Questions tagged [default-applications]

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

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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 ...
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Lg g3 open an application?

I just go a new lg g3 today, and I noticed a pop-up saying to look at an app which lists all of the features. Now, I was in the app, but when I edited the app, the one time pop-up disappeared, and I ...
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How to set default file opening application on Android 5?

I have Aldiko Premium ebook reader application and it's a nice app for reading epub ebooks. I can't set it to be the default application for reading epub ebooks stored as files on my micro SD card. ...
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Nova Launcher -Google problem

I have a problem with Nova Launcher. When I go to Google and press "home" , it always asks me to choose between launchers. This happens only when I use Google, it's really annoying. Model: Alcatel ...
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Stock android camera app. How to prevent default settings from taking over

I'm on Android 5 KitKat but I've seen this in Android 4.x as well. The stock camera app has the settings for contrast sharpness brightness etc. I always want the sharpness to be maximum along with ...
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Android keeps loosing Launch Defaults, app settings and installed updates and installed apps after every reboot

After every reboot Android keeps loosing Launch Defaults, some app settings and even some of installed updates and installed apps. I re-flashed the stock firmware, then applied all the OTA updates. ...
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How to remove app shortcuts from default opening types?

I like to remove some of my app shortcuts from default opening types, such as some app I already removed like browsers (some Chinese browsers I downloaded when my Chrome had some issue in China) but ...
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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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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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Can't change dialer default app

I installed Full Screen Caller ID (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.androminigsm.fscifree&hl=en), but it doesn't work. I searched about it, they say you should clear defaults of ...
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How to remove Android stock movie player as preferred default app for movies?

Using ASTRO File Manager, I've set Movies (stock Android app) to play my videos. Now I want to remove this association, but I simply can't find a way to do it. Looking into applications didn't help (...
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Can't remove default app for an action in any way

The title is my problem. When I clicked on a song download link on the internet (mp3 file), it asked me whether to download or to play it. I clicked on "play" and "remember", which was the biggest ...
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How to reset default share target on Cogi app, G3, Android 5.0?

I shared a Cogi recording, and selected Gmail as the default share target. Now I want to unselect gmail as default. I can't find any place within the Cogi app itself to do it. Also, I tried to clear ...
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deleted the google shortcut widget which shows all the google apps

I accidentally deleted the google shortcut widget which shows all the google apps on my x play android lollipop how do i get it back?