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Chrome and Firefox cannot add specific URL to home screen

tl;dr Using the browsers' "Add to Home Screen" (A2HS) feature may not open the expected link due to the browsers trying to comply with the standard of Progressive Web Application (PWA). Try ...
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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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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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Keep app from opening when clicking a link

In Settings → Apps → NYTimes → Open by default: Open Supported Links: set it to Ask every time tap Clear Defaults Tested on Android 6.0.1 and Android 7.1.2. In Android 8 (Oreo┬«) you ...
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Chrome and Firefox cannot add specific URL to home screen

A solution that works for me: shorten the link with some website like Bitly com turn off the internet access paste a shoterned link to your browser and try to reach it unavailable internet will give ...
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How to open Gmail links in Gmail app or browser?

As of 5 Oct '18, and as far as I am aware, there is no way to do so. The desktop web interface, mobile interface, and mobile application use different unique IDs and links for the messages. For ...
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Is it possible to exclude apps from the "open with" dialog?

Unfortunately, I think not. The code that tells whether the app will appear in that list is in the app itself: Documentation. However, you state that you are rooted, so maybe you could use Titanium ...
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Can't copy image URL on Google Chrome

For those looking here in 2023 and onward, this option has been moved and is difficult to find, but is still present. When viewing a picture in Google Chrome, first long-press to get the menu shown in ...
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How to open links directly in Firefox full browser?

Some app developers prefer to keep user within the app as much as possible, even when visiting external links. WebView embeds external web content seamlessly in an app activity so that it looks a part ...
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How to open certain pages/ sections with OneNote app (not with browser) on android?

I finally figured this out how to do this.. Step by step instruction how to create a .url file which opens OneNote app on android at the page you want. Open OneNote app on windows, go to the section ...
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Force links to open in the app, not the default browser

If the links were opening in Chrome by default, all I had to do was, go to Settings -> Apps -> Set as default, choose the Chrome app and hit Clear defaults. Next time when I clicked the link, the ...
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How can I eyeball a URL before clicking, on Brave on Android?

To inspect a link in most mobile browsers, as well as perform additional functions like copying or sharing the link, opening it in a new tab or a private window, copying the link text, and other ...
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Chrome won't open unlinked URLs on Android 11

Go to settings, apps, Chrome, there's a menu "browser app", where you may change the default browser from webview to Chrome. This is probably related to the recent change to Webview. Google ...
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How do you set your Android smartphone not to switch to the web browser app each time you click on a link?

The tab queue is sadly gone from the new Firefox. There is a feature request here but it's ignored: https://github.com/mozilla-mobile/fenix/issues/470#issue-409774110 You can uninstall the new Firefox ...
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Chrome and Firefox cannot add specific URL to home screen

Thanks to the link from @Andrew T, this well-reviewed Android app seems perfect for linking to any website (or even Action within an Android app): https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=rk....
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Quick way to send a link to a Google Play store app via SMS

I came here for the same reason and it looks like you have to have the app installed before you can share a link to it. I hate modern UX.
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Quick way to send a link to a Google Play store app via SMS

OK. I must be losing my mind. Before writing the above question, I searched for a Share menuitem in the Google Play store. I swear there was none. Now, when I try the same thing, I see a Share ...
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URL Scheme for Google Gmail?

The URL schema does not necessarily begin with a unique protocol. For example, if you click this link https://www.youtube.com/ with the YouTube app installed, you'll be prompted to open it in the app. ...
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Web links are opened inside the application

Chromer Browser does this - screenshot below shows link from XDA app opened in Chromer (it has pretty good reviews from Android Authority and others ) ... achieved by use of Chrome Custom Tabs which ...
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Link redirects to Play Store when I want it to open in app

I had the same problem with Google Hangouts. If you request the Desktop version of the Google Play Store on Chrome, it will load the Hangout appropriately, but not from the mobile version of the page.
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Gmail app links are not clickable

I was not able to reproduce the problem on two different HTC devices. It did work in html emails as well as text only mails. As far as I can tell it does not seem to be a general problem of the app ...
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