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How to open web links in external browser like Chrome from Reddit?

I have a habit of using an external browser for web links to generally read articles, but wherever I click on any link it opens up in the internal browser which prevents me from using Reddit otherwise ...
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is it impossible to know a Wifi mac address of an android phone via a link?

There is someone that I doubt that he uses my stolen phone so I want to make sure that the phone that he uses is mine or not by knowing the Wifi mac address of phone – to see if it's mine or not. I ...
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Where is the “Search” menu coming from?

On my Pixel 2 XL, select some text in Chrome. I get a Web Search option that uses Google. However I also get a "Search" option that uses Bing. I don't have any Bing apps installed. I've got ...
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How can I change the default browser on Xiaomi Mi Max phones?

How can I setup in my phone (Android 7 mimax 2) in way that every link or pop-up will be opened by chrome. In the past I was able to choose how to open. Now the called "browser" browser only does it
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What's the difference between com.android.chrome and com.google.android.gms.chromesync?

I'm trying to understand what is the difference & the purpose of two lines in /data/system/sync/accounts.xml which relate to Chrome app. <authority id="101" user="0" enabled="true" account="...
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Why doesn't chrome load videos immersive

Here's what a video frame looks like on CM browser: Here's what a video frame looks like on Chrome: That upper black border is for the status bar(the status bar is not there, but that's its place). ...
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How to hide cookie warnings in Chrome for Android?

On Chrome for desktop I use the extension "I Don't Care About Cookies" to hide cookie warnings that I personally don't care for. I'd like to do something similar in Chrome for Android. I've tried ...
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Does Chrome run in separate processes/sandboxes?

On Windows/macOS Chrome runs in separate sandboxes to prevent the whole application from crashing mostly. This does theoretically use more memory. I have not been able to establish how this works on ...
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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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Virus keeps downloading “Female for Portuguese” TTS file while hijacking Chrome

Device: Samsung Galaxy S4 mini [SCH-I435] OS: Android 4.4.2 Problem: When I try to open my browser (Chrome) it auto redirects to us.councilors425qd.top/.... and starts auto downloading "Female for ...
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Chrome 65 doesn't allow screenshots in Incognito mode

Seems that in Chrome for Android, version 65, a "feature" was introduced which doesn't allow you to take a screenshot in Incognito mode. When attempting to take a screenshot, Android will now show an ...
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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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Making an app integrated into another app [closed]

Can we have an application controlled by another application both working in the same apk ?
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Tablet: Set Chrome as Default Web Browser on Lenovo Tab 4

I have a Lenovo Tab 4 8". I've tried clearing defaults, uninstalling and reinstalling .. but yet when I try to open an html file on my the SD Card of my tablet I only get the option to use the HTML ...
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print using Epson TM-T20ii network printer on andorid

Im trying to print from browser to network thermal printer, the problem is when trying to print invoices its doesn't do anything, the printer is Epson TM-T20ii thermal printer, connected by network, ...
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Create 'Add to Home Screen' shortcut for local offline HTML page

I have developed a web-based HTML and Javascript app which is distributed to company mobile phones via email or USB transfer as a zip file, which I would like to set up on people's devices with a ...
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Why does chrome has access to google account not firefox?

When I go into google accounts on chrome from my android phone , it automatically recognizes the google accounts that exists in my phone. But not when I go there on my firefox browser. Why is it so? ...
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Facebook - Comment as Page [closed]

When on my desktop browser, I am given the option when posting on somebody else's page to comment as myself or as one of the pages I have. But on my Galaxy S7, there seems to be no way to do this. If ...
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How to disable auto-hide of URL address bar in Chrome browser [duplicate]

I want the address bar to be visible all the time and not only when I up scroll. How can I do this?
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How does “virus been detected” on android pop up on chrome when visiting some sites?

What is the cause of this chrome bug on android? The last site I went to was www.destructoid.com and all of a sudden it gets redirected to the following url. This happened previously awhile back, but ...
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How to close a malware tab in chrome?

A webpage got redirected to a "virus alert" malware page and I can't close it. Deleted the cache, both the general tablet cache as well as the chrome cache, deleted the "unimportant data", did "...
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Android Oreo autofill on chrome

I know android Oreo has an auto fill feature, and I like that it can be integrated with a third party password manager. However what is unclear is whether that auto fill feature works within a browser ...
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Wrong language in a new Chrome private window and in integrated data

I have a problem with my Motorola G1 smartphone. Recently, I did a factory reset and since then I have a problem with the language. My phone is set in English and I live in the Netherlands, but when I ...
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Android Chrome browser - how to make it always open to BLANK page? And new tab open to blank as well?

When opening Chrome browser on Android (brand new Pixel 2 XL with no root or customization and with all latest updates), it goes to a cluttered page with the Google logo and a bunch of nonsense I'll ...
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How to change the language of Google Chrome?

I traveled to Japan and bought a phone there. I changed the system language but websites keep showing in Japanese in Google Chrome, twitter.com for example. Firefox is fine though so it seems like ...
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Chrome Refreshes On Orientation Change

I recently wiped my phone and reinstalled the same custom, rooted, stock ROM. Since then, when I rotate the phone, Chrome rotates the display (as expected) but then refreshes the page. The loading ...
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How can I uninstall chrome on my Android and recommend a suitable replacement?

I'd like to choose something other than chrome for my android. But, don't know what specifically I can do to uninstall it. Also, is my Google account automatically linked to my chrome? I'm not ...
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Outlook Web App *light* version

When I access my OWA site on my Android Chrome (Pixel 2), I always get the full version like the one on the desktop. How do I access the light version on my Android phone instead? On my iPhone, the ...
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Chrome error **ERR_SPDY_TRANSPORT_SECURITY** only on mobile device

I'm trying to brows one website in my SAMSUNG GRAND MAX mobile, using Chrome/ UC browser etc. it shows below error This webpage is not availale ERR_SPDY_TRANSPORT_SECURITY but same website is ...
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Clear cache for specific site on Chrome for Android?

How do you clear the cache for a specific site on Chrome for Android? I've already tried going to the site's settings and pressing the "Clear & Reset" button, but the site's cache still hasn't ...
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How to keep using Google Maps in Chrome browser and avoid launching the app?

If I point my browser (Chrome browser) to http://maps.google.com it automatically opens the Google Maps app. Is there a way to avoid this and keep using the site through the browser? If it matters, ...
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How to stop Chrome (on Android) from opening a certain website for joining to Telegram Channels?

On my Android on a mobile set, I recently have encountered a problem. I have Chrome and Telegram installed. The Chrome repeatedly and automatically open a link like https://t.me/joinchat/.... which ...
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How can I fix small image size issue in Chrome (only Facebook website)?

Firstly I know StackExchange have a similar question. But I'm unable to comment on that question due to low reputation. Coming to my issue Chrome browser showing images in small sizes since last week....
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Trouble playing videos on Chrome

I have Moto G4 Play (6.0.1) with chrome 62.0.3202.84(latest) installed. I tried to play videos from www.southpark.cc.com but the play button wouldn't appear. A temporary solution was to open in ...
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Stop navigating to google.com for wifi sign-in?

My device (unrooted samsung s5, latest google chrome browser version) keeps navigating to https://www.google.com to (eventually) access a public wifi's login page. This is problematic of course as the ...
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How to export and import chrome://flags

I do not want to export the bookmarks and I do not want to export the passwords. I only want to export whatever is shown in chrome://flags. Specifically I want to export from an Android 4.4.4 device ...
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How to open local web pages in Chrome on external SD card

I wanted to be able to open local files in the Chrome browser. If I tap a local file (htm, rss) or paste a valid "file:" URI into Chrome it does not work when file is on external SD card. I am using ...
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Chrome getfileattachment download failed due to missing sd card

I am running Android 7.0 on a Huawei P8 lite 2017 (brand new) Every time I try to download a file from Google Chrome I get the error message: "getfileattachment download failed due to missing sd card"....
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Intrusive ads on Google Chrome for Android

I've been using an Android phone for 4 years (Nexus 5, LG G3, LG G4) and I recently swap to an iPhone. Yesterday, a friend tweeted 2 photos of an ad when he was trying to read an article about a ...
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Chrome extension won't install [duplicate]

Hi I'm trying to install betfair's extension for chrome but when i press "Install" on the screenshot nothing happens. It is an apk and I've got android 5.1.1 on my phone. I've enabled the "unknown ...
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Turn off search history on Chrome?

If I search for for example "lemon" in the address bar in Chrome on Android, days later if I start typing "L" it will show "lemon" in bold text as a suggestion. I have already gone to the Activity ...
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Chrome: “Failed to add bookmark.”

I am running Google Chrome 56 on Android 4.4.4 and starting today I am no longer able to add bookmarks. Every time that I click the star a nessage pops up that says "Failed to add bookmark.". I do not ...
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How to get rid of a malware app “Chromes”?

A few days ago I noticed a new app on my phone. It's called Chromes and it has a logo really similar to Chrome's logo. It was detected as Malware by my antivirus at first, but after a few hours I got ...
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How do I set Google Chrome to close when I swipe away the last tab?

On another device, when I swipe away chrome's last open tab, the whole app closes. I don't know how I got it to do that.
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I don't want ANY action to take place within the Google Now launcher for default browser

This seems to be a totally unanswered topic, please enlighten me but... I don't want ANY action to take place within the Google Now launcher for default browser. I simply want to click on the search ...
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“anazon.ca” download pending

My phone frequently shows a Chrome notification for "anazon.ca" with "Download pending ...". This appears frequently with a current time-stamp, even when WiFi and data is turned off. I tried ...
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How to enter IP address with port into Google Chrome for android?

When I type IP address and port (eg.: 192.168.0.9:15672) on android google chrome 60, I am redirected to google search on that IP address and port. I want to access that as URL, not as google search. ...
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Games laggy in Chrome

I have the following system: Galaxy SIII i9300 with LineageOS 14.1 (latest Nightly), rooted. I would like to play a particular game (I usually do not play browser games) against some one to show him ...
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Android Google translate update September 2017

So the latest android update to Google now automatically translates a Web pages. It allows you to either never translate page or never translate language. Thing is, I'm learning the language so I want ...
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How to disable autocomplete in Chrome for specific sites

When I visit passwords.google.com in Chrome for Android (Marshmallow) I have the option to autocomplete the password. I would like to disable passoword autocomplete for this site only, or maybe for ...

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