HTC Desire :: How To Change Default Web Browser Application?
Aug 5, 2010
I downloaded opera mini and have it and the stock browser on my phone. When I got it, it asked what I wanted to use as default for internet. Well my bookmarks mainly and I chose the stock. Now, I'm in Nigeria and the internet isn't great on my phone, but I'm getting a 100Mb allowance today. I want to revert to Opera as my default cause it uses less Mb and I am here for a month so want to stay within my quota. Is there any way to do this?
So I just got the HTC Evo yesterday and I've just been playing around with it. I just downloaded the free version of HD Dolphin because I wanted to try it. The thing is I can't figure out how to use it or set it as my browser. I can't even find it on my applications, but it says that it's installed when I go to the Market. And I tried to go to Settings Applications. But then I couldn't find anything on changing the default settings.
I have installed Dolphin and like it, and I've made it my default browser, which is great. However, it is not only the system default, but it even opens links I click on in the Android provided browser (sometimes I both open). On your computer, when you click links in your non-default browser it doesn't send the links to the default one, and it shouldn't on this OS, either. Any ideas how to keep Dolphin as my system default browser, but not have it open links I click on in the Android web browser?
I know the google search bar at the top in ics is not just a google search, since you can adjust searchable items to include other apps, contacts, etc. But I primarily use it as a go to search engine from my home screen.
I have been using dolphin hd browser and while it is the default browser for opening links in gmail, etc, the search bar results always default to the stock browser when you click on them.
I looked through the forum and didn't find a clear answer on this. Is it possible to change the default browser for the google search widget? I use Opera and Operabridge won't do the trick. Every time the search will result on the regular browser.
I have an specific requirement to change default home page of Android Browser which is by deafult "google.com" Can any give an idea how to change it like when I click on browser it should come like "yahoo.com".
Probably a stupid question, but how do I set my default browser? I tried settings > applications > manage applications > internet.The 'Launch by default' section is all grayed out.If I try settings > applications > manage applications > xScope if i go on xscope settings > default browser.
For some unapparent reason, my default internet browser keeps crashing.
It will load the Google mobile homepage (and if I change the homepage then it loads that too), but if I navigate to any page then it says I have to force close it. Also, if I try to clear history then this crashes it also.
I haven't installed any new programs so I'm really stuck here.
I really like the default browser with the HTC desire. It seems fast and intuitive, and above all I love the way it zooms - formatting text to fit the window, and especially the way it seems to 'snap' to the edges of tables - great for reading news sites where the content is sandwiched in between loads of junk.
But I've never used a different browser on a smartphone, and I wondered how others compared. It's not perfect - swtiching between windows is cumbersome and there doesn't seem to be tabs - which means that sometimes pages can be doing stuff in the background and you'll never even know. And the menus and controls aren't ideal - it's all there but it's annoying having to hit menu then more before you can hit the 'home' key.
So are there any other browsers that have the speed, perfect layout, and intuitive feel of the default browser but better controls and other features? Would appreciate some recommendations of others to try
I am having a problem with the default browser on my HTC Desire where it will stop loading web pages (or not load them at all) even when I have a H connection or 3G connection. All other programs seem to be able to connect via h/3G fine i.e. Market, Opera Mini, GMail etc...
I tried this morning on the following sites:
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And none would open. The little green bar gets stuck about 3mm in. I have a H showing in the status bar. When I first loaded the browsed and went to HTC - Mobile Phones, Smartphones, Cell Phones, PDAs this worked fine. However, this has also stopped loading as I type. EDIT: ww.htc.com now working (3 minutes later), Google is working, but still none of the above mentioned sites..
I am in Manchester UK and am on 3. I have been on 3 for quite a few years and have never had a problem with connecting in Manchester. I don't think it is a carrier problem as I am able to connect to the internet with other programs as already mentioned. Also, all the above mentioned sites open fine when I use WiFi.
It was mentioned on the other thread that someone has informed 3UK of the problem and they have informed HTC, but if any other people are having the same problem please detail it here and inform your carrier and HTC.
Does anyone know how to change the default email app to use when selecting a contact with an email address? I made the mistake of letting my girlfriend fiddle with my phone while I was setting it up, and she chose mail instead of gmail for sending to email addresses AND pressed the 'always use this option' tab, so now I can't fingure out how to change it back - I know that under the 'always use this option' tab there was a message telling you how to change it, but I didn't get to read what it said before she pressed accept! Now whenever I press on a favourite that has an email address associated to it it takes me to the POP email screen, and I don't have a POP email account! How can I switch it back to gmail?
I recently downloaded the meridian movie app but once whilst wanting to watch a program i selected the default movie player and highlighted the 'tick to use as default' so now whenever i select a file to watch it uses the default player instead of allowing me to select meridian is there any way to change this?
I know I have seen it but now I can't find it, it's how you change the default home screen to one other than the middle one , I know it is in the same setting as reducing the number of home screens to 5 but I have searched everywhere, it may have been on an app I have deleted, can anyone help?
On my Desire I have changed my default incoming ringtone (in Settings> Sound & Display> Phone ringtone, click Ok) and when I go back in to settings the change has been saved, but for some reason when I receive a call I still only get the original impatient 'ringring' tone. The same happens even if I set the tone for a contact.
Has anyone else had this issue and know how to resolve it?
From the UK and an Orange customer. I am sick of the Orange setting to go to one of their (O2 mobile Internet only) web page for when I start the default browser. How can I change this? I tried homepage for google and 'home' goes to google but just starting the prog from the icon/widget still tries (and fails when on WiFi) to go to orange.
Using the default message app, is there a way of turning off the incoming text preview in the notifications bar? I know you can turn off the incoming text notification altogether. But that isn't ideal. I would like the phone to vibrate and produce a notification for new incoming texts but not show message content. This can be done using "handcent" message app but I'd prefer to use the phone default.
Like we all know, we can use another App to do the same things. Example we can send and receive sms using Messages Application by HTC or we can use Handcent SMS. My question is, how to find and setup and configure default App? Example for browser I choose Opera Mini. Which menu we can do it?
Is it possible to get to the HTC's SMS message widget app to open up the Inbox of Handcent? I've turned everything off in the Desire's default messages app, but it still continues to open the HTC message app. Also when I've sent an SMS & press back, it automatically goes to the HTC message app?? Will pressing 'Force Stop' in the manage applications section stop the HTC app, or will it stop everything to do with the SMS functionality? I've read all I can on this & other sites, but I can't get it to change. Is this just the way it is & it may be altered in the future.
I have found that on lots of occasions the app or browser I am using switched to "landscape" mode without me meaning to do so. Is this because my phone isn't calibrated right? And when it does, it often doesn't switch back to the portrait mode even if I shake it upright - I have to exit the app/browser back to Home screen (which is always portrait) and then re-enter the app/browser and it shows up the correct way.
for some specific requirement I am required to change Android Default Home application with my customized Home application.Can any one help me out like whr it registers launcher.apk for default home application or how to change that.
I want to override the default android messaging application. If I receive a sms or mms I want to send that to email but i don't want any notification on phone. So basically I want to replace the default messaging application.
How can I make my application the default one that receive the sms?
I prefer the style of build-in browser. It looks more neat to me. However, it sometimes has trouble bringing up flash player even on youtube. It also won't open the log in page when I am connected to college wireless. Moreover, it would struggle to open some websites like Oregon Coast- Travel Lane County(If you change the date and click search, nothing will happen.)Well, skyfire can solve all these problems. It always open any kind of videos for me as long as it's flash. When I connect to wireless that requires log-in on website, skyfire would pop up the site as soon as I open skyfire. The most important part is that it can open all the websites I need.I really love the feeling of built in browser but how come it sucks that badly? I installed skyfire since 6/4, and I barely use it since I really prefer the default browser. But now I really hope google or HTC can fix and improve the performance of the browser.