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com.google.android.trichromelibrary - An app that gets installs multiple times .....what's the point?

As I understand com.google.android.trichromelibrary is supposed to be a webview replacement in android 10+ find /data/app -type d -iname "*trichrome*" -exec du -hs {} \; 70M /...
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Block URLs from Android Webview [duplicate]

I am looking for a solution to block all URLs except a few which are required for my device to function. I have all the root permissions required to make changes. Is there any way we can block all ...
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Implement URL whitelisting in Android

I want to whitelist some URLs been used by my device and native apps for sync and updates. Other than these few URLs, I wish to block all other URLs being accessed by any chat window and browser. I ...
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How to allow auto fill of credentials in WebView App

We have a web application and want to provide an app for it. We use a simple WebViewClient application which opens our web application. This works good. For authentication the web application doesn't ...
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Open website using Android Webview

I have a custom Rom on my phone and I didn't install Google Chrome; I'm using Firefox instead. However, once in a blue moon there's a site that complains that it doesn't work with Firefox and suggests ...
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Disable power saving mode for WebView on Android 9

I have a Samsung Galaxy Tab Active2 (SM-T390) tablet with Android 9 and One UI 1.1 and the latest available updates. An app with an WebView looses connection after about six minutes of standby. I ...
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Tried to ungoogle my android device, but accidentally removed a vital package, and neither it or google play store reinstalls through adb or apk's

I've got Coolpad Porto S, which is running Android 5.1. The apps I have been trying to reinstall were com.android.vending and com.google.android.webview (I don't have concrete evidence but after ...
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Apps started to crash left and right - is it the recent WebView issue? [duplicate]

I'm using Xioami MI 9 SE. Over the past day or two, I've started experiencing mysterious crashes on startup with several applications, including a Radio receiver app (local to Israel); Opera ...
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I can't downgrade webview nor update it because I'm locked out of play store. What can I do?

My mom's phone (yes, I know what you're thinking :-) suffered from the webview update glitch yesterday. She thought that for whatever reasons it might have something to do with her credentials, so she ...
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Where to find webview-command-line for retrieving netlogs

I need to get netlogs for the Android webview used by my application. The chromium describes few steps to do so. It required userdebug build for which I am using emulator. But the commandline flags ...
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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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What is the official name and nature of the panels that are sliding upwards in web browsers

I think the title sums up pretty good what I am asking but, here is a screen capture of the particular type of in-browser panels I'm wondering about I don't mean the ones android system shows when ...
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Can we delete Android system WebView app to free up space?

I am looking to free up some space on my android device.
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What are the privacy implications of apps that use Android System WebView?

From what I've researched, Android System WebView supports cookies and HTML5 local storage. When do those cookies and local storage items get cleared? For example, Samsung Messenger (Samsung's ...
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Include in-app browsing history in Chrome sync

On Android, in-app browsing is facilitated using an in-app version of Chrome (1, 2, 3). This means there are actually 3 versions of Chrome: Chrome Desktop Chrome Mobile Chrome Custom Tabs (in-app ...
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Disable all in-app browsing while keeping Chrome as default browser

In previous versions of Android, in-app browsing was facilitated using WebView (1). Disabling in-app browsing system-wide could be achieved by uninstalling the WebView app (2). Recently, an in-app ...
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How do I log in to Android Messages for Web without my phone?

I recently discovered the Android Messages for Web service! My immediate thought was, awesome! If I forget my phone at home, I can still text when I'm at work. In an emergency, I could send a text ...
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Android System WebView is disabled and cannot be changed

I updated my Nokia 8 to Oreo 8.1 beta, and while going through some settings, I noticed that Android System WebView is disabled by default, and cannot be changed. Why is it disabled?
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Firefox Focus crashes after uninstalling Google WebView

I uninstall Android System WebView with adb shell using the following commands. pm uninstall com.google.android.webview pm uninstall --user 0 com.google.android.webview Now, when I launch Firefox ...
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How to fix in-app (google) maps after Google Play services update broke map functionality?

I am running AOS 6.0.1 (API-23) on a non-rooted phone. It's been working perfectly for months, but one day after updating some apps like Uber, Viber or Windy, I was told that Google Play services need ...
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Games laggy in Chrome

I have the following system: Galaxy SIII i9300 with LineageOS 14.1 (latest Nightly), rooted. I would like to play a particular game (I usually do not play browser games) against some one to show him ...
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Is it better to use Android System Webview when not using Chrome as default browser?

I've a phone and tablet running Android 7.0. In both cases I do not use Chrome as my default browser. I believe that the use of Chrome Webview was to reduce resource use by sharing code. Does it ...
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Update WebView without using Google Play

I have an Android 6 device, where I have full root access. On this device, we are using an app which basically uses a WebView to display a website. The app is installed as a privileged system app. It ...
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WebView not loading for any apps?

Any app that has an embedded browser in them don't load anything. A few examples: Steam, Telegram, and Relay reddit client all have embedded browsers and none of them load. Firefox works though but I ...
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How to update webview without using the Google Play store?

I have an Android 5.1 device, where I have full root access. For this device I have written a cordova application and installed it as a system app. It is working good, however the webview-version of ...
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Android system Webview installed but not used by apps

I downloaded and installed the latest version of android system WebView from the app store on my android tablet (running 5.0.2). But apps still go on using the old webview version (39.0.0.0). How ...
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CM13 on Nexus 9: Any app that internally opens a webpage or otherwise uses System WebView crashes

CyanogenMod 13 nightlies on Nexus 9 with Gapps installed. I've been dealing with a persistent issue where any app that uses Android System WebView will crash. This means that any app that opens a ...
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How to avoid / troubleshoot on-page refreshing bug in Chrome for Android?

I've been experiencing a bug since the upgrade to Lollipop, perhaps even earlier, where the current tab refreshes while I'm looking at it. This has been very difficult to find info about, because of ...
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Android WebView upgrade/degrade issues [closed]

I'm using an Android application utilizing system WebView. After Android OTA upgrade up to 6.0.1, WebView's major version was 47. As far as I have had some issues with this version (specifically, ...
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Update WebView system component on KitKat

does anyone know a way to update the WebView system component on KitKat. I'm running 4.4.4, I think people get updates in Google Play in Android 5.0 and above but I would like to update it on KitKat ...
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Need some clarification on Developer Settings

We have a bespoke app that uses a WebView to play some locally stored CSS animations. I'd like to get full clarification on whether the following Developer options can have any impact on the ...
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No passwords stored in Webview

I have an ASUS tf101. Have rooted it and installed SQLite Editor. Have found the Webview file. There is listed some web adresses, but under passwords the fields are blank. I desperately need one of ...
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What is the use of Android System WebView?

I have seen some Android phones where this application comes installed on the device. What is the use of this application? (Click image to enlarge) Does installing this app have any advantage on any ...
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What does 'sandboxed' webview actually mean?

I keep hearing the argument for Tinfoil for Facebook(vs mobile site) that it is sandboxed. What does it actually mean? what can websites access on normal web browsers that they can't on isolated ...
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Unable to find Android WebView in Google Play store

A recent Chromium blog post contains a screenshot of a Google Play store page for the "Android System WebView". I am unable to find this page. I have tried searching the Play Store on my Nexus 7 ...
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Saving a Web page for offline viewing [duplicate]

I am using Sony Xperia Z with android 4.3. Is there any way I can save Web pages on my device to view it offline. Will it require an app? If yes, any free app for the purpose.
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Does a malicious android WebView break the DoubleSubmittCookie countermeasure against CSRF? [closed]

Initial situation: A RESTful webservice defends against CSRF attacks by using the double submit cookie approach. This means that the authentication token gets submitted twice and verified at the ...
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How to get rid of this orange highlighter

Recently I've noticed a really annoying orange highlighting feature that I can't find a way to get rid of. It usually appears in the default browser and apps that use webview (websites that act like ...
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Get data/data/com.android.browser/databases/webview.db from backup.ab

I followed Nikolay Elenkov's method of unpacking backup.ab. Is it possible to get data/data/com.android.browser/databases/webview.db from backup.ab?
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How to know if a webview is using https

As a user, is there a way to know if the page displayed in a webview inside an application is using https or not?
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why big sized images.show at low resolution in webview?

Example: http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/up_goer_five.png Opening that xkcd comic will show it in such a lower resolution on my nexus one that i can't even read the text. Edit: This happens regardless ...
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Can deleting stock web browser cause problems?

I want to disable or delete stock web browser because I don't use it. Can it cause problems? For example, if its used as embedded rendering engine in other apps (like IE is used in Windows apps), they'...
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