What is content://com.android.browser.home/ and how do we use this command? This post covers all these answers.
Have you ever noticed the address written on your address bar? What was written there before you started writing your desired address? It must be the content://com.android.browser.home/ . Am I right?
What does this first browsing command mean? Why is it the default browsing command? And what use does it mean?
This post will answer all these questions and more.
So, let’s begin.
What is Content://com.android.browser.home/
Before we go into the nitty-gritty of its use, let’s learn the command and its nature.
You must have guessed till now that this command will not take you to any web address present in web 2.0. It’s not a blog, website, or digital application.
Yes, it’s a path. It acts as syntax. And instead of taking you to a digital address, it takes you to your phone settings. The purpose of this path is to let you easily define the homepage of your default browser.
Note that this syntax will only work on the default browser of your phone. If you are using more than one browser, you may receive a 404 error after entering this path. So, if you are seeing the error, your best bet is to first find the default browser and then set your desired browser as default. You can also choose to not set any browser as default if your work requires you to keep switching between different browsers.
What Does the Command Content://Com.Android.Broswer.Home Do?
This command takes you to the Android APK that stores information about your browser’s default homepage. Once there, you can change the homepage to one that suits you the most.
How to change the Homepage of Your Default Internet Browser?
The next question is how to achieve the goal? If you are tired of seeing the content your homepage shows you every time you open your browser, now is the time to bid it farewell.
The first step is to enter your default browser. There, you will tap the menu button on the top right corner. This will open a drop-down menu. From this menu, select ‘Settings’.
You will have to do a little digging to find the Android Browser Settings option from the sub-menu. Tap this option and you will see the option to choose ‘General’ settings. This option will take you to your desired goal of homepage setting.
After you have selected the homepage setting option, you can either choose a URL address of your choice or choose the page to be blank.
Once you have completed all these steps, you have changed your homepage to your desired setting.
How to change the Homepage of Your Default Internet Browser Using the Syntax?
But why should you bother going through all these steps when you can simply enter the command and select your desired homepage?
After all, you want to use this syntax to make the task easy, don’t you?
So, if you want an easy way to reach the homepage settings page, you can do this by typing in the command, content://com.android.browser.home/
Once you have entered this command, the browser will take you to the menu where you can set the homepage you like.
Still, if you don’t feel like remembering the command or if you can’t find the command for changing the homepage setting, you can always use the menu navigation to reach your goal.
Other Commands Like content://com.android.browser.home/
There are other similar syntax commands as well that are there to help you make changes on your web browser.
These are as follows:
We can judge the settings these commands allow from the last part of their paths. So, a content://com.android.browser.home/bookmarks command will allow us to amend the bookmarks stored in the browser.
What to Do If content://com.android.browser.home/ is Not Accessible?
As we have said earlier, you may have difficulty using the command if the browser you want to set the homepage on is not your default browser. If you want to change the homepage of a browser that is not your phone’s default browser, you can navigate through the menu option available in the top-right corner of your browser to reach the desired homepage setting.
You may also want to set the browser as default. If that is your intention, you can use the command after making it a default browser with ease.
Here is the process of setting a default browser on your Android phone.
Head over to the settings app on your phone. You want to locate Apps there. Once you have tapped the option, you will see a few options including the Default Apps option. Tap it and it will show you the default browser you are using.
Click the browser icon and you will get options to choose from. Note that before all these steps, you have to download the browser you want to set as the default browsing app. Once you have selected the option in the Default Browser option, you will be prompted to permit the change. After you have given the permission command, your browser will change to your app.
Next, you have to open the now Default Browser and use the menu option to change the homepage as we have discussed before.
Another Reason for Inaccessibility of content://com.android.browser.home/
If you are using the command on your default browser but it’s still not responding to the command, there is another reason for this inaccessibility. You might be receiving a 404 not found error in this case.
It happens because your phone has blocked access to this APK. If this APK is not blocked, it must be hidden from you as a default setting.
But you still have to change the homepage of your browser. The command should stop you from doing so, right
Luckily, we have a way to achieve our goal even without this homepage changing command.
You can use the menu option on the top right corner of the browser and navigate to the homepage setting as is explained in the section above.
Content://com.android.browser.home/ is a syntax command that takes you to an APK on your Android phone.
This APK is meant to store homepage settings for your default browser. You can use this command in your Default Browser’s address bar when you decide to change the homepage.
Although the use of this command makes the process straightforward, it is not the only way to change your homepage. You can also resort to using the menu on top of the browser to go to the homepage setting.
Note that this command is not applicable in every browser and every phone. Some phone manufacturers block the use of this command or hide it from the users’ view. In those cases, browser menu navigation becomes your only choice.
Also, note that this command does not apply to those browsing apps on your phone that are not set as default.
The post also talks about the process of setting a browser as default. So, you are all covered.