


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Finally got it to work and it wasn't complicated at all. Simply create a bookmark and paste the javascript into the URL field. I've tried it on this bookmarklet that does a google definition search: javascript: s = (window.getSelection ? window.getSelection() : document.getSelection ? document.getSelection() : document.selection.createRange().text); if (s ...


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I can think of one nasty block of text off the top of my head: your bit.ly key that you have to provide to 3rd party applications (i.e. Twitter clients). It's like a 20+ random character string. So any other long "key" like string would be a good reason to blast it from your desktop. Images: maybe you found a cool image for a desktop background?


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I don't know if it's what you're after as it's a big commercial plugin that's unlikely to tell you much, but the Flash Player springs to mind as the only browser plugin that I know of.


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In the current Firefox 28 the issue is solved by setting browser.search.loadFromJars to false in about:config. Then only the search engines I added myself are shown.


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You can still disable the search engines if you have root access to your device. Specifically, you need to pull and modify the file search.json. On my device, I have: adb pull /data/data/org.mozilla.firefox/files/mozilla/rbn69ru0.default/search.json Now, by default, this file doesn't format everything nicely, so you can use something like ...


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Although you can't remove search engines from Firefox for Android any more (which I think is the wrong decision for them to have made, personally), you can at least reorder the list, which almost makes up for not being able to remove search engines (I really don't want to ever use Bing, thanks Firefox). To reorder the list, go into Settings > Customise > ...


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The error message in this case is misleading: it's not that Greasemonkey is incompatible with that version number, rather that it's incompatible with Firefox for Android. The extension mechanism in Firefox for Android is somewhat different to Firefox on desktops, so add-ons for desktop Firefox won't work (in general) on Android. To find out if/when Android ...


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As with all apps, they store their data below the /data/data directory, in a directory named according to their package name -- which is what you can see following the "id=" in the playstore URL. So for Firefox, data should be in /data/data/org.mozilla.firefox. So far the good news. Now for the bad news: This directory can only be accessed by the app itself ...


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Found out that Firefox mobile can do this by going to about:config in adressbar and setting permissions.default.images 3 1=load all images, 2=no images 3=only images from current url Saves a lot of bandwidth (e.g. User Avatars on Stackexchange not loaded, while with "no image loading" one doesnt see voting arrows). I just don't like mobile ...


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I've tried visiting both those sites in a few browsers, and see the same problem with the square boxes rather than letters. It looks like this probably isn't a problem with the browser(s) but more that the fonts being used to show the sites in the browser don't have all the necessary characters. Are you able to see Armenian letters in emails or text ...


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Chrome to Phone also allows you to send phone numbers to your device. Highlight the phone number, click the Chrome to Phone extension button, and wham, it's open in the dialer on your device. Really handy when you've been researching businesses online and now want to call one of them. I'm not sure if FoxToPhone supports this too.


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Use either the Habit Browser or Slepnir Browser apps. They both support Userscripts. I had to tweak my scripts slightly to get them working (they handle events differently) but they both work really well.



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