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System: Android 10

Some apps (eg. Investing.com) open weblinks to external sites in their own app instead of the default browser. This is unconvenient (I would like to browse more content with a real browser if I'm interested) and a security risk (I prefer Firefox Focus for unknown URLs).

How can you force to open the link in the default browser if the app doesn't offer a setting to do so? I also couldn't managed to copy&paste the URL or get any option with a long press on the hyperlink.

Previous Q&As suggesting to disable Chrome Custom Tabs didn't work, they seem to be obsolete.

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  • In settings, search for "opening links" and for the app of your interest, go to open supported links and select do not open in this app – beeshyams May 15 '20 at 11:00
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    @beeshyams I am not sure if the mentioned app is listed in settings. Those apps don't register them self as system wide web-browser, instead they just open web URLs internally without ever giving control to the Android system what to with that URL. An good example of such an app is the StackExchange app which displays web URL internally even if e.g. Chrome or Firefox are set as default web browser. – Robert May 15 '20 at 11:36
  • @Robert if that is the case, I have no idea to solve – beeshyams May 15 '20 at 11:53
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    @MarkusL If I get it correctly this is behavior is wanted by the app developer. If there is no way to disable it inside the app itself you can only contact the app developer and ask for a feature to send links to an external web browser. – Robert May 15 '20 at 11:59
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    I requested the same feature to the developer of Lynket app: github.com/arunkumar9t2/lynket-browser/issues/139. Some related explanation: How to open links directly in Firefox full browser? – Irfan Latif May 15 '20 at 15:45

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