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How to disable double tap for page-home on Samsung Galaxy S2?

After wondering and getting annoyed by my phone sometimes just jumping to the beginning of a web Page, I finally found out that it's a new Feature of the internet browser. Double tapping on the top of ...
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Android Browser Privacy Settings: “Clear cookies” and “clear cache”

I have a couple of questions about privacy and Android phones, though it probably relates to the windows phone as well and welcome the thoughts of any developers. Do the 'clear cookies' and or 'clear ...
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How to change the default saved user and password for sites in browser?

A friend borrowed my phone and logged in to a website with it (and logged out). However, after that, his account became my browser's default account for that site. Every time I try to log in to the ...
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How do I save `javascript:` URLs in Android's browser?

I've tried tap & hold, like regular URLs, but the menu never pops up. Is there a way to enable that or do I just have to copy and paste the URL into a bookmark (like this)? Here's the page I was ...
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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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How can I see which websites use up most of my foreground data?

Every month I use up most of my mobile data in Chrome. This is the foreground data, not background data, so the data saver settings don't do much. My plan is to avoid those websites that use up most ...
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Improve scrolling lag in Android

I am not referring to the App opening/closing animations (that can be modified in the launcher or the Developer Options changing the animation scale) but the actual scrolling of websites, webviews, ...
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Opening links from app in Google Chrome Incognito or Firefox Private Browsing mode

When I tap on a link in any app it shows me installed browsers on my HTC One X. The list includes Opera, Internet, Chrome and Firefox. Is there a way by which I can include options of Chrome (...
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I am looking for a simple way to translate words highlighted in the browser

This is my use case: I'm trying to improve my Spanish so I've started reading Spanish-language newspapers in the browser on my phone. What I'd like to do is this: when I need a word or phrase ...
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why can't I scroll Wikipedia pages horizontally?

I have found that Wikipedia pages with image content larger than my Droid X's screen size cannot be resized or scrolled horizontally, this means that these pictures are only partially visible. ...
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Contents of .bookmark_thumb1

I've got one of these folders on my HTC Desire 2.3 and I'm assuming that it's standard across all devices. It looks to contain screenshots of pages that I have visited using the built in browser and I'...
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Why does viewing an .htm file in Android dropbox folder show broken images?

I have an .htm file in a dropbox folder with the following content: <p>this is a <b>test</b> of html</p> <img src="test.png"/> When I view it on my PC, it shows the ...
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Browser clipboard copied but disappears immediately?

The web browser that comes with my phone (Nexus One) allows selecting and copying web page content to clipboard, through the Settings menu ("select text"). The problem is that when I select and copy ...
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How can I remove the default browser favorites?

The default browser on my Galaxy S Vibrant running Froyo has a bunch of favorites pre-loaded -- CNN, Facebook, etc. The browser tells me they can't be deleted when I try. How can I delete them? Is ...
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Is PNC Bank's Virtual Wallet accessible from Android?

I am a college student in need of a new bank account. PNC Bank's Virtual Wallet service really appeals to me, except I have one unanswered question: Will I be able to keep an eye on it from my Android ...
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Can I prevent the Android 2.2 browser from inserting “www” at the beginning of URLS?

I'm loving my Android phone (Incredible) but I cannot stand when the browser automatically inserts "www" at the beginning of any URL I'm trying to type. I am a web developer and work a lot with sub ...
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How can I attach a web page to an email?

I need to send a web page as an email attachment using GMail, not as a link to the page, but the entire page saved and attached to the email. I don't see any way to do this with the Android web ...
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Any way to auto close Chrome when closing the last tab?

I have been using the stock Android browser for several years and I am trying to make the switch over to Chrome. The one major annoyance I have with Chrome is that the browser doesn't automatically ...
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Need browser with websocket and full screen mode support [closed]

I need a browser that supports websocket and full screen mode and where I can set a default homepage. The device that I am using is Rikomagic MK802 III. I am using a startup program to open a browser ...
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What browsers are compatible with Adobe Flash Plugin?

Even if Flash Player on Android is no more supported by Adobe, it is still very easy to obtain it (eg, via Aptoide). The problem is that Chrome is not compatible with it. On my Galaxy Note 10 I can ...
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Avoid reload when activating browser

When I start my mobile browser it is usually to browse some other place than what it currently shows, but both firefox and the default browser insist on reloading what random page they hold before I'm ...
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Isn't Firefox mobile able to save tabs when switching to another app and back to Firefox?

Besides its slowness, one big problem of Firefox to me is whenever I leave the app (e.g. looking up a translation in a dictionary) and switch back via ALT-TAB or long press HOME, Firefox reloads all ...
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OpenVPN browser tunneling

I hope I do not say silly things, or discounted, but I'm a newbie, at least for vpn. I want use my browser to connect on my corporate intranet via VPN connection, but I'm not able to do it. Someone ...
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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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copy text in froyo from web page including newlines?

I have just bought a new HTC Desire HD running Android 2.2 (Froyo). I am trying to copy text from a rather vast archive of notes which I had built up on my old phone, which was running Symbian. The ...
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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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What is this “in app browser” called and how do I disable it

I factory reset my Nexus 5x a few days ago and ever since most apps (if not all) are opening all links in this in-app, stripped down, reading mode browser. Before the reset I'd never seen this: It ...
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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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Is there an app/tool/setting for reading tiny websites?

I hate visiting websites that lack mobile views. Two examples are Phoronix and Gamasutra. They have huge amounts of navigation/advertising on the sides, and the actual article text is ridiculously ...
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how to have ad-blocked browsing?

I use Firefox and uBlock on my PC to save CPU time and data. Is there a similar way to get faster browsing in Android? I prefer not to use Adblock Plus.
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Enable autoplay HTML5 video in chrome

In my project I need to autoplay a HTML5 video in the browser when the page is loaded. I have tried a several javascript solutions but none of them work. I read that the android browser blocks ...
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Is it possible to install the Android browser and email app if they weren't built-in?

As far as I know, older Android tablets/smartphones have the Android web browser and email app as their built-in web browser and email app. But my Android smartphone does not have those. My Android ...
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Can I send a link from my phone to my desktop? [duplicate]

I have "Chrome To Phone" that lets me click a button on my desktop browser to open the page on my mobile. I'd like to be able to do the reverse -- sometimes, you take one look at a page and decide ...
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How can i switch to next field in web form using Android browser?

How can i switch to next field in web form using Android browser? There is no tab button, which Im using on my PC.
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WebGL support - which browsers?

Which browsers (and which versions) support WebGL? In particular I am interested in checking Three.js examples, but I do not want to limit this question about a particular WebGL framework or a page.
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What is the browser engine on Android devices?

Different vendors send non-Chrome browsers by default. Can I assume all of them to be Chromimum based?
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How to get rid of this orange highlighter

Recently I've noticed a really annoying orange highlighting feature that I can't find a way to get rid of. It usually appears in the default browser and apps that use webview (websites that act like ...
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How to delete the history and cache in Opera Mobile (10.1) via shell?

I run Opera Mobile 10.1 on Android. My device is rooted. How can I clear the history and cache of the browser via shell? As su, removing /data/data/com.opera.browser/opera/profiles/smartphone/...
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Xiaomi Swipe up brings Browser, how to change behavior?

After updating to the new MIUI 10, swiping up from the home screen now brings the stock browser rather than the former default (Google search).. and there is no option to change that behavior.. how ...
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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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Is there any web browser that can display the desktop version of Gmail on an Android phone? [closed]

Is there any web browser that can display the desktop version of Gmail on an Android phone?
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WebRTC in Android mobile phone how to get?

I have brand new Samsung Galaxy S2 / S3 / S4. There i installed firefox/ firefox beta, chrome, chrome beta. And tried webRTC but it fails, all tried but this WebRTC does not work then i installed ...
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How to use “drag & drop” on websites?

I use the adroid stock-browser and I'd like to play chess using e.g. http://www.shredderchess.de/schachproblem-des-tages.html Unfortunately you have to drag and drop the pawns. I tried several ...
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Titanium backup shortcut/widget to toggle app freeze

My CyanogenMod 7.2 stock browser refuses to remember its defaults. I've taken to freezing opera mini, my other browser, with Titanium backup when I want to use stock to avoid all the preferred app ...
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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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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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Do Android Stock Browser, Firefox Mobile and Opera Mobile use proxy server to perform rendering

It is quite interesting to know that, Opera Mini is using Proxy Server to perform all the rendering work, instead of relying the phone itself to do it. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Opera_Mini#...

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