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

I want to quickly try some Javascript code on Android phone. I cannot find how to open console or something similar on either Chrome or default browser. about:debug doesn't do anything, and I don't ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Unable to open Progressive Web App after adding to home screen

I'm running in to some very strange behavior when trying to use Progressive Web Apps (PWA) after saving them to my home screen. Every time I try to open on, the OS prompts me to install Chrome (which ...
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What is “http://www.168077.com/12078/index.html” this webpage on my Tab browser

I am getting this web page,titled "smart Site" http://www.168077.com/12078/index.html on my Android Tab. Even After resetting to factory setting, it keeps popping up after some time. After selecting ...
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how do i change font style of any website on Android browser without rooting?

I want to know how can I change the font style of the webpage on any browser, it may be chrome, Mozilla, opera, or any other without rooting in android phone.
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Why does the browser in skd emulated phones whenever i try to download anything from the browser?

I've got android sdk emulator setup on my laptop and have been trying to use it to run existing mobile apps but I'm having some quite serious stability problems. The browser in the emulation crashes ...
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Prevent Chrome from accessing passwords on the web?

I have my Google Account set on my android phone. But I want to prevent passwords from being saved on my phone and my possibility of people accessing my password list on my Google Account. Is this ...
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1 blue bar, but Google search results don't load

I typed something into the address bar of the builtin browser, Android Browser 4, and it tried to load Google but the browser said, "There was a network error." Does anyone know why Google searches ...
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How to use mobile Internet on trains effectively?

When I'm on a train ride (mostly in Germany) I often find that this results in very poor mobile Internet connectivity on my Android devices. Particularly, loading of even small web pages may take ...
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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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How do I extract hidden app data from unrooted Samsung S5 Mini?

I tried this command: adb backup -apk -obb -shared -all -system It seems to start but then it stops at about 4 GB (from about 9.5 GB occupied storage - from 11.6 GB initially available). The display ...
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Random file downloaded but can't locate

I have a Samsung Galaxy S4 mini running Android 4.4.2. I was browsing the internet (yahoo site) using the most recent update of Dolphin browser (which, was not able to load the webpage). During this ...
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Changing CPU architecture in build.prop won't effect browser

Web pages using NavigatorObject can query my platform and see that it is armv7l. for testing reasons i need impersonate i686 CPU. when i edit ro.product.cpu.abi at system/build.prop it doesn't change ...
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How to open simple html file in Orweb browser?

I have installed Orweb(Android equiv of tor browser), Orweb doesn't appear to allow bookmarks only a homepage, no problem I'll just create a simple html page containing a list of links and set this as ...
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Combining Ghostery and HTTPS-Everywhere on Android?

On my PC (Windows 8.1) I am happily using Firefox with the Addons Ghostery and HTTPS-Everywhere. I really like this combination so I winder how I can achieve the same things on my Android phone. I ...
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Are there any browsers out there that don't drop my browsing session?

I own a Samsung Galaxy S3 ( rooted, not custom-rommed, and running kernel 4.3 ), and often, I would be browsing an interesting site, or an article, and I would get back to work ( hehe ;). Hours later, ...
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Opt-out for Google Analytics on Android/Chrome mobile browser

Google has an opt-out for Google Analytics To provide website visitors with the ability to prevent their data from being used by Google Analytics, we have developed the Google Analytics opt out ...
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Problems with selecting submenus in a web page in android web browsers

When selecting a web page menu (e.g. in Firefox), the sub menu sometimes shows but you can't select anything out of it. The sub menu closes automatically after a short while. This behaviour is also ...
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CyanogenMod browser displays only a white screen

I just installed CyanogenMod (11-M12) on my Galaxy S3 I9300. Now after some days, web browser only displays a white screen, not page content, not address bar, only a full screen white page (only ...
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Where do you publish information about a vulnerability you have found within android?

I found a small vulnerability within the default web browser, here is the ticket. Submitted last year. Issue 42647: Android Web Browser, JavaScript Popup Bug. Tested on 11 Jan 2013. Vulnerability ...
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Trigger Mousewheel in Android Chrome without mouse

Is there any way to trigger the mousewheel javascript event without actually attaching a mouse? I'm asking as a user.
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save web Images with Xperia Z1

How can I save web Images with xperia z1 ? (kitkat) I search for and image in google and find it. now how can I save it. it doen't have save image option like old versions :(
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Alternative to 'Tab' for external keyboard hyperlink selection/navigation?

On Chrome for Windows using Ctrl-F to search for link text and then Ctrl-Enter (or Esc then Enter) to open the link is a method. But it doesn't appear to work on the mobile version (on my Nexus 7 with ...
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No web access on Android 2.3.7

I have an LG Optimus V, rooted, with Cyangenmod 7.2.1 (BackSide-IHO) that has developed, lately, a weird network problem: While on 3G (or wifi) every app on the system with the exception of the two ...
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How does the Android browser support Flash

I was just browsing with the "native" Android (v.2.3) browser and I noticed that it displays Flash animations. Well the quality is far away from perfect, but I don't have anything installed for Flash ...
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Text not being underlined in internet app on S4

I have an issue with my S4 browser: Open Google site using the default Internet app (not Chrome) Enable predictive text, input about 8 dots and then add some following characters Notice that ...
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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 ...