March 23rd, 2011, 08:39 PM
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Portland, left side North America
Device(s): T-Mobile MyTouch 3G, T-Mobile-USA Samsung Galaxy Note 3
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Frustrated new Android user
I am accustomed to Linux, where I normally use Firefox, but also have Opera installed. I have set my home page in each to a blank page.
I have a new (to me) MyTouch 3G with Froyo 2.2.1. After buying it used on Craigslist, I did a factory reset, which means it has the default Android browser. There was also a Google search tool on the home page, which I never used until just now. I installed Opera Mini and Dolphin.
With Opera I was able to set a blank home page, and I added some bookmarks to the opening page. I can't figure out how to do that with Dolphin or the default browser.
Today I decided to try the Google search thing on the main page. I entered "rae.es/ <palabra>" to look up a word. Instead of taking me to the home page rae.es/ it did a google search. Fine, I shouldn't have done it that way. I should have opened a browser and typed it in the URL bar.
So I closed the Google search page, and launched Opera Mini. But now Opera Mini comes up with the same Google search page. I can't get it to come up with the blank home page any more. I have tried deleting the cache, but it still opens the Google search results.
Obviously I do not understand how browsers and caches and bookmarks work on Android. I want each browser only to open to its home page. Always. How can I get the behavior I want?