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Questions tagged [default-applications]

Issues with apps defined as default for certain actions, or how to define them such.

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How to open websites directly in my browser instead of the stripped down browser? [duplicate]

I think it is called Andriod WebView or something like that. It's not the browser it's a stripped down browser with just a hamburger menu at the top right corner that has 2-3 options and says 'Powered ...
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Change default clock app in Samsung Galaxy Note 9

My previous phone was Nexus 5 and I changed to a Samsung Galaxy Note 9. I'm trying to customize most of the things that I used to be the same as Note 5. What I liked from Nexus 5 it was notifications ...
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Setting default download app

When I downloaded something in Chrome, it used to ask me which app to use for downloading that file. Now, after recent updating the version of Chrome from Play Market, it's using its own download ...
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Using something else for choosing audio files

I installed Winamp a long ago and it somehow ended up as the default app for selecting audio files. I did delete it to fix the problem but it didn't work. How am I supposed to fix this? (I don't want ...
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Play Books's upload feature always opens ePub files

I want to open ebooks with an alternate app (in my case, Cool Reader) but can't identify the current default app to change it. How can I stop Google Play Books from opening book files? ePubs will ...
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Clearing Maps defaults doesn't work

Google Maps was set as the default maps app on my Samsung S8. I went into settings-->apps-->Maps-->Clear Defaults, and now it says "None set as default". However, in Calendar when I click on an ...
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How do I remove applications that android automatically downloads, and stop it downloading apps that I don't want automatically?

I have an android phone, and every now and again, when I connect to WiFi, I notice it starts automatically downloading updates. However, it also seems to download/ update a number of default apps, ...
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How to change default video player app inside Hangouts

A video appeared inside a Hangouts chat stream and when I clicked it, it asked me which installed app I intend to use for playing that video. I accidentally picked some casting app, but apparently (...
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Open specific sites in different browser

How can i change the default browser for specific sites only? When I click on links to certain domains in Chrome, those links should automatically open in a new Firefox tab. When I click "back" in ...
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CAN i reinstall the system apps which i have deleteed accidently during rooting?

Recently i have rooted my phone .And somehow my media storage has beeen deleted during the rooting process ans i cant play the music and watch photos .My andriod version is 5.1. So can somebody send ...
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Google Play won't allow me to update applications

Google Play will not allow me to update my Facebook Application. It keeps saying that I can't update Facebook because of its default location. [1] My phone is an Android 4.4.4, Gualcomm® snapdragon ...
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Custom “open with app” configuration with unique from-to mapping

Is there a way to configure which app opens links based on which app they are being opened from. eg: if opening link to article from Facebook open in NB Browser but if the same link is being opened ...
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No “Set as Default” Option

I have a Galaxy S7. I'm an idiot and I went through a factory reset on my phone. Now, there's no "set as default" option on the phone. I can go to defaults in settings and I can "clear defaults" but ...
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Phone and Messages not sync

I am using my Moto X4 running android 8.0 oreo. My problem is that phone and message app not syncing. Phone and Messages application is of Motorola's Stock. Say, if I call a person A from phone it ...
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How to get Samsung Galaxy S7's dialler to Call by default

On a Samsung Galaxy S7, when I search for a contact and tap on the name, I am offered three choices : 1) Call 2) Message and 3) Info. What can I do so when I tap on a name, the default action is to ...
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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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Mi Max 2 Xiaomi apps as default immutable setting

I'm using a Xiaomi Mi Max 2 phone. At the last time I was able to open links with a browser of my choice. But now, the "browser" only is imposed. Additionally, there is a lot of Xiaomi tools and apps ...
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Wrong music player when connecting to car after Android update

I have a Huawei P10 and I use BlackPlayer for playing music. When I start my car and my bluetooth is active my car (Volvo V40) automatically connects to my phone and starts playing music. Yesterday I ...
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How to disable autoplay by default?

When my car starts it starts playong my call recordings made by ACR app. I guess it may be the music app that does that. How to disable autoplay by default? This also happens when i pause my audible ...
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Open links in corresponding app instead of browser

When I click on a link, it is always opened in browser, even if I had installed corresponding app. For example youtube, reddit, etc. In Settings -> Apps -> Configure apps -> Opening links -> YouTube ...
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How to manage settings on an Android device remotely

I need to manage an Android device remotely. It is a tablet running Android 6.0 used by an elderly person, which alters the setting from time to time. (Or maybe the person does, who knows). I live ...
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URLs not opening in native app

Samsung Galaxy S7, stock Android 7.0 I have the Meetup app installed. If I go to App settings → Meetup → Set as default → App links: Go to supported URLs is set to "Via this app". Supported web ...
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How to change Android's Google Chrome's default downloader? (not under app - set default)

I set Android's Google Chrome's default downloader to ES File Explorer and now I want to reset it back to Google Chrome. I found this to be impossible on Android 7.0 - I tried to uninstall both Chrome ...
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Galaxy S8: Set default app for left swipe?

Is it possible to set a default app to open on left swipe on Home screen? Currently Bixby app opens on left swipe, I would like to change it to some other app.
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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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How is the default launcher set after a factory reset

I would like to know how is the default launcher set after a factory reset. What files are in charge of telling the OS, for example, that the Touchwiz app is the default launcher for Samsung devices. ...
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How can I change the default camera app (on lockscreen)?

I would like to uninstall the default camera app and instead use the FOSS Open Camera. And I would also like to access the camera from the lockscreen. How can I do this in Android 6?
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Is 'Boost' a feature or a virus?

The app 'File Manager' now has a new look, a look that has more of a virus feel and lees of an 'android' feel. Force stopping file manager gets rid of the addition to the notification bar thingy and ...
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How can i open a file with non compatible software?

In windows we can try to open a pdf with an pdf with VLC or such type of operation. In short "open with" option works more freely in windows than in android. Sometimes because of this even, we can not ...
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How to associate a file extension with an app?

I have a number of files with some extension and I have an app that can open the files - it is not the default format of this app, but it can import and display it. At the moment when I attach USB ...
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playing WhatsApp videos with your default MX Player on Android

in the past WhatsApp videos opened by default in the video player you annoted on Android as the default video player. in my case all videos in my Android phone (an Xperia z ) will open with MX player ...
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Permanently setting launcher in Nox

In Nox (3.8.1.1) running Android 4.4.2, I'd like to change the launcher from Nox Launcher to Smart Launcher. I set the default home app through settings, but every time I restart Android in Nox (or ...
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How to assign default app to unlisted file type

in Android 6.0 Marshmallow, is it possible to assign a default app to a file type that isn't listed yet? Specifically, I have *.notes for plain text notes, and *.md files for markdown. Windows is set ...
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How do I add an app-specific (i.e. Trello) URL to my home screen?

I've got an app-specific URL that opens in a particular app, rather than my webbrowser. In this case Trello, for example someone sends me a link to a Trello card, like https://trello.com/c/xyz123abc/...
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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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Show Settings->Apps on desktop as a distinct icon?

Sometimes I want to kill a buggy application (ANR) I've deployed to my LG G3. This seems to be done on Lollipop via Settings->General->Apps. I find it quite tedious to get there, every time I have to ...
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Open File - All apps associated with this action have been turned off, blocked, or are not installed

I can open my text editor (QuickEdit Pro) and then, within my text editor, navigate to any file I like and anything (.md or .sh or .pl) will open without trouble. But when I open the default 'My Files'...
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How to remove an app from Android HwResolver in Marshmallow?

The stupid HwResolver (screenshot) ask me for what app i want to open the link with when i'm using an app (facebook, whatsapp...) every single time and i always press always open with chrome how can i ...
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Where are built in sound file images (album art) showing in music player? (path)

Hi and thanks in advance Samsung Galaxy S 3 Mini, gt-i8190n, android 4.1.2 My problem: there are preinstaled/default/built in images for sound files that appear in Music Player (they're ugly for me) ...
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How to change messaging and calling app in oppo r9s

Is there a way to change messaging and phone call apps without the phone defaulting to stock on an unrooted oppo r9s. Thanks
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Stop automatically setting apps as default

I have an AT&T Samsung Note4 currently running Marshmallow 6.0.1. In the past it and all other Android phones used to prompt me for and app to open files or links with. The menu wold have a ...
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Whats ASKS Security Software and Device Protection Manager?

My phone updated and when i check about device i got something i never know about that ASKS Security Software thing and a new appication named Device Protection Manager with no accessable interface ...
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Will a factory reset launch to the android stock launcher or can I use my own?

I was silly enough to uninstall my android 4.2.1 stock launcher and instead, installed nova launcher. I works 100% but this one annoying message keeps popping up every 5 seconds saying that the ...
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How do I change default apps used from the Google drive app on Android 6.0?

When I open a file from the Google Drive app for Android (I'm using 6.0 on a OnePlus 3), it uses some internal viewer, and not the system-wide default app. How can I select different apps as default ...
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Keep asking for apps on every action on Marshmallow

In Lollipop, I was being asked for the app to be used for every action. For example, when I open a link, I was asked for the browser. When I have to select an image, I was asked about the app that ...
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How to prevent apps to become auto install without user interaction?

In my mobile some app automatically install without my any action. Some times thos apps are auto install even I already uninstalled them, but every time I uninstalled thos apps are automatically ...
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mp3 files from samsung s6 edge to whatsapp

I have tried the attach icon on whatsapp to send a file of over 1 hour. I also tried to send it from audio in my files but i got an error message saying the file is over 16m...What do I do? Is there a ...
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Anybody can help? My File manager shows 2.46gigs but there are not many apps in it!!!!why?

My android internal storage is 8 gigs totally. In the storage, it showes 2.46gigs for 'file manager' while there is not a considerable number of apps or any heavy app installed. The file manager app ...
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Switch music apps depending on bluetooth connection (car/headphones)

To start, I have a 2016 Mazda CX-5 and a Galaxy S7. Google Music works best in my car because for whatever reason because I am able to view the "Root" menu and explore artists, songs, playlists, etc. ...
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How to open maps using HERE WeGo or Waze instead of Google Maps?

I have installed Waze and HERE WeGo on my Moto G4 Plus (Android 6.0.1). When I search for a street name in Chrome, I get a small map in the search results. When I click on the map, it opens the ...