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How to exit and close FX Text Editor (the text editor of FX File Explorer) - end of question

Thanks for your answers - here my final report: 1. The "FX file explorer" is in one of the windows and cannot be removed. I intended to kill the process by its PID. To get the PID I used the ...
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Android devices with 3D displays, for medical, applications

I was wondering whether any Android devices, such, as, due as could be used for medical applications, Such as guided robotics surgery Could make use of 3D displays with holograph like immersion, that ...
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onPause doesn't called when another app gets focus [migrated]

I'm learning android development with "Head First Android Development" by Dawn Griffiths. In this book, it explains that onPause() method is called when another app comes to focus but still ...
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I can't register my device in samsung account?

When I open my android device and open my user details in Samsung I can see registered devices. There is no option to add my device. When we buy a new phone we activate our new device with the sim ...
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How to exit and close FX Text Editor (the text editor of FX File Explorer)?

Though I have used FX File Explorer (by NextApp) occasionally for over 10 years, I just used the text editor of this app for the first time. This was to paste a URL into an empty file. ok, this was ...
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How do you add an app icon to the home screen (without long press)?

I used to be able to search for an app, long press it, then drag it to the home screen. Now, long press doesn't seem to exist anymore. Searching for that online says that you don't need long press ...
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Wearable touchscreen badges (Android, powered) [closed]

I was wondering whether anyone is willing to assess and consider the commercial potential of wearable Android badges with touch screen interfaces. Users could approach a person and click on the badge, ...
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Parental control: interrupting apps sent over the network to direct child to other app or external event

Phones can be used to interrupt children. The common scenario, is, that the child wants to use the phone to understand something or to do something, but the parent wants to interrupt the child to get ...
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Difference between the various podcast apps in a nutshell, what do they do? [closed]

I have several times heared the word podcast. I have two disabilities, relating to sound, listening: hyperexcitability Sounds can be very exciting, and make me become perceived as antisocial or ...
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Can you launch an application/activity of a different user with Tasker?

A follow up to this question or another related. I am currently testing something related to file syncing, and I need to start an application/activity of an application installed in the secondary ...
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FTP android app that preserves timestamps [migrated]

I want to use a FTP app to preserve folder and file timestamps from android to pc. Is there any android FTp app that preserves the date modified of files and folders ?
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What's this "S" notification meant for? [duplicate]

Attached screen shot of mobile notifications. Need to know what's S notification?
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How can I rollback an app from F-droid without loosing settings? [duplicate]

My question follows the discussion under link How to get an older version of an app from F-Droid? but the moderator unfortunately does not allow to ask for additional details in the same thread. So my ...
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Why is this app getting installed with a space before the app name?

Earlier today, I noticed something strange. Google Classroom isn't following the alphabetical arrangement of apps in my app drawer. I swear this weird issue only appeared today, and I don't recall ...
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How to spoof Android device in VM?

Trying to learn making bots on Android. I need to be able to make a VM with an Android and spoof any device info to make bot less detectable as their should be few instances. Preferably something that ...
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Ads popping everywhere on Android 10 [duplicate]

I have a simple Oppo A15 running Android 10 ColorOS 7.2. It worked fine for many years but a week ago I started having some issues with ads popping everywhere. When using Chrome or any other app; as I ...
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Facebook Messenger - Why can't sync be enabled?

Until recently I was using Messanger Lite, but it was moved to Facebook Lite, so I started using "classic" Messenger. Unfortunately, it doesn't work well. However, the reason is simple. In ...
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Irreversibly Blocking Internet Access for an Hour

I need something like an app with a switch that I can press so that my Android phone would be blocked from connecting to the internet (whether Wi-Fi or mobile data) for an hour so that I may focus on ...
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An app for platform [closed]

Edited: What I'm asking is does the exchange platform have a mobile app? I accidentally stumbled across this website, and I feel like I could learn a lot. I hope that was better? I'm learning how to ...
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An app requires mobile data from a certain SIM. How to bypass this?

I have a foreign SIM card and app which needs to be activated. An app, to be activated, requires mobile data, and of the SIM card An issue is that I'm far away from a country and can't use the SIM ...
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Application special access Wi-Fi control is blocked on Verizon Samsung Galaxy No 10+

I have a Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ (Verizon, unrooted). I am unable to disable the application's access to WiFi control. I could in the past. In Settings - Apps - Special access - Wi-Fi control, all ...
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INSTALL_FAILED_DUPLICATE_PERMISSION: Package com.google.ar.core attempting to redeclare permission

After the deletion of Google Play Services for AR I can't install it anymore. Google Play Store shows an error when I'm trying to install: Can't install Google Play Services for AR I have checked ...
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Tasker App for Photo and Caption to Note

I would like a Tasker app that allows me to take a photo, provide a text note like a caption, and then stores both the photo and caption in a note app like Keep, Evernote, or Onenote. So far, I have a ...
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How I can emulate a USB device upon android?

I have a Oneplus 1 and I thopught on implementing an API where the android device acts as a virtual USB hub. What I want to achieve is to have my Android apps to emulate various USB devices. The ...
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Download apps from Play Store to a designated folder on desktop

I am running Android 12 on a Realme 8 5G phone. I would like to test a set of note-taking apps. In order to do this, I need to search and download them from Google Play. However, they will be hard to ...
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Is the Accessibility permission of Maxlock safe?

Is it safe to use the Maxlock app if it asks for accessibility permission to work properly? I need it to lock the Settings app. I am aware that this kind of permission could be dangerous, but Maxlock ...
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how to access the data cache of an application [duplicate]

worked for some company using their own application to deliver parcels. never got paid and they claim that "i never worked" their application was used to track every single delivery I did.. ...
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How can I configure the One UI Home app so that I can scroll down and up all the installed apps and have the first letter of the app on the right side

I use a Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra with Android 13 and One UI 5.1. On my iPhone 12 mini with iOS 15, I can scroll up and down through all the installed apps and have the first letter of each app ...
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Colordict dictionary use

I have Colordict 4.4.6 installed on an Android 8, so far everything seems fine, I've also installed 3 dictionaries, but Colordict seems to work only with 1 dictionary at time, I can use the up button ...
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Golden Dict problem with Android 12?

I have Golden Dict lite ver 1.6.6 installed on a Denver tablet (Android 8) working fine, but when I tried on a new tablet (Lenovo M9), it just stopped whenever I tried to use it, since this dictionary ...
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Running a console app on non-rooted Android Phone [duplicate]

I was able to run a console app (compiled with NDK) on a rooted Android phone, but can't run it on a non-rooted phone. I tried: adb push MyApp /mnt/sdcard/temp adb shell cd /mnt/sdcard/temp chmod a+x ...
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Some apps re-enabling themselves in my Redmi phone

I use Redmi Note11 with MIUI14 For example, I disabled Xiaomi account app and Music app from "Modify system settings" and I disabled Phone permissions from MIUI security components app. But ...
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Android TV removing app

I downloaded and installed a 3rd party app which was not on the app store The problem I have is that every time I turn on my TV, it gets removed and I am forced to reinstall the app I have found that ...
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Wikipedia Sync Reading Lists not working?

I have been using the Saved Reading Lists feature on the Wikipedia Android app for a long time. At this point, however, I have different versions of my saved Lists on my Android phone vs. my Android ...
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I can't send captured screenshot on Redmi 11S

I have two copies of Xiaomi Redmi 11S. On both phones I have a weird problems with sending captured screenshots when mobile data is off. And with the system in general. In Redmi when I capture a ...
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Play Store doesn't update apps

I have a Xiaomi Pocophone F1. Today, I noticed that regardless I have a very good internet connection (Wi-Fi), the apps don't update. I didn't face the problem previously, when I clicked "Update ...
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Move factory apps and services to SD card in Android 5

I've got this non-rooted BLU Energy Diamond with an absurdly long lasting battery that I use at work for testing apps on old devices, however, it only has 4GB of internal memory and a 16GB SD card. As ...
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Who or what can trigger an app installation from Google Play Store?

I was more then sure that my actions in the Google Play Store (either mobile app or through website) are the only way to trigger installation of some app. My phone was lying alone and dark for the ...
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Viewing list of downloaded apps, in the order they were downloaded

I am running Android 12 on a Realme 8 5G phone. How can I view my apps in the order in which I've downloaded them from the Google Play store (instead, of alphabetically, in the phone's app drawer)? I ...
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Could activity showing up on Google My Activity show I used an app but didn't actually use it at that time?

I don't want to accuse my partner of lying if it is possible, for an activity to show up on Google's My Activity while sleeping or not using the phone. Is this possible? Or, if it shows up on Google's ...
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Cycling and launching apps through holding down power button: extra support for blind users

I want to use Android as a person that cannot read (for example, as a blind user), in a supermarket to read out what's in front in me via voice, using headphones, by pointing my Android phone with ...
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How to use `adb push` after mounting /system R/W without losing R/W permissions to install app as /system/apps?

I'm using a rooted Revvl 6 5G - TMAF025G_0.05.29 - MT6833 - Android 12. Without a recovery.img, I rooted using Magisk_Patched-boot_a.img. After this, I used the RO2RW module to aid in making the ...
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In-app update out of the Play Store?

I have a local Android application, a custom scanner application, that is used in a cabinet factory production environment. This application is not published on the Play Store. It is installed using ...
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How to add extension Allow CORS in Android Tab Chrome browser [duplicate]

I need to open a website in mobile chrome browser. Its not opening there is CORS issue. I fixed that issue in Laptop added a extension Allow CORS in Chrome browser. When I tried in mobile there is no ...
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App flickers and won't start on Pixel Fold foldable screen

On my new Pixel Fold, the Mixcloud app won't start and just flickers (in a way that could induce an epileptic fit in a person with epilepsy) when I try to open it on the foldable screen. It works fine ...
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Banking apps disabled in Android SDK emulator

Does the Android SDK emulator run apps with FLAG_SECURE used from Android 12? I have been trying to run different banking apps, which work but crash when I get to the login screen which is flagged ...
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Is there any posibity way to check whether the source code of an app from the store version?s

I'm an accessibility auditor. I've been working on auditing web pages following the WCAG standard for years, but now I need to audit a mobile app. Most of the criteria are quite similar to audit, but ...
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How does the app SD Maid find leftover files from apps that the user has already uninstalled?

I read on https://techcult.com/how-to-delete-uninstalled-app-data-on-android/: The “CorpseFinder” option is specifically there on the SD Maid to find any leftover files from apps that the user has ...
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Minimum Android version on kid's device required for parents to set per-app application time?

With parents running Android 13, what is the minimum Android version needed to be installed on a kid's device for parents to set per-app application time for their kids? I need to purchase a second-...
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Free cloning app proposal for Android 9

My phone is Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact - G8441 ruining on Android 9 with NO ROOT... I would like to run multiple (up to 4 different accounts) - ideally each with it's separate PlayStore Account and with ...
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