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Automatic downloads [closed]

I've noticed in several occasions that on mobile browsers (I suppose it happens also on desktop ones) downloads can be forced without user consent. I've studied the matter and I've learnt that this is ...
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How to block websites from chrome using Google family link or similar

While using Google family link I am unable to block some websites. Maybe it's a bug, but for some reason for website like Instagram is blocked from being accessed but reddit is not. Does anyone have ...
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Add URL to homescreen

Can I somehow place a link to an URL to the homescreen without having to open it first? I would like to place a threema:// URL to the launcher -- of course, my browser won't show it long enough for ...
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Internet Access unavailable in browsers and mail. But Youtube and Google Play worrk fine

[EDIT] after further diagnosis I observed that I am unable to access my router via its (local)ip address in chrome but I am able to access my router via edge browser. Chrome in my android device is ...
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Modern web on old android devices? (Android 4)

I'm trying to repurpose an old Android tablet (Acer A500, running the latest Android for the device, 4) as a kiosk display for my home automation. I just need a browser to open a URL. The problem is ...
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How can I allow my friend to see my screen using a web browser without requiring installation of any app on their or my device?

I am specifically not looking for an App. The reason is that I want to just be able to send a link to a friend without them having to download an app. Also sharing part of the screen, for example a ...
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How I can see time of visiting websites in the MI Browser 11.9.3-g?

How I can see time of visiting websites in the MI Browser version 11.9.3-g?
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Brave browser : switch between search engines on Android

I am using brave browser on android and would like to know if there is a way to switch easily between search engines engines. This feature exists for Firefox and opera who provide small icons of ...
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Change Google Chrome mobile New-Tab to about:blank

How to change the Google Chrome mobile browser new tab page to about:blank? Is there a chrome://flag available for it?
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Changing third-party websites on android device without browser extensions available

I'm searching a way on how to change behavior of some website in mobile browser. For example: Remove annoing Ad (specific one) Change some elements on a website, to make it easier to read on small ...
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Page loading stops and cannot be resumed when changing tabs in Android Tor Browser

I'm trying out the Tor browser on Android 9.0 (device is not rooted). When I open a page and change tabs before the new page is fully loaded, the loading process is interrupted and cannot be resumed. ...
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How can I change the default browser on MIUI 10.x?

I've read this question: How can I change the default browser? but the instructions there don't fit my Xiaomi phone, which has the MIUI 10 interface. How can I change the default browser there?
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Is it possible to search for an open tab in Chrome?

Is there a way to search for a currently open tab in Chrome (or Chrome Canary)? And then to be taken to that tab's focus rather than merely load its URL in the current tab you're on. Due to the way ...
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Is it possible to open new tabs/links next to current tab in Chrome?

In Chrome (or Chrome Canary), I'd like to be able to open new links/tabs next to the current tab I'm on. If this was on a PC, the equivalent would be tabs/links opened at the top of the tab tree/stack....
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Custom fonts are not being displayed in Android browsers

I recently installed a custom font on my phone (Android 7) and set it as the default one. Various apps accept that font, browser interface and system apps accept it as well. However, when I go to e.g. ...
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How can I view timestamps in my chrome browser history (on android)?

For security reasons I need to check exactly when I accessed some websites on my phone a few days ago. The activity is stored in my mobile chrome's browser history, but apparently the timestamps ...
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How can I add a shortcut to a bookmark on my homescreen

I am using Google Chrome on my Andoid 9 phone, and I would like to add a shortcut to a bookmark (favorite) on my homescreen. This may seem quite convenient, because in Chrome, you can add favorites ...
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Browser desktop mode not really the same as PC desktop

Is there anyway to make android browser browse in true desktop mode, i.e. viewing the same layout as a desktop computer? I know in Firefox, I can click on "request desktop site" in the menu, and some ...
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How can I make all the links present on a webpage available offline? [duplicate]

How can I make all the links present on a webpage available to be viewed offline on Android?
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how apps bypass VPN?

I installed flipkart from apk. And without logging in searched for mobile phones.Then cleared app data and started VPN and then opened the app again but I was getting recommendations of searched ...
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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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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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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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