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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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For Chrome bookmarks the easiest way is to enable Chrome bookmark syncing via your Google account. If this hasn't been automatically done, you can find the option to log in to your google account from Chrome in Menu -> Settings -> Sign in to Chrome. After this, your bookmarks will be synced to the cloud and you can simply repeat the process on the new ...


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Link to stock browser apk The link contains the apk for the stock browser. Alternatively, as you have chosen you can build the stock browser from source also. How to build stock browser from source code, stackoverflow Generally you can also use the avd for testing the browser, but not if you need multi touch and other 'phone' related functionality. ...


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And to continue what Dan wrote, if you mean for the stock Android or Samasung browser (it's not the same app, but it's in the same place), it's what @Dan Hulme answer. but if the browser is chrome press on the 3 dots > "History" > "Clear Browsing Data.." > pick "Clear the cache", Here is a picture: Hope it's been Helpful!


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Clear the browser by hitting the settings on your phone. Navigate to privacy settings Hit clear cache.


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On most devices, the SDCard is either mounted or at least linked to either /mnt/sdcard or /sdcard. However, when the device features both, an internal and external SDCard, the latter usually is to be found "inside" the former, e.g. at /sdcard/external_sd. Alternatively, it may be mounted at /mnt/extSdCard or /storage/extSdCard. Note the capitals. Android ...


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Unless the website specifically supports touch screen, there's no way to do so. Unless the website uses a wrapper library like certain jquery plugins that can abstract the differences, the JavaScript code used to support mouse based drag and drop and touch screen drag and drop is quite different and incompatible with each other.


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This does not really remove the app from your device, but "freezes" it (i.e. makes it "hidden", so it no longer shows up in your App Drawer etc.): From your Homescreen, open the menu and go to Settings → Apps → Browser, and there hit Disable. If you later decide you want it back: Same path, and Enable it again.


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I have reason to believe that this may be a bug caused when the Web app has a large number of bookmarks. In System Settings -> Accounts and sync I turned off Sync Web under my Google account. Then I went to Manage Apps, clicked the All tab, and hit the Clear Data button. This reduced the usage of the Web app to 1% when in the background. When I ...


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Well, for the moment I'm not coming up with any solution, so I've up and bought ChromeMarks. I went for the pay version because I REALLY wanted to manipulate the bookmarks on the device. If you just need to see them on the device, then the free version (ChromeMarks Lite) does a fine job. I have no idea what the real problem was, but it was worth $1.99 to ...


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Looks like a similar issue has been raised in the Google code repository for android at: http://code.google.com/p/android/issues/detail?id=3678 I've just tested this with a few browsers on Gingerbread - namely Firefox, Dolphin HD and the native browser. Neither of them like to navigate to the file directly, but accessing the file through search results ...


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Note that the HTML5 client-side storage isn't in either of those locations. To clear that, you need to go into your browser, press the Menu button, select, More, then Settings then scroll right to the bottom where you can see (under the Advanced heading) Website settings, now you should be able to see which websites have stored data on your phone (shows as ...



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