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Can't set default browser
theNorman
Newbie

Since the recent software update, I am unable to set Opera as my default browser,

After the update the stock browser became the default browser.

Went into the "Internet" app setting and hit Clear Defaults.

The next link the I tapped should have popped a dialog that asked me for the default app for this action. Just launched the stock browser.

Try reinstalling Opera and clearing defaults on Internet again. No change.

Any ideas?

Is this a bug in the latest release?

Thanks,

Norman

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Re: Can't set default browser
Ann154
Super User
Super User

You need to go to Settings >applications > manage applications > application associations and change the browser default to Opera browser.

I'm most definitely NOT a VZW employee. If a post answered your question, please mark it as the answer.

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Re: Can't set default browser
Ann154
Super User
Super User

You need to go to Settings >applications > manage applications > application associations and change the browser default to Opera browser.

I'm most definitely NOT a VZW employee. If a post answered your question, please mark it as the answer.

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Re: Can't set default browser
theNorman
Newbie

Thank you Ann154.

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Re: Can't set default browser
Ann154
Super User
Super User

BTW it isn't a bug in the release of the update, but instead HTC's way to get around the patent dispute with Apple.

I don't like this application associations setting. It won't allow me to view YouTube videos in the YouTube application. The messed up the Play Store links too.

I'm most definitely NOT a VZW employee. If a post answered your question, please mark it as the answer.

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Re: Can't set default browser
theNorman
Newbie

I read about these patent issues. The article talked about a work around when clicking a phone number in a web page. I didn't realize it would impact us too.

Having to use this work around makes me want to run right out and buy an iPhone. NOT!

Hey Apple, Samsung, HTC, etc, let's compete on price, performance and features instead of suing each other to death. We all end up paying for all those legal fees eventually.

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Re: Can't set default browser
Tidbits
Legend

Why don't you innovate something and eat the developmental costs. Also patents spur innovation.

Not saying the patent system is perfect and needs adjusting. There will be a negative impact without it and would affect us more than not having it.

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