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Page up and page down in web pages and elsewhere

I can't figure out a usable way of scrolling page by page. I'm using Android 4.1 (stock Android from Google). I have root access if needed. I want this especially in the default browser, but a ...
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How can I can open local files in the default Android browser?

I want to open local files that are on my sdcard in the Android browser. How can I accomplish this?
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Are there any Android browsers that support loading a Java Applet in-browser?

We have a client who are switching away from Windows Mobile (and IE Mobile) to Android based devices. We have some specific software that we deploy to their WM workforce by an ActiveX applet that ...
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How can I change the user agent for the stock browser?

I am constantly annoyed by websites that force me into the (often terrible) mobile version of the site and provide no way to switch to the full version. I know Dolphin for example allows changing the ...
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Is it possible to create a URL link to a website on the home screen?

Is it possible to create an icon on my desktop home screen (Android 2.1 Samsung Galaxy) that I can tap to fire up the browser to a specific web site?
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Sharing Browser Links between PC and Phone

I'm starting a wiki to compile a short list of browsers, apps, extensions, etc. that allow users to easily link or bookmark webpages between their PC and phone. This is ultimately just a "best apps" ...
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Is there a way to use Userscripts / Greasemonkey Scripts on the Android Browser or Dolphin HD?

I would like to be able to use userscripts in Android. Is this even possible? I read that it was a couple months back and tried a tutorial which I can no longer find but it didn't work. This ...
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How to download unsupported files from the default browser?

When I try to download an SVG through the default browser (eg, by clicking on the image on a Wikipedia illustration - despite the .svg extension, that page is actually showing a PNG preview), the '...
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How do I view source in the Android browser?

Is there a way to view the source HTML in the Android web browser?
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Android browser's about:debug, what do those settings do?

I have just found this hidden setting: Open Stock browser (Not Chrome on ICS. about:debug doesn't work in Chrome. Use remote debugging instead.) In the address bar, type about:debug, nothing should ...
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Prevent apps opening links in Chrome Custom Tabs (i.e. open in default browser directly)

Not long ago, Google added a new feature called Chrome Custom Tabs since Chrome 45 on Android JellyBean or later. What are Chrome Custom Tabs? App developers face a choice when a user taps a ...
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Android browser

What browser runs on Android? It is Chrome or a modified version of it? Also, as a side-note, how can I open site shortcuts saved from Internet Explorer on Windows to the SD Card with the browser?
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Can I set the default browser differently for different websites?

I have the following browsers on my phone: stock Dolphin Mini Opera Mobile Firefox I don't want to set a catch-all default because some pages render better on some browsers than on others. When I ...
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How can I get my Chrome-synced bookmarks in an Android device?

I'm using Google Chrome and syncing the bookmarks with the built-in feature. How can I get those bookmarks in my Android device?
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How can I change the default browser?

I need to change the default browser in my Android device to Opera. Is there any way to do that?
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How can I flush the DNS Cache?

How can I clear my DNS cache on my android phone? (Droid3, Gingerbread, rooted to be specific) Ideally I'm looking for a command to run through a terminal emulator, something similar to ipconfig /...
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Is there a way to use PC browser bookmarklets with the Android Browser or Dolphin HD?

Can I make these work on Android or is there a google place to create or convert bookmarklets to make them Android Compatible?
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Securing a young child's tablet

My wife has decided to get the kids a set of android tablets for christmas. These are Coby Kyros 4GB wi-fi only models. The kids are ages 6-10 so I don’t particularly want to let them have free ...
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Is there any way to block websites without Root access

I am searching for a way to block websites without having root access. Is there any way to do it? Any help will be appreciated.
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How to disable redirects from Google Search results to Android apps (different issue from 2014)?

This is no duplicate of the same titled questions from 2014: The list of recent "answers" of disgruntled users shows that this is a new problem that seems to have surfaced just recently. As the "...
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How to force load desktop version of website (changing user-agent doesn't work)?

Some webpages forces mobile version even I change user-agent. I changed user-agent in built-in browser and "Dolphin Browser HD", I am checking it on page www.user-agent-string.info Main problem is ...
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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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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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Does Chrome Mobile on ICS support extensions?

I saw Google just released the beta for a mobile Chrome browser. They say they brought all the features over from the full browser, or at least they want to. Does anyone have an ICS device with the ...
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Unable to download from an authenticated webserver

On my Galaxy S3 / ICS handset, and also I expect on my previous Galaxy S / Froyo I'm unable to save any links from my web server due to the fact that it requires a user authentication. I can browse ...
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Auto refresh a webpage every N minutes

Does anyone know any way that I can refresh a webpage every N minutes? I am running Kiosk browser with fullscreen, I need to have something that can refresh the page every N minutes. The Kiosk ...
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Prevent particular website pages from appearing in Google search [phone]

How do I prevent links to a particular website from showing in search results on chrome, on my mobile? For example I want to see a video of maybe cows dancing But I don't want to see any links ...
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How can I save a file rather than open it?

I want to change a URL somehow so that it prompts my HTC Sensation to save the file rather than open it. Is this possible?
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How can a complete web page be saved and viewed on an Android device?

There are situations I require to save a "complete" web page for offline reading. I can easily do that on Windows by saving the web page, but not on Android. I am using Chrome on Android and I don't ...
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Browser which always allows scale/zoom?

I absolutely 100% hate, hate, hate mobile-optimized design sites, particularly ones that disable zooming. Up until now, I've done pretty well spoofing a desktop user agent to get the full pages, but ...
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How to download files from the Web in the Android Browser?

After trying for a long while to figure it out, I still cannot convince my Android browser to save the file from a web link. If the link is a picture, holding over it and pressing "Save As" saves the ...
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Web browser - how to pass true native resolution to prevent sites from serving up mobile responsive design

How can Chrome (or some other browser) be configured to tell websites its resolution is the native resolution of the phone and not a reduced resolution that's adjusted for being high DPI? "Request ...
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Can I make the browser stop autmatically refreshing pages that haven't been displayed for a while?

If I surf to a page and then leave the browser for a while, when I open up the browser again it still shows the content of the page - but after a second or so it initiates a refresh. Is there a way to ...
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Force refresh of a webpage on default browser?

I'm doing some website development, and I'm changing files (e.g. CSS) on a remote server. I am testing to see what it looks like on my 2.2 android phone (HTC Desire). I want to refresh the page to see ...
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Browser that doesn't reload tabs all the time

Is there a browser for Android that won't constantly reload tabs when switching between them? I'm using Chrome on a Nexus 5 (lollipop). And even when there are no other apps running it will reload any ...
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How to force browsers not to reload recently seen page after resume?

When I visit a website then switch to another app, then switch back to the browser the page is reloaded which I have just seen. It happens not just with builtin browser - I also tried Opera Mini and ...
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App to automatically download and view a list of web pages offline

I have a very specific workflow that I can't find a simple solution for. I want to be able to make a list of web pages to read offline. Not articles, whole web pages. And I want to keep them up-to-...
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How to paste a password in a field of web browser?

This question may look ridiculous at first look, but this is more sad than funny. In some cases, standart web browser (or any of the alternatives I tried - firefox, opera, dolphin) simply doesn't ...
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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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How to force load desktop version of website?

Mobile optimised websites are nice but it happens too often that they omit some crucial functionality. Is there a way how to cheat the browser detection or force-load the desktop version of any ...
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Block Adult Websites

Is it possible to block all porn, chat sites, and adult content web pages on a Samsung Galaxy Ace 2? And is it possible to hide the fact that they are being blocked?
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How to view the link's URL before opening it in a web browser?

I'd like to see what URL I'm going to visit before opening it in my browser. What setting or app allows me to do that? If there's no such setting, an app that adds an entry to the following box would ...
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How can I prevent stock Android browser from loading last visited page?

Whenever I launch the stock Android browser (my phone's running Gingerbread), it loads the last visited page. If the last page was a 'heavy' one and I'm on a mobile connection, it can often slow down ...
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Function of back button after opening URL from (Twitter) application

When opening a URL in the official Android Twitter app it opens the native browser, showing the page for that URL. If I tap the back button in the browser (Galaxy S, 2.3.3, should it matter), one of ...
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Preventing browser redirects on Android (and iOS)

There seems to be an issue occurring with mobile browser apps on Android and iPhone being redirected to advertising sites. This is interrupting the browsing experience. The problem: A user visits a ...
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Always open links from apps in a new browser tab

I often catch up on feeds (twitter/facebook/rss/email) when off line. There are often web links included that I want to check out, however, as far as I can tell, Android limits each link source ...
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How do I disable zooming on text input focus?

I know there are certain tricks to disable zooming when making a web page, but how do I disable zoom on focus on my device? I have Paranoid Android and the Xposed Framework, so, I know anything is ...
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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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Android Tablet - Download PDF and open it on browser

Device - Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 / Android 4.0.3 I have tested Samgsung Galaxy Tab for document download such as PDF from web site with many browsers. Most of them just download it to somewhere in ...
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The name of the default android browser

does anyone know if the standard Android browser that comes pre-installed on the cell phones has its own name? Every browser on the market has one - Safari, FF, Fennec, Dolphin, etc. But the "standard ...