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Why does MY WhatsApp web take so long to load?

If this question does not belong in Android please be kind enough to tell me where it does belong since I did find a whatsapp-messenger tag here and I thought this fits in Android Enthusiasts. I do ...
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How to extract/backup your phone contact list and browser bookmarks (stock browser, not chrome)

Android - how to extract/backup your phone contact list and browser favorites (stock browser, not chrome) - a modern Samsung smartphone. Hi, I am grateful for any replies (pls note that we always ...
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How can I view a TLS 1.2 only website on an outdated tablet?

I have a tablet from 2011 (Prestigio MultiPad PMP3384B) with Android 2.3 which I use occasionally. I’ve experienced recently that I cannot view some webpages (https://www.nytimes.com/, for example) as ...
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How do I open an offline website on Android?

I have a directory with some .html files, some .jpgs, an index.html file, and some other stuff. If I drag the index.html into chrome (or other browsers) on my desktop PC this static/offline website ...
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App Passwords Sync between devices

On an Android device, if we sign up on any app, the password gets automatically stored on the Google Account. With this, we can use Google Chrome to access the saved password on Desktop too. Can we do ...
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Should I be worried about a website attempting to access my credential storage?

I was reading a website having clicked on a link in the official Twitter app. I was shown this dialog. I took this screenshot, clicked back, then closed the browser. Should I be worried? How come ...
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Any way to find the list of webpages I added to homescreen from Chrome Android?

I had to disable Chrome Android on my phone today due to an unrelated software install issue. In the process, all the webpages I had added to my homescreen on my S8 phone from Chrome Android ...
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How do I get rid of target devices to install on the Play store?

Each time I visit the Play Store website via the PC and want to install an app, I get not just my device (Pixel 2), but an emulator that I once used : https://i.imgur.com/PIQDA96.png I tried to go ...
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How do I get rid of SmartSite (www.zlnav.com) tab on my Google Chrome?

Everytime I open up my Google Chrome browser, a tab SmartSite opens up by itself, which has the address www.zlnav.com, which I suspect is a phone virus/Trojan/adware. I have tried the following so far:...
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What info does a Mobile Browser send to the Web Server [closed]

What info can be gleaned from a Mobile Phone by a website? (Not an app). Is user specific information such as Phone Number, IMEI, Google Account info etc obtainable via HTTP headers?
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How to extract internet favorites&offline links from the original android stock browser?

I need one urgent help thank you in advance!! Situation: I have hundreds of personally important internet favorites saved within the original web browser of samsung android (android version 7, NOT-...
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Sync DuckDuckGo bookmarks between devices?

Is it possible? I wonder if the reason I haven't found anything is it defeats the main purpose of DDG, being a privacy browser?
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How to save sessions in browser

I use Session Buddy browser session manager chrome plugin quite heavily on desktop and I want similar functionality on android. I know chrome does not have plugin support on Android. So I tried bunch ...
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Can you store history for 12 months in Samsung Internet Browser?

Just wish to know if you can store the history for 12 months on Android in the Samsung Internet Browser? Thanks
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Is it possible to play .3gp videos in browser on Android?

I am not able to play .3gp videos with Google Chrome nor Firefox on Android. Chrome plays the video without image, only sound. And Firefox asks me directly to download the video. I wonder if there ...
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What internet browsers are able to provide text wrapping (fitting the screen) when zooming (beside Opera)? [closed]

I am not sure I am using the proper terms, therefore I will exemplify them with screenshots. Please help me improve my terminology if I am wrong. (I'm not sure Browser which always allows scale/zoom? ...
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Chrome - unprompted auto-download of files after opening the browser - bug or something else?

Upon opening google chrome on android, it suddenly downloaded (unprompted by me) a jpeg, as well as a "seed" file. After scanning both files with the mobile version of kaspersky, i opened the jpeg ...
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key or gesture to display “virtual/on screen keyboard” (even if there is not text input)

I want to open on screen keyboard on demand and not when android detects an input. Real scenario, I loaded a url containing a javascript web page, this page asks to type a name. Trying on Android ...
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is it possible to view stored webpages via USB otg?

that is on some on android browser, chrome or other. I usually access video content via OTG usb SD , like a breeze. I have a lot of LARGE (100's MB image heavy) webpagges i want to view via OTG. Any ...
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Clear HTML5 storage in Samsung Internet?

I have a problem using Samsung Internet Mobile Browser on my NoteFE running non-rooted Android 8.0. Some websites (like mega.nz) use - what I suppose - HTML5 to store data/files offline somewhere. To ...
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Way to update and keep a browser in custom android device

We have custom android terminal and it comes without Google Apps and only few system apps are there and without a browser app. We need to install a browser in the device and keep it updated. Will it ...
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Append a string before opening external URLs

I frequently read news articles shared on social media. A lot of times, these articles are full of advertising and other irritating elements. I use a service that strips just the content and formats ...
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Cannot connect to HTTPS sites due to device clock being ahead

I cannot access 'My Search.com' I just set as my homepage (Brave browser) and Yandex for my search engine (new install). I got an error saying that my (device) time is ahead. Your clock is ...
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Why can't I have more than five browsers and/or apps up on my phone at once?

On my LG phone, if I try to bring up a sixth app/browser/whatever, it automatically deletes one that is already up. But other people on my plan, with the exact same phone, can have more things up, ...
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Any way to scroll browser or page w/ volume buttons? [duplicate]

I"m using Oreo on a Nexus 6p, and read online a lot. Is there any way without rooting that a web browser can scroll or page with the volume buttons?
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My search results open in samsung browers rather than chrome browers

How can I change it to chrome rather than Samsung on my samsung s3 tablet? I do not know how to change it
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WhatsApp Web doesn't generate QR code on Android phone's browsers

WhatsApp Web doesn't generate a QR code when opened on Android phone's browsers. I have already changed my settings to the desktop view, but still, the QR code is not generated. How to show WhatsApp ...
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Recover hidden android files without root rights (browser session backup)

I lost the tabs on my browser app (AdBlock Plus), and I'm trying to recover them. I know that there's a chance they are not entirely lost, the browser history remains (plus the browser is Firefox-...
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Is there a reasonably straightforward way to download videos from proprietary web browser players?

I have a Samsung SM-P900 tablet that I bought specifically to watch professional education videos during a long commute. Unfortunately almost immediately after that the videos I want to watch the most,...
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How to open collaborated iwork file in android

I hope that somebody knows a workaround to a situation. Recently, I needed to share a numbers file with a large number of coworkers. I used the collaborate option and opened up the file for viewing. ...
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How to load URLs in a separate browser from within Samsung Messenger?

In Samsung Messenger, if an SMS message includes a URL, clicking on that URL seems to always load the website in Android System WebView. Is there a way to specify which external browser app to use to ...
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What are the privacy implications of apps that use Android System WebView?

From what I've researched, Android System WebView supports cookies and HTML5 local storage. When do those cookies and local storage items get cleared? For example, Samsung Messenger (Samsung's ...
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XBrowser app: where are bookmarks stored?

I have been using this browser for a while now and I am somewhat impressed. I've added some bookmarks which I'd like to import to the browsers on my laptop. So where do I find them? Or are they in the ...
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How to configure android google chrome to use apps instead of web sites?

How to configure android google chrome to use apps instead of web sites? Sometimes if you install ap chrome sees it and offer you to configure itself to always use apps instead of web sites. How can I ...
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how to stop android calling google maps from chrome

My google maps app has got broken. I think I can use a browser version of google maps. But chrome is redirecting me out from the browser to the app. How to stop android google chrome redirect me to ...
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How can I figure out Android browser version?

Our company is developing a web application and I have tested it with different browsers. I have noticed that the application does not work on the default internet browser on my Samsung Galaxy S4 ...
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Xiaomi Swipe up brings Browser, how to change behavior?

After updating to the new MIUI 10, swiping up from the home screen now brings the stock browser rather than the former default (Google search).. and there is no option to change that behavior.. how ...
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In Android, got click-jacked into clicking “Allow” for a pop-up that flashed for 0.1 seconds. How do I find out what I allowed?

In Android, I was using Google Chrome. I clicked on a sketchy website which popped up a new chrome tab. I pressed the tabs button which caused me to view the various tabs. Right as I was clicking on ...
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Disable in-app browsing on the Facebook Lite app

By default, many apps open links inside the app using an in-app browser. On Android, this is a version of Chrome, called Chrome Custom Tabs, optimised for in-app use (1). When in-app browsing is ...
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Disable all in-app browsing while keeping Chrome as default browser

In previous versions of Android, in-app browsing was facilitated using WebView (1). Disabling in-app browsing system-wide could be achieved by uninstalling the WebView app (2). Recently, an in-app ...
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CPU throttling during Web browsing for battery preservation - counterproductive?

The power saving feature in Android (I'm mainly familiar with Samsung phones so this might not apply to all brands) throttles the CPU in order to save battery. If the phone is being used for Web ...
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How can I troubleshoot a very slow initial connection when web browsing on WiFi?

This has been bugging me for quite some time. When connected to my home WiFi, web connections take a long time to initially establish (like ~10 seconds+) on two separate Android phones (OnePlus 3, ...
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“Webpage not available” for some webpages but not all

I can not access all webpages on my phone. While some are working fine, others simply show "Webpage not available". This appears to be independent of the webbrowser. It's always the same webpages that ...
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How do I update the browser of the Sony ebook reader PRS-T1?

I've an old PRS-T1 ebook reader that is still a very good reader. Occasionally I use the browser that is included, but this is very outdated (based on Android 2.2) and often gives errors about ...
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LineageOS 14.1 browser keeps saying “Download Unsuccessful” at 30-35%

I recently installed LineageOS 14.1 x86 (Android 7.1.2), and have been having issues downloading with the default browser. Every download starts working, but then fails at around ≈30-35%. I have: ...
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Open with %APP% Always option not remembering

I have a intranet webpage that has a button that launches a barcode scanner app, basically by calling the app through a link to the company's webiste: <a class="btn btn-lg btn-block btn-success" ...
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Copy all URLs of all tabs simultaneously

I have Samsung mobile. I am using Google Chrome in Android. I have opened more than 20 tabs in past 20 days . Now , I want to copy n store all the urls (website links) of all the opened tabs in a text ...
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Why there's no proxy support in Android browsers?

Android supports both Chromium-based and Firefox-based browsers since long now. While those browsers have full support for HTTP/SOCKS proxies under all other OSes (Linux, OSX and even Windows), they ...
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How does open.spotify to detect mobile browser

If you log in at https://open.spotify.com with your mobile you will be redirect to https://www.spotify.com and if you click on the button "launch web player" you will be redirect too. It's impossible ...
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Mi Max 2 Xiaomi apps as default immutable setting

I'm using a Xiaomi Mi Max 2 phone. At the last time I was able to open links with a browser of my choice. But now, the "browser" only is imposed. Additionally, there is a lot of Xiaomi tools and apps ...