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Launch website upon unlock on Zebra MC2200 (Android-based handheld scanner)

I need an Android-based Zebra MC2200 handheld scanner to launch a website upon device unlock. It's Android 11, but it's really minimalistic, Chrome isn't the normal Chrome. I guess because these ...
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Web browser with no media and no downloads? [migrated]

I need a web browser like Chrome or Firefox but with the following features: No media (video, audio, images, GIFs, etc) No downloading of any files (PDFs are fine though) Important: this needs to be ...
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Can somebody plant fake site data on a device

I know this may sound like a stupid question But my fiance is claiming someone is fabricating and or planting fake site data on his phone because all of these dating sites, p*** sites, and other ...
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Browser with extensions able to open local HTML files [migrated]

I am looking for an Android browser which supports extensions and which is able to open and display an HTML file with JS/CSS included dependencies located on the local filesystem. I have tried many ...
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How do I fix monospace fonts once and for all?

Every time I open a programming site on my Samsung Zflip 4 (both Chrome and Firefox browsers), I am seeing something like this: while iOs users are enjoying the luxury of this: Another example, and ...
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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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Cursor keeps jumping to the top of the email in Outlook 365 online on mobile devices

In Outlook 365 through web browsers, if I pause typing an email for a moment, the cursor will jump to the top of the email in front of the salutation. This has been happening for years every time. Not ...
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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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Block Specific settings in Android for self control

Is there any way to block changing of specific settings in Android. Like I am using Familysafe dns to avoid pornography on my device. Is there any way I can lock that specific setting on my device. ...
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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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HTML-only browser for Android? (skip all resources, load just base page/HTML)

For example, I have tuned my desktop Firefox browser to skip loading JS, CSS, fonts etc.; but here I'm asking for something much simpler: when I enter a URL or click a link on an existing page, ...
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Chrome bookmarks desktop (embedded in Chrome)

I was wondering whether within Chrome it is possible to create a set of bookmarks via web site icons that get placed on a special, scroll-bar and screens enabled, bookmarks page. That way, WITHIN ...
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Adding extension to Chrome mobile browser [duplicate]

I, like must people use my cell phone a lot. I use the Chrome browser. But if I try to add an extension, say for example...a coupon extension... It won't add it to my mobile browser. Is that something ...
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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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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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Block URL by VPN

I am using an MDM (Mobile Device Management) service that has a web filtering option built inside the management console. The problem is it can block URLs only on the browser level (like Chrome or ...
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Read websites text on Chrome/Firefox/Edge mobile

Is there any way (e.g. extension) for text reading (text-to-speech) from websites through mobile browsers Chrome/Firefox/Edge, etc.? I'm at the Android latest.
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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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Browser links opening in app instead of browser due to deep links

This is what I am facing right now. I have certain pages configured as Android app links in manifest file of my app. They work as expected when I search for those pages in Google and click on those ...
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Chromium randomly cannot load pages

I have a Realme 1 with Android 9. No matter what Chromium I use, sometimes the pages don't load, the loading bar being a bit filled. This happens randomly. It even happens with about:blank. I have ...
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How to force Android to tell the browser about real physical resolution?

Samsung Flow allows users of Samsung phones to use the external display, eg. laptop as larger display and also with physical keyboard. However, the browser is still in mobile mode (big UI and big font ...
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SSL certificate fails only on Chromium browsers in Android

A client of ours has a website that works on most browsers. However, when trying to open it in Chrome (114), Edge (114) or Samsung Internet (21) on Android, there is an error message saying Your ...
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How to access Styx Browser & DuckDuckGo sessions/tabs on my Android & transferring them to my Linux PC, possibly ADB method, is root needed?

I've tried every solution recommended. My smartphone is not rooted, it is an LG L355DL, LG K31 Rebel, Android version 10. I got many tabs on my browsers that I need to transfer & review. When I ...
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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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Using multi profiles in Android browsers?

I want to have multi profiles in Android browsers. I mean, tabs that can open the same site with different credentials like many browsers on Windows. How to achieve this?
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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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How to play remote mp4 file through HTTP on Android TV

This is something that I've been able to do easily on a PC or an Android smartphone, but there seems to be something in Android TV (at least in version 9) that prevents it. I have video files in a ...
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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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Disable browser auto-zoom in desktop mode

I do some of my works using browser in Desktop Mode. But on every browser I tried, when I click on an input field on the website while in the desktop mode of the browser, it zooms automatically, which ...
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What is the most modern mobile browser possible to install into an old Android 1.5, 1.6?

I got in my hand an old Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 mini pro from 12 years ago and this is a quite nice, beautiful, and outdated Android. I do have however interest in seeing how modern mobile apps ...
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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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Add extensions to popular Android browsers?

Is there any simple way to make extensions work on your Android phone with popular working browsers like Chrome or Microsoft Edge, or do you have to download other browsers for this to work out? If ...
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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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Why are all android web browsers unable to display PDF documents?

I just switched from an iPhone to a Pixel. Whenever I try to open a PDF document, the browser automatically downloads it and ask me to open it elsewhere. I don't want that; I want an in-browser PDF ...
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Browser without video playback

I am trying to avoid any kind of sexual stimulation and want to block video content on any browser. I was looking for browsers which provide this functionality but could not find one. These are the ...
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Block top level domains in my device

In my pursuit to block porn, I installed many web filtering options. Currently, I am using Open Dns free version and Blockerhero for blocking specific domains and apps. However my issue is that ...
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Local HTML file links cannot be followed [duplicate]

Background: I use my tablet for Geocaching, specifically to have cache listings available in the field. For this purpose, I have a program called Geocaching Swiss Army Knife (also known as GSAK) ...
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Mobile data works on Gmail but not on any browser on Pixel 4a 5G

I have a Pixel 4a 5G running on the latest Android 12 as of 7/22/22. With mobile data and background mobile data enabled in apps, I can make phone calls and check Gmail, and yet, no browser works: ...
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how do I prevent the 'open with' dialog from popping up?

I'd like to know if it's possible to disable this dialog: Two apps I'm trying to use at the moment open this darn dialog window: Tailscale and GitHub. I'd like to open the links inside the respective ...
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How to force desktop version of Facebook on Chrome for Android?

Until recently, it was possible to select the "Desktop site" tickbox in Chrome on Android, browse to "www.facebook.com" and get the desktop Facebook site. That has stopped working ...
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Can I get a virus from a browser that doesn't have storage permission?

I am using Android 8.1.0 on an LML212VL LG Tracfone (more info at bottom). I downloaded the "DuckDuckGo Privacy Browser" app through the Google "Play Store" app. (This is the link ...
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Desktop Firefox on Android

Is it possible to run the full desktop Firefox on Android somehow? Since the UI rewrite, Firefox Mobile is lacking quite a few features and is really bad to use on a device with a bigger screen (...
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How to view a web page in full screen? [duplicate]

I want to use my old phone as a dashboard for Home Assistant. To do this I would like to view a web page in full screen. With full screen I mean only show the web page itself with no address bar, no ...
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How to force app-registered links to open in browser

For links registered to apps, if I don't want to permanently disable the ability to open these links in apps, is there a way to force open them sometimes in browser instead?
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How to make YouTube URLs open in YouTube app rather than browser? (updated for 2022)

I'm using Android 12 on a Google Pixel 3. My default browser is Brave. I sometimes also use Chrome. For many types of links, such as https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:...
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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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Is there any way to retrieve webpage from local cache in Brave browser?

I viewed webpage on Brave browser that later was deleted. Is there any way to retrieve this webpage from local cache? I know that there is soft like Nirsoft ChromeCacheView, but it can only extract ...
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Running a web app full screen on Fire HD 10 tablet

I have a Fire HD 10 tablet that I recently purchased. I want to run a web app on it in full-screen mode (this web app, if you're curious), so that neither the system UI (notifications bar and ...
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