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In Firefox or Chrome on Android it's possible to view source by prefixing the URL in the address bar with "view-source:", i.e. "view-source:http://google.com".


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Press the favicon for the site and a pop-up will allow you to change a few settings for that specific site including removing data like cookies, just did it, Android 6.01, works.


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You can't change this without root. The system framework is hard-coded to use a specific package for applications that request a WebView component. By default (in AOSP) it uses the value com.android.webview, which is the version that is compiled during the AOSP build process. On devices from manufacturers that modify this component, the package name may ...


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In chrome for mobile, you can save the opened web page as a PDF. To do that, you have to install the Google Cloud Print application to do this. Once you have installed it, first open a desired web page in the chrome. Then click on the menu icon and select on Print option. There you can select the Save As PDF option. Select the location and click on the ...


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2019 Update: My preferred way to get userscripts on Android would now be to use the Firefox browser, which has working, well-maintained Add-ons available for both Greasemonkey and Tampermonkey (search for them through the Add-ons menu in the Firefox app). Pasting the javascript into the address bar still works (at least on Chrome), but note that Chrome now ...


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Using only your Android: Kaspersky's Parental Control software does exactly as the title says. Mind you, it's still in beta, but I did install it and tried it out, and it seems to do it's job of blocking websites as well as applications. By the way, Kaspersky's not the only app out on the store that you can use, but I chose it due to its reputation. It's ...


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It turns out you can use Firefox for Android to do this: In the address bar go to about:config and then search for pixels. Select layout.css.devPixelsPerPx and change the value from -1.0 (default) to 1 if you want sites to think the resolution of your browser is the true native resolution of the screen rather than a DPI-adjusted value. If you have a ...


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I have a Galaxy S4 and use ConnectBot to connect to my SSH server and setup a port forward via the client to port 8080. Then setup Firefox to use the SOCKS proxy by just going to About:Config and entering the following: network.proxy.socks: 127.0.0.1 network.proxy.socks_port: 8080 (or whatever port you chose to forward in ConnectBot) network.proxy....


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If you're running Android 4.0+, just use Google Chrome both on PC and Android, and associate it with the same Google account. This allows you to sync your browsers so that you can see open tabs from both locations on all devices. You can even have multiple PCs/OSs synced, just use the same Google account. "Sign in to Chrome to sync your open tabs, ...


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Summed-up solution from above comments: You can use a filtering proxy like e.g. FilterProxy, which lets you define what URLs should be blocked. To prevent other users from simply disabling the proxy then, you could protect it using an app locker like e.g. App Lock.


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You can save as PDF on Firefox too. Just go to menu -> page -> Save as PDF


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The Custom Tabs help page says: What happens if the user doesn’t have a recent version of Chrome installed? Custom Tabs uses an ACTION_VIEW Intent with key Extras to customize the UI. This means that by default the page willopen in the system browser, or the user's default browser. If the user has Chrome installed and it is the default browser, it will ...


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In the comments, ce4 pointed out what was going wrong. A space gets inserted automatically after each exclamation mark (and probably other sentence limiting characters like full stop, half stop or question mark too), resulting in an invalid password with a space char too much. Whenever I enter an exclamation mark, I also enter the following character, use ...


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Just found the setting in Chrome. If you go to Settings -> Accessibility and then tick the option "Force enable zoom" then you should be able to zoom in on any site. (I have read a few sites still manage to stop you, but the vast majority should then work).


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The new Samsung Internet browser is based on the Chromium browser and thus supports its remote debugging interface. Enable USB debugging on your device as described here. Then connect your device via USB (Oh, surprise!). Visit chrome://inspect on your computers Google Chrome browser and you will be guided to create the connection: Then you just have to ...


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The app mentioned in this answer hasn't been updated since 2009. You might want to try VT View Source.


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You can't prevent that. If the system (or App) reload the content, this is because it has decided to reload it. There is no option to prevent that. But you can create your own browser that will handle the resume as you want ;)


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It depends on the pages. If the pages are media-heavy (lots of large images or other media) then yes, the pages load faster since Google scales and recodes the images on the servers before sending them to your device, and optimizes other page content also. However, the device still needs to render the layout of the page, which can be slow on mobile devices. ...


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ad-type.google.com redirect adware has been most stubborn malware on the internet now. Step 1: Disable JavaScript in all your browsers Step 2: Install Malwarebytes Anti-malware for android This should inhibit the infection. If Problem persists go ahead with next step Step 3: Your router might be infected too. Ask your ISP(internet service provider)...


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Turns out the OPs issue only occurred in the Chrome browser, and when using Chrome Beta it worked (sort of). Old Answer: Try going to chrome://flags Look for "Auto Reload" tags, turn them off: chrome://flags/#enable-offline-auto-reload chrome://flags/#enable-offline-auto-reload-visible-only Relaunch Chrome (using the button at the bottom after you have ...


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Settings → (under Advanced) Site settings → All sites Select the site you want and under Usage you can clear any stored data, includes cookies. You can also Clear & Reset. I do not think there is a way to clear only cookies but this will allow you to clear data for individual sites.


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I've struggled with this same issue, though in my case I wanted to save a Text file (.txt) that I had open in the Chrome browser on Android 4.4.x (Kit Kat). After reading this and other questions posted I realised that neither Chrome, the Google applications, nor the standard Android tools would allow me to simply save a Text file from a URL. To save a ...


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Create a new bookmark (bookmarklet) on Mobile Chrome with: Name: View Source (vs) URL: javascript:document.location='view-source:'+document.location; void(0); Now when on a page, tap the address field and start typing: vs. The bookmarklet should appear, click it and you are ready.


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There're also apps like Internet Booster promising to "clear DNS cache" (amongst other things). I didn't try it out myself, and furthermore there seems no way to do only that (just one "optimize" button which "applies improvements"); also its effects might differ between devices (says the app's description) -- but it might be better than a reboot. Btw: while ...


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This might have nothing to do with the UserAgent – but rather use other means of responsive design. Take my Android site for example: I don't evaluate the UA at all. Try the site with your mobile device, play with UA and Cookies all you want – unless you change your screen resolution, results will always be the same. @media (max-width: 600px) { // ...


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As pointed out by Al's comment above, it's not a question of which browser does support it, but rather of how to enable it. And as Sachin's comment suggests, available solutions depend on whether your device is rooted (more and better possibilities) or not. non-rooted devices As long as it's for the browser only, there are multiple easy solutions. So does e....


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I don't know about the default browser being able to -- but searching the Playstore for incognito browser yielded a bunch of promising results: InBrowser promises to be a fully featured incognito/private browsing experience for Android 1.6 and upwards including Honeycomb and Ice Cream Sandwich. Looks like it knows nothing else than "incognito browsing" (i.e....


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You might want as well to set an incognito tab as homepage, so that everytime you will open your default android browser, an incognito tab will open. Here' how: Open stock/android's default browser. Open a new incognito tab Goto settings > General Set home page > Current page. Now you have an incognito page as your default page (and it will autonatically ...


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As mentioned on Eldarerathis' comment, no matter what, you are going to need a newer version of Android, which probably means (CyanogenMod will only get you to 2.3.7) that you'll need a newer phone. The good news is that from 4.0+ it only gets easier to easily run Chromium safely on Android. For Android 4.4, there's a free and open-source app getChromium ...


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