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Android 4.1 - Clear default associations if it says no defaults

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I have at least two apps associated with Twitter links (Chrome and Twitter) and according to some other forums:

Settings > Applications > Manage applications find your application that you chose as your default app for that intent, click Clear defaults

This works for other associations, e.g. PDF is associated with Adobe Reader, but for some reason it is not associated with Chrome nor with Twitter, yet it opens in Chrome without asking for Twitter.

How can I change the intent's default association to be Twitter? Will reinstall twitter do the trick? Is there any other way?
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Surrano.

As you've noticed, the Reset doesn't always work.

I can't be sure this will work for you (since I'm not sure why it's happening), but try using Default App Manager (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.appiator.defaultappmanager) to set the default for Twitter (or to un-set it from Chrome).

Cheers,
LHerrou
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Thanks, a nifty app indeed but I can't see a "Twitter" or "Tweet" category inside. Only "Browser" where Chrome is the only possible selection. I'm positive that JellyBrains (pun intended) asked for my preference of opening something related to tweets with Chrome or with Twitter but now I can't find it-- neither trigger the prompt again, nor see it anywhere recorded as default app.

So more ideas are welcome.
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I wonder what would happen if you installed another browser, just to see what the behavior would be.
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I'll give it a try :) but I assume if I open a webpage in one browser containing a twitter link it would be opened in same browser.
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by:Surrano
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Tried Firefox and Opera; both displayed the links in themselves.
*BUT* when I tried to open a twitter link from gmail some strange thing happened:
- First it provided 4 choices: Chrome, Firefox, Opera and Twitter. Selected Twitter
- After the screen blinked once or maybe twice, it returned to the same selection but only with the three browsers offered, Twitter no longer.

So I think it is some kind of problem with Twitter Android App. Will try to contact them and ask if it's a known problem / limitation. I'll get back here latest on Monday.
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Interesting. Obviously we haven't solved the problem, but maybe that makes possible to work towards a solution.
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by:Surrano
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Contacted Twitter support. We'll see if they have something to add (other than "please read FAQ" which apparently is insufficient)
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Twitter support did not help other than showing me the FAQ-- twice.
Closing the case, thanks anyway.
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Sorry we weren't able to find a solution for you.
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No solution found but I appreciate the efforts
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