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How to display JavaScript console on Chrome (or a different browser)?

I want to quickly try some JavaScript code on an Android phone. I cannot find how to open the console or something similar on either Chrome or the default browser. about:debug doesn't do anything, and ...
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How do I prevent the Browser and Dolphin HD from deleting old history entries?

So I've noticed that for both the default browser and for the Dolphin HD browser, all the history entries get deleted when you go beyond a certain number of pages visited. Does anyone know how I can ...
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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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Launch Browser from Android's Captive Portal Login

I've configured a Raspberry Pi as a Wifi hotspot and web server. What I'm trying to do is get the user's phone to automatically open a web browser when they connect to it. There is no Internet ...
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Is there a way to preserve tabs that were open in Froyo 2.2's stock browser?

When my Droid X's Froyo 2.2 browser gets killed for whatever reason (reboot, memory manager killing it), it loses 100% of its open tabs and reopens with Google's home page in a single tab. If you ...
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How do you type Unicode characters using hexadecimal codes on an Android phone?

The title says it all. I want to be able to type special characters from all over the unicode range into web pages, but don't know how to. Is there an app or plugin or whatever that allows me to bring ...
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Make Android always ask where to save a file on every download

Is it possible (as an OS-level setting or somewhere in application properties)? Maybe every time a user action leads to saving a file some system event is fired and it's possible to write an app for ...
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Default browser doesn't play embedded music from a website

Today I came upon a situation where I had a website which had an embedded player in it which plays sample music. To my surprise I came to know that the Android 2.3 default browser or Opera web browser ...
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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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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 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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Mobile internet doesn't work on browsers with VPN turned off, but it works in some apps, and works via Wi-Fi in all apps

I cannot use any browser with a VPN turned off using mobile internet, but I can use other apps, such as BBC or Viber. I also can access the internet via Wi-Fi with a VPN turned off. What I have tried: ...
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Initiate deep linking from browser

I wanted to test deep links on my phone. According to WhatsApp site, tapping whatsapp://send?text=<text> link on browser should launch WhatsApp app. I have the WhatsApp app installed, but when I ...
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Secure Android browser

The desktop versions of Firefox and Chrome use Google’s Safe Browsing service to warn the users about known bad websites. Looking at a Samsung handset running Android v5 I noticed that neither the ...
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Cannot open webpage after connected to Wi-Fi/3G

I'm using a Samsung Galaxy Ace phone. I'm connected to the Wi-Fi, but cannot go online. It always shows "webpage cannot open". Whatsapp, Twitter, Instagram, and Google Play are working fine.
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Copy image from Gallery app or a file browser into a paste target of a web site

A website allows you to copy an image on the desktop (CTRL-C) and paste it per normal CTRL-V into an HTML element for upload. How can the same be done on Android, either in the Gallery app, Amaze File ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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 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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Make website think you have a different size screen

If you really want a desktop version of a website to load you need it to think you have a desktop size screen. The resolution of your screen is irrelevant I've been told that changing the user agent ...
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How to block/disable Snapchat's in-app web browser?

In snapchat, if you type into a chat a website URL you can then access snapchat's browser. For personal reasons, I've taken the time to remove my phones browser via rooting so that I can't access the ...
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Default Android Browser Error Page Source

I'm wanna ask, where locate source file of default Android Web error page (that shows when for example URL address is wrong)? Example page (click image to enlarge) I just found NOTICE.HTML.gz ...
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Receive HTML MMS messages

Background I have recently switched to Android from iOS and have run into a problem regarding receiving MMS messages on the phone. Previously on iPhone, I was able to receive HTML MMS messages by ...
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Is there a way to make the text on a site reflow in Firefox Mobile?

It used to be the case that when you zoomed a page in or out, the text would reflow to fit the page. I recall reading a bug report somewhere where reflow-on-resize was removed for performance reasons (...
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All browsers are failing to open any web pages

I have a Galaxy S5 with Android 5.1.1. My phone is rooted, and has been working fine since I updated about a month ago. Within the last few days, I have been having this issue, and I don't know what ...
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Typing in Web Browser (Firefox and Chrome) Text Boxes and Text Areas on Android is Awkward

There are several sites which have web browser text areas which you can type stuff in. When these sites are visited with Firefox or Chrome, and you want to enter more than 3 lines of text (for ...
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How to recover Chrome open tabs

I used to have the Chrome app with more or less 40 open tabs for some months. I opened it pretty often and it always restored all the tabs, until yesterday. I opened Chrome by mistake while I was ...
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Browsers are using default application, not themselves, to open links -- how do I fix this?

Yesterday on my phone (Android 4.3.2, Galaxy 4S) Chrome started opening the stock browser (just called "Internet") when I clicked on links. That's not what I want -- a browser should use itself to ...
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HTML Viewer seems not running the website's Javascripts

I have an offline saved htm web page on sdcard to test Javascript. The default render on my phone seems to be HTML Viewer. But when I tried to open the page, the code didn't run. I know this because ...
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Browser's webview.db doesn't store Hotmail password, but it can still auto login. Why?

On my rooted Galaxy Nexus 4.1.1, stock browser doesn't store any password for Hotmail, but whenever I open Hotmail, it logins automatically. I checked data/data/com.android.browser/webview.db, the ...
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Issues with mDNS on an Android device

I'm running a local testing environment (MAMP) on a Mac (Mountain Lion), and Im having having difficulty accessing these sites on my Galaxy S3 running 4.1.2 Everything works fine testing using ...
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How to create duplicate bookmarks in Android?

I'm using the stock browser on my new Samsung S3 mini (Jellybean) and am having trouble with the browser. When I go to the bookmarks page it seems to have two sections, one called "My Device" and one ...
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open a list of bookmarks in one go?

How can I open a list of bookmarks into different windows of Android's 2.3.5 browser in one go? For example, how can I set up a bookmark list that opens 3 windows in one go with the pages: www.nytimes....
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Hebrew vowels not rendering correctly on web page.

Sample web page: http://hebrewresources.com/html5problems/buttonText.html The letters are okay but the vowels (niqudot) under them are not aligned properly at all. Happens in both Firefox and the ...
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Web Page Not Available on StraightTalk Android ZTE

I have a StraightTalk ZTE Merit, and the browser keeps on saying "web page not available". Data enabled and Data roaming are both checked under Mobile network settings. For some reason, it will not ...
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Website links on home screen disappeared after device reboot

I saved websites to my home screen on my phone. But for whatever reason, every time I update, it erases those websites that I save on my phone. Earlier today, I restarted my phone. When I restarted it,...
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Disable automatic "zoom on input focus" in mobile browsers

Although a software developer, I'm asking this as an end user. Some mobile browsers automatically zoom in when a text input element is focused; I think this happens when the font size is < 16px. Is ...
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Silk Browser only deletes highlighted text partially on address bar

I'm using Silk Browser on Amazon Fire 10 tablet. When I highlight an entry in the address bar to delete it using the backspace/delete button, it highlights it, but only deletes some of it. Ex. https://...
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How to detect which site is being displayed in the TikTok app's proprietary browser?

I am looking for a way to find out the address of a website that is being opened in the integrated (proprietary) browser of the TikTok application. I am trying to stop some fraudulent visits to our ...
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How can I easily force a browser refresh without going into settings, clearing all caches?

On my Windows 11 PC Firefox browser, if I want to refresh my webpage and load the new style.css that I uploaded instead of using old cached one, I can do "control- [click on browser page refresh ...
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Disabling custom tabs, or a browser without custom tabs support?

I have searched this topic for a while, but the answers I found are sadly outdated. Chrome/Chromium based browsers (I tried Brave and DuckDuckGo, and according to search results Vivaldi also has it) ...
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Native Messaging in Webextension on Firefox Android is supported but how?

Firefox Android is my favorite mobile browser, due to the support of webextensions. According to this MDN documentation Native Messaging in Firefox Android > 68 is supported. That's great, and even ...
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How to stop unexpected tab interaction when using full screen web view in Chrome on Android Tablet

While using the Chrome browser application on my tablet, some pages and html based games have the ability to shift the page into 'full screen' browsing mode, which hides the tabs and such from the top ...
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DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN on one of many

I have an issue with one Android device accessing the local web server. We have about ten of the same devices, but one refuses to connect. It always returns the following error in any of the browsers ...
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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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