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How can I disable Chrome's incognito mode without rooting Android? [duplicate]

Is there a way to disable Incognito Mode in Chrome without rooting? My phone is running Android Lollipop.
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Disable the autofocus on click in Google Chrome on Android

I am reading a diagnostic book and browsing pictures with my Samsung Galaxy S4. I do not like the autofocus on click in Google Chrome on Android. How can you disable the autofocus on click in ...
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Open a new tab in chrome from a shortcut or app

Problem Since updating to Android 5.1.1 I started using the new tab switcher merged with recent apps, however, every time I click on chrome I have to wait for it to open the last tab only to open a ...
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Am having multiple issues with Android 4.4.2 tablet

This is a fairly new tablet. First, I couldn't get page reload to stop coming up while using Chrome and stock (google) keyboard. The manufacturer, Prestige, advised me to use the stock browser ...
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Add specific website to Chrome's New Tab Page [duplicate]

Is there a way to explicitly add a URL to Chrome's new tab page dial pad?
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Combining Ghostery and HTTPS-Everywhere on Android?

On my PC (Windows 8.1) I am happily using Firefox with the Addons Ghostery and HTTPS-Everywhere. I really like this combination so I winder how I can achieve the same things on my Android phone. I ...
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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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Google Now - "no app found to open url"

I've been having this problem for about two days. It started happening at random and I've not been able to find solution to the problem. Basically if I try to open a link to a website that has an ...
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View chrome passwords on Android device

I've been searching for a way to do this for a while now and haven't come up with a good solution. Does anyone know if chrome-saved passwords can be viewed on an android device? If they can't be, is ...
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Android browsers blocking Youtube preroll ads natively

I was wondering if anyone else noticed that Youtube preroll ads are automatically blocked when browsing on Android Chrome or Android Firefox. This is without any adblocking features enabled (no ...
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HD Video in Chrome Browser is not working properly

I have an Android device with Android 4.2. It's a Box with an HDMI Output, to plug in to a TV. This box is capable of playing 1080p HD-Videos in the media-player app. However when I try to display a ...
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Setting Flags in Android Chrome

I have an Android 4.2 device with the latest Chrome-Browser. in this Browser I can set some custom flags, by browsing the URL about:flags If I screw it up, I can go to the app-settings, delete the ...
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How can I automatically clear my browsing data when I exit Chrome?

I don't like having my searches and web history hanging around forever. Therefore, I wonder: Is it possible to automatically clear browsing data on exit in Google Chrome? If it cannot be done with ...
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On Android, how to disable Google Chrome's incognito mode

If you thought that disabling incognito mode was enough to protect your children, you're probably mistaken. Let me explain. Dear readers: Disabling incognito mode may be completely insufficient. ...
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When you lock down a Lollipop device to disable Chrome's incognito mode, this creates an XML "restrictions file". What actual XML is inside the file?

Note: If this post is too long to read, please see the summary in the last paragraph. I own an aging Samsung Galaxy S Relay cellphone. It's running Android 4.1.2 and has a built-in physical keyboard. ...
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Tapping Back button for closing Chrome always redirects to the same website

Every time I want to close chrome with the back button I am redirected to same website. I want to get rid of this website but i cannot. I cleared the browser history but the website keeps reappearing ...
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Chrome failed during startup with an unexpected error

When starting Chrome on my Samsung Galaxy Ace 3, I just get the following error message, and no error code. Chrome failed during startup with an unexpected error. Googling the above phrase gives ...
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In Google Chrome, how do I drag things around on a touchscreen Android device?

Clicking and dragging something from a webpage is easy from a PC. For example, the bar in the screenshot below can be dragged by holding the left mouse button and moving the mouse simultaneously: My ...
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Disable swipe down to reload a page in Chrome browser

While filling out an HTML form, I accidentally swiped down and lost all my filled information because the browser reloaded the page. Is it possible to deactivate this swipe down functionality? My ...
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Where can I find the Chrome bookmarks stored locally in Samsung Galaxy S6?

I'm freaking out as my Chrome browser on my rooted Samsung Galaxy S6 got reset after using Datasync, and when I opened my Chrome browser it showed as a fresh install. Like never used before. I had ...
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Can I open Chrome on Android from command line ?

Is there command line alternative to Chrome Remote Debugging ? Manually, I can open tabs from chrome://inspect/#devices . As well as I can open Chrome on desktop from CLI - e.g. chrome.exe --...
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Chrome and Skype takes up a lot of storage

I'm not sure if this is a problem different for anyone but these apps are very large. I'm on a very limited storage of 2Gb with no move to sd capabilities and both these apps rise above 150Mb in ...
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Save images via Chrome for Android

I can save images from other sites on chrome browser but cannot do it on Facebook. Does it contains any JavaScript which block saving images? How to save them ?
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How can I delete cookies for a specific site in chrome in android

I can see 'Settings' -> 'Privacy' -> 'CLEAR BROWSING DATA', but that will clear my browsing info for all sites. I can also see under 'Settings' -> 'Site settings', there is an option to select 'All ...
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How to retrieve saved password in Google Chrome for Android?

Is there any way I can retrieve stored password specific to any URL in Google Chrome for Android. This is not in any way connected with Google Chrome running in Desktop versions. I'm able to see saved ...
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Block specific cookies?

Some sites use cookies to annoy users in various ways (i.e. by nagging return visitors). Is there a way to block specific sites from using cookies in Chrome without disabling cookies globally? I know ...
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Easiest way to add a font so Chrome will recognize it on a Nexus 10?

I want Chrome for Android to recognize the Verdana font on a Nexus 10. That's it. Currently, it only seems to recognize Arial, Open Sans, Times New Roman, and a couple of fixed width fonts. All of ...
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Create cookies on Droid Turbo local drive using Chrome

Developing XHTML based product for Droid Turbo. Chrome will not permit javascript from file:/// to create cookies for security reasons. If Chrome is started with "--enable-file-cookies" then cookies ...
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Associate HTML files with Google Chrome

I want to create a file association between my local HTML pages and Google Chrome, the reason being that I am beginning to develop HTML pages and I need to be able to access the URL address as I use ...
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Is there a way to bookmark all tabs in Chrome?

Is there a way to bookmark all tabs in Chrome for Android? (i.e. right click and Ctrl functions are not available) If it helps, I'm using Android tablet.
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Chrome Crash/Close immediatly on open. Android 4.0.4

Chrome version 42.0.2311 running on Android 4.0.4 on eeepc 701 x86. Browser crashes and closes immediatly Is there any way to troubleshoot? I have already uninstalled / reinstalled. Cleared the ...
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Cannot upload picture because browser refreshes

When I try to upload a photo to most sites, my low-end phone (an LG Optimus F6) refreshes the page after I select the file, regardless of what browser I use. Chrome at least explicitly tells me that ...
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Disable history syncing on Chrome for Android

How can I disable Chrome syncing its history on my Android phone? I looked in settings, but I cannot see an option there.
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To show Mobile Bookmarks of Chrome in Desktop?

I would like show my bookmarks in my Screen because some webpages work better than any application. It would be also create an application-like-button for a webpage if possible. Possible through ...
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Chrome infinite loop trying to update - Galaxy Tab S

what's up? So I recently bought a brand new Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4". Bought it online, waited a few days, got my new tablet through mail! \o/ YEY! Nice, as a regular-heavy-user, the first thing I ...
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Export Chrome history in android

Is there a way to export the entire browser history from Chrome under Android, in any file format (csv, xml, whatever)? I have Chrome 42.0.2311.111 under Android 4.2.2.
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How to Bypass Certificate Errors in Google Chrome Android?

Apparently desktop Chrome has a flag called --ignore-certificate-errors that allows you to bypass all certificate warnings. Is there an equivalent for Android Chrome? I checked in chrome://flags but ...
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How do I temporarily edit a webpage in Chrome?

I want to temporarily edit the webpage displayed in Chrome on my phone, something similar to Chrome desktop's Inspect element feature. I understand this is temporary, but I want to do some tests. I ...
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How can I fix small images on the Facebook website?

Facebook images appear small, and don't take up whole width of the screen: Screenshots (click images for larger variants) This problem was reproduced on both Xperia T and Xperia SP (both running ...
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Is there any Android browser which lets you control page refresh?

I like to read the news when I take the subway. The problem is that there is no internet connection on the subway, and thus my strategy is to preload in different Chrome tabs all the articles that I'd ...
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Setting IncognitoModeAvailability policy for Google Chrome on an Android tablet?

Google Chrome supports an “IncognitoModeAvailability” policy that I want to set on my Android (Jelly Bean) tablet. I tried to set up the policies as described here: http://www.chromium.org/...
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Always use desktop mode for specific websites on Chrome

When I tap one of my favourite site, Chrome suggests me the link to mobile version, but I do not want it. I want to disable it only for my favourites. I want to set the desktop mode only for some ...
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Run Google Chrome with flags (not from chrome://flags)

There are command line flags (or "switches") that Chromium (and Chrome) accept in order to enable particular features or modify otherwise default functionality. Chromium Command Line Switches Run ...
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Turning off Proxy for chrome incognito?

I have tested Adblock plus which tries to filter ads as a proxy. After uninstalling i had to remove proxy settings. It works generally, but not in chrome incognito mode. How can I change proxy ...
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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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Samsung (Galaxy S4) does not show Authorize USB debugging dialog box

I am trying to follow the instructions here, but my phone never displays the "Authorize USB Debugging" option. On the PC side, adb devices shows that the PC see the device, but it is listed as "...
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What does 'sandboxed' webview actually mean?

I keep hearing the argument for Tinfoil for Facebook(vs mobile site) that it is sandboxed. What does it actually mean? what can websites access on normal web browsers that they can't on isolated ...
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How can I view SSL certificate information (the padlock popup in Chrome desktop) in Chrome Mobile?

When I'm on my Desktop Chrome, I can click on the padlock icon in the address bar and see the information about my SSL connection, like the TLS version, the certificate strength, the authority that ...
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Why isn't Android using the IPSec VPN for browsing etc.?

I have configured IPSec VPN using a PSK to connect to my home network using the default built-in VPN settings in Android 5 on my Nexus 5. It connects correctly, but most apps don't use the connection ...
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What is the default browser of Android 5.0 and above?

Android devices used to have its stock web browser as its default browser, but nowadays, it is replaced by Chrome. And it is said that the default browser of Android 5.0 and above is going to be ...

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