I have a nexus 7 and I use chrome on it for my browser. I have a download manager installed, and I use it to download files by URL. However, it has usurped the downloading of chrome, and I like chrome's way of downloads better. Can I change the default download opener in chrome? (I'm running Jelly Bean 4.2)

  • What is the name of the download manager you are using?
    – geffchang
    Jun 28, 2013 at 3:21
  • I am currently using something called Android Download Manager, but I am open to using anything which will download a pasted/typed URL. Jun 28, 2013 at 13:22

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Android has a "defaults"-system for handling predefined requests such as opening a URL or pressing the home button. If you go into Android's System Settings -> Apps -> Android Download Manager and scroll down to "LAUNCH BY DEFAULT", you should see a button to clear the defaults. The next time you open your chrome browser and tap on a URL that has the <a download=""> property, a screen should pop up, asking you to choose which application to use for downloading.

  • I assume this would work, but I already wrote an app to do the downloading for me and nothing else, so I uninstalled Android Download Manager. Jul 1, 2013 at 3:45

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