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Disable "open with" in chrome

How do I disable the "open with" feature in chrome on android? An alternative would be to have chrome itself in the list of alternatives.
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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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How do I disable Google Chrome from using regional google search?

I am using a VPN app and I don't want google to give me Arabic searches if my VPN is Arabic (besides, the whole site is mirror-imaged, since Arabic is written backwards). I want every search on ...
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How do I add a desktop link to a youtube video?

Normally I can add a desktop link from Chrome by using "Add to Home screen". However, when I click on a YouTube video, it automatically opens that video in my YouTube app rather than in Chrome. Thus ...
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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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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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Where is Chrome's "Merge tabs and apps" option on Android Tablet running Lollipop?

System: Nexus 9 32GB Wi-Fi Android 5.0.0 Lollipop LRX21R Chrome 39.0.2171.93 While researching this myself, most questions I found are about how to disable 'Merge tabs and apps,' but I haven't found ...
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Cannot upload arbitrary files using Chrome

Using for the first time latest Chrome (v30.x) on Android 4.0.4 ICS on a 1st Gen. Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet. To my huge surprise am not able to upload any files other than images or camera videos?...
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Unable to download from an authenticated webserver

On my Galaxy S3 / ICS handset, and also I expect on my previous Galaxy S / Froyo I'm unable to save any links from my web server due to the fact that it requires a user authentication. I can browse ...
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How to force mobile Chrome to open URLs instead of searching

I use Chrome for Android. When I type for example http://192.168.1.1:8000/ in the address bar, it opens Google with that address as a search query. I need to open the page and am unable to do so. I ...
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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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Turn off served by Google feature in Chrome

Whenever I visit a webpage in Chrome, the pages are being served by Google which is a plain version of the webpage. Here is a picture describing the same. Screenshot (click for larger variant) How ...
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Open SWF in Chrome for Android

I can open SWF URLs in Chrome for PC, however, I cannot open them using Chrome for Android on my device. Is there a Chrome plugin, or is there Java code that will do the mission, if there is, I will ...
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Chrome taking up lots of space on my Android device

I have an OnePlus 5T running Oxygen 5.1.4 (which is based on Android Oreo 8.1.6). According to the app DiskUsage, Google Chrome is using almost 15 GB of data. (Click image to enlarge it) Apart from ...
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How do I stop Google Now from opening multiple chrome windows?

I have an S5, android version 6.0.1. Whenever I search from Google now, it starts to pull up the results and then immediately appears to be opening another window with the results and then another--...
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Unable to Seek on Full Screen Videos in Chrome/Chrome Beta

So I have an odd issue that I haven't been able to find a fix for. When I'm watching a video in Chrome (or Chrome Beta), if I go full screen, whenever I try to seek to a different time in the video, ...
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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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Using the GPS instead of Google Location Services in Chrome

I do not consent to Google collecting constant background information about my position at all times through their Google Location Service program. So I have got that option disabled. I can get just ...
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Is there a way to automatically load insecure content in Chrome browser for Android?

Similar to this question but for the mobile space... https://superuser.com/questions/487748/how-to-allow-chrome-browser-to-load-insecure-content Is there a way to automatically load insecure ...
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How can I clear recent searches from search bar in Chrome?

To be clear, I don't want to clear my search history in general. I just hate that when I go to search something a few bars beneath my search shows my three most recent searches. I don't mind search ...
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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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make chrome default browser

I'm using Galaxy Note 2 Nowadays, every link in FB app and in Whatsapp is opened in the native browser I want to make Chrome the defualt browser for all actions including these two apps. How can I ...
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How to add desktop shortcut for URL, ignoring web app manifest?

Goal: Have a desktop shortcut that opens https://news.google.com/news/i#0 , ignoring the contained web app manifest that otherwise "overrides" the saved shortcut to http://news.google.com/news?sapa=1 ...
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How do I disable zooming on text input focus?

I know there are certain tricks to disable zooming when making a web page, but how do I disable zoom on focus on my device? I have Paranoid Android and the Xposed Framework, so, I know anything is ...
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How can I uninstall Google 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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How to remove persistent suggested URLs in Chrome on Android?

Whenever I click the address bar of an existing tab in Chrome, in shows a list of suggested sites, before I even start typing. That would be helpful if these suggestions were accurate, but there are ...
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How do I disable full-screen mode in Chrome for Android?

Some time ago, both Chrome and Chrome Beta started going full-screen. That is, I no longer see my status bar. This is a deal breaker for me, as I can no longer see what time it is or if I have ...
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Why does accepting Calendar invites open a browser? Can I prevent it?

I'm on an unrooted Galaxy Nexus, and using stock Gmail and Calendar apps on Android 4.1.1. But I am using Chrome rather than the stock browser. When I get a invite from a Gmail user to my Gmail ...
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How can I change the user agent string sent by Chrome on my Nexus 7?

Reading the reviews of the BBC Media Player on Google Play, one user said that since Chrome supports HTML5, he had managed to persuade the BBC iPlayer website to play him streams meant for iPad/iPhone ...
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Chrome and Firefox cannot add specific URL to home screen

I'm using Chrome and Firefox on Android 10. I need to add a link to my home screen and I can't find a way to add the specific link. I know that I can do the following: Go to the URL Tap the overflow (...
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Any way to find the list of webpages I added to homescreen from Chrome Android?

I had to disable Chrome Android on my phone today due to an unrelated software install issue. In the process, all the webpages I had added to my homescreen on my S8 phone from Chrome Android ...
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How to remove quick links in Google chrome homepage

How do I remove this quick links from Google chrome Android app. Please help.
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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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Setting Defaults for Links

I've been confused about how this works for quote some time now-- when I click a link, say in a browser (Chrome for example) and get the "open with" dialog if you will, if I chose to save a default ...
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How do I turn off the "suggested news" stories on Chrome's homepage in v70?

Chrome 70 - homepage now showing "suggested news" stories and is sucking up data and is slow. The flags solution is now gone in Chrome 70. How do I get rid of this stupid news feed?
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"Accept-Language" header sent by Chrome browser on Android

What exactly it depends upon? For example, if I have only one language specified in the Settings, but the Accept-Language header appears as: uk-UA,uk;q=0.8,ru;q=0.6,en-US;q=0.4,en;q=0.2 How can I ...
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How to permanently remove a particular Chrome notification from Android mobile phone?

I visited a website yesterday. Today, a notification popups every time my mobile phone is rebooted, showing me that website (it is grouped under "Social digest"). However, when I click on that ...
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How do I delete just one specific auto suggested URL from android chrome browser

I would like to remove only one particular URL from auto suggestions in my mobile (android) chrome browser. U know how embarrassing it gets sometime when u forget to use incognito mode and don't know ...
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Chrome Browser is not supported on this device (Samsung GT-P7500)

I have a tablet Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 (P7500) with stock firmware P7500XWLPG (Android 4.0.4). I want to install Chrome Browser on it. But when I find it in Google Play I see message "This app is ...
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Chrome pages turns blank after loading

I have been having this happen to me for a long time now but recently it seems like it has gotten worse. What happens is that A page loads, and you can see the webpage and almost all content while ...
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How to exit fullscreen in android chrome?

I've added one of my regular news websites to my homescreen in android chrome (android 4.4, phone). This works great, it now even opens the site fullscreen to give an 'app experience'. How can I ...
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Disable images in Chrome for Android

I want to save some bandwidth for my mobile data plan, is there a way I can disable loading images for Google Chrome, the way I can for Opera Mini for example? I couldn't find an option in the ...
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adb backup dosen't work even with allowBackup=true

I noticed that for some system apps (for example chrome, which is preinstalled by default on my device) I can't do adb backup . Doing so results in the 47 bytes dummy .ab file. I checked in manifest ...
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How to allow downloading multiple files again in Chrome?

When I was recently downloading files from a website, Chrome warned me, that website tries to download multiple files. I haven't seen that warning before and I guessed, that this may be security ...
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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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How do I stop PDFs opening in RollerCoaster Tycoon?

I have an unusual problem with Chrome when I try to open PDFs. If I have already downloaded a PDF and try to download it again, I can open it by tapping its name; in the screenshot below, I could tap "...
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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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Google Chrome and picture reenabling and reinstalling without authorization or interaction?

As somebody really wary of Google in general, the first thing I did on my phone was to disable Chrome and Google Pictures, and replaced them by apps from F-Droid For a few days now, I've seen them ...
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WhatsApp Built in Scanner Won't Work

I have spent 2 days reading everything on the web concerning this issue and trying all the solutions suggested, with no success. The problem: When I try to connect to to WhatsApp Web, the QR will ...
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Chrome opens PDF files only through Google Drive, other apps work fine

Bug: pdf files from Chrome open only in Drive app directly, disabling Drive gives me "cannot open file" error. I can open them from Adobe PDF app or FBreader app directly but that is annoying. ...

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