The Stack Exchange app is a good one but I don't like it, because whenever I install it, Google Chrome will open all links to Stack Overflow and Stack Exchange in the app rather than a new tab.

Can I make Chrome permanently ignore this app and open any SO/SE links itself?

Android 7.1.2, Google Chrome 62.0.3202.84

  • see if you can configure this app to prevent that – beeshyams Dec 14 '17 at 4:14
  • @beeshyams probably no. Google search even show results as "Open in Stack Exchange app" – iBug Dec 14 '17 at 4:16
  • Try downloading Chromer app. I use it for opposite case. Opening pages from XDA app on chromer instead of app. May help in your case – beeshyams Dec 14 '17 at 6:03
  • You could try the trick in my answer here android.stackexchange.com/q/187987/131553 – beeshyams Dec 16 '17 at 13:17

Well, This is the way to do it:

  1. Open the app info of stack exchange app in your phone.
  2. Click on "Open by default". Bottom of the image
  3. In the next screen that appears, click "Clear Defaults".
  4. That should give you a prompt whenever you click on an SO link.
  5. Just select chrome and it will open in chrome only.

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