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Is Android showing app ads in share menu now?

Blame Microsoft not Google 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 ...
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Does Google+ client come preinstalled on Android phones?

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 ...
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How to disable the "verified links" feature?

A good FOSS solution I have found is https://github.com/tasomaniac/OpenLinkWith. You need to enable its (more or less) experimental browser mode under "App Features" -> "Set as ...
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Change default app for mp3 in Firefox

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"...
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Setting Default applications through ADB

It is not necessary to uninstall the default launcher, you must know it's package name before of doing so, which if you don't know you must get with adb shell cmd shortcut get-default-launcher. In ...
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How to assign default app to unlisted file type

Although this is slightly programming related, nevertheless; You can't assign an application to open a specific file extension (.notes or .md in this case) if the application has no explicit intent ...
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Open links in corresponding app instead of browser

Open your Android settings and search for "default". This should open App Permissions; near the top, under the Default heading, tap on "Opening links." Near the top of the page ...
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How Do We Set the Default Camera App in Android 11?

I am on Android 11 (Pixel 4a) and was searching to do this and I recalled this question (had posted an answer and deleted, not being correct) . Here's the answer from Android 11 Changelog — Full List ...
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What is MTK Logger?

MTK Logger saves all events (from other apps or hardware like connecting to charge) to SD card files as text. It takes a lot of space. To turn it off, find a file configuration mtklog-config.prop in /...
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Reset ringtone picker preferences

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,...
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How do I change the default file association in ES file Explorer?

There is no file type association settings under Android so it's not Samsung's fault. ES File Explorer doesn't have an option to set a default file association but you can have the same result if you ...
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What happens if I ignore the warning: "If you deny this permission, basic features of your device may no longer function as intended"?

While revoking a runtime manifest permission requested by an app, the system warning: “If you deny this permission, basic features of your device may no longer function as intended.” is displayed by ...
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Quickest way to note the current time

I agree with Irfan Latif's suggestion in the comments that taking a screenshot is the quickest way. That said, I'm suggesting a little bit sophistication on this, so as to justify this answer! My ...
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Google Now Launcher is not displayed in Bluestacks emulator

Restarting the PC fixed the problem. I restarted the Bluestacks and also tried Restart option from the tray icon options menu. But restarting the PC fixed the issue and the fourth option Google Now ...
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Use new hangouts dialer from google search

Not currently. [Edit]: Hangouts received an update since this was posted. It now registers itself as a dialer with the system, and comes up as a choice when phone links are tapped in the browser app ...
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Permanently setting launcher in Nox

I found the answer in the video beeshyams posted in a comment. There's actually a much more concise video here. I've confirmed that it works correctly in Nox 3.8.1.1, so here are the instructions, ...
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How to associate a file extension with an app?

After trying various options I finally found the app that works for me. Total Commander has a number of associations and also allows you to associate a file with any app. Therefore I simply always use ...
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How can i open a file with non compatible software?

Try installing Total Commander file manager for Android (from Google Play store) - it's free and has no ads. Navigate to the given directory, long press on the file, and select the option Send to */*...
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How can I change the default camera app (on lockscreen)?

Default camera is a system app, which requires root to uninstall default camera app. You can use Titanium Backup like app to remove system app (N.B: Removing system app will be harmful to your device)....
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How can I change the default camera app (on lockscreen)?

While uninstalling the pre-installed camera app can be difficult as others have mentioned, it should be relatively easy to change your default camera app to Open Camera (or whatever camera app you ...
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Links don't open in apps in Android 12

Google has added a mechanism that prevents Android to open with non-official / third-party apps: Verify Android App Links and Digital Asset Links. Since Android 12 such verified app links are enforced:...
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No Default SMS App!

My phone is running on Jellybean 4.1.2, which means the solution to your problem may be a different solution for mine. But, what I can suggest for you is to either disable Google Hangouts, as well as ...
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Tapping an NFC tag which contains an URL. (How) can I override the default action (browser launch)?

The browser opens because no other app can handle this action. If you will have 2 browsers the OS will ask you which app do you want to handle this action and when you choose one the OS will remember ...
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Reset ringtone picker preferences

For those that have Samsung 8 the place to reset the default apps is Settings|Apps|App Manager| Go to the Three dots on top right and from the pull-down select Reset app preferences
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Complete action to open a file using different application "always"

You have to choose the native contact app once, and the next time Android ask you, you will be able to set it as default
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Nova Launcher -Google problem

Fixed, thanks to XDA thread-Default launcher resets every time i use the google now pointed out beeshyams. As recommended in that thread, I installed an app called Launcher Switcher and I found one ...
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Why am I not able to select VLC player from inside the BubbleUPnP app?

If the issue is not fixed yet, try installing "App Picker Classic" and click on Clear defaults in the app menu. It should fix the issue. At least It worked for me. A
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Can't set default app?

Go to Settings > Apps in your phone. Find Chrome. You will find an "Open by Default" option for anything you have asked it to open earlier. Clear it.
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App Web Links asking for Chrome TOS despite Firefox being default browser

You can either uninstall chrome or, if this device came with chrome pre installed you can go to settings>apps, search for chrome and disable it.
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How to change the default action for when phone is plugged in to a computer?

When plugged into computer: Pull down notification bar Click on the USB connection notification Choose either MTP (Recommend for daily use) or Camera mode Done, you device will still charge, and ...
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