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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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Unable to set Signal as default SMS app

Signal got rid of SMS support in October 2022. They posted this blog explaining their decision: We have now reached the point where SMS support no longer makes sense. For those of you interested, we ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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 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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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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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 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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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 can I configure Telegram to open links using Opera Browser instead of Chrome?

Install Better open with, reset all defaults and use that to select the Telegram link to show an option to open with other browsers ( I don't have Opera installed but you can see other browsers in the ...
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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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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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How to change the default action for when phone is plugged in to a computer?

Go to Settings > Developer Options. Once you enter developer options. Switch to ON. Scroll down to Networking. You will find Select USB configuration. Select what you want to do with your USB ...
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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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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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Closing an active app using ADB

It's not changed in a while, you know. In fact, since Honeycomb (Android 3.x) You can just run the following in adb: adb shell am force-stop [PACKAGE] Of course, replace [PACKAGE] with the package ...
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How do I stop PDFs opening in RollerCoaster Tycoon?

Suggestion to install better open with app and set the default for opening PDF app worked for OP. Possibly, RCT didn't figure in the options, but setting it to Google Drive fixed the issue
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Why is there no built-in terminal emulator/console app in Android?

Terminal emulators are developer-level apps, and thus not easily usable app for general users. Consequently, there is no obvious public desire for mobile manufactures to load this app at the time of ...
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How to change messaging and phone app in Oppo R9s?

Whatever settings you change for the messaging will not make any difference, the phone will always revert to the default app. I took this up directly with OPPO and had the following response: "We ...
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Setting Default applications through ADB

I know this is not the answer of the asked question, anyways this may helps someone regarding setting default app links (deep-links): Android 12+ (since API 31) adb shell pm set-app-links --package [...
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How to change Android's Google Chrome's default downloader? (not under app - set default)

You'll have to first disable ES Downloader (download manager) from ES explorer settings: Open ES explorer and navigate to Settings → (Tools settings) → Download manager Tap on Download manager and ...
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Is it possible to block SMS without setting an app as the default SMS app?

This isn't possible as of Android KitKat (4.4). Only the default SMS app is able to stop the broadcast of the SMS message to the other apps. That said, since Android N, you should be able to use ...
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How can I change the default browser on Xiaomi Mi Max phones?

MIUI 9 Go to Settings-> Installed Apps. On top you have three dots, tap on that three dots will pop up a menu, select Default app. Under browser part, set Chrome as default. After this operation, ...
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