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What is the most modern mobile browser possible to install into an old Android 1.5, 1.6?

I got in my hand an old Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 mini pro from 12 years ago and this is a quite nice, beautiful, and outdated Android. I do have however interest in seeing how modern mobile apps ...
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Is there any way to test the ability to access websites on different network connections without turning network connections on and off?

Is there any way to test the ability to access websites on different network connections without turning network connections on and off? For example.. Suppose you have a smartphone with 2 mobile sim ...
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How to stop web videos from stopping when you turn off your screen in Android?

On Android, if you're playing a streaming video in a browser and turn off the screen, by default it seems to pause the video. However, from the lock screen, it gives you the option to resume playback ...
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Android 13 - A simple way to add extensions to a browser like MS Edge?

Is there any simple way to make extensions work on your Android phone with popular working browsers like Chrome or MS Edge, or do you have to download other browsers for this to work out? If there is ...
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Audio from Edge started to stutter when Edge runs in background

I have been listening to music through a web application in Edge for over a year. A few days ago, sporadically the sound has become stuttery. I noticed that this is happening when Edge is explicitly ...
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How can I make Firefox (or any other Android browser) automatically redirect me/automatically change URLs?

There are at least two cases where I'd like my phone's browser to automatically replace all URLs that fit a pattern: www.reddit.com/XXX --> old.reddit.com/XXX, and XXX.fandom.com --> XXX....
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Why are all android web browsers unable to display PDF documents?

I just switched from an iPhone to a Pixel. Whenever I try to open a PDF document, the browser automatically downloads it and ask me to open it elsewhere. I don't want that; I want an in-browser PDF ...
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When re-installing DuckDuckGo browser, the bookmarks and favorites did not load. How do we get them back? [duplicate]

When re-installing the DuckDuckGo browser, the bookmarks and favorites did not load. How do we get them back? I have set DDG as the default browser.
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Browser without video playback

I am trying to avoid any kind of sexual stimulation and want to block video content on any browser. I was looking for browsers which provide this functionality but could not find one. These are the ...
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Block top level domains in my device

In my pursuit to block porn, I installed many web filtering options. Currently, I am using Open Dns free version and Blockerhero for blocking specific domains and apps. However my issue is that ...
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Local HTML file links cannot be followed

Background: I use my tablet for Geocaching, specifically to have cache listings available in the field. For this purpose, I have a program called Geocaching Swiss Army Knife (also known as GSAK) ...
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Keyboard input to WebGL from Android browser

I'm trying to play a WebGL (Unity?) game on my phone using Chrome in desktop mode. Without desktop mode the web site redirects to download an app with limited functionality. With desktop mode on I get ...
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Mobile data works on Gmail but not on any browser on Pixel 4a 5G

I have a Pixel 4a 5G running on the latest Android 12 as of 7/22/22. With mobile data and background mobile data enabled in apps, I can make phone calls and check Gmail, and yet, no browser works: ...
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How to transfer chrome start screen links to a new mobile phone?

On my old mobile phone (Samsung, Android 10) on the desktop, I have many folders with website links (you know, the ones you can create in Chrome when you select the "..." menu and then ...
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how do I prevent the 'open with' dialog from popping up?

I'd like to know if it's possible to disable this dialog: Two apps I'm trying to use at the moment open this darn dialog window: Tailscale and GitHub. I'd like to open the links inside the respective ...
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How to force desktop version of Facebook on Chrome for Android?

Until recently, it was possible to select the "Desktop site" tickbox in Chrome on Android, browse to "www.facebook.com" and get the desktop Facebook site. That has stopped working ...
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How to force android mobile to open google meet rooms in browser?

Every time I enter a google meet link in a browser address bar the phone automatically goes over to playstore and tells me to download google meet app. How can I force the phone to open the meet room ...
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Can I get a virus from a browser that doesn't have storage permission?

I am using Android 8.1.0 on an LML212VL LG Tracfone (more info at bottom). I downloaded the "DuckDuckGo Privacy Browser" app through the Google "Play Store" app. (This is the link ...
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Desktop Firefox on Android

Is it possible to run the full desktop Firefox on Android somehow? Since the UI rewrite, Firefox Mobile is lacking quite a few features and is really bad to use on a device with a bigger screen (...
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How to view a web page in full screen? [duplicate]

I want to use my old phone as a dashboard for Home Assistant. To do this I would like to view a web page in full screen. With full screen I mean only show the web page itself with no address bar, no ...
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How to force app-registered links to open in browser

For links registered to apps, if I don't want to permanently disable the ability to open these links in apps, is there a way to force open them sometimes in browser instead?
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How to make YouTube URLs open in YouTube app rather than browser? (updated for 2022)

I'm using Android 12 on a Google Pixel 3. My default browser is Brave. I sometimes also use Chrome. For many types of links, such as https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:...
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Can I prevent hyperlinks in messages being clickable on Android?

My father has a Samsung Galaxy A6 phone running Android (don't remember the version on the top of my head, but I guess 8 or 9). From time to time he gets these scam SMS with hyperlinks, and now during ...
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Is there any way to retrieve webpage from local cache in Brave browser?

I viewed webpage on Brave browser that later was deleted. Is there any way to retrieve this webpage from local cache? I know that there is soft like Nirsoft ChromeCacheView, but it can only extract ...
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Running a web app full screen on Fire HD 10 tablet

I have a Fire HD 10 tablet that I recently purchased. I want to run a web app on it in full-screen mode (this web app, if you're curious), so that neither the system UI (notifications bar and ...
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All connections insecure, unable to connect over WiFi except for Google-hosted web sites - possible causes?

Recently I have been having this issue and it has become a real pain that is almost constant. I can use Google Search, YouTube etc. in the web browser (Chrome and Firefox). However if I try to access ...
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IBM website zoomed in too far in various browsers

Android 11; Samsung Galaxy A20 (SM-S205G) I've had a long-standing problem on my Android phone with IBM Community forum websites. Forum postings like this one are zoomed in too far. I can't read the ...
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How can I view a website that doesn't have mobile-view, in mobile view?

Website I'm talking about is a forum. Currently I have to zoom in similar to when your browser is on desktop view. I would like to do this on Android.
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Run apps in background locked screen

How can I run Google Chrome or Samsung Internet in the background always when the screen is locked? I use a site that automatically refreshes itself and sends notifications from time to time, it works ...
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Installing an app (.apk file) from the native Android HTMLViewer 8.1

I have a tablet that's locked up pretty good (Android 8.1). Locked bootloader, managed android OS, proprietary apps, etc... I'm trying to see if I can get an app to install on it. One way I've thought ...
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How to Remove in Bulk Specific Website from Chrome's History?

I want to remove specific website mentions from Chrome's history on Android but doing it one by one will take a lot of time. For example on Chrome for desktop, you can remove specific website mentions ...
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Blocking Reddit on android

I have a habit of using reddit app and I want to kick out this habit. I have tried the following ways to block reddit. Blacklisted this website on a blocker and now cannot access it in any browser. ( ...
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Import settings from Habit Browser

I'm trying to import settings for Habit Browser. After navigating to Settings -> Advanced -> Import Settings, I get: 0 ../ How can I change the location to the Download folder? Alternatively, ...
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Close tab and end current page in browser. When I restart FireFox, Chrome or other browser on Android phone or tablet, last page browsed comes up

On my Windows computer, if I close a browser page, the next time I launch the browser, it goes to my home location. This is true regardless of the browser so far as I can tell. On my Android tablets (...
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Chrome won't open unlinked URLs on Android 11

I have a Google Pixel 4a running Android 11, and I haven't been able to open any links in Chrome by tapping them. On my old Android 9 phone, I was able to tap/select a URL, and there was an option to ...
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How to change the User Agent string in Edge or Chrome

How can I change the User Agent string in either Edge or Chrome on Android? I found old tutorials suggesting either going to about:debug or about:useragent but neither of these seem to work anymore.
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Is there a Chrome / Chromium extension to, by default, open links in a new, background tab?

I am running, on an Android tablet, the Kiwi browser (which can install Chrome / Chromium extensions) and want to, when browsing a news website, have every time I click a link of a headline, have ...
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Web Browser Screen Resolution / ViewPort width

I've recently upgraded from a OnePlus 5T to a Oneplus 9 Pro. I have noticed that when viewing webpages, the viewport width on the 9 Pro is smaller than on the 5T, even though the 9 Pro has a higher ...
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Restoring browser history in Android

In an unrooted Android tablet, is there any way to restore web browser history searches that have been cleared? It is Chrome web browser, and it's not linked to a Google account. Android version 6.0
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Unable to block element Adguard content blocker

I am using AdGuard Content Blocker with Samsung Internet on Android. I want to block an element (top ad banner) on livemint.com After inspecting element, I found these div tags. <div id="...
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How to load an HTML file on an SDCARD in a browser using Android 11

Background Using a file explorer I can select an HTML file and it will start the default browser and then do its thing. The HTML file is on an inserted SDCARD In the browser, the HTML file takes some ...
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How to suppress the welcome note and sign-in form on freshly installed chromium(for android) browser startup

I have created a script for modifying the chromium browser's behavior when it starts. If the browser is freshly installed and if anyone opens it for the first time, the user will get a welcome note ...
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How can I activate the new Chrome tab management tools tab groups & grid layout?

I make heavy use of my tablet for research & typically have 200 to 500 tabs open. So I have been looking forward to the alternate grid layout and to Chrome Tab Groups for Android, which would make ...
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SMB/CIFS URL not working in Android browser. How to open SMB shared files and folders in Android browser

I'm sharing some folders and files from windows in my LAN. I can access the files using ES-explorer and X-plorer apps. What I want is to open the folder in browser using URL. All laptop browsers can ...
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How to view pages saved on storage (or disk)

I have a very simple html page that I saved on my disk on my computer. It only contains a link to an image, saved in the same folder with that html page. I can view it without any problems on my ...
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Unlocking capability of a locked Samsung Galaxy J3 Emerge phone only for medical purpose

I have just been given a very special type of a phone and I want to know what I can do with it. Let me explain my situation: I just got a Medtronic pain pump installed via surgery and after I was ...
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How to enable ajax access to local files in any Android browser?

On Desktop, some browsers provide an option to enable ajax access to local files. For Chrome, it's the command line option "--allow-file-access-from-files". For Firefox, it's the config ...
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How to link chrome html files together on android

I have multiple chrome html files on PC that are all linked together. For example, there is a table of contents and if I click A it will then open the html file for A and this can be then used to go ...
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Browser going "Back" by itself

having a super weird issue with Google Pixel 4 XL. Since yesterday my Chrome (tried later on Brave and something wild like Vivaldi) is acting out. Opening new tab and going to website like facebook....
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How can I restore the browser button?

For some magical reason, the browser button on the home screen of my Android phone (Xiaomi MI 9 SE, MIUI 10.2) has gone missing. I can't find it! ... how can I restore/recreate it? Note I'm not ...
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