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First, I suggest you stop using your task killers. They are draining your battery more than saving it. The System is restarting the services when they need to run which is causing battery usage. Second, you are under the assumption that freeing up memory is a good thing. It is not. Freeing up memory is not going to decrease battery usage. What you really ...


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Have you thought about un-installing and re-installing Maps as a possible solution? First, get rid of the pre-loaded Maps by deleting the /system/app/Maps.apk file: su rm /system/app/Maps.apk Once a system app is updated, it's useless in the /system/app folder and can be safely deleted. Then copy the current Maps version to your SD Card: cp ...


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Short and put in lay terms: There's no standard defined on how to pass this information between apps, so there are no two apps who can interact the way you want. Longer and with some more detailed information: The app-selection menu for e.g. a browser or a homescreen only appears when multiple apps announce their being-available for a certain service, ...


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No, you can't work around it unless you make changes to the android sources and compile a custom ROM. The Installer Service is a core part of the system and cannot be replaced or overridden like other apps can. This is by design. It will only ask you again if one of the apps that was updated is one that has other apps that can perform the same task. The ...


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Sorry for the trouble this is causing you. We initially removed the feature because we didn't know how well it was being used and the UX around it seemed confusing. We intended to improve the feature and release it again soon. That said, with feedback like yours, and many others, we are reconsidering the decision and will try to get a version of the feature ...


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According to the Mozilla Firefox release notes, they have completely removed the "Send tab to remote device" feature. You can use Pushbullet. It's an Android app that helps you to view Android notifications on the PC. And you can also push files, pages, URLs from the Android app to the PC. TODO: 1. Install the Pushbullet App on your phone. 2. Install the ...


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Your problem touches a feature of Android that sets it apart from other mobile OSes and is a very powerful one (see below): That's all about intents, activities and the back stack that contains your path of visited activities in order for each app. Basically an activity is a single GUI fullscreen window you see, for example the main activity when you ...


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Easiest solution: Ask the developer! Reason: It's the most reliable source if he/she answers. You cannot say easily what parameters to set and if it's even allowed to start other activities from your own 'intent launcher' (be it Tasker or something else). I had a quick look at it, it's a paid app and a small dev. Often those developers really care and ...


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What you're describing is generally referred to in Android parlance as an "intent filter", and yes - Android supports this via the <data> element in the application's manifest file. You could point them to that documentation link in your bug report. You can also find examples on Stack Overflow with some relevant code samples: Android Respond To URL ...


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It's unlikely that any Twitter app offers a way to do this. In general, intents are used to start an action that requires user interaction to complete, or at the very least ask you for confirmation. If an app offered a way to send a tweet automatically via an intent, it would also have to require the app sending the intent (Llama in this case) to have a ...


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You need to have the manifest.xml of the APK. If you rename the .apk to a .zip you can open it. Hopefully you can read the Manifest else you need to decompile the APK (lots of tutorials online) Then you need to lookup the Intents it listens to and use that. Or use the component name and launch it explicitly. How to do this in Tasker is unknown to me, to do ...


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From your mentioning of Titanium Backup I assume your device is rooted. So my absolute recommendation here is AutoRun Manager (and yes, you will need the Pro -- second yes, it's worth it). Having that installed, open the app, use the "advanced mode", look for the app you want to modify (in your case: Google Maps). Expand it. ARM will show you all its ...


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So you want something like this: AppChooser (source: Google Play; click for larger variant) Freely configurable, including the possibility to... switch between list and grid hide apps you never use, but still having them available quickly with a single tap sort alphabetically or by last-used Then take a look at AppChooser Pro, available for a single ...


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Although the solution by Izzy (above) is brilliant, it did not work for me on Nexus 5 running Android 4.4. I ran into the bug after installing a to-do app. Every time I tried to share a page in Chrome, it defaults to Google Keep! Strange, but the problem and the solution is given here: ...


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There are multiple ways to clear "default actions": Walking through the list of apps in Settings→Apps→Manage Apps, looking at each entry whether it has a "Clear defaults" button, and hit that (not very user-friendly -- and in this special case obviously not applyable, as the action seems not bound to a special app) Using a helper app like e.g. ...


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"to turn on automatic updating?" I highly doubt there is an intent for this - that is a user setting and Android doesn't generally allow apps to change user settings. I think the best solution is to, first, manually turn on the auto-updates feature of the play store, and set it to wifi only, and second, launch the play store when you connect to the ...


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There's an open-source GPS track recording app called GPSLogger. It has shortcuts to start and stop, and also publishes the necessary intent details, so you can start and stop recording without having to interact with the phone. You can also configure it ahead of time (via the app's settings) to save files in various formats and/or upload to Dropbox, ...


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As you already mention Tasker, that should be possible with this alone – though the profile might be a little tricky (complex) to build. To find the needed conditions/actions, I've just added some graphics to my Tasker Resources: Graph of available Tasker conditions and actions (as of 12/2014; click image for larger variant) Actions to be used for this: ...


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The component name is specified as the package name, then a slash, then the name of the class. So in this case, the command you want is:- am startservice --es toggle toggle com.urbandroid.lux/.TwilightService For future reference, and to help avoid confusion: the intent is the name of the message you're sending to start the service. The thing that you ...


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Q: Is there a workaround? A: Open a link from the Gmail app (goes into Chrome), open a new tab and leave it empty, then go back to Gmail and click another link, it does not replace the first one in Chrome. You end up with two non-empty tabs open. Is that a satisfactory workaround?


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Under the Account Sync action in Llama, you can Enable Account Sync then Request Update. It's possible that the Play Store will update when this is called, but I haven't tried it so couldn't tell you for sure. Worth a shot though.


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I would use a decompiler https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.dexplorer look in the manifest file, it will have the intents that the app uses.


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If your device is rooted, you can install AutoRun Manager from the market (for just looking up the listeners, the free version will do as well). Use its advanced mode -- and there it will list up all apps which have listeners (which listen to intents). Tap the app you want to investigate, and all of its registered intent listeners are shown. Now you can even ...


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Beginning with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, you can simply disable Google Maps in the system settings. This won't help you if you're still stuck on Froyo, but others may get some benefit from it.


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I suggest using the Freeze feature of Titanium backup homepage market link. I believe you have to register the app ($6.58) in order to use the feature, but I assure you, it's worth the price if you like to hack your phone. The other main reason to pay for the app (other than to support the developer for writing a fine piece of free software) is to be able to ...



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