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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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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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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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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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Is it possible to permanently disable CSS on Android browsers?

Is it possible to permanently disable CSS on Android browsers like Firefox, Dolphin, Chrome and Opera? I want the browsers to completely ignore any stylesheet rule. Can this be achieved with the ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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How do I update the browser of the Sony ebook reader PRS-T1?

I've an old PRS-T1 ebook reader that is still a very good reader. Occasionally I use the browser that is included, but this is very outdated (based on Android 2.2) and often gives errors about ...
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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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How to permanently enable desktop mode on a browser app?

The tablet is brand new so rooted methods are not an option. I seem to remember there being a Firefox add on that had a similar function, which is now dead and and buried. Are there any other tricks ...
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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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Ads page opening on browser startup

I'm getting incredible bored of this situation. 2 different friends phone got infected with some kind of ads-malware that open internet page at random while navigating with news, shopping and google ...
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Android 6.0 Website doesn't render Mobile View LG G4

I got a brand new LG G4 H815 Running Android 6.0. I've searched everywhere with no answer to the issue I'm facing. For some reason, Mobile View in either Chrome, Firefox, Stock Browser, WebView doesn'...
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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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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 (...