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In short, it's because of the different ways that Android and MS Windows are distributed. MS Windows is a retail product, sold directly to PC owners. Therefore, Microsoft is responsible for making it run on PCs. PCs are standardized, and (nowadays) have a hardware-discovery mechanism, so Microsoft can design the Windows installer so that it can run on any ...


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Your issue is not related to Firefox but to your internet provider (Time Warner Cable). According to this site, it "hijacks" your browser's default DNS resolution failure behavior (also known as "404 page"), redirecting you to Road Runner. Following this site instructions, you just have to go to Road Runner's preference page and disable the Web Address ...


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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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Unfortunately I don't think there's any way for a user of an app to do that, I'm pretty sure it would require the developer to add that extra "intent" as an option to their app before it could appear in that app chooser box. There are apps that specialize in this behaviour though, and should appear as options in the app chooser box for web links: InBrowser ...


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The first problem is space. Most phone until recently have too little storage space to contain the entire generic kernel and android framework. A compounding issue is that phone hardware is generally more variant and less standardized than PC hardware, which can be unavoidable due to the limited space. The other problem is that there no single standard for ...


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Besides the points mentioned in Lie Ryan's answer, there is one big issue people tend to underestimate: Drivers. Remember Windows 95? Most people remember it as a bad and unstable OS. Why was it unstable? Because the drivers came in the beginning not from Microsoft but from the hardware manufacturers and some (most?) of them where of poor quality, crashing ...


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At Firefox Android Add-Ons, there is a recent add-on that is just what you want: Mobile Image Blocker v1.0 Speed up browsing on mobile connections and use less data by blocking all images. Working on images defined in HTML, CSS and JavaScript.


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At least my version of Chrome (32.0.1700.107) on OS X has a menu called Mobile Bookmarks under Bookmarks, where I can see my phone's bookmarks. And I can add bookmarks to my desktop Chrome from Android from Menu -> Favorite (the star) -> Folder -> Desktop bookmarks. Try using Chrome Beta for Android if yours doesn't have that feature.


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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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From the Firefox for Android page : Installation requires [...] 384MB of RAM. Your device has only 256MB. You can always try to install the nightly version, although it may be unstable. Or you can search on google for a stable firefox apk.


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Have you looked at this extension? Description: About this Add-on This add-on enables desktop mode by default; that is, "Request Desktop Site" is always checked whenever opening a new tab. This is designed for users with larger screens (primarily tablet users). NOTE: Make sure "Request Desktop Site" and/or Phony are disabled when viewing ...


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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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