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    Default Why Won't Chrome Save as Default Browser?

    Every time I click on a link, either in Google search or in an email, it asks me which browser I want. I always choose Chrome and click the "always" button, but it never stays as default. Any clue how to fix this?

    Thanks!
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    If you go to settings ...applications..show all....choose browser.....choose disable
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    Quote Originally Posted by friedtators View Post
    If you go to settings ...applications..show all....choose browser.....choose disable
    When I go there "disable" is greyed out and I can't disable it.
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    That's odd. That's all I got except look at this and see if it helps
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    Quote Originally Posted by friedtators View Post
    That's odd. That's all I got except look at this and see if it helps
    I downloaded that app and it says Chrome is my default browser. We'll see if it sticks. Thanks for your help.

    If anyone knows anything about this, let me know. Thanks!

    FYI, I'm on a Verizon S4.
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    I have been thinking g about this and it dawned on me that chrome could be default and that's why default was greyed. So any other browser would need to be disabled not chrome/default
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    Chrome is set as the default. The stock browser isn't. And I can't disable the stock browser in my settings. But it still asks me when I click on links to set my default browser. It's weird. Just came from a DNA and didn't have any of these issues.
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    Anyone have any clue what to do with this? Thought I had it kicked, but then it popped up again in a recent email. Clicked the link and had to pick which browser I want to use again. Even though I've set it 10 times in the past two days.
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    Default Re: Why Won't Chrome Save as Default Browser?

    Try clearing the default launch application settings for Chrome and stock browser, and try again.

    Settings > more > application manager> Chrome
    Tap "clear defaults"

    Do the same for the stock browser and any other browsers you may have.

    Hope that helps.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nata_panya View Post
    Try clearing the default launch application settings for Chrome and stock browser, and try again.

    Settings > more > application manager> Chrome
    Tap "clear defaults"

    Do the same for the stock browser and any other browsers you may have.

    Hope that helps.
    I'm trying that again. We'll see how long it lasts. It'll stay for a little while, and then reverts back. It's a strange issue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wildo6882 View Post
    I'm trying that again. We'll see how long it lasts. It'll stay for a little while, and then reverts back. It's a strange issue.
    Nope. Next time I used Google search and clicked on a website link I had to choose which browser again. This is getting really annoying. You'd think this great of a phone wouldn't have stupid issues like this.
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    Clear your default browsers, then set chrome to default, if any app or website that gonna direct you to new windows, select chrome as default. Normally these steps will help reset default browser, but not sure whether it works on your phone, hope it help.

    Sent from my LG-E975 using Tapatalk 4 Beta
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    Quote Originally Posted by haillyl View Post
    Clear your default browsers, then set chrome to default, if any app or website that gonna direct you to new windows, select chrome as default. Normally these steps will help reset default browser, but not sure whether it works on your phone, hope it help.

    Sent from my LG-E975 using Tapatalk 4 Beta
    Yeah, I've been doing that over and over again. I can't get it to stay. It sticks for an hour or so, then I'll click on a link and have to select which browser I want.

    I can't be the only one with this issue.
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    Yup, just happened again. I had it set two hours ago, just clicked a link in Google search and I had to choose my default browser again.

    This is incredibly annoying and almost a deal breaker. I hope someone can direct me where to go.
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    Same is happening to me on my Verizon Galaxy S3. Tried ALL steps too, and nothing. Both the default browser and Chrome have "launch by default" grayed out in application manager. PLEASE let me know if you find a fix. I'm so annoyed, and I like Chrome way more.
    Tesha

    Model: SCH-I535
    Android 4.1.2
    Build#: JZO54K.I535VRBMB1
    Hardware Ver. I535.10
    Kernel Ver. 3.0.31-861013
    Se.infra@SEP-129 #1
    SMP PREEMPT Thu Feb 14 15:16:58 KST
    2013
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    It's some app that's messing with it. I stayed away from downloading all my apps until today. Spent about a week without them all and I had no issues with this. Then all of a sudden today it's back today after I downloaded everything. So now I'm going to have to delete each app and see if I can find the culprit.
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    Yeah definitely an app. Can't figure out which one. Is there any way to figure it out other than deleting one at a time?
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    Can you list the apps you installed? I can compare them with mine to look for a trend.
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    Quote Originally Posted by teshastar View Post
    Can you list the apps you installed? I can compare them with mine to look for a trend.
    I'm kind of an app *****, so there's a lot. But yeah, let me get the list together and I'll post it here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wildo6882 View Post
    It's some app that's messing with it. I stayed away from downloading all my apps until today. Spent about a week without them all and I had no issues with this. Then all of a sudden today it's back today after I downloaded everything. So now I'm going to have to delete each app and see if I can find the culprit.
    App Brain Ad Detector MIGHT be of some use. It does more than identifies apps pushing ads. It reiterates app permissions and parts of your phone apps have access to.

    Sent from my LG-E970 using AC Forums mobile app
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    Same here. Cool.
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    Here are all the apps I downloaded today. I think it has to be one of these because it wasn't doing this until today. The only other thing I did was make Nova my default launcher, but I switched back to TouchWiz for a minute and that didn't change things. Anyway, here are the apps:

    10000000
    4 Pics 1 Word
    Adobe Reader
    ADT Pulse
    AirSync (for doubleTwist)
    Album Art Grabber
    AMC Theaters
    American Airlines
    Amtrak
    AndroZip
    ASTRO File Manager
    At Bat
    At Bat at the Ballpark
    Barcode Scanner
    Beautiful Widgets
    Best Buy
    Bible
    Box
    Cars.com
    Chalk Ball
    Chase
    Citibank
    Clockr
    CloudMagic
    Compass
    Currents
    Dictionary
    Domino's
    Google Earth
    Endomondo
    ESPN Chicago
    ESPN Radio
    Evernote
    Expedia
    Fandango
    FedEx Mobile
    flavyr
    Flickr
    Flixster
    Flow Free
    Yahoo Football
    Foursquare
    Frogger
    Fruit Ninja Puss in Boots
    GasBuddy
    Google Goggles
    Google Sky Map
    Granny Smith
    Atari Greatest Hits Pro
    Grocery IQ
    GTA 3
    H&M
    Hulu Plus
    Hungry Shark
    iHeartRadio
    Instagram
    Jack Threads
    Kayak
    Kohl's
    Masters
    Messaging 7
    Mixology
    Muffin Knight
    MyFitnessPal
    MYHABIT
    NASA
    NCAA March Madness
    Note Everything
    Pac-Man
    Pandora
    Papa John's
    Paper Hangman
    PayPal
    Perfectly Clear
    PGA Tour
    Phot Grid
    Photo Studio Pro
    Photoshop Express
    Pixlr Express
    Pizza Hut
    Plants v. Zombies
    Pocket
    Poynt
    QuickPic
    realtor.com
    RetailMeNot
    RoadNinja
    Roku
    Rue La La
    Nike Running
    Red Cross S.O.S.
    SDrescan
    Shazam
    Google Shopper
    Shop Savvy
    Skype
    Slacker
    Snapseed
    Songza
    Southwest Airlines
    Speed Test
    Spotify
    StubHun
    Stickman Golf 1 and 2
    Target
    Temple Run 1 and 2
    Tesla LED
    Tetris
    The Game of Life
    The Weather Channel
    Ticketmaster
    Tunein Radio
    United Airlines
    UPS Mobile
    Urban Spoon
    USA Today
    USPS Mobile
    Google Voice
    White and Yellow Pages
    Walgreens
    Walmart
    WatchESPN
    Where's My Water
    Weather Underground
    WebMD
    Westlaw Next
    WHERE
    Wind-up Knight
    World of Goo
    Yelp
    Zappos
    Zedge
    Zillow
    Zooper Widget Free

    I told you I had a lot. See if anything cross references with yours. We may be able to find a culprit.
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    Here's the ones that I have installed too. Luckily the list isn't terribly long.

    Adobe Reader
    ASTRO File Manager
    Beautiful Widgets
    Domino's
    Evernote
    iHeartRadio
    Instagram
    Kohl's
    Pandora
    PayPal
    Speed Test
    Temple Run 1 and 2
    Urban Spoon
    Walgreens
    Walmart
    Yelp
    Zedge
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    Quote Originally Posted by teshastar View Post
    Here's the ones that I have installed too. Luckily the list isn't terribly long.

    Adobe Reader
    ASTRO File Manager
    Beautiful Widgets
    Domino's
    Evernote
    iHeartRadio
    Instagram
    Kohl's
    Pandora
    PayPal
    Speed Test
    Temple Run 1 and 2
    Urban Spoon
    Walgreens
    Walmart
    Yelp
    Zedge
    Hmmm. So may be one of those? Looks like I'll delete that entire group and see what happens.
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    Quote Originally Posted by teshastar View Post
    Here's the ones that I have installed too. Luckily the list isn't terribly long.

    Adobe Reader
    ASTRO File Manager
    Beautiful Widgets
    Domino's
    Evernote
    iHeartRadio
    Instagram
    Kohl's
    Pandora
    PayPal
    Speed Test
    Temple Run 1 and 2
    Urban Spoon
    Walgreens
    Walmart
    Yelp
    Zedge
    Haven't had a chance to check it out yet, but have you? Wondering if you have had any luck yet.
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