1. ReginaLiz's Avatar
    Initially, when opening a page on the internet or a web page link in an e-mail, there was the option to open it in a pop-up window or something else, I guess a regular full-size page? Apparently I selected the pop-up but it's kindof a pain because you then have to "click" again expand it before it's useable. I can't seem to find where I can go back and change the setting to see if I'd rather use the alternative. Any ideas? Thanks!
    blackbirdbree2 likes this.
    12-02-2012 12:11 AM
  2. piizzadude's Avatar
    go to settings, apps, all apps

    then find the browser and scroll down and clear defaults
    ReginaLiz likes this.
    12-02-2012 12:37 AM
  3. ReginaLiz's Avatar
    Thanks for responding, piizzadude. But hate to admit, I can't find it. Which Settings do I start with? I tried the "main" settings on the home screen (?) but don't see an "apps" category; also went to Settings from the Internet screen; under Advanced I found Reset to Default but that didn't change the pop-up browser always appearing. I'm not *totally* tech-impaired but I'm closer to that end of the continuum than the other. . . .
    12-02-2012 09:20 PM
  4. piizzadude's Avatar
    Give me a second to get to a real computer and post some screenies

    Sent from my X-Band Modem... TY Genesis
    12-02-2012 09:26 PM
  5. piizzadude's Avatar
    Actually no, you are in the wrong place. Go to your home screen with no apps open, then go in the phone settings, look for applications.... And follow the instructions above from there

    Sent from my X-Band Modem... TY Genesis
    12-02-2012 09:27 PM
  6. piizzadude's Avatar


    This is what you should see when you go into the main phone settings. You should see application manager in there somewhere

    Sent from my X-Band Modem... TY Genesis
    12-02-2012 09:30 PM
  7. piizzadude's Avatar


    you want to make sure that you scroll all the way over until ALL is highlighted at the top of the screen.

    Sent from my X-Band Modem... TY Genesis
    ReginaLiz likes this.
    12-02-2012 09:30 PM
  8. piizzadude's Avatar


    I used Dolphin just as an example, you want to find the browser you use by default and tap it. You will then see this screen


    Sent from my X-Band Modem... TY Genesis
    12-02-2012 09:30 PM
  9. piizzadude's Avatar


    scroll down until you see the defaults button lit up. just hit clear defaults on it from there and you should be good to go

    Sent from my X-Band Modem... TY Genesis
    12-02-2012 09:31 PM
  10. ReginaLiz's Avatar
    OK, thanks again for your patience! I'm pretty sure I found it and did the "clear defaults" but when I click on a link in an e-mail, it still opens with a pop-up that needs to be expanded. Am I just imagining that I had a choice initially?
    12-02-2012 09:40 PM
  11. piizzadude's Avatar
    ok then look for the email app and do the same thing. You and I have different phones but the same version of TW so it should work right. Mine does. When I click on a link in an email, it opens the browser. What are you using for email.
    ReginaLiz likes this.
    12-02-2012 09:43 PM
  12. ReginaLiz's Avatar
    Aarrrrgggghhhhh! OK, I did it. There are 3 icons for e-mail in there, one has an "@" on it called "Email" and two with an "M" that say Gmail. Only the first Gmail icon's settings let me clear defaults - the other two said "no defaults set." My incoming e-mail goes into the "E-Mail" icon altho I have a Gmail address and both icons in the Apps pages (drawer?) - actually I've been wondering why that is. . . .
    12-02-2012 10:00 PM
  13. piizzadude's Avatar
    I know it is stupid.

    It seems like there is the stock Gmail app, a TW email app and a generic email app. I have hidden most of them. I was gonna just uninstall them but not sure which controls sync so I just left them.

    Is it all working right now?
    ReginaLiz likes this.
    12-02-2012 10:11 PM
  14. ReginaLiz's Avatar
    Uh, no. Got so carried away with describing exactly what I found and what I did that I forgot to say that when I open a link in an e-mail I still get the popup browser. S-i-g-h. . . .
    12-02-2012 10:23 PM
  15. piizzadude's Avatar
    well I did it to my own so I am in the same boat as you....I will find an answer because that is annoying
    ReginaLiz likes this.
    12-02-2012 10:53 PM
  16. piizzadude's Avatar
    ok go back to where we were and clear everything on the popup browser and the popupuireciever and that should do the trick...worked for me. let me know if it works for you
    ReginaLiz likes this.
    12-02-2012 11:11 PM
  17. ReginaLiz's Avatar
    Misery enjoys company? At least now I know I'm not totally crazy. I do appreciate this forum and your patience with those of us who need your help! This is my first Android - have had BlackBerries for years - so along with being not-that-geek-minded, I'm more than a little overwhelmed by the differences with Android *and* all the cool things my Note II can do!
    12-02-2012 11:13 PM
  18. piizzadude's Avatar
    I so wanted to go the note route, but i just didnt see that I needed all that the note does. my SGS3 does everything well.

    I loved my BB but that was years ago and smartphones like we have them now were just a pipe dream. I feel bad for RIM, they had the world and messed it up

    Did you see my solution?
    ReginaLiz likes this.
    12-02-2012 11:20 PM
  19. piizzadude's Avatar
    as far as helping, it is my pleasure, I like doing it. keeps me focused on my work when I get to flip back and forth between this and that.

    i develop software and want to start some Android development, but I have to learn the ins and outs first. This is a good primer
    12-02-2012 11:23 PM
  20. ReginaLiz's Avatar
    Oh wow, somehow I had missed your solution and it worked! (Happy dance!!) Many thanks!
    Yes, I feel bad for RIM too. I did like my BBs a lot but the screen was starting to fail on my Torch; everything they had to offer now seemed so outdated - and I couldn't wait for the next great thing they're supposed to have early next year.
    I tried to talk myself into the SGIII but I'd caught a bad case of "tablet envy" after seeing one too many - getting the Note II has cured that and saved me $$ in the long run.
    That's my story and I'm sticking to it.
    Thanks again for your help! And I learned something in the process too - had never even gone into the Application Manager before.
    Malkia75 likes this.
    12-02-2012 11:35 PM
  21. piizzadude's Avatar
    anytime. It is my pleasure.

    Another thing I decided was that the 5.5" wouldnt cut it for what i want a tablet for. I really want something of an e-reader on steroids. I thought the note was just a bit too small.

    Let me know if you need anything else!
    12-02-2012 11:41 PM
  22. Bj Lee's Avatar
    I washaving the same annoying problem thanks for the fix
    02-21-2013 09:09 AM

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