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This behavior was reported in July this year. Microsoft was the culprit. See this XDA blog Microsoft is abusing Android’s share sheet by inserting ads for its apps with reddit and Android Police links. This clearly is a violation of monetisation and ads policy as stated in the blog. See Google Play Content Policies Your example shows Adobe products. I ...


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Go to Settings, Applications. Find the app that has the default set. Scroll down to the bottom of that view and click the "Clear Defaults" button.


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Go to your Settings -> Applications -> Manage Applications. Select the 'All' tab and scroll to the current dialer app. Scroll down and press the 'Clear defaults' button. Now when you select dial, you should be prompted to select a particular app and also have the opportunity to set a new default.


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You can use Default App Manager: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.appiator.defaultappmanager It allows you to set default app for picture, music, web pages, video, etc...


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Since EbookDroid is open source, I took a quick glance at the AndroidManifest.xml, the pertinent information is this part, between lines 24 and 33: <intent-filter> <action android:name="android.intent.action.VIEW"/> <category android:name="android.intent.category.DEFAULT"/> <category android:name="...


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Google Plus is not shipped typically as an standalone app but a part of the bundle named Google Apps (GAPPS). The core of the GAPPS package is the famous app named Google Play Services which is accessible directly by the user in the form of Google Settings. That said, an OEM isn't allowed to ship Google Plus or any part of GAPPS package, without the ...


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No, you can't work around it unless you make changes to the android sources and compile a custom ROM. The Installer Service is a core part of the system and cannot be replaced or overridden like other apps can. This is by design. It will only ask you again if one of the apps that was updated is one that has other apps that can perform the same task. The ...


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Try resetting app preferences. Go to Settings->Apps, choose from menu Reset app preferences and confirm Reset apps. This will reset all app preferences. To reset preferences for specific app (e.g. Browser), choose it in Settings->Apps and press Clear defaults button in Launch by default section. Next time you try to open YouTube video you should be asked ...


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Normally there're four reasons for default apps to reset. You install an app that can handle that intent. You uninstall an app that can handle that intent. You update an app that can handle that intent. The app is on the sdcard and you rebooted/mounted it on a pc. The fourth is commonly overlooked. Without source level changes this can't be modified.


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There are multiple ways to clear "default actions": Walking through the list of apps in Settings→Apps→Manage Apps, looking at each entry whether it has a "Clear defaults" button, and hit that (not very user-friendly -- and in this special case obviously not applyable, as the action seems not bound to a special app) Using a helper app like e.g. ...


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AFAIK, defaults on Android is not preserved if apps that use the intent are changed. Workaround: Use intent to launch the application or its activity screen. intent is comparatively reliable though it may be changed when app is updated. Take sending email as an example Install Intent Intercept (Google Play) Clear the defaults of email client Choose "...


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You need to clear the "Launch by default" setting for StumbleUpon. Open up your phone settings, then go to Applications. Look for the StumbleUpon app, and click on it. Here is where you can do things such as uninstall/disable the app, clear the data, etc. One of the options is to Clear defaults. This is the option you need to run. It will restore the app-...


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what do we do too set the default apps for the applications running on the system? I assume you meant to ask how to set default apps for certain actions/tasks, such as taking a picture, writing an email, opening a web page etc. The answer really depends on which version of the Android OS your device is running, and also to a lesser extent, who the ...


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I'm using Android 2.3 and I couldn't find the stock browser to clear defaults. Then I realized that it is now called "Web" instead of "Browser" under Settings - Applications - Manage applications - "All" tab.


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You can use Handcent app as the default ringtone picker. To set Handcent as default ringtone picker, go to Settings | Applications | Manage Applications | All | Android System (Sound picker for SE phones) Click 'Clear Defaults' button. After this, When you are choosing a ringtone, You will be presented with a dialog box asking you to select one of ...


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On Jelly Bean, the preferred activities are stored in the XML file /data/system/users/0/package-restrictions.xml for the primary user. Other users have their user ID in place of 0 in that path. If encrypted file system is enabled, it starts with /data/secure/system instead of /data/system. Other than through the PackageManager service, this file can only be ...


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This is the setting of Firefox on Android and not android itself Follow these steps: Open Firefox and in address bar type "about:config" Search For "browser.download.preferred.audio/mpeg" (just "mpeg" does the same) Press on the reset button From now on, if you download any mp3 file in Firefox, it asks for available apps capable of playing the file. You can ...


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If for any reason it seems impossible to clear the default settings, there's a simple work-around available: Simply install another app which offers the same service (e.g. to clear the default launcher setting, install another launcher). The system will detect that another "player" is present, and thus the user might want to chose again -- so next time that ...


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Try Default App Manager Pro/Default App Manager Lite. They work superbly and make life a little easier.


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If there are a lot of them, it might be easier to just clear all default applications. You can do this without installing an app or having to look through a list. Go to Settings, then Apps (in the Devices section). From the overflow menu pick Reset app preferences. The next time you have more than one app for something, you'll get the app chooser. Any apps ...


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Just as an update, an easier way (on Android 4.0+ ICS) would be to go: Settings > Apps > App Associations, then tap on "Web URLs" and a box will come up showing all browsers installed, you tap on the one you want to be the default browser. Same way for e-mail address links, phone numbers, etc.


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Had the same problem. Solved it by clearing defaults in my Gallery application.


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in android 4.1/4.2 etc etc its called "media storage" (the one you clear the defaults of) ya i did just actually go through the whole list and pick it out of ALL of them .. and OMFG IT WORKED .. hey, sorry im late, but, people seem to be clicking these defaults and not knowing how to clear them (like me) then they go and search for it and nobody knows .. ...


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Stock Gallery is a system app which can't be disabled if you are not rooted. Titanium Backup Pro can freeze it, but only if it gets root access. Rooting will violate your warranty, but you can always get your warranty back after un-rooting device. There's no way for anyone to catch you after that. In case, you are unable to find an un-rooting method, you ...


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You can use an alternative launcher like Launcher Pro / ADW / Go Launcher etc. All of these have options for hiding apps from the app drawer. Unfortunately, the Gallery app will still appear in SHARE and SEND TO menus in various apps. No way around that. If you would rather certain folders remain invisible to the Gallery app, place a blank file named ....


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It works with Opera Mobile, it should be the same for Opera Mini. You can try this: go to the default Android browser apps settings and click on "Clear defaults" if settings in Opera Mini has a "Set as default" check box, select it open a link with a browser and select Opera Mini as default If the above doesn't work: uninstall Androids default browser


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I had the same problem, here's one way to fix it: set user agent string as desktop. To do so, type about:debug in address bar to get debug settings, then go to Settings > Debug > UA String. Set it to Desktop, restart browser and load any YT URL - it should show you the option to open YouTube app. Tested personally on Nexus S running Android 4.2.


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I had the same problem, but found out that disabling handle http in the ebookdroid settings fixes the issue.


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Head to Settings -> Apps -> All -> Internet -> Clear Defaults. Next time you do a search or open a link, you'll be given a choice of which app you want to open it with. Select Chrome and put a tick in the "Make Default" checkbox and that should make Chrome the default browser.


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You have multiple options to solve this: Go to Settings->Apps, scroll to Skype, open it, and hit the "Clear Defaults" button If that for some reason does not work: simply install some other VoIP app, try to call a person again (now you should be able to chose), hangup, and remove the other VoIP app again Try Default App Manager Lite, DefaultApp Reset, or ...


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