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Why is the Android stock browser still alive? As of June 2014, 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 browser ...


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


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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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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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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 android:name="...


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Click on the link and close that tab or go back once it tries to play that media. Go to your chrome history from the menu and long press the link and save it.


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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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I don't think so. The system DNS resolver in Apple's platforms has in-built support for mDNS, so that pretty much any app eventually winds up using the core getaddrinfo function and supporting mDNS in URLs and hostnames and whatnot. On Android and other platforms, even if there is a Multicast DNS daemon running and libraries available for using it, "...


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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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Yes, they've completely removed it from the UI, so you have to use the Android back button.


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If you click the three dots menu you should see a 'Find in page' option which allows you to enter the text to look for.


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Click the three dots, choose "Settings", then turn off "Merge tabs and apps". Now tabs will work like they used to. (This solution was improperly proposed as an edit by an anonymous user.)


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In Windows if you open Manage password in chrome then it asks for a master password(i.e. Windows Admin password) to view and manange your passwords. But thats not the case in Android. So for security purposes Chrome for Android doesn't reveal the password. From Greenbot: Saving your passwords to your device presents some obvious security issues. ...


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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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You can't stop websites redirecting you to other sites: that's just how the web works. What you can do is stop links to apps on Google Play opening in the Play Store app. Android 6 (Marshmallow): From the main device settings, go to Apps, then find Google Play Store in the list, click Open by default, then Open supported links, then Don't open in this app. ...


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Directly on the device? I don't think so. If you have a computer running chrome, and a usb cord for your phone, then you can use Chrome's remote debugger to access a web console on your computer that can inspect pages open in chrome, and any in-app webviews that have debugging enabled. Basically, you just enable the developer options and remote debugging on ...


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As of current, I'm afraid the answer is impossible. There is an open issue #124964 in Chromium since Apr 24, 2012, requesting a feature to allow devices in "Other devices" menu to be renamed. The latest post (#23), posted on Jun 2, 2014 by one of Chromium developers, left the issue's status as available, which means there is no one assigned to work on this ...


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Click on Green Padlock symbol in navigation bar next to URL, click on Details and click on Certificate Information to view the Connection details. (Click image to enlarge) You can also view DigiCert SHA2 CA, High Assurance CA in the drop-down under certificate viewer. EDIT: For HTTPS websites without a Green padlock, Chrome will give an error ...


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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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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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It doesn't seem unusual to me that an app that commercially depends on tracking its users would send you to a website to track and count you, and then have that site redirect you to the real store page. If you don't trust them not to misuse this tracking data, don't use the app.


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Facebook started forcing this change a couple of months ago. There's nothing anyone can do about it. I find it rather annoying myself which is why I switched to a Facebook wrapper app like Swipe It has a workaround for this behavior. I suggest you do the same.


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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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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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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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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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