Questions tagged [default-applications]

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

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How do I set a default calendar-app in Android (Jelly Bean)?

I've installed PocketInformant and use it as my calendar app on my phone with Jelly Bean. However, when I get appointment/calendar event reminders, it's the stock calendar that notifies me. This is a ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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 do I change the default file association in ES file Explorer?

When I click on a .bin file in ES file Explorer, the default action is to move it to the recycle bin. How can I stop this behavior? I am on a Samsung S4 running Lollipop, TouchWiz ROM. I have looked ...
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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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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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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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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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Reset ringtone picker preferences

My Samsung Galaxy S2 on Gingerbread was set to use Handcent as the default ringtone picker, and I accidentally changed this back to the built-in ringtone picker. How do I get it to use Handcent again? ...
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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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Change default music app used by ES File Explorer

I tried to change the default music app executed with ES File Explorer with not success. I tried to clear the data of the app, uninstall and install again and set the default music app with Default ...
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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 can I reset the default app for opening email attachments?

Every time I try to open an attachment from emails from a specific person it goes to Stumble Upon. I think I clicked Stumble Upon and "Always" once, and now I can't undo it. How can I stop this?
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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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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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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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what will happen to built in apps in galaxy note 1 n7000 after hard reset such as s pen?

my gt n7000 is getting slow, sometimes it restarts by itself and some application close by itself. i presumed the low device memory was behind all f this.i want to ask if hard reset will solve my ...
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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 ...
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Closing an active app using ADB

I need help closing an active connection in Android ADB on a rooted device. I tried everything that stackoverflow and Google can suggest for the past week. I even tried to uninstall the package. It ...
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Is the app “SIM tools kit” important

I´ve CM 12.1 without the gapps. I would like to know the importance of the "SIM tools kit" app (I don´t know if that´s the exact name in english, in Spanish for me it´s "Kit de herramientas de SIM"), ...
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S5 - Viewing Photos in Messages without using Gallery

How can I use an alternate app (not Gallery) in Messages when viewing photos? Gallery is very intrusive (wants access to Contacts, Location, and Calendar) which is ridiculous for just viewing a photo....
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Complete action to open a file using different application “always”

I'm running a Galaxy Note 3 with stock Android Lollipop. I'm aware how it has worked for years with Android when one can choose an application for a certain type of action or file type, and also ...
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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 to Make Spotify the Default Music Player in CM13?

I cannot find any setting for the feature in Settings. I want Spotify takes over the buttons' actions in the lock screen. So drawing the next symbol should play Spotify's song instead. I do not want ...
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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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Can't set default app?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, and I was trying to open a Tumblr link from Facebook messenger. When the popup to choose a default app showed up, I accidentally chose Chrome. I tried resetting the ...
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No Default SMS App!

I have a Huawei Honor 3C with android 4.2.2. I can't specify an app as default SMS app. In settings for Messaging (the standard SMS app in this phone) the clear default button is disabled! I turned ...
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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 to configure the system to choose apps to open links/files in one click?

Every time I want to open a link or a file it asks me to choose which app to use and whether I'd like to use this app always or this time only. I want to be given the choice every time so I always ...
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App Web Links asking for Chrome TOS despite Firefox being default browser

Short version: When I click links in the Reddit Android app, it brings up Chrome. I want it to bring up Firefox, but it doesn't give me the option. Long version: I just bought a phone and ...
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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(...
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Downloaded MP3 File Opens Wrong App

I downloaded an audio file (a podcast, 41MB, .mp3). After it downloaded, I tried playing the file by selecting the file via the pull-down menu. I also tried by opening up the Downloads app and ...
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how can I change my Facebook account on a app game or how to fix that error?

I am trying to change an account on a app I've downloaded (heart of Vegas slot game) I use to be able to change it before but now everytime I try to log into my Facebook account it won't let me.. It ...
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How to set FV-5 as my default camera on XtreStoLite 3.1.1

I just installed XtreStoLite 3.1.1 on my G-920T (Galaxy S6 with T-Mobile) and then installed Camera FV-5. How do I make that my default camera? In other words, when I double-press the home button, how ...
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Change default app for mp3 in Firefox

A little while ago I clicked a link in Firefox that led to an mp3. My thumb slipped and I tapped "always open with", ES Music Player when what I really wanted was to just save it. Now every mp3 link ...
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Can I remove User Dictionary Application itself ? not just words in it?

My process monitor shows the User Dictionary Application is taking up all the CPU the device has got so even phonecaller app crashes. I'd like to remove the whole User Dictionary Application if ...
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Cannot browse or share photos downloaded from internet

This was a problem in my S3 but now it is much more prevalent in my LG4. in 70% of cases, when I download a photo from the internet it is not available for sharing using fb or whatsapp, and I cannot ...