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Remove “ad-type.google.com” adware in any Android device browser

ad-type.google.com is appearing regularly whenever I access the web through Chrome. It's a new adware and there are no solutions available other than Go to system Settings > Applications > Chrome >...
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Passwords containing “!” are always wrong

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 with untouched Android 4.1.2 and problems with logging into accounts on any website, in any browser, as long as the password contains an exclamation mark ("!"). I use the ...
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Android Browser that Saves and Fills Passwords

Is there a browser I can install that stores passwords just like regular desktop browsers? I'd only use it for unimportant passwords, so I'm really not worried about security. Anything that saves ...
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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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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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How to trigger mouse-over in Android

I visit sites where some features like pop-up menus and tooltips are invoked by placing the mouse cursor over an item. I would like to use all the features while using my Android tablet. So, I'm ...
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Access website hosted over LAN

I am developing a webpage and would like to see how it looks on mobile browsers, preferably the real thing and not some emulator. So I thought of making my locally hosted site available over LAN. I ...
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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 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 to use the Search box on these Stack Exchange sites with the Galaxy S?

When I type something into the search box at the top right of the main page, I get a Next key instead of the Go or enter key. If I enter text in search, pressing Next takes me to the interesting tags ...
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How to prevent MoboGenie popups in Chrome?

I browse around with many tabs open. Frequently, an ok/cancel dialog "MoboGenie - Play Now" pops up for attention. The host (of the popup) site keeps the dialog hidden till it pops up for attention. ...
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What alternative browsers are available on Android?

What are the browser alternatives on Android and what are the main features that they offer?
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Browsers that use compression

I know that Opera Mini is available on Android. Are there any other browsers available that compress content to work faster when not on Wi-fi or 3g?
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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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Where are the downloads from the Browser stored and how to I get to downloads from the browser?

Using a Galaxy Nexus I download an apk and it showed up in the notifications bar when it was done downloading. I went to install but I didn't set option to allow external apps so I did that and I went ...
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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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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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Android SVG and VML support

Can the Android browser view SVG images in web pages? Can it view VML? Do 3rd party browsers (e.g. Opera) have this ability? If the default or 3rd party browsers don't support it, do they plan on ...
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Force browser to hide nav & tab bar

This is dangerously close to "recommend me an app" although it is not necessarily so. I am currently doing a lot of reading on an online library site. Usually my browser (chrome, android 4.4.2) will ...
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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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Is the Websocket protocol supported on Android?

I haven't been able to find much information on the state of Websocket implementation. Is it currently supported in the stock Android browser? If not, are there any browsers for Android that do ...
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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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How can I make the browser remember login credentials for Google mobile sites?

The stock browser forgets the username and password when logging into mobile versions of Google sites such as Google Search and Google Tasks. Setting Menu -> Settings -> Privacy Settings -> Remember ...
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How do I set custom search engines in Android?

For years now, on every browser I own, Firefox, Opera, Chrome and Internet Explorer, I've assigned w as a shortcut/keyword to the custom search engine http://www.google.com/search?q=site:wikipedia.org+...
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Is it possible to use the Kindle Fire's browser in a full screen mode?

So we got a Kindle Fire at work today, and I've been playing with it a bit to see what all it can do. One thing that I thought would be neat is to try our new web-based application in the Fire's Silk ...
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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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ICS: how to get to browser home page?

Newbie ICS question: how do I get back to my browser home page? My Nexus S was OTA-upgraded yesterday to Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0.3 from 2.3 (Gingerbread), and I'm still finding my way around. On ...
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How to drag in the web browser without moving the page?

With the stock browser when using a web page has a feature that requires dragging, how do you drag without moving the page? For example, cropping an image on the Gravatar site requires dragging the ...
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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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How to clear Android browser's localStorage?

I've got an HTC Evo Design 4G (Android 2.3.4), and I can't figure out how to clear localStorage in the browser. Clearing the cache, history, form data and everything else doesn't do it. Resetting the ...
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how to properly debug websites on the samsung browser

the samsung browser is not chrome nor android stock browser. And our webdev teams has some bugs that only show up on this specific browser (which i'm inclined to call android's IE6) Is there any way ...
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Why sometimes does my lower menu (ADWLauncher - Dockbar) disappears?

I have the following Android Desktop, using Cyanogenmod: Sometimes, I don't remember how or why, it becomes like this: As you can see, the lower menu (dockbar) just disappears, and only Browser's ...
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How can I get the mobile Version of stackoverflow.com on Evo3D?

I just got a new phone (HTC Evo 3D / Android 2.3.4) and opened stackoverflow.com in the browser. I noticed I got the desktop version of the website. On my old HTC Desire (Android 2.2.2) I get a ...
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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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How third party cookies are handled in Android browsers?

Is the default browser able to write third party cookies (on Safari/iPhone, only able to read, but not to write)? What about other Android browsers (Firefox...)?
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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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Instead of tabs, is it possible to save links and read them one by one?

My reading style is as follows: Open the main page of, say, a newspaper. Review the entire main page and open the links I want to read in a new tab. This usually results in 30-40 tabs Read and close ...
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Ctrl+Click to open in new tab

I use ASUS Transformer with the keyboard attached. In Google Chrome for Android, I would like to use Ctrl+Click to open up a new tab which contains the website where the link is pointing to, just as ...
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Can I change the menus on the default browser?

I have an Evo running Froyo and love it. But... In the default browser (which I am happy with) the menu options are Back, Forward, Add Bookmarks, Bookmarks, Windows and More. Thing is, I share ...
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Why Browser Tabs Reload After Restoring Back From Multi-Tasking?

When i have tabs opened no matter in which browser and restore back to that browser due to previous multi-tasking, i get all tabs reloading (or would it be more correct to say, loading again from ...
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“login with google” via mobile browser - how to use secondary account?

I recently tried to use the Dolphin browser login to my Trello.com account, which I had created by signing up through a Google Apps account. Since I had not set up a Trello-specific account yet, I had ...
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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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Method to change browser User Agent based on site

Dolphin Browser can be configured to act as one of a range of User Agents (Android, (full) Desktop, other phones...). But this is for every site visited until you want to change the settings to some ...
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Force chrome mobile browser to view mobile websites

I am using chrome browser on a 5.5-inch smartphone. I notice that for phones with big screen, the website defaults to the desktop version. This goes the same for tablets. However, I will prefer to ...
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Advertising on website opens Google Play Store. How can I prevent that?

A website I recently visited on my Android device (http://forums.mtgsalvation.com) has code on the page (likely in the advertising banner at the top) that forces my Android's Google Play Store ...
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Browser pauses a long time before starting to load a page

Whether I enter a URL directly, or whether another app invokes my browser (e.g. Google News & Weather when clicking on a headline), the browser pauses for a while (maybe half a minute, maybe ...
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What's the easiest way to paste my current address or zip-code into a web field in my browser?

Many web services have you dump your zip code (e.g. radio station locators) or address (for bus directions) into some fields on a form to give you information. Obtaining this data seems tedious (go ...
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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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Are they any browsers without double-tap zoom feature? [closed]

I am looking for a browser to use on an Android tablet or mobile device that either does not have a double-tap zoom feature or where the double-tap zoom feature can be disabled. There are other uses ...