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  1. RionDunn's Avatar
    Anyone else notice they got rid of the "open with" feature when opening files or attachments? Went to go open a PDF that someone sent me via gmail and chose to open with a specific app. The device usually asks me to choose "just now" or set default. The device didn't ask me this and now I have to go to default app section in settings and clear the option if I want to open the file with a different app. Am I missing something here?

    If anyone can help it would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks
    ymshulman likes this.
    08-24-2015 08:47 PM
  2. ladyc0524's Avatar
    I noticed this too and I have no idea how to fix it

    Sent from my Note 5
    08-24-2015 09:30 PM
  3. Rukbat's Avatar
    If you choose Always (set default), you won't be asked any more. If that happens when you choose "just now", something's wrong. In that case, I'd bring the phone back to the carrier and ask them what's up. (It could be a bug in the first roll-out.)
    08-24-2015 11:54 PM
  4. Travisimo's Avatar
    If you choose Always (set default), you won't be asked any more. If that happens when you choose "just now", something's wrong. In that case, I'd bring the phone back to the carrier and ask them what's up. (It could be a bug in the first roll-out.)
    The problem is that it doesn't ask you to choose "Always" - it just asks you to pick the app once, at which point it automatically makes it default. Then you have to go into the menuing system and choose to clear the defaults for a particular app.

    I have no idea what was wrong with the old system where you could EITHER choose to make it default or choose to just let it open an app once. For some reason, they took this option away and make it default once you choose the app no matter what.

    I don't think it's a bug because they give you a popup explanation after choosing the app which tells you to go into the menu to clear the default if you don't want it. It was a design decision, perhaps just not the right one.
    08-25-2015 01:01 AM
  5. ccpopham's Avatar
    Yes I have noticed this as well and it is very annoying. I may be comparing apps to see what works best with what, but now we don't have that option and some files work better with some apps than others. They need to change this back. I don't remember what I set as default half the time to open a file and it makes it difficult to go back and reset it from the app mangler.

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    08-25-2015 03:58 AM
  6. quangtran1's Avatar
    I noticed this too and I have no idea how to fix it

    Sent from my Note 5
    To clear a default app, go to Settings - Applications - Default applications
    ladyc0524 and plumcrazy like this.
    08-25-2015 04:09 AM
  7. bbsemiaddict's Avatar
    Very annoying! Old way was fine why change it ? How do we ***** at Samsung with suggestions for changes?
    08-25-2015 12:46 PM
  8. RionDunn's Avatar
    Very annoying! Old way was fine why change it ? How do we ***** at Samsung with suggestions for changes?
    Unfortunately it doesn't matter. It would be a waste of time. Samsung will not push out an update fixing this anytime soon. I have my fingers crossed for the Android Marshmallow update to fix this. Hopefully!
    08-25-2015 03:38 PM
  9. ymshulman's Avatar
    Is there at least a good file manager that would give us a simple "open with"? I would be satisfied with that.
    08-30-2015 01:49 PM
  10. ccpopham's Avatar
    I use ES file manager.
    bigredgonzo likes this.
    08-30-2015 02:43 PM
  11. Connert's Avatar
    I use ES file manager.
    I use ES File Manager also. I really like it and it will ask you and give you the choice of selecting a default or not.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    sprale1 likes this.
    08-30-2015 03:49 PM
  12. Jameil Armstrong's Avatar
    i doubt this is a carrier issue
    jimd1050 and sprale1 like this.
    08-30-2015 10:06 PM
  13. Kevin Aaronson's Avatar
    Anyone else notice they got rid of the "open with" feature when opening files or attachments? Went to go open a PDF that someone sent me via gmail and chose to open with a specific app. The device usually asks me to choose "just now" or set default. The device didn't ask me this and now I have to go to default app section in settings and clear the option if I want to open the file with a different app. Am I missing something here?

    If anyone can help it would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks
    "App picker classic" on google play helps a bunch.
    My first post, so I can't post links, but I found this forum search for a fix, thought I would share with you.
    plumcrazy, sprale1 and debdroid1a like this.
    09-04-2015 12:13 AM
  14. tmp3150's Avatar
    The App Picker Classic app works great. Thanks for the info!

    Posted via the Android Central App using the AT&T Note 5, 64GB
    sprale1 likes this.
    09-04-2015 12:55 AM
  15. debdroid1a's Avatar
    "App picker classic" on google play helps a bunch.
    My first post, so I can't post links, but I found this forum search for a fix, thought I would share with you.
    Didn't work on my phone. I was in Google, clicked on a link, one choice was Pinterest and choose it. Did a different search and clicked on a Pinterest link and it went straight to Pinterest without any other choices.

    Posted via the *Note 5*
    09-04-2015 02:22 PM
  16. franko515's Avatar
    Anyone tried Better Open With

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...betteropenwith



    Sent from my Note 5 using Tapatalk
    09-04-2015 03:57 PM
  17. tmp3150's Avatar
    Didn't work on my phone. I was in Google, clicked on a link, one choice was Pinterest and choose it. Did a different search and clicked on a Pinterest link and it went straight to Pinterest without any other choices.

    Posted via the *Note 5*
    After installing the App Picker, when you are prompted to select something, select the App Picker. Then next time you select an option the app picker pops up with all your choices.

    Posted via the Android Central App using the AT&T Note 5, 64GB
    09-04-2015 07:07 PM
  18. stevecfo's Avatar
    thank you thank you thank you!!
    this was driving me nuts
    09-10-2015 09:12 PM
  19. Terri Farrell's Avatar
    Better Open with helps with most apps but not all. This has been driving me crazy! Sometimes I want to use my personal email app and sometimes my work.
    10-13-2015 05:56 PM
  20. scottwood2's Avatar
    Thx for the info. App picker classic looks good but looking at the stats I see that it has not been updated since Sept 2013 and is unrated. Anyone having issues on the Note 5?

    Better open with is more current but some are saying that it is not working for all apps?

    Thx
    10-21-2015 11:45 AM
  21. RionDunn's Avatar
    So I have also figured out with the Note 5 that you can choose the first app you would like to have the device open with. I usually choose Drive pdf viewer when looking at docs. Within drive pdf viewer you can then choose the three dots, or options at the top right and choose open with, this is the same thing as what it used to be on the Note 4 and S5. Ever since I found this everything has been working great for me. No issues here any longer. Not sure if someone already posted this because I haven't read through the thread again but hey, it works!
    10-28-2015 09:15 PM
  22. Arthur Brownlee IV's Avatar
    Thank you.

    Just picked up my note and this was going to be a reason to return it.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    RionDunn likes this.
    11-05-2015 11:47 AM
  23. infinitezeek's Avatar
    Thank you all for your input. My Note 5 was driving me crazy. I signed up just to say thanks !!
    RionDunn and beh like this.
    01-07-2016 10:11 PM
  24. RionDunn's Avatar
    Thank you all for your input. My Note 5 was driving me crazy. I signed up just to say thanks !!
    No problem!
    01-11-2016 10:38 PM
  25. zcherub's Avatar
    Thanks for the "better open with" & "app picker" mentions. This will make life easier!
    01-14-2016 10:07 AM
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