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

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Does Android support a default terminal application?

Considering that both KDE Plasma and Windows 11 support a default terminal, and the availability of brilliant terminals like Termux, this seems like it would be an obvious feature, at least ...
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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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default home app / launcher reset after Android 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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Unable to set Signal as default SMS app

I tried to set Signal as the default SMS app on my Samsung Galaxy S23+ after I enabled the SMS permission, but for some reason, it won't let me or even make it show up on the default apps menu as an ...
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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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No setting to set default home app on Doogee Y9 Plus

I have an old Android 9 (it's a Doogee Y9 Plus) device on which I would like to set Nova Launcher as the default home app, but there doesn't seem to be a way to set it through the device's settings. ...
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Dialog option "Use by default for this action" or "Always" not displaying for NFC tag

I just completed my Android application which scans NFC tags. When an NFC tag comes near the device, the device tries to show all the apps which can scan the NFC tag. I want it to remember which app ...
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Disable default SMS app on OnePlus

I'm trying to debranch my phone from OnePlus and Google as much as possible. In the last few days, I removed some packages and replaced them with FOSS & trusted companies' apps. I'm stuck though......
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Is it possible to block SMS without setting an app as the default SMS app?

Is it possible to have an SMS app that can block some kind of SMS (i.e. where text contains "XYZ" phrases), but I don't want it to be set as the default SMS app? I've seen something like SMS ...
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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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Why is there no built-in terminal emulator/console app in Android?

There should be at least a console accessible since Android uses the Linux kernel. Why is there no terminal emulator or console installed by default in Android OS? Is there a particular reason?
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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 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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Cannot set my APK MainActivity as the Home Activity via ADB [closed]

I am using one these AndroidTV 11.0 S905W2 boxes from Amazon and I could not make my APK the Home Activity via ADB.exe I am using the following adb command via WiFi as connecting via a USB cable to my ...
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How can I unset Google Translator as default translator

I am having a problem. If I select a part of a web pages in my browser, I could tap on translate and then choose between various translators (including DeepL). I accidentally set Google Translator as ...
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How to assign an app to an NFC event?

I would like to use NFC tags with NFC Task Launcher or AutomateIt, but every time I scan the tag, I get a popup asking for the application to use (I have a few NFC-related ones). I have a Samsung ...
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How to open some app links in a non default browser

This is what I want to achieve (on Android): I want all links that are not otherwise linked to an app to open in my default browser (Samsung Internet) This is the default behaviour and how it ...
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Can I change the default media player on Pumpkin Android 11 radio?

I have a USB disk with MP3 music connected. Everytime when the Pumpkin radio has booted, it recognizes the USB disk and starts the preinstalled media player automatically, which starts playing the ...
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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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Auto-accept set default for USB device

My device uses a Qualcomm chip, Android 7 (SDK 25). I am coding an app that uses a USB camera (webcam) to record and capture. To hold permanent permission for my app. My problem is, the first time ...
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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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Android forgetting default launcher every few minutes

Starting last week, my HTC One running ARHD 31.5 keeps forgetting the default launcher. Every few minutes, it will forget the setting and ask me for a launcher when I hit the home button. So far, I ...
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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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Links don't open in apps in Android 12

My phone is an LG-V60 (model is LG-V600TM). I'm on Android 12. I've seen this posted many times but every solution seems to refer to things I'm not capable of doing on my phone (or I'm missing it) so ...
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Fix/reset default app / "open with"

I have a Samsung Galaxy S21 android phone, android 12. There has been an issue with playing music from dropbox for many months now. I can't get my old preferred default music player back. If I just ...
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How to disable the "verified links" feature?

With Android 12, Google introduced the verified links feature that requires apps to verify ownership of domains for which they want to handle links. (Handling links refers to the behavior where when ...
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How to change messaging and phone 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?
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Setting Default applications through ADB

I have an android device (Android 4.4) with two launchers. One comes with the device and the other one is home made. I have the following questions regarding this scenario: How can I set the default ...
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Change the default app in "Open with" dialog

I have at one point chosen Truedialer as the default app for opening contacts. I would now like to set Google Contacts as the default app. I have cleared the Launch by default setting for Truedialer....
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Remove default packages' caches

I removed a package installed default via this command (with adb): pm uninstall -k --user 0 the_package Because of -k, the command does not remove the package's cache. How can I remove its cache ...
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How do I clear native PDF viewer as default?

I'm on Android Lollipop. Due to ghost touch, the native PDF viewer is selected default. I also checked Reset Default Apps in the Settings menu, but there's only e-mail and messaging.
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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 on an Android phone; it asks for the default app for browsing the Internet or opening a web link, playing music, and opening a PDF file. ...
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How to change the default action for when phone is plugged in to a computer?

When I plugged in my phone to my computer for the first time it gave me a list of options to choose for what to do when it is plugged in. I tapped one of the choices and then mistakenly tapped "Always"...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Set ES File Manager as the default file manager on Lenovo A6000

I am using a Lenovo A6000 Android phone. My default file manager is other than ES File Manager. How can I set the ES File manager as default and uninstall the in-built file manager?.
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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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How to set Google dialer as the default dialer in Sony Xperia Z3+?

I hope you are well. I have recently switched from a Google Nexus 5 to a Sony Xperia Z3+. However, I'm slightly annoyed at all of the default apps that Sony bundle with it. I have already replaced the ...
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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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Choose default music player to play / pause music on hands-free button press

I like the feature to use button on the hands-free (headset) to play / pause music. I have a bunch of music players installed on my phone: Apollo, Sony Walkman, Play Music, etc. When I use the hands-...
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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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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 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 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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