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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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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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How to stop my Android device from being spammed in the browser as well as in the application?

Recently I have downloaded two games: Deer Hunter PreHistoric Worm But after that I have my browser which keeps redirecting me to http://ad.adsmatte.com It is happening every time I load the page – ...
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Samsung browser history

Hi: is it possible to see browser history older than a week on samsung browser? I can see only one week browser history. Thanks
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How to browse file:/// URLs on my Android device?

I have some extensive documentation in HTML format that I want to carry around with me. On my old Gingerbread phone, I was able to save the entire "site" onto the phone's sd card and browse it with ...
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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 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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Cannot use keyboard in Google Chrome app

Update (20/10/2014) After a routine update of installed apps everything seems to be working as expected. I suspect that updating the LG Keyboard app (which came with the phone) did the trick. ...
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Browsers Zoom In and Out while Scrolling

Every time I open a page in either Chrome, Opera or Firefox and try to scroll with the tip of my finger, the browser seems to suddenly zoom in and out while scrolling, interpreting the scroll down as ...
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uc mini's speed mode not working

Something went wrong suddenly with my uc mini browser. It's speed mode has stopped working on my android phone . With its speed mode on, uc mini works well even over slow 2G network. But now, turning ...
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Android system Webview installed but not used by apps

I downloaded and installed the latest version of android system WebView from the app store on my android tablet (running 5.0.2). But apps still go on using the old webview version (39.0.0.0). How ...
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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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How to stop web browser offering to sign into Google account

This question seems to be all over various forms, but i haven't yet found an answer. On my Android phone, the stock web browser offers to sign in to my Google account when i visit Google websites. At ...
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How to whitelist websites? [closed]

How would I whitelist so that I can only use certain websites in my browser?
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Open Web Page in Browser (not on SD card)

My question is similar to this one, but my HTML file and resources are not on an SD card, as my phone does not accept SD cards. It is currently at file:///Download/AnotherFolder/here.html. I have ...
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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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Stop Chrome from opening Google Maps app

My Google Maps app has got broken. I think I can use the web version of Google Maps. However, Chrome is redirecting me out from the browser to the app. How to stop Google Chrome from redirecting me to ...
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Can online games from websites be played in Android?

My nephew and I were playing an old Atari videogame from a website on the PC. He has an Android phone and asked me if he could play it on that. I went to the site on Google Chrome and the game loaded ...
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Does sync work on Firefox Lite for Android

As a privacy conscious user I am trying to decouple as much as possible from our internet overlords Google, Facebook, Twitter et al. To that end I have decided to shift from using Google Chrome to ...
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Android browser that prevents zoom and is always fullscreen

I'm trying to use an interactive HTML site and it keeps on zooming in and out whenever i accidentally touch it with 2 fingers, is there a way to make a browser prevent the zoom behavior? Similarly, ...
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How do I get any browser available on Android to open a fixed set of urls on startup?

How do I get any browser available on Android to open a fixed set of urls on startup?
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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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Is there an “Inspect Element” option on any browser on Android?

I often find myself missing the option of "Inspect element" in Android version of the popular web browsers. Do you happen to know any alternatives or workarounds that you could implement to have ...
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Can I navigate to a specific URL in Samsung browser, instead of a Google search?

The simple stuff: Using Android 8.1.0, Samsung Internet 11.1.2.2 Whenever I type an URL in the top bar, it performs a Google search with that parameter. Worst thing is that in some cases, the target ...
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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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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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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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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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View local website on an Android device

Web developer here. I have two devices, a Samsung Galaxy S3 & a Samsung Note 10.1. I have developed a website which is running on PHP and I would like to view my website on these two devices ...
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How to run Zoom meeting directly in the browser?

I have a ZTE Avid Plus Z828 running Android 5.x. Using Chrome 85.0.x, I'm not seeing an option to run a Zoom meeting from the browser. It only says to download the app, whereas I'm looking to just ...
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How can I view title text for a web image (xkcd.com) on an Android based browser?

How can I see the title alt text for website images on an HTC Desire? I'm currently using the Dolphin HD browser but I can't see a way of getting the alt text.
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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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Android Browser -Can it be set to NOT open new tabs?

I have an elderly friend that has an app - the app has a button that opens a website. When this person taps that button multiple times during the day a new browser tab opens every time. I can't teach ...
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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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Why does Adaway want to install a self signed certificate?

In the preferences for the ad-blocker Adaway, it has option to "Install self-signed certificate". What exactly does this do and what are the risks involved?
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How to redirect all web requests from hosts connected to hotspot to a local web server?

I literally have the same question as found in this post: How to redirect complete outgoing phone's traffic to a proxy server? I have an Android phone acting as a hotspot server (using KWS). I am ...
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Playing VLC streams directly from web page?

I found several pages that provide streams directly (e.g. JaGledam.com) and in this example, the first two tabs require x-google-vlc-plugin to play the stream. I can use the link with the Flash player,...
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recover passwords from browser

please need help me on this. i have saved my passwords for some webpages in andriod browser (defult browswer). when ever i need, i just open the page and am already signed in. somehow, something have ...
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What is the official name and nature of the panels that are sliding upwards in web browsers

I think the title sums up pretty good what I am asking but, here is a screen capture of the particular type of in-browser panels I'm wondering about I don't mean the ones android system shows when ...
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Android 9 - What is the “Browser App” setting in the App Info page of web browsers?

I don't understand this option. Can someone clarify for me? This is what I figured it's for: If I'm on chrome's App Info page and I set "Browser App" to chrome because I don't want the ...
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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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How to clear the Android file chooser history?

When using many different Android apps, a native file chooser is displayed to allow the user to select a file to process. For example, in the well-regarded Privacy Browser web browser, visiting the ...
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How to use a different file chooser app in Android?

When using many different Android apps, a file chooser is displayed to allow the user to select a file to process. For example, in the Privacy Browser web browser, visiting the VirusTotal website and ...
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Error: No browser on device. What are you doing?

I am using Android 10. Samsung One UI 2.0. I have installed: google-chrome, firefox in my android. But, when I click on external url on various apps, I get this error very often: No browser on device. ...
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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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How to start the kiwi browser always incognito mode?

I want to start the kiwi browser always in incognito mode. How can i do it ? I know there is a option to click on incognito mode, But I want it to start with incognito mode.
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How do I empty the Downloads Folder

My internal sd card is full because the downloads folder my browser saves stuff to contains a bunch of old files. How do I empty this downloads folder in android?
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Indic Language (Punjabi) not displaying

I have created one mobile website using WordPress in Indian Language i.e. Punjabi. I have used Unicode characters. When I try to open this website on my Spice Android Phone having version 4.0.2, ...

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