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Javascript Console is this thing: For some reason, the "Show JavaScript console" bar will only show up in android.com website. Not sure whether the Syntax Error triggers the console or if there is another reason why it shows in android.com and none of the other sites I've been checking.


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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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The about:debug menu on the HTC Desire HD has an option under Menu > More > Settings called "Enable GEP Zoom". This turns off HTC's Text reflow feature and uses the default Google zoom.


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UAString will change the User Agent String that Browser sends when requesting page. User Agent String is a short string (text) that the Browser sends to identify itself to the server. Many websites tries to detect the browser that is connecting to the website, and will serve different pages that is optimized for the browser. One of the most common method for ...


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Single Column Rendering causes Browser to use a different layouting algorithm. I'm not exactly sure what the algorithm's logic is, but it seems to be an attempt to force a website that were not designed for mobile to render in a single column for easier viewing on small screens. Not sure if that's the case though, since enabling single-column view breaks ...


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No. Android works with intents. Opening a link is asking for an intent to open an url. If you have more than 1 browser and you haven't set a default, Android will ask you which one to choose. I can imagine certain browsers not following this rule of starting an intent and just stay in their own program but that's all as the program decide to handle it.


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Applications use a Webview to display web content. But it's not dependent on the standard browser.apk rather the browser uses the same webview as all other apps. If your apps are well behaved than no it doesn't cause any problems. If they aren't than instead of calling a general INTENT to launch a web browser they could call the built-in browser. One ...


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The bookmarks are kept in an SQLite database. There is no stock tool to modify them directly. I did, however, find an app that can rearrange the order of your local bookmarks: Bookmark Sort & Backup An issue has been opened about this in Allow User To Arrange Bookmarks In ICS Stock Web Browser.


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AFAIK, you can't. But, you can customise when to kill background apps (not selective app) by tweaking MinFree values set by Android (root is required for tweaking). If you have problems dealing with it, there are many apps in Play Store for that. My fav is AutoKiller Memory Optimizer. And, when foreground app and/or kernel runs out of memory, killing ...


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The Stack Exchange sites provide a "Mobile" link in the footer that will give you the mobile layout. It should work regardless of your browser's settings or which browser you happen to be using, so in that sense it's actually a very portable solution.


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There's an app for that! It does exactly what you want and even lets you share to more than one app at the same time. It really ought to be something the system options let you do, but anyway. The only problem is that the app apparently has some issues with some apps in ICS, but I can't speak to that from experience. ...


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Not as far as I know; it's name is just "Browser". To distinguish it from the other browsers, sometimes I call it "stock browser". btw, it's called Firefox now (or Firefox Mobile), and no longer Fennec.


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I'm not sure about Vietnamese, but for example in Finnish, there are some extended characters that are problematic. This is because some pages are encoded as ISO-8859-15 and some are UTF-8. If autodetection in the browser fails, they will be displayed as boxes or garbage. The same thing happens if the font only supports one encoding and the page uses the ...


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The answer is in the browser settings. In the default browser, this is found in Menu | More | Settings | Default Zoom. Options are "medium" (the default), "far", and "close".


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No, it's not possible. How did I get such result? As always I started to google this possibility but found nothing interesting. So I decided to check Android Browser source code. If you want you can download it by typing in console: git clone https://android.googlesource.com/platform/packages/apps/Browser After 5-10 minutes (I'm not new in programming) ...


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The stock browser on Android gingerbread has this limitation (see resource download_not_acceptable). It is possible to download more file types with a an alternative browser (ex: Opera mobile) or a download manager.


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Webpages can opt out of autofill; intended to be added security for banks and other sites requiring higher than normal security. There are ways to circumvent this in firefox, chrome and IE but I haven't figured out how to do it for android. Whats the origin of the android browser code base? That might be another place to look.


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Those "Analyze Board" links are coded to open a popup window using JavaScript. Your desktop browser (using an extension) is overriding this default behaviour it would seem, in order to open in a new tab instead. Those links are not programmed in a particularly accessible way unfortunately - if you don't have JavaScript enabled you get nothing. Under Google ...


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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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The default Android behavior has no option for this. Like you mentioned you'll always get the question on each start of a browser intent (that is asking android to open an url in a browser). The only way to stop this is to select one and set it as a default. On the other hand, once you're in a browser session the programmer of the browser could implement ...


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It works with Opera Mobile, it should be the same for Opera Mini. You can try this: go to the default Android browser apps settings and click on "Clear defaults" if settings in Opera Mini has a "Set as default" check box, select it open a link with a browser and select Opera Mini as default If the above doesn't work: uninstall Androids default browser ...


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There is no functionality to view saved passwords included in the stock browser. The only method for retrieving passwords saved in the stock browser is to open the webview.db file (it's an sqlite database) in /data/data/com.android.browser and look at the password table (it's stored in the clear, no encryption or anything), but that requires root.


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To reset the Flash based data storage (technically like cookies), you have to wipe the data for the Flash Plugin. Home => Settings => Applications => Manage Applications => Adobe Flash Player => Clear Data. I would do the same procedure for your browser application, too, if have nothing valuable saved in the browser settings/passwords. I wish Adobe had ...


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This list is generated (on every boot) from the installed apps that have registered themselves with the system to handle this function. The only certain way to remove an entry from this list is to uninstall the corresponding app. You can try de-compiling the app, removing the share intent from its "manifest.xml" file, and re-packing it. However, this ...


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It loads your most frequently visited websites. When you keep visiting a particular site lots of time (say like 3-4 times on the same day), then the site will get displayed in the list.


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You can use a ActivityManager to get the message about process in my phone,Browser is "com.android.browser",it's the same in all the android. Is different OS,the name we see may be different , like different language,and so on. In English,it's Browser. Hope the answer is useful.


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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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I can only answer the bonus question: I think most of 'em are. I had the very first T-Mobile G1 which didn't have multi-touch support initially, but after half a year (I'm not 100% sure, but I recall it like this) it got an update and had some multi-touch features. Simple ones like image zooming, can't remember if the browser had, sorry. From than on, I ...


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Where to find it when it was downloaded If you have been able to "download" the file, the most likely location to find it is either /sdcard/download or /sdcard/downloads. It wasn't downloaded, but "saved for offline reading" But as it turns out, the stock browser didn't give you that option, and you had to "save for offline reading" -- which is something ...


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Have you tried doing this with syncing your bookmarks over google account? I know that stock browser reads the bookmarks synced with google account when logged in. If you log into google using chrome browser, syncing bookmarks and then logging into google using stock browser should get your bookmarks there. Can't test it because I am currently on 4.2.2 and ...



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