Questions tagged [default-applications]

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

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Prevent Termux from opening STL files

I have Termux installed and when I try to open STL (3D model) it opens a Termux instead my STL viewer. How to prevent this behavior? There is no setting for Termux "open by default".
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Open external links in default browser instead of YouTube in app browser

I'm trying to find a way to get links in the YouTube app to open outside of the app. I don't want to stop watching/listening to a video while checking out a link in the comments.
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Using default device keyboard on app with its own keyboard

I'd like to use the default keyboard on my phone (SwiftKey) when I use the graphing calculator app called Geogebra. However, it has its own keyboard for inputting math; Can anyone show me how to use ...
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Are there any ports opened on an Android device by default?

Title says it all. Looking at a Samsung S10 phone and would like to know if there are any ports opened on device by default?
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default home app / launcher reset after Adnroid 11 update

I had Nova Launcher installed and set as default. Yesterday I updated to Android 11. After the update there's a bit of mixup: mostly when I go back to the home screen, it presents the Nova Launcher as ...
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Clear app default actions in Android 10

Mi App has silently taken over everything related to documents in my Gmail and printing in general in my phone. Whenever I do any action that is "an inch close to printing) then Mi App appears. ...
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How to set which options appear on the text selection toolbar?

I'm referring to the menu that appears when you tap and hold on some text to select it. How do you change which options appear by default and which appear in the extra (. . .) menu? I have to ...
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Quickest way to note the current time

I occasionally need to note the current time so I can quickly check it later, for example the time I arrived at some place. I don't care how it's stored since I don't keep it long term. Previously I ...
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Which "app" is responsible for "open with"

Which (app / piece of software) that is responsible for this function? The dialogue box that asks for which app to use.     - complete action using:     - choose an app:     - open with: Is it a ...
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How to set default Alarm app when Open by Default menu is disabled?

So, I'm trying to change my default alarm in Google Assistant (Pixel 5) to another alarm clock app I have installed (Alarm Clock Beyond). When I tell the assistant "Wake me up in 5 minutes", ...
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How to change download manager

Everytime i try to download anything it uses the built in android download manager.There is no download manager option at default apps . Is there anyway to force the use of my download manager? My ...
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Terminal App not found

I am new to Lineage but not new to Linux. I am running on a raspberry pi. How do I find the AppDrawer? How do I find the terminal App. Many thanks
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Where does your Samsung phone store its default ringtones? [duplicate]

So my grandma gave me a Samsung Galaxy J2 Prime from 2017, and it doesn't have any SD card inserted. So where does my phone store its defalt ringtones and notification sounds? I tried going to Android&...
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How to prevent an application from opening links with an internal browser?

Background The situation is a little bit confusing but with try to explain: I have 2 applications, A and B respectively. Application A has some links which when clicked are supposed to open in ...
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After switching SMS app back to original, few messages are missing

I had Google Messages set as the default SMS app. Then I tried Pulse. Pulse sent/received a few messages but then I changed the default back to Google Messages. However, the messages sent/received ...
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How to remove Messages app for SMS from Android 10 Wiko View 4 phone?

I want to remove the default messages application called Messages which handles sms sending and receiving from my Wiko View 4 Android 10 device. The reason I am wishing to uninstall this app is that I ...
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How can I configure Telegram to open links using Opera Browser instead of Chrome?

My Android is v6, but answers for any other modern version are OK too.
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How Do We Set the Default Camera App in Android 11?

In Android 11 Beta 3, Google is blocking the ability for third-party camera apps to handle photo/video requests on behalf of other apps. Interested developers can read the release notes for the ...
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How do I clear native PDF viewer as default?

ghost touch selected it. I'm on lollipop. Edit : screenshots for comment below. I also checked Reset Default Apps in,the Settings menu, but there's only e-mail and messaging.
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Default app for file type

I have a Nokia 6.1 with Android 10 (Android One). I was trying to download my account statement in Revolut app. It gives me an option to select either PDF or Excel (CSV) format to download. But ...
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How do I allow two apps on Android to open the same file type? i.e. Not have to choose a default

We have two applications that run on the Android platform that both use XML files to transfer data. (Android v8.0.0) However when we open either app, the OS always asks "Which one of these two apps ...
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Disable Wallpaper Autoresize and Scroll

My RCA Voyager Pro (Android 8.1.0) recently got a firmware update. Since the update, I have not been able to set a wallpaper without it "zooming in." Take these screenshots for example. When I select ...
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Cannot set default app for some files (PDF, TXT...) select "always" has not effect, Complete action using keeps popping up

Android 10 on Samsung s10e. Every-time I open a PDF or TXT file I am prompted to select which app I want to open the file with. It does not matter which app I select, the setting is never remembered, ...
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How can I change the default browser on MIUI 10.x?

I've read this question: How can I change the default browser? but the instructions there don't fit my Xiaomi phone, which has the MIUI 10 interface. How can I change the default browser there?
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Is Android showing app ads in share menu now?

Android is showing an Adobe app in the sharing menu and "Open with" dialog as if it's installed but will install it when I click on it. Is this a new perk of advertising with Google Play? Is ...
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Change web browser and text message app in Huawei P30 Lite

On my Huamei P30 Lite, I am using Firefox as a web browser app and Silence as text message app. Although I changed the default app in the settings, I am not able to change the app in the bottom ...
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What happens if I ignore the warning: "If you deny this permission, basic features of your device may no longer function as intended"?

If I go into the permissions settings for the Google app and change the Location permission from "Allow all the time" to "Allow only while using the app" or "Deny," I am presented with a warning: "If ...
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Open links to particular domain with particular app

I use a browser as my default, but wish that links to certain domains be opened by default with another browser. For example if an app has a button that opens a website it normally opens it in the ...
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Can't move or share files in My Files app

just downloaded some mp3 files and needed to move them from downloads to my music folder. not sure if its because of the new system update, but for some reason there is literally no option to move, ...
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Camera on Lockscreen

I have a Poco F1 running Miui. The Gcam is a much better camera than the stock one. Is there a way for me to change the camera that is opened on the lockscreen?
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Can I set Parallel App or Dual App as a default app?

If more than one browser, media player, pdf reader, etc is an android phone; it asks for default app for browsing Internet or opening a web-link, playing music and opening pdf file. Like this there ...
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How to replace Android's Download Manager by an other default app?

I got enough of the poor functionality of com.android.providers.downloads So I decided for a better alternative download manger. But how can I choose the alternative as preferred download manager? ...
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Looking up words easily in the dictionary

Would it be possible for an entry to be installed on the menu that shows up when I highlight a word, so that I can look up the word on a dictionary, for example from an installed app such as Merriam-...
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Install Google Phone dialer on other phones

As you know Google Pixels and Nexuses are using Phone application as default dialer. and other phones can't install it. even if we get different versions of it from ApkMirror, it does not install on ...
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Manage file type or application defaults in Android 8

I am using Solid File Explorer to browse my files. Each time I tap an image, it is opened in Google's Photos. I would like to know where this relation is defined in my Android 8.0 and how can I change ...
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Why does Android 7 reset default Home app after boot?

Edit: I've got an app that was set as the HOME app that suddenly isn't set as the HOME app. My question is in two parts: Does Android 7 have the capacity to do that on its own? If it does, what ...
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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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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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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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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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Open links in corresponding app instead of browser

When I click on a link, it is always opened in a browser, even if I had installed the corresponding app. For example, YouTube, Reddit, etc. In Settings -> Apps -> Configure apps -> Opening ...
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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.