Questions tagged [default-applications]

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

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Regarding file association in ICS

I have a Micromax Supercanvas 2 phone. I installed ES File Explorer from Play Store. I was browsing through various directories and files. When trying to open server logs, events, and other similar ...
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Lg g3 smart cleaning stops working occasionally

I use LG G3 and I periodically cleanup my phone with the inbuilt smart cleaning but from 1-2 weeks now when I click on delete temporary files the app stops working and every time I try to do that it ...
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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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Change sim preference to call particular person in Dual sim

I recently changed the second sim and I want that second sim to call for the particular person by default, previously I have set the first sim to do that action, Now I want to set those settings to ...
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So, what type of process is Android Keyboard?

I've recently installed CyanogenMod 11 on my (now very old) LG Optimus 2X. After some tweaking, I managed to make it work much snappier than the original ROM, one of the main things being setting the ...
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Android not remembering which music app was in use last when pressing headset play/pause button

My phone has developed an odd and hard to reproduce problem lately. I have been listening to a lot of audiobooks using BeyondPod. Throughout the day, I often pause and resume the tracks using the ...
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setting a default launcher

Ok so I rooted my samsung galaxy note 10.1 today. I immediately bought the full version of adw launcher and installed it. Now I have a bit of experience with Android and launchers so I have tried all ...
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How do I disable the stock Gallery app?

I just downloaded QuickPic and so far it's all good and fast. It has more features than the stock Gallery including the ability to include / exclude certain folders from view. For this reason, I don't ...
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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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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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How to open youtube links on my facebook messenger app, in the youtube app?

I am unable to play YouTube videos from the links I get on my Facebook Messenger app. Here's what happens: A friend of mine posts a video link to me (YouTube link) as a message on Facebook. I ...
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Google Now Launcher is not displayed in Bluestacks emulator

I have latest version of Bluestacks emulator(v 0.9.25.5401) installed on my Windows PC 64bit. I installed Google Now laucher from the playstore in the bluestacks. And after installing the launcher it ...
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Set an app to be default without clearing old first

I have unfortunately set Truecaller as the default app to view contacts. I want the standard Google Contacts app to open contacts. In particular, when I search for a contact on the phone using the ...
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How to make Opera Mini the default browser?

I have tried many times to change my phone browser from the stock android to Opera mini... As you all know the stock browser is slow and unresponsive. Before I get overloaded with comment: YES I HAVE ...
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Please any ideas for installing settings.apk to system without root on 4.4.3?

I will answer any questions you have for me....but I am just in need of an answer to the question as posted I cannot access the settings on my device, as the settings app is not showing on the ...
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Use new hangouts dialer from google search

The new hangouts app let's me call out from it and uses VoIP... Nice! When I google a business in chrome I often get the business card with a button to call... Nice! But... It opens the regular ...
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Default dialer on Samsung Galaxy S3

I have a new Samsung Galaxy S3 running ICS (4.0.4). I would like to use the Go Dialer as my default dialer. The stock Phone app does not claim to be the default dialer, and in fact I've downloaded ...
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Can't stop Skype from intercepting phone calls

I am using the HTC One 806w with Android 4.4.3 version. When I attempt to call from phone, it showed me a screen whereby I could select the Skype application. I selected it but I'd like to remove the ...
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How can I undo the “Do Not Ask Again” for using my home screen wallpaper as my lock screen wallpaper as well?

I use an app called "Live Video Wallpaper" or LVW which is basically a live wallpaper that allows you to select a video as your live wallpaper. I have no problem with it but I accidentally checked ...
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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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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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Regular voice calls stopped working, was earlier. Maybe Skype related. Android 4.0.3

I have a Samsung Galaxy S II with Android 4.0.3. The problem: It was working fine until today, for both voice calls and Internet use, as well as for Skype calls. (I had installed Skype for Android ...
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How do I set a system-wide default browser?

I seem to have the opposite problem from this question: I'd like to set a single browser (probably the default one) to open every website. What happens at the moment is that every single link pops up ...
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Default behavior remains after app uninstall

I have a problem with the Wikipedia app. After I installed it, links in the Google Search result page link to the Wikipedia app, which is the expected behavior. After I uninstalled the app I thought ...
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How do I set a default application that gets used without enquiry?

Say I've got that app that allows me to make phone calls over my private WiFi network (FRITZ!App Fon if that matters). Every time I'm going to make a call, Android asks me which application to use: ...
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Edit default applications to open KML file?

This is a more general question than simply handling KML files, but this is the issue I currently have. I was looking for an application that could not only download maps for offline use (so I can ...
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How many times must I set default application?

So this problem has been annoying me for quite some time. Whenever I select a link via Chrome( a YouTube link) a dialog pops up asking if I want to view the link in the browser or in the YouTube ...
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ADB shell: change IME method gives error “Unknown ID: null”

I bought a Chinese Android 4.2.2 smartwatch and discover it does not have a virtual keyboard. There is also no "input" option in Settings (there is "language" only). I installed a third party ...
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How to set Now SMS as default SMS app?

I have Nexus 7 2013 LTE with Android 4.4.2. I want to set Now SMS as the default SMS app but I have not been successful. After choosing it as the default, the popup is still shown next time I start ...
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How to make stock browser stop asking which browser I want to use?

I know almost this exact question title was asked, but the original asker stated that he had not set any browser as a default. I, on the other hand, ALWAYS select the stock web browser as the default. ...
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Galaxy note 10.1 reset s-note picture import preferences

When I tried to import a picture earlier I accidentally set the S-note picture import preference to Gallery. Before that I was given the choice to import from Astro etc. . I tried to delete all s-...
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Galaxy s4 watchon app

How can removed Samsung watch on from notification area? This app still standby in my notification area and don't move!
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Browsers are using default application, not themselves, to open links — how do I fix this?

Yesterday on my phone (Android 4.3.2, Galaxy 4S) Chrome started opening the stock browser (just called "Internet") when I clicked on links. That's not what I want -- a browser should use itself to ...
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How to get removed default app back?

I've removed my Gallery default app with NoBloat. NoBloat is a great app and I've used it to remove all of the bloatware that came with my Note 3. Yesterday I was playing with my phone, then I thought ...
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How do I hide or disable the Clear Defaults dialog or notification?

Everytime I am asked to associate and select a default app to open something with, I always get this Clear defaults message: Screenshot; click image for larger variant Selecting Always (after ...
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Set Default Keyboard without having to long hold text input? [duplicate]

So I have successfully installed a new keyboard and enabled it in settings > keyboard and languages. I have been able to set it to the default keyboard by doing a long press on an input field and ...
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Default Phone Dialer

I use Samsung Galaxy S2, Currently running on 4.1.2 JellyBean. I have downloaded an App called, 'Espier Dialer iOS 7' and I want that to be my default Dialer. I tried to goto Application Manager > ...
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Setting the default app

When two applications are competing for the same task, how do you turn one to be the default? For example I downloaded a Snap camera app and I'd like the stock camera app to be the default. What do ...
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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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Tablet forgets default launcher

I updated the firmware on my Transformer Infinity a couple weeks back. I had been using the Nova Launcher on it and ever since the update the tablet asks me which launcher I'd like to use every time I ...
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Android default calling app don't suggest other calling apps even after reseting defaults

Good day. I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 mini (GT-I8190N) with its default Android 4.1.2 and default Phone application. When I try to make a call with it, it never suggest other calling apps, so I will ...
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How to always use a particular browser for certain URLs [duplicate]

I have two browsers on my device: Chrome and Firefox. I usually use Firefox, but I have to use Chrome for some sites to work around Firefox bugs. All the same, I get bored of having to choose the ...
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Setting Defaults for Links

I've been confused about how this works for quote some time now-- when I click a link, say in a browser (Chrome for example) and get the "open with" dialog if you will, if I chose to save a default ...
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Set default app for file type NOT recognised

I'd like to associate an app with a file type that android does not recognize. I am using a samsung tab 3 with android 4.2.2. In my case I have a .tex file and 2 apps that can read it, but when I ...
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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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Reset application specific or phone-wide default image folder

I was browsing with the official Facebook app and when sending a picture to a friend I used SkyDrive as the folder where to choose my files from. Then I accidentally made it the default folder. So now,...
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How can I read PostScript files?

Is there a way to read PostScript files on Android? Currently when I click on a PostScript file web link it downloads it then takes no further action, unlike a pdf.
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Remove default action?

When I try and add a picture to an SMS it only lets me choose a picture from my dropbox. I accidentally hit to make it use dropbox all the time - how can I change it back?
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Sony xperia ringtone

I am using this mobile for over a week now and accidentally, I tapped on open (always open) on my ringtone such that, now I cannot set any MP3 ringtones and stuck with default Sony ringtones. Is ...
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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 ...