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The Chrome page in the app store says this about the new permissions: This version requests two new permissions, Camera and Modify Audio Settings, to support WebRTC, an experimental feature under development. WebRTC itself is designed to expose your camera and mic to the browser, so that web-apps can implement video-conferencing and other multimedia ...


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Why is the Android stock browser still alive? As of June this year, 15.7% (0.8+14.9) of users still use Android 2.2 and 2.3.x (Froyo and Gingerbread), since Chrome supports only Android 4.0+, these users can't use Chrome for Android. Also Android 4.0 (ICS), which has 12.3% of users, does not come with Chrome preinstalled. Moreover, I think the stock ...


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It does not, and Flash is also not supported as of now. Information Week reports (and I can personally corroborate): Web apps and extensions, including Adobe Flash Player, are not supported in the initial release of Chrome for Android Beta. Trying to visit the extensions Web Store page on my Xoom results in a page which simply says the following: ...


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I've ended up using Tasker, it is trivial to create a task to kill a specific application (Google Chrome), than add a shortcut (widget) to that task on the screen. Edit: I've actually created a task that not only kills Chrome, but restarts it afterwards as well, all in one click:


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Since EbookDroid is open source, I took a quick glance at the AndroidManifest.xml, the pertinent information is this part, between lines 24 and 33: <intent-filter> <action android:name="android.intent.action.VIEW"/> <category android:name="android.intent.category.DEFAULT"/> <category ...


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One way to trigger the hover on links is to long-press the link, wait for the menu to appear, and the press the back button to cancel the menu. This also works in some other browsers. Note that this doesn't work on all links. Just tried on the example you mentioned, doesn't work, probably because there's a slight delay between the onMouseOver event and ...


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Generally, a browser will have what's called a User Agent which will tell the web site what browser is currently accessing the site. These user agents will generally tell the website whether they are a mobile device or not. A website can then serve up different pages or make pop ups show up when the browser that is accessing the website identifies itself ...


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Click on Tabs icon in upper right corner Go to options Click on close all tabs


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It depends on the pages. If the pages are media-heavy (lots of large images or other media) then yes, the pages load faster since Google scales and recodes the images on the servers before sending them to your device, and optimizes other page content also. However, the device still needs to render the layout of the page, which can be slow on mobile devices. ...


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In Chrome, keep your finger pressed on the link, and you will see an option "Save Link". Now, this will be saved in the Downloads folder. To access it and (maybe) other folders in the future, I recommend downloading a File Management app. The best one are said to be ES File Manager and ASTRO File Manager. While generally, ASTRO is said to be better, the ...


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The app's data size had crept up to over 100MB. Still shouldn't be a problem in my opinion, but apparently that was enough to prevent updating. I cleared the application data "Manage apps" -> "Chrome" -> "Clear data", then was able to update Chrome successfully from Google Play.


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There's no direct relation between the Chrome Mobile and any Firefox version. What you can do, is to synchronize the information from your Chrome mobile to the Chrome desktop version, and then, using a desktop application, pass the bookmarks for any other browser. Xmarks is a FREE Bookmark Sync application that supports among others, synchronization ...


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The short answer is: no, Chrome extensions (which are packaged as .crx files as mentioned below) are not supported on Chrome for Android. This is answered in detail by the Chrome Web Store FAQ: Will apps work on Android? If your app is pure HTML, CSS3, and JavaScript and is hosted on your servers there is a good chance that it will work in the ...


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I didn't find any way to do this except by connecting your phone to your computer and using remote web debugging feature to change user agent string. Use this documentation to enable and start using Remote Debugging: https://developers.google.com/chrome/mobile/docs/debugging Open any web page in your Chrome for Android Navigate to localhost:9222 in Chrome ...


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Here is the useragent from chrome beta on my transformer prime Mozilla/5.0 (Linux; U; Android 4.0.3; en-us; Transformer Prime TF201 Build/IML74K) AppleWebKit/535.7 (KHTML, like Gecko) CrMo/16.0.912.75 Safari/535.7


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Google Chrome Application for Android The Google Chrome Application for Android comes with some sync features as to allow users to keep their web-experience mirrored to other devices or desktop computers. You need to be signed in on the services screen: If you're not on the sign-in services screen, touch Menu > Settings > your email address to manage ...


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For now, AFAIK, every action associated with a mouse click can be accessed using a touch or a long-touch. Combo using a key-press and a touch aren't well supported (if supported at all). Long-Touch over a link, gives you a popup with: Open in new Tap; Open in incognito mode; Copy link address; Save link as. For future reference, Google Chrome shortcuts ...


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Yes. According to the guide here on sideloading apps onto your Kindle Fire HD it should work fine. You will need to allow the installation of apps from unknown sources which can be done in the Device menu. Note that for certain apps, including Chrome, that need a Google account you'll need to download and install the Google Framework and to reboot your ...


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Turns out I was doing it wrong (well at least on my my ROM). You need to perform two double-taps. Double tap the URL. The first tap will select all of the URL and the second will deselect it and give you the text cursor and that little text selection tab helper thing. Double tap the URL again to bring up the menu. Or you can just keep quickly tapping ...


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Head to Settings -> Apps -> All -> Internet -> Clear Defaults. Next time you do a search or open a link, you'll be given a choice of which app you want to open it with. Select Chrome and put a tick in the "Make Default" checkbox and that should make Chrome the default browser.


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Because Android apps don't have an "exit" button like PC and Mac programs do, when you leave Chrome (or any other app), it's designed to preserve all the state so that it'll be there for you next time. If it closed all the tabs every time, then whenever you try to "share" a link, or paste some information into email, or even if you take a phone call while ...


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From the home screen, click the "all apps" button, then there's an app called Downloads. By default, downloads are sorted most-recent-first, so the one you've just downloaded will be at the top. If even that method is one step too many, you can long-tap on the Downloads icon in the apps menu, then drop it on the home screen to create a shortcut to that app. ...


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The amount of scroll you get on a fling is based on the friction assigned to that flick action. In the stock browser the friction assigned to the vertical fling is really low. So your fling isn't a command to get to the top / bottom of the page, there just isn't enough friction to stop you from getting there. You can test this by finding an insanely long ...


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It just might be about your ROM. I have the same version of Chrome, on Android 4.1.2. When I select the URL and long-press, I am getting a row of buttons, which of course includes a 'copy' button.


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The Javascript engine in Android's Browser/WebView can be either JavaScriptCore (lower end phones) or V8 (higher end phones). Chrome also uses V8. Both engines are written in C++. Javascript is never compiled to Java bytecode, instead it is interpreted and/or JIT compiled into ARM bytecode. My guess on why V8 on PC is much faster than V8 on Android is ...


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Firefox was never the default Android browser. The actual default browser is based on the open-source WebKit engine, which also powers the Safari browser on desktops, laptops and Apple's iOS-based mobile devices. In the other hand, Chrome is based in Chromium and offers more options and performance than the stock browser.


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According to their bug tracker, WebRTC is currently broken on Firefox Android. You can get audio or video, but not both, and attempting to get both results in your getting neither. As for Chrome Android, it's only in the beta (M25 and later) and is disabled by default. To enable it, type chrome://flags into the url bar, then scroll down and find the ...


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I take it since you never mentioned it that your unrooted and using stock browser (chrome). The solutions i can think of, disable javascript, install alternative browser for example Firefox which has an adblock addon or root your device and use something like adaway.


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I don't think you can. The site is supporting the mobile-web-app-capable view which means Chrome displays it like an app, hides the address bar and it integrates into the recent apps menu as though it was a 'normal' app. I don't believe there is a way to exit fullscreen when using a bookmark to a site like this. For those who are unsure what the OP is ...


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Mine is: Mozilla/5.0 (Linux; U; Android 4.0.2; en-us; Galaxy Nexus Build/ICL53F) AppleWebKit/535.7 (KHTML, like Gecko) CrMo/16.0.912.75 Mobile Safari/535.7



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