I can't edit the default app for txt documents Android lollipop

By rodion15
Jul 12, 2015
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  1. Asus Zenfone 2 with Android 5.0 lollipop.
    I find a txt file with File Explorer. It opens with HTML viewer. I go to Settings > apps > and open the entry for HTML viewer, I try to click Clear Defaults, but it's greyed out.
    I want to open txt files with an app I downloaded: Fast notepad.
    How can I do it?
  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,148   +597

    Hmm; mobile devices operate differently than a PC.

    On a PC, there's an association between the file and the applications (aka the Open With)

    On a mobile device, the relationship is reverse; the application controls which files it will access (ie nothing like Open With is available).

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