Resolver Activity Tweaks

Yes, it works on Nougat! ™

Requirements:

  • Lollipop 5.0 or higher. Works on Lollipop, Marshmallow and Nougat.
  • An AOSP ROM
  • Xposed

Features:
This module changes the look and behavior of the dialog shown when picking an activity (app) to open a URL or document (intent).
On Lollipop, by default, you get a list of apps the very first time a given document type is opened.
Then, for the subsequent times, the last app is shown at the top, with an "Always" and a "Once" buttons, and the other apps are pushed down another header.

With this module you can pretty much remove some of the space wasted by all the headers and buttons by:

  • Always using the "first time" menu, where the Always and Once buttons are shown at the bottom.
  • Also hiding the Always and Once buttons too. In this case a single tap on the App name will launch the activity, and you won't be able to mark an app to "Always" launch any more.

These are the three possible configurations:

  • Stock:
  • Always use first time intent chooser (with the last selected app promoted to the top):
  • Always use first time chooser and remove Always/Once:

Finally this is how the app looks:

Author(s): 
Package: 
com.fifsource.android.resolveractivitytweaks
Version name: 
1.0.1
Release type: 
Stable (low risk of bugs)
Number of downloads: 
412 in total · 14 in the last 24 hours
MD5 checksum: 
76d41a8765624e99f0494659ae6de03b
Uploaded on: 
Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 07:18
Changes: 

1.0.1: SDK Version back to 23 (MM) as MODE_WORLD_READABLE was causing an app crash on Nougat.

1.0: Cosmetic changes only.
The module is working on Lollipop, Marshmallow and Nougat (this is not news, version 0.4 was fine as well)

  • Updated target SDK to 25 (7.1 Nougat)
  • Still show setting toggles when the module not active in Xposed, or when there is a version mismatch between the UI and the module (used to be hidden).
  • Fix intent when opening the Xposed Installer, it could fail on some versions of the installer that do not implement the OPEN_SECTION intent.
  • Log version in Xposed log file upon start-up.
Version name: 
1.0
Release type: 
Stable (low risk of bugs)
Number of downloads: 
38 in total · 0 in the last 24 hours
MD5 checksum: 
cf9169304046ac7bc27807399f35b81c
Uploaded on: 
Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 05:28
Changes: 

This release is broken on Nougat, please update to 1.0.1

Cosmetic changes only.
The module is working on Lollipop, Marshmallow and Nougat (this is not news, version 0.4 was fine as well)

  • Updated target SDK to 25 (7.1 Nougat)
  • Still show setting toggles when the module not active in Xposed, or when there is a version mismatch between the UI and the module (used to be hidden).
  • Fix intent when opening the Xposed Installer, it could fail on some versions of the installer that do not implement the OPEN_SECTION intent.
  • Log version in Xposed log file upon start-up.
Version name: 
0.4
Release type: 
Stable (low risk of bugs)
Number of downloads: 
2,833 in total · 0 in the last 24 hours
MD5 checksum: 
bd4a8901c8bf257f7efecadeaf372fb6
Uploaded on: 
Sunday, April 3, 2016 - 23:03
Changes: 
  • Rebuilt against Xposed v81.
Version name: 
0.3
Release type: 
Beta (some bugs to be expected)
Number of downloads: 
589 in total · 0 in the last 24 hours
MD5 checksum: 
03b0af7531cd798dfaee4d9c97fcbdf9
Uploaded on: 
Wednesday, March 2, 2016 - 03:05
Changes: 
  • Marshmallow 6.0 compatibility.
  • Note that because of Xposed limitations on Marshmallow, you will have to reboot to enact the changes. On Lollipop, the app is able to change the setting on the fly, and no reboot is needed.
Version name: 
0.2
Release type: 
Beta (some bugs to be expected)
Number of downloads: 
1,642 in total · 0 in the last 24 hours
MD5 checksum: 
fb2f53a2b3c9dae12468b6963c6b8786
Uploaded on: 
Saturday, October 3, 2015 - 17:49
Changes: 
  • Lollipop 5.0 compatibility: Target SDK v21 instead of v22. Thanks to XDA's Curious Boy.
  • Fix FCs on CM12.1. Thanks to Alexey71 on XDA.
Version name: 
0.1.1
Release type: 
Beta (some bugs to be expected)
Number of downloads: 
407 in total · 0 in the last 24 hours
MD5 checksum: 
8c7387fc15be4d98ed3ebbf4fa0a1d10
Uploaded on: 
Saturday, October 3, 2015 - 04:59
Changes: 
  • Fix FC on tablets and other large devices.
Version name: 
0.1
Release type: 
Beta (some bugs to be expected)
Number of downloads: 
178 in total · 0 in the last 24 hours
MD5 checksum: 
c952d318b32257a6af26e1d5d05240f3
Uploaded on: 
Saturday, October 3, 2015 - 03:56
Changes: 

Initial release.