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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 can I get a overview and manage the default applications for file types?

Most OSs show a nice summary about which application will be used to open a certain file type. Android does not seem to have such a function. How can I track and manage the default applications?
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I checked 'use as default' when choosing the default launcher, but now I can't start ADW.Launcher any more

I installed ADW.Launcher on my Galaxy S running Froyo (2.2) to check it out. When it was installed, every time I pressed the 'home' button, I got a choice which launcher to start. In the end I found ...
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How to change a default application in Ice Cream Sandwich?

I used the ADWLauncher EX by default while having Gingerbread 2.3.6. Today I have manually updated my Nexus S to Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0.3, and I wanted to give the new default launcher a shot, but I ...
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How do you clear share actions bound to ‘copy to clipboard’?

I accidentally set a sharing intent to always copy to clipboard. I know that usually to unbind these defaults, you go Settings > Apps > All > [bound app] and hit the 'Clear defaults' button from there,...
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1answer
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Can I set the default browser differently for different websites?

I have the following browsers on my phone: stock Dolphin Mini Opera Mobile Firefox I don't want to set a catch-all default because some pages render better on some browsers than on others. When I ...
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How can I change the default browser?

I need to change the default browser in my Android device to Opera. Is there any way to do that?
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Youtube videos open in browser by default

When I'm browsing the net using the Internet app (the default browser), youtube links open up in the browser and not in the youtube app. I don't get to choose any option like before. In Applications ...
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Where does Android store the “default application for file type (open with)” settings?

Where does Android store the default application settings that connects each type of content with a designated application? I mean which application open each kind of file or content type so if I got ...
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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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1answer
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How can I make Android remember default apps after upgrades?

After choosing a default program for an action, every time an app gets updated that relates to that action, the OS unnecessarily asks which program to use. I can't be the only one to be aggravated by ...
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1answer
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How to set the default dialer?

Where are the configurations to set the default dialer? I installed a new one and want to know where I set the default.
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1answer
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How to select default application

How can I change the default application for a given file type or protocol? For example, I have multiple browsers on my smartphone and have selected "Internet" (the default browser) to be "the default ...
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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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1answer
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Does Google+ client come preinstalled on Android phones?

Does Google+ come preinstalled on Android phones? Is having it a mandatory requirement on manufacturers to be certified by Google?
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1answer
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Mp3s open in Google play after tapping always, have already reset all app preferences. What now?

Thanks for not scrolling by after the first half. This happens in Firefox, irrespective of which site used. The first time it offered the choice of downloading using play or downloads. Naturally I ...
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0answers
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How to set Spotify as default Music Player?

I want spotify to appear in the drop-down menu instead of the default music player. Is this possible? (I stream all of my music, so I don't need the default music player). (By "drop down menu", I ...
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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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1answer
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I stop an option to use ringtones or another source how do l re-instate the other source

I pressed the alway use button on ringtones and now can not use any other source how do I reopen this option?
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How do I change the default SMS application on my HTC Hero?

I recently got completely fed up with the built in Messages (SMS) application and switched it out for Chomp (also looking at Handcent, haven't decided on one yet). I want to use the "Messages" icon ...
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1answer
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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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Tapping an NFC tag which contains an URL. (How) can I override the default action (browser launch)?

My previous question established that when a factory reset Android device taps an NFC tag which contain an URL, the operating system launches a browser. Can I prevent that? Is that just a default ...
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1answer
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Why am I not able to select VLC player from inside the BubbleUPnP app?

I noticed after the updated of my Nexus 7 from Android 5 to 6.0.1, that my DLNA app BubbleUPnP (Version 2.5.5.1) stopped detecting video players. I am trying to view a video from my library with VLC ...
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Clear Default not enabled in 4.0

I'm trying to set Chrome as my default browser but cannot. I go to apps and the clear default button is not enabled and says no default is set.
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Associate a file type with an application

I want to change the default application starting when opening e.g. an mp3 file. Now the android music player starts when I open an mp3, I want e.g. spotify to start instead.
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MTK Logger Application

At the moment I am using an ALCATEL ONE TOUCH PIXI android mobile. im currently deleting apps that I don't use. And I was wondering if u could please tell me and explain what the "MTK Logger" app is ...
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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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1answer
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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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Image and Video Files not showing up in Gallery

I am using Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean OS Smart Phone, All the images and video files present in My Files(default file browser app for android) are not showing up in Gallery(default app), and Other Apps(...